Stop Motion Studio for iOS

Shoot Your Movie

Animation Guides

Utilize the animation guides to streamline and enhance your animation planning. Employ the animation path tool to define a trajectory for animating an object. Alternatively, utilize the drawing tools to create markers indicating object positions within your scene setup. The grid overlay is available to assist in aligning the camera view with your scene.

To open the animation guides editor tap and hold the grid symbol . Within the animation guides editor you can do the following:

  • Add a grid layer and select Edit to change the number of rows and columns, the color and the opacity for the grid overlay.

  • Add a path layer and define a trajectory. Use the blue handles to modify the path layout. The path visually represents the movement of your object over time. Each intersection on the path denotes the object’s position when capturing the next frame. To adjust the timing, select ‘Edit’ to modify the number of increments or frames for this movement. Different animations may require varied timing; for instance, a car starting to move might have a slow beginning and a fast conclusion. Customize the timing to best suit your animation plan. Preview the animation by clicking the play button.

  • Add a drawing layer and use the draw tools provided to draw markers to mark object position.
  • Add a safe area layer to overlay a tv safe area. The safe area ensures that the most important parts of the scene are in view.
  • Add a image layer to import an image to use as a reference for your animation.
  • Add a video clip layer to import a video clip to use as a reference to help you animate your character. The video in the clip will move along with your animation.
  • Add an level layer, the level indicator on the screen shows whether the device is horizontally and vertically leveled.
  • Add an information layer to show live camera information.