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Monday, October 14, 2013

Lilly and Jamaica

I came across an old project that I was working on years ago. I love rediscovering old work.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Dragon Frame Animation

If your like me, you like stop motion animation. 

Movies like Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie, Wallace and Gromit  have proven that stop motion animation is not a thing of the past. My cousins, brothers and I used to muck around with making simple stop motion animation on Super 8 when we were kids. Lumps of plasticine and old toys had life breathed into them through the wonders of film.

I have long though that in the digital age of 3D animated movies that there must be some developments that could be adapted to stop motion animation. I was lucky enough to go to a panel discussion at the Graphic conference at the Sydney Opera House on the weekend.  The majority of the panel were from  Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, of Robot Chicken fame. They showed a short stop motion animation called ‘Micro Mayhem’. When discussing the process involved in making the film they talked about ‘Dragon Frame’ software.

Today I did some research into Dragon Frame (Link  http://www.dragonframe.com)

This looks amazing. It appears to be every thing that I am looking for at a good price. If you follow the link you find a free trail version. Im planning to give the trail version a go, and then put the 'Special Offer Bundle' on my wish list.

If the trail work well, expect to see some animated Saurus Street and Billy is a Dragon work soon. I might also get to my pet animation project “Pteroman”.

If anyone out there has used Dragon Frame, let me know how easy you found it to use. If your from Dragon Frame and reading this. I would be happy to be test the whole package and write a review on it.