These are some of my Stikbots.
Animation is used in movies to video games. It makes the illusion to where you think it is just a video but really there are multiple pictures running at a high frame rate. I will be using Stikbots for this example but you can use legos too.
First you need an animation software, I will be showing the app, Stop Motion Studio Lite. But I recommend Stop Motion Studio which you can get on the app store for $5.99. But DON’T get Stikbot Studio.
You take one picture, slightly move the Stikbots, then take another picture. You want 25 to 60 frames per second
There are also animation contests where you can win the big bucks. And you can get fog machines and make cardboard settings. This is a great hobby that can even be your job!
Tip 1: Make or buy a green screen.
Tip 2: Just make stuff! Don’t make things you think you can’t make.
Tip 3: Share! Just get the word out there!
Tip 4: Try social media. Make a youtube channel. (Don’t make a Twitter account, Facebook account etc. )
Tip 5: only move the Stikbot so slightly per frame.
Tip 6: Try voice acting!
Tip 7: When all the frames get together, make sure it looks like a video, not hundreds to thousands to millions of frames.
Tip 8: Make it run on 25 to 60 fps. (fps stands for frames per second)
Tip 9: Start buying accessories like hair or weapons, or even make your own!
Tip 10: Never give up!
Tip 11: Watch some tutorials on youtube.