Zu3D Animation Kit for Wi... has been added to your Basket
Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Zu3D Animation Kit for Windows PCs, Apple Mac OS X and iPad iOS: complete stop motion animation kit with camera, software and animation handbook

Platform : Mac OS X, Windows
4.7 out of 5 stars 173 customer reviews

Price: £49.95 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
Only 5 left in stock.
  • Everything you need to create amazing animations, Zu3D software is used in thousands of schools on PC, Mac OSX and iPads.
  • Now includes two licenses for the fully featured Zu3D Animation software (complete with a library of sound effects, music, artwork and effects ) As well as animation webcam, animation handbook ,mini set, green screen and modeling clay!
  • PC Pro recommended - *5 stars* - "Powerful stop-motion animation, with tools to suit both primary and secondary school children
  • High quality webcam & mic on a sturdy adjustable stand, ideal for animation
  • Mini animation set and green screen fabric to create a green screen studio and 8 strips of top quality modelling clay
2 new from £49.95

Frequently Bought Together

  • Zu3D Animation Kit for Windows PCs, Apple Mac OS X and iPad iOS: complete stop motion animation kit with camera, software and animation handbook
  • +
  • Cracking Animation: The Aardman Book of 3-D Animation
  • +
  • 6 STRIPS OF SKIN TONE PLASTICINE STRIP SIZE APPROX. 24CM X 3CM T47
Total price: £75.39
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions


System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM

What do customers buy after viewing this item?


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 10.8 x 20.5 cm
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B006O8MA7S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Bring Your Imagination To Life!

Get animating with the Zu3D Animation Kit, includes:

-Zu3D animation software
-Quality animation webcam
-Zu3D Animation Handbook by Helen Piercy (author of The Animation Studio)
-Modelling clay
-Green cloth
-Mini set

Stop-motion is a brilliant way to bring out everyone's creativity & imagination. The Zu3D Kit makes it incredibly easy to get animating. Used in thousands of homes & schools across the UK, Zu3D allows you to create complete animated films with sound effects, music, titles & credits quickly & easily.

Now containing the Zu3D Handbook. Helen explains how to get started and packs the book full of all her favourite tips & tricks. She'll help you to create exciting characters, produce storyboards, show you green screening, special effects & more!

Zu3D is an ideal gift, children can create films about anything & everything, using; Lego, Playmobil, Plasticine, the sky's the limit.... ! Zu3D can be used independently or in groups, once you have finished your animations, upload them to YouTube to share with friends & family.

Zu3D Software
-Playback your film at any time
-Speed up and slow down your film
-Copy, edit, move & delete frames
-Onion skinning
-Import sound effects and music or record your own
-Extended library of sound effects & music
-Unlimited audio & video tracks
-Add titles, credits & speech bubbles with exciting styles.
-Time lapse
-Import images & video
-Import animated gifs/special effects
-Export as MP4 and upload to YouTube or the Zu3D Gallery
-Automatic green-screening/chroma key
-Create drawn animations & draw onto captured frames
-Rig-removal

Minimum Spec
PC: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
MAC: OSX 10.8 & up
1.4Ghz or equivalent processor
512MB RAM (1GB recommended)
350MB disk space

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

This software is fantastic and so easy to use. My four eldest children range in age from 7 to 14, and they have all been having great fun with this. It has everything you need to create hours of great animations and mini movies. My eldest daughter is currently taking GCSE Media and she has been able to use this to create some amazing coursework. I have not had to help them with anything, they just took it out of the box, loaded it onto the laptop and away they went!
This would make an ideal christmas or birthday present for any young aspiring director or movie producer, can't praise it enough, the kids words include Cool, awesome, fab and wow...
Comment 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
Bought this for Christmas gift for a child who loves animation. Great gift, giving hours of fun and creativity. At first I thought it was rather overpriced but having had it explained to me by a 10 year old I understand the full potential of the kit! I did research this kit before purchase and agree with other reviewers, it's the best on offer and worth the price. Fully recommend.
Comment 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Length: 1:50 Mins
I have been using Zu3D in my animation workshops for the last two years and have yet to find a program better on the market. I am a big fan of the interface (which isn't shown in the clip) it has a friendly design with pictorial buttons. Great for young budding animators and will keep the attention of experienced older children.
2 Comments 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
This product is fantastic it has all the equipment you need and the software comes on one disc. I am eleven and I haven't stopped playing with it since I got it. Personally I think it would be a great Christmas or birthday present for anyone of my age or older, or younger with a bit of help from a parent.
The website that supports this animation kit has plenty of tutorials for everything on zu3d which are very helpful, although if I am honest I had to watch some more than once. Zu3d comes with some different colour plasticine however I have lego so I used that.
If a there is a child you know who would like to have a go at making their own animated films and likes using a computer then this would be great.
1 Comment 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
My 9 year old son had being showing an interest in making stop-motion movies for quite some time. His first efforts involved Lego people and a camera to take a photo, then move the Lego person a little, take a photo, and so on. He was getting quite creative and producing some imaginative movies. With Christmas 2014 on its way, we therefore bought the Zu3D Animation Kit. On Christmas morning, the present was unwrapped and this was the gift that got played with first. Setting up the software on our laptop was a doddle and with the supplied camera plugged into a USB Port, the first Zu3D Movie was quickly made.

It is now the end of September 2015 and over the last nine months the Zu3D kit has been and continues to be used regularly. Mostly my son uses the Zu3D on his own, but every so often, he and I will use it together, one of us moving the characters and the other one clicking to take the shot. We have used Lego people, as well as the Hamster Ball (spaceship) and clay (plasticine) figures.

It is fun planning and preparing to make a movie, although as you can imagine, depending on how serious you are about your movie, the planning and preparation can be just a very quick thought process, then away we go. The quality of the movie you make does to a large extent depend upon your patience. To achieve a realistic character movement on screen, requires many small movements and frame captures during the making. If patience is not one of your virtues, then you will find that the on-screen movements of your characters will be jerky instead of smooth and gradual. Quite honestly does this really matter? If you are serious about making semi-professional stop motion animations, then yes, it does matter.
Read more ›
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Becoming a film maker has never been so easy with this stop motion animation set. Basically this means that you move your plasticene models a little bit each time and then add them together (Although you can also use drawing as well). The Zu3D web site gives some great examples of films that have been made - my favourite is the Infant class who has created a film of a dinosaur chasing them through the school - and this is because ZU3d also allows "green screen" technology - eg you can add a live video camera film behind your creation - you really can make a plasticene version of "Top Gun"! Plasticene may make an interesting "Wallace and Grommit" type film but you can also use small toys, lego or even household items and just move them between scenes to make entertaining films.

The kit comes with everything you need: camera (nicely made with its own light source and focus),the green screen, a stage backdrop and even a collection of plasticene (oh, and the all-important software that really is a doddle to use)

The software is simplicity itself to use with the ability to add a vision 'track', multiple "sound tracks" (so you can have background sound effects, voices and music on separate tracks) and a 'green screen" film (such as a video of some world landmark or a real-life piece of film). This really is child's play and the results are astounding - with patience and persistence they can become outstanding [It does take some effort and thought to make a stop motion animation of 100-1000 frames]. As finishing touches the software provides Title screen transitions and credit roll-overs so that you can become the director of the piece.

An excellent start in film making!
2 Comments 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Customer Discussions

This product's forum
See all 10 discussions...

Look for similar items by category