Oct 18 2007
After over 2 years of development and a lengthy public test phase, iStopMotion 2 is ready for prime time and of course, Mac OS X Leopard. Features such as virtual stages, which allow an animator to place the objects into a prerecorded background, rotoscoping, where the animator loads in a video that guides him in the animation, the ability to record a certain number of frames in real time and support for HD cameras, take stop motion animation to a new level.
Stop motion animation is the easiest way to tell a story in a movie. No need for talented actors. No need for a budget. No need for a script. Just some toys, a table top or a clear patch of carpet and a bit of fantasy to get you started. And, according to our customers, iStopMotion is the best tool to get the story into your movie. Teachers love it because their students love it and create short masterpieces within a couple of hours. Parents love it because their kids have fun doing something worthwhile. Professionals love it because they can work much faster than with traditional film based methods. You will love it because you have never been more creative before.
iStopMotion 2 comes in three flavors, targeting different users. The Home edition is for the family, where the parents want to spend a great weekend with their kids. The Express version is for the serious hobbyist animator, with all the great stuff appreciated by pro animators at a reasonable price. The Pro edition is for the animator who makes money (or plans to) with stop motion animation. A special education edition with a multi-user license key is available for educational institutions.
iStopMotion 2.0 is available immediately. A built-in assistant will guide users through the process of aquiring the proper license. iStopMotion 2.0 Home is available for USD$49, iStopMotion 2.0 Express is available for USD$99 and iStopMotion 2.0 Pro is available for USD$499 via Kagi.