95 results for tips

  • How do I find tooltips in Stop Motion Studio?

    B How do I find tooltips in Stop Motion Studio? From the project window, click the question mark symbol top right of the screen. I still can’t see the tooltips! What do I do now? From the project browser / home page, click the settings cog, bottom left of the screen. When the settings box opens, click on Tooltips and […]
  • Tips & tricks for making your first stop motion movie

    Stop motion animation is a fun, educational activity and a great way to get kids working on a project that will keep them occupied for hours, or even days! Children as young as five years old can grasp the concept of stop motion quickly and progress from very simple to more complex animations as they grow their skills over time. […]
  • Tips and Techniques for using your HUE camera to teach online

    Many teachers are finding out that their HUE cameras are just as helpful when teaching online as they are in the classroom. We have picked the most useful ways teachers are using their HUE cameras as they adapt to distance learning. We’d also like to invite you to send us your teacher tips and if you make our next teacher […]
  • Tips and tricks

    B Tips and tricks Here are a few tips you can use to enhance your animated movies. Make storyboards! Plan what you want to do and what props you need before you start. If you have the HUE Animation Studio pack, check your CD for printable backdrops and storyboards. Try pointing your HUE camera straight down at the table and […]
  • Animation tips part 9: Setting up the stage – Lighting

    Natural light doesn’t tend to provide good conditions for animation as it changes all the time and this has a negative effect on image quality. Never make a movie with your back to the window as your main light source as you create a big shadow! Try to keep natural light out of your movie as it can create a […]
  • Animation tips part 8: Setting up the stage – Backgrounds

    We already published several posts with animation tips over the past few months but these were all more focused on the animation software itself and on how to make the most of its features. Today’s animation tips will be about the stage itself as this is an important part of the whole process. Unless you have a proper film studio […]
  • Animation tips part 7: Explosions

    This is another of our set of tutorials about stop motion tricks and special effects used in animation. Last time we told you how to make characters in your animation appear as if they were flying. This week, we’re going to explore the stop motion process behind explosions. When animating any movement, it is important to keep in mind the direction […]
  • Animation tips part 6: Disappearing and Growing

    Stop-motion is an amazing animation technique which lets you bring inanimate objects to life. The beauty of stop-motion is that by using this technique you can do many things as if by magic. Watch this short video. How many animation tricks do you see were used? Well, first of all, figures made out of clay do not move by themselves […]
  • Animation tips part 5: Weather

    In this post, we’re going to talk about some animation tricks you can use in your films to animate different weather conditions. SNOW As you can see in this video, there are different materials you can use in your animation if you want it to be taking place in a snowy landscape: Print out photos of snowy mountains and winter […]
  • Animation tips part 4: Time-lapse

    Time-lapse is a technique used in film-making to record processes that take place over a longer period of time. How this technique works is that you set the camera to take pictures at a set interval for a period of time and then play the photographs back at a certain frame rate. For example, you can make a time-lapse video […]
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