Animation on Macbook

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rhodan, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Rhodan macrumors member

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    What application can I use for creating some animations on a Macbook?

    I don't need to do something too complicated, just a simple animation for a project.

    Besides Final Cut / Final Cut Express (will these work?), is there anything else? Anything that's free or open source?

    Thanks
     
  2. blinkie macrumors regular

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    I mostly use Photoshop and sometimes iStopmotion. But I don't know what your project is so it's hard to recommend one to you. I've tried quite a lot of the free ones out there and haven't liked any. The chances are you already have photoshop so use that, iStopmotion is a little expensive but if you're making Stop Frame animations from real models it's very good.
     
  3. Velin macrumors 65816

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    If you need something really simple and only in 2D, you could try Pencil. I haven't tried it with my 2009 Macs, but it does meet two of your criteria: simple and free. If you have particularized export file requirements, I'd check first to see if it can render what you need.

    PS I don't consider Final Cut to be simple. If you need a prosumer-level software package, most of the opensource or free stuff is going to seriously disappoint you.
     
  4. Rhodan thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Sorry I didn't quite realize what Final Cut was actually used for. That's probably way more than what's needed.

    I'll check out the ones you guys have mentioned. Anything else I could look at?
     

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