About Animate It!

It’s really easy to start animating and you’ll find lots of tips from the experts at Aardman on this website. Watch Aardman Animator Steve Edge and see how easy it can be.

You can download the Animate It! software for your computer or as an app (available in the App Store and Google Play)

How to set up your own studio:

Webcam

Webcam

Stick your webcam down with a bit of Blu-tack or Sellotape so you don’t knock it over while shooting. Any webcam will do the job, ideally you want one with a manual focus.

Scene

Scene

Setting up a scene for your character couldn't be easier. Grab a few objects from around the house and arrange them nicely to create your character’s world. Or draw a background onto a piece of card. Use our film kits for inspiration.

Lighting

Lighting

Get yourself a desk top lamp, aim it at your character and lighting is done.

Models

Models

You can make models out of absolutely anything, but Morph is a great character to start with.

Laptop

Laptop

The more memory you have on your laptop, the faster you will be able to process your animated movies when shooting and editing them together.

Animