Recommended Stop-Motion & Animation Resources

Kids at Operation Breakthrough are using HUE Animation software to create a Claymation animation.

Kids at Operation Breakthrough are using HUE Animation software to create a Claymation animation.

Our digiKIDS KC workshops feature stop-motion animation experiences that kids truly enjoy.  If you would like to consider purchasing the applications we recommend for kids from grades 3 – 6, here’s what we use:

Zu3D Stop Motion Animation

This software has all of the features of HUE Animation, but it has the added feature of having full green screen capability. If the objects are photographed with a green screen background, Zu3D allows you to replace the green background with whatever photo, video or scanned artwork you want to use.

http://www.zu3d.com/

Single user license for Windows or Mac: $33.58

Single user for iPad: (price not given)

Tutorials: http://www.zu3d.com/gallery/tutorials

 

HUE Animation (also called MyCreate)

This software has all of the features most amateur stop-motion artists need except for green screen capability.

http://www.hueanimation.com/

Single user license for Windows or Mac: $19.99

Single user for iPad (Brand name for this is MyCreate):

Tutorials: http://www.hueanimation.com/tutorials/

 

Scratch Animation

A free coding program developed by M.I.T. that makes animating characters and objects easy while learning the basic elements of coding.

https://scratch.mit.edu