Odd movie making question...

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  1. theimp macrumors member

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    Ok, so I really need to figure out what kind of program I need (It can be for windows or a mac). My mom works at a daycare and wants me to make a movie sort of like this, for something.

    http://i.euniverse.com/funpages/cms_content/12925/greaserbabies.swf
    (it is actually pretty funny)

    I have done 3D animation in 3DSMax before, so I should probably be able to handle something like this. But, what kind of program am I looking for? It would be great if some kind of 2D program let you use "bones" and such, for easy moving of the bodies. What kind of program should I get (free/cheap is always good).

    Thanks!
     
  2. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    Well, that movie was obviously made with Macromedia Flash, which is neither free nor cheap I'm afraid. You could also look at stuff like Combustion by discreet, which is a compositing program. That would definitely do the trick as well, but is expensive. I don't have any free/cheap ideas for you i'm afraid. good luck :)
     
  3. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    You are asking for what seems like "pro" level controls, skeletons etc, and with it has to come Pro pricing.

    There is no free 3D program I can think of that would do what you want.

    And there is absolutely NO free Flash based program.
     
  4. theimp thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies, I really have never done 2D animation so I have no clue about these types of programs. I always thought flash was for the internet, I was looking just to make an avi or something. Does flash do those things I was looking for?
     

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