Stop Motion Animation

News : Lego Rocket Build 358 - Movie

This might be dating me, but I remember how much I loved this set when it came out. Here is a great animation of it being build time lapse stop motion.  They cheated a little bit by adding in the more modern lego people, not sure when they were introduced but it was well afte ...more

How To : Sculpt hair onto a claymation armature

The final humanizing step in building a claymation armature is the crowning step, the head of hair. As hair moves independent of the body, and is not a solid unit, it can be especially tricky to sculpt out of clay and to attach properly. Watch this video animation tutorial and ...more

News : Truly Insane Fire Animation

Brusspup once again blows my mind (see previously below). His latest project is an extremely well executed animation, using a grid of tea candles to represent classic video games. How did he do it? Most likely simple stop motion techniques (light a candle, take a picture; li ...more

News : Trip Out On This (Perhaps NSFW)

Far-out animation entitled "Love and Theft" by Andreas Hykade of Germany. Careful - there's some slightly risqué imagery in there (depending on how liberal-minded your boss is). Apparently Hykade was inspired by Bob Dylan: "And I'm still carrying the gift you gave, it's a par ...more

How To : Create an image animation using gradient in Flash

Are you interested in 2D animation in Flash? First import a image in flash. Then create a new layer and choose oval tool and take a radial gradient. In the middle of the shape, we need to have zero alpha value and pick the colors from the background of the image. Create the sh ...more

News : LEGOmation

Brickfilms. Michel Gondry brought LEGOmation into the spotlight with his "Fell in Love With a Girl" music video (White Stripes). However, LEGOmation has been around since the late 80's, the first known brickfilm being Lindsay Fleay's The Magic Portal. The LEGO animation proce ...more

News : 10 Accounts That Will Make You Sign Up for TikTok

Does TikTok scare you? Trust me, I get it. It's a strange, unfamiliar place to those of us not accustomed to its ways, populated by teenagers and college students with their own subcultures, memes, and humor. But here's the thing: TikTok has something for everyone, you include ...more

How To : Weave on a cardboard loom

Learn about the basics of weaving with this stop motion weaving tutorial video. Several different weaving and knot techniques are demonstrated, even showing common mistakes in the weaving process. Watch and learn a simple technique for weaving on a cardboard loom.

How To : Origami a cool rose

Check out this cool stop motion video on how to make an origami rose. It goes fast, but no hands block your view! Also you can see the page below for more detailed instructions. http://danoftoasters.org/?page=3&catnum=2

How To : Animate puppets in Flash CS4

Flash CS4’s new inverse kinematics tools allow users to create and arrange symbols in a collection called an Armature. These armatures contain bones that have relationships with other elements which can be animated. Users can create and control their own dancing puppet. You co ...more

How To : Animate basic motion systems in Cinema 4D

Make your characters and objects move the way you want them to by mastering these basic animation techniques to display motion. This shows you how you can animate a character walking while also swinging their arms, and maybe even talk, all separate from each other. Part 1 of 2 ...more

How To : Create an animated logo in Flash 8

Want to make animated logo that will pop for your business website or ad? Look no further. In this video, learn how to take a logo and go through some different stages of animation using masks and both shape and motion tweens, as well as a neat trick for creating animated spar ...more

How To : Ease motion when animating in Flash CS4

In this Adobe CS4 project tutorial, designer David Stiller works with the new Flash CS4 motion editor and its easing functions to adjust the speed of movement in a simple animation. The easing graphs allow for adjustments to motion speed to be made visually. See how to use the ...more

How To : Get started using CHOPS in Houdini 9

Created by Andrew Lowell this tutorial video focuses on the basics of CHOPs and an introduction to the Motion View in Houdini 9. Through the creation of a simple animation learn just how useful CHOPs can be when working in Houdini 9.

How To : Edit the animation path in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Unlock secret features on your digital camera

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episode ...more

How to Get Better at Halo : Reach

Introduction Halo: Reach is Bungie's latest and final addition to the franchise. Microsoft has claimed the title and from now on 343 Industries will be working on the Halo franchise. In my opinion, Bungie's last game is the best out of all of them. These are some tactics and ...more

How To : Animate vector graphics in Flash CS4 with tweens

Creating great-looking animation is what Flash CS4 was made for. This video tutorial explains how to animate vector graphics in Flash using the classic motion tween and a simple mask. It provides step-by-step, detailed instructions that should allow you to animate any image yo ...more

How To : Convert a Vector Logo to a 3D Logo with Cinema4D

In this tutorial, Broadcast Designer Jason Brown will show you how to knock out a vector logo from Adobe Illustrator into a 3D logo in Maxons Cinema 4D. The tutorial also touches on basic texturing, lighting and animation. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video ...more

How To : Create "Predator" liquid chrome invisibility

Stop trying to make lightsabers in your home movies using Sony Vegas - that's SO prepubescent teenage boy material. Step up your sci fi animation game by learning how to make yourself invisible (and no, by invisible we don't mean just deleting yourself out of the picture). An ...more

