If you’d like to create your own stop-motion videos, whether from clay figures, still photos, objects or drawings, Claymation Studio allows you to do that without knowing anything about animation or creating video—and you don’t even have to own a camera for your PC, because Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe includes a camera, as well. Designed for children, Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe is also perfect for the novice adult user who wants to get started with stop-motion video production.
1. Onionskin: View the previous frames of your movie in a transparent “onionskin” overlay so you can choose what to do with your next frame.
2. Chroma Key: Blue or green screen (you choose) lets you change the background to suit your animation.
3. Audio Recording: Add sound effects, voiceovers and music to your stop-motion animations.
4. Share to YouTube and Facebook: Upload your animations straight to Facebook and YouTube from Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe.
Satisfied customers agree that Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe is easy and fun. The one “problem” most people seem to have is that they can’t stop playing with it. One comment that recurs is that it’s great for kids, even very young children when working with parental supervision, and older children can use it on their own. There is also a general consensus that this is not just for kids, but for anyone who wants to play with stop motion animation, and that it is a fun program for the entire family. The ability to upload directly to YouTube and Facebook is very popular with users.
Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe retails for $69.99 but is available online for less if you shop around. Amazon sells it new for $64.22 with Prime shipping, and other vendors offer it through Amazon for as low as $53.22 used and $58.99 new.