You can start making stop motion animation with very little:
All you need is a camera (webcam, or your cellphone) and a program that can put your frames on a timeline.
A proper stop motion animation software can do incredible things, such as control a robot camera-arm for track shots and use an electronic grease pencil to help you plan the character's movements.
But you can make beautiful things with any digital camera, and any animation software or editing or compositing program, as long as it allows you to import an image sequence.
Simple and very friendly. Hook it up to your webcam and you're good to go.
Originally a 2d animation software, it now has a built in Stop motion feature.
Documentation does not list Windows 7, but it works fine on mine.
Mac: the developer states that "Some users have reported success using MonkeyJam on OSX running Virtual PC and may work on Linux running WINE."
Hook up your webcam - and Animate!
This widget below will capture your images, turn them into a small gif animation, and allow you to mail your creation to your friends :-)
The software that "Wallace and Gromit" were filmed with.
Enthusiast and Professional versions.
"Coraline" was made with this software.
Stop motion and timelapse software, used for the Oscar winning "Peter And The Wolf"
A Totally Free Version:
AnimatorDV Simple+ Free for Any Use
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