Tagged: animation

Stikbot Stop Motion Animation Figurines and Sets for Video Creators

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThere are a couple different ways to create stop-motion animation: The 24 frame – move characters ever so slightly style, and the 1-2 second record style (where you are not looking for fluidity). Whatever your style, Stikbot has a way to get you into this genre. It was so easy, I made my own animation within seconds at Vidcon! What is Stikbot Stikbot is a series of characters that can be posed in many ways. Using plastic bodies with an elastic cord running through legs, arms, and head – along with suction cup hands and feet – you can pose your characters in different ways. Make small or bigger moves to simulate the animation. What Do You Get with Stikbot There are many different types of products, from the main studio – with 2 characters and a chroma-key background – to...

Adobe Character Animator Uses Facial Recognition to Animate in Real Time

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIf you have been watching Late Show with Stephen Colbert, you might have seen cartoon Donald Trump get interviewed from time to time. What if I told you the software they use you can get for only $49.99 a month? Adobe has been beta testing the new Character Animator with anyone that has a Creative Cloud subscription. Character Animator allows you to bring a Photoshop or Illustrator image in to make the animation happen. Using facial recognition, you can control the character you make in real-time. I got to check out this program at NAB this week. You can talk through the character like Terry Fator talks through his puppets. This brings a new level of video production as audio podcasters can now create videos without having a camera on them – well, sort of. Other animation options allow you to move arms and...

The State of Adult-Themed Superhero Movies

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis week: Deadpool showed us we can have a successful adult themed hero movie. I explore how we can expand that idea. Morning Geeks! Ep. 7: – Real Life Half-Life City Scanner Drone – 4 Year Old Knocks over LEGO Sculpture – ASUS GX800 Water Cooled Laptop – Robert Kirkman calls out HBO and Game of Thrones – Can the Blind See Like Neo or Daredevil? – This Taiwanese has long Toes. No, Really! – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – Simon Kinberg on the State of Fantastic Four – Transformers: Earth Wars – Zootopia DVD release – The Martian Blu Ray Release Also check out my trip to San Francisco and the Musee Mechanique!

iStopMotion by Boinx – Create Stop Motion Videos

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSStop motion is an art that some excel in. Claymation and LEGO motion are both types of Stop motion video. Movies like Wallace and Grommet and Chicken Run use this technique. Now you can, too! A couple weeks ago, Boinx software sent me the iStopMotion software to play with on my Mac and iPad. I am not a stop motion expert by any means, but this software made is easy to create my own videos and animated GIFs. Advantages of iStopMotion The ghost images show you where your items were so adjustments can be made. You can load an audio track so the stop motion can sync with it. You can even load in a video to create a stop motion version. Imagine re-creating Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer with this software! You can also put up a chromakey background to put your...

Toon Boom Doodle: Animate Drawings on the iPad – CES 2012

Toon Boom Doodle: Animate Drawings on the iPad – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSSteven Choo, CEO of Toon Boom joined the CES TPN Live show. He showed off an iPad product, and how easy it is to create animations. Toon Boom powers a lot of the video you see now. Simpsons, Sponge Bob, and many other cartoons have used the engine. We saw Toon Boom Draw, their iPad app. You can create a simple animation within seconds. Toon Boom Doodle, is a product that is only $29. Interview by Andy McCaskey and Courtney Wallin of SDRNews for the TechPodcast Network. [cessponsor]  

Ramblings 3-07-09 – Sundance Theater Edition

Ramblings 3-07-09 – Sundance Theater Edition

Another week has gone by. It was a fun one but also just bland. In fact, I am trying to think back to the week, and having a hard time remembering what happened. I know that once I start writing I’ll remember. Then there is the “oh carps bait! I forgot to talk about this”… First of all, Kudos to Robert Scoble for making the move on. He’s got a great group following him, so whatever he does will be pretty successful. It would be fun just to spend a day with him and see what and how he does it. Of course I commented that if he ever wants to do something for Geekazine, he is always welcome. I know it’s a long shot, but sometimes you have to do that. After all, Gene Roddenberry got his start by taping his resume on a pizza box. I...