Popular Resources from Maker Faire Booth

The KCdigiSTORY Center offered several hands-on experiences in their booth at Kansas City’s Maker Faire on June 27 & 28. Many enjoyed working with the stop-motion animation resources.  Others enjoyed new 3D VR apps available for their devices.  Below is a list of some of the more interesting stop-motion animation and new apps.  Included is a list of 3D VR apps that can be used with Google Cardboard viewers.

Stop-Motion & Animation

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: $54.60

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 that makes animating characters and objects easy while learning the basic elements of coding.

https://scratch.mit.edu

 

3D Virtual Reality Resources

Google Story Spheres

360 VR sites and scenes that have zones that activate with voice over narration, music and/or sound effects.

https://www.storyspheres.com/

Google Photo Sphere

A Google app that guides you and your smart phone through the process of taking a 360 degree photo of a scene, room or setting. The software in the app automatically stitches your progressive photos into a seamless 3D interactive photo.

http://www.google.com/maps/about/contribute/photosphere/

Template for Making Your Own Google Cardboard

https://www.google.com/get/cardboard/manufacturers/

YouTube Tutorial on Assembling Your Google Cardboard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mSW5GyFozg

3D VR Apps

Rating Name of App Vendor Price Devices
★★★★ Visions of California Jaunt, Inc.* Free iPhone
★★★★ Paul McCartney Jaunt, Inc. Free iPhone & Android
★★★★★ The North Face Jaunt, Inc. Free Android
★★★★ Jack White: THIRD Jaunt, Inc. Free
★★★ Other Space Jaunt, Inc. Free
★★★★ Revolt: Big Sean, Blessing Jaunt, Inc. Free
★★★★ Kaiju Fury: Sundance Jaunt, Inc. Free
★★ Dreamizer Dreamizer Free iPhone
★★★★ Google Cardboard Google Cardboard Free iPhone & Android
★★★★ Roller Coaster VR Fibrum Free iPhone
★★★★★ Orbulus for Cardboard VR VRCraftworks, Ltd. Free iPhone
★★★★ Zombie Shooter VR Fibrum Free iPhone
★★★ Dive City Roller Coaster Durovis Free iPhone
★★★★ Jet Sprint FabulousPixel Free Android (Samsung)
★★★★ Tuscany Drive FabulousPixel Free Android (Samsung)
★★★★ 3D Virtual Reality FPS-Demo Unity Asset Free Android
★★★★ Insurgent VR Lions Gate Films Free iPhone
★★★★ Insidious VR Focus Features** Free iPhone
★★★★ Walking New York VRSE Free iPhone & Android
★★★★★ Evolution of Verse VRSE Free iPhone & Android
★★★★ Clouds Over Sidra VRSE Free iPhone & Android

Many of the above apps can be downloaded directly from Google Cardboard. *Download Jaunt Player for Jaunt 3D VR apps

**May not be appropriate for young children