How To : Ignite a soccer ball in particleIllusion & AE

Creative Cow Leader Jeff Bellune demonstrates how to use the tools available in particleIllusion and After Effects to get a particle emitter source to track an element in a video clip. Part One details how to animate the Layer Offset in particleIllusion to eliminate motion in ...more

How To : Create an animation in one layer in After Effects

In this quick tip for after effects users, CreativeCOW contributing editor, Bob Thompson creates a complex looking animation using only a camera, 3d layer, null object, and some duplicated layers. In only minutes, you can get an animated look with only one layer to worry about ...more

How To : Use keyframe animation in Final Cut Express

Animate clips by simply changing an attribute of the clip over time. You can easily animate your clips using the viewer, which allows you to change parameters and motion and updates the clip in the canvas. Animating with Final Cut Express is non-destructive, so you can always ...more

How To : Make website animation in Flash CS4

This series of video is part 6 of this epic 60-part video series on how to make a website from scratch using Flash CS4. This section covers how to construct motion tweens effectively and use symbols to create more complex animations. Watch the first chapter here and the next, ...more

How To : Master Newton's first law of motion with NASA

Demystify Newton's first law of motion with none other than NASA -- the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The United States government's most infamous agency and powerhouse of space exploration teaches you the law of inertia… Newton's first law of motion. This NA ...more

How To : Create a Binary Transition with Trapcode Form

This two part episode shows you how to use Trapcode Form to create a dramatic transition where footage breaks into binary code, and re-forms as different footage. In Part 2, Aharon shows you how to improve on and finish the binary transition project by working with Time Remap ...more

How To : Design an audio waves animation with After Effects

In this two part video tutorial, Eran Stern reveals the first text trick in his series and shows how to design an audio waves animation with the After Effects Text Tool. In part 2, Eran Stern explains how to design a Counting Circle Animation with the After Effects Text Tool. ...more

How To : Create eye shooting laser beams with After Effects

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Eran Stern will show you how to create a fiery iris animation which has laser beams shooting from a girls eyes. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals in ...more

How To : Perform basic animation in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Do a side stop in ice hockey

You can learn how to make the ice hockey side stop. Side stops is a side motion stop; not a snowplow stop. You need a strong knee bend to generate that scraping, stopping motion.

How To : Origami a tetrahedra

OKay, so this video is not the easiest to follow. But you get the basic idea - this stop motion video shows you in slow motion (without any hands blocking your view) how to assemble an origami tetrahedra.

News : Real World Super Mario

I guess kids who spend their time playing super mario have now grown to be .. bigger kids that still play super mario. Great stop motion short.

How To : Make realistic claymation characters

As a beginning stop-motion animator, there's a lot of trial and error. What tools and materials do you use? How do you sculpt realistic clay figures? This video tutorial walks you through some of the essential materials, and demonstrates sculpting a torso out of Super Sculpey.

How To : Build Rocket Racer's car out of Legos

Rocket Racer was the lead bad guy in "Lego Racers", a 1999 video game where players could race Lego go-karts. You faced off against him in the game's final race, and he was surprisingly tough to beat. But no matter how many times he beat you, you had to admire his cool car. Th ...more

How To : Origami a Koi fish

Here's a beautiful stop motion instructional video on how to fold a paper Koi fish. Origami a Koi fish. Click through to watch this video on flickr.com

How To : Use the basic toolset in CINEMA 4D

A beginner's introduction to CINEMA 4D. Learn how to use the basic tool set in Maxon CINEMA 4D R10 for a variety of purposes including animation, motion graphics, modeling, and rigging. Use the basic toolset in CINEMA 4D - Part 1 of 2. Click through to watch this video on film ...more

How To : Build a Lego airplane

This is more stop motion than instructional. But we enjoyed it nonetheless. Watch and learn how to construct a Lego airplane in one minute.

News : Angry Birds Get the LEGO Treatment

Angry Birds finally hits LEGOs. It was only a matter of time before some LEGO maniac constructed Angry Birds from those popular little plastic building blocks. Stop motion brickfilms are sure to follow. Tsang Yiu Keung has constructed the entire cast of Angry Birds in LEGO, t ...more

News : From Newborn to 10-Year-Old in 1 Minute & 25 Seconds

Kids! They grow up so fast! While parents have traditionally used growth charts to document their children's development, modern moms and dads have a far better tool: YouTube! The process is a simple one: take a snapshot every day—or nearly every day—and then, after a set inte ...more

News : Complete List of SCRABBLE Commercials (VIDEO)

The SCRABBLE Brand trademark has been around since 1948, but video advertisements for the popular board game didn't appear until the start of this millennium. Although there may be a few SCRABBLE video spots out there that predate 2000, I haven't come across them. Aside from ...more

How To : Carve a teeny wooden mouse

Whittling seems hard, but not with this video tutorial... watch to learn how to carve a teeny wooden mouse with a small knife, sander and drill. These are stop motion animated instructions. See how to carve a miniature (under 1-inch) mouse out of wood with Steve Tomashek. Th ...more

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