4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
In my opinion, just the BEST Animation Software there is!,
This review is from: Zu3D Animation Kit for Windows PCs, Apple Mac OS X and iPad iOS: complete stop motion animation kit with camera, software and animation handbook (CD-ROM)
I'm an adult amateur maker of Brickfilms (Lego) and music video. I've evaluated a number of other software packages (all of which cost more than Zu3D). I found most of these very restricted in style and limited in scope. Zu3D was the only product I was impressed enough with to actually go on and buy! If you're an adult, don't be fooled by the child-friendly packaging. Sure, it's colourful and intuitive for children, but its features make it suitable for all ages. Although it's stop-motion animation software, you can import video as well as stills, and vary the frame rate as you choose. In fact, you can have as many layers of video as you like, and likewise as many layers of sound as you want. You can draw, resize, add text, titles and credits simply. Sounds basic? You can also onion-skin to visualise new frames, remove "rigs" so that you can have planes etc. flying without any strings or props in view, plus chroma-key (green-screen) to "cut out" objects from their background, or vice versa. I absolutely LOVE this, and highly recommend it for both children and adults of all animation abilities. The company's aftercare / support is also excellent, with personal replies to any queries. I rate Zu3D 5 ***** all round!