HB Animation Studio Kit “Students as producers” can be found in everything from gardening to media production, game design and programming. It provides engaging opportunities to teach digital literacy, citizenship and creator’s rights.¹ Teaching kids multimedia skills develops their critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration capabilities and demystifies media and IT technologies. This is where HB Animation Studio Kit from HamiltonBuhl comes in. The simple and easy to use Animate It! software has an intuitive interface with stunningly powerful features that will have your students creating stop-motion animations in no time! The Animation Studio Kit includes a 10X digital zoom 5MP goosneck webcam with anon-slip base and Animate It! stop motion animation software, developed by the award winning makers of "Wallace & Gromit." Almost any topic can be made more interesting using stop motion animation, and students will learn from this exciting teaching technique. Simply plug in the included USB webcam, grab an item - a toy, a fruit, a book, anything at hand - and get animating! Software features include: Capture from any webcam Use the software to take images using a USB webcam to create animation Import Audio Add an audio clip from your music library or record directly from the included webcam microphone Drawing Add 2D shapes to animations or as a masking tool Import Video Images Import both still images and video to use as a background in animations Titles Add the movie feel with titles, subtitles and credits Time Lapse Set up the camera and use the time lapse setting to record action over a long period of time Cross Platform Whether using a Windows or Mac computer, Animate It! Ideas for stop motion videos are becoming more and more imaginative, and the technique is being applied to all types of content, from informational videos to quirky advertisements. Producing animations requires teamwork and collaboration, problem solving and creativity. The HB Animation Studio Kit is perfect for students of all ages. The Animate It! software is detailed without being overwhelming and kids will love seeing the end result of their hard work.
- (1) AnimateIt software
- (1) 10x digital zoom webcam
- System Requirements Windows PC
- Windows XP, Vista, 7,8 or 10
- Microsoft .Net Framework 4 (available as a free download from the Microsoft website)
- Graphics card recommended and should support DirectX 9 shader model 2.0
- System Requirements Mac
- Intel Mac, OS X version 10.8 or later
- USB webcam (included with HB AnimateIt Studio Kit)
- 1.5GB RAM (2GB RAM recommended)
- 2GHz CPU
- 100MB HD space
- Webcam Specificaitons:
- 5.0 MP, CMOS image sensor
- 10X Digital Zoom
- Gooseneck microphone
- USB 2.0 interface
- 360° rotating camera head
- Frame Rate : 30 FPS
- Video Mode: 24 bit true color
- Lens Focus: 8 cm to infinity
- Black with red color accents
- System Requirements
- Windows 7, Vista, XP, ME, or 2000
- Intel Pentium II (500 MHz or higher)
- 128 MB RAM
- USB Version: USB 2.0 port
- Video Card: 32M or higher
- 200 MB free HDD space
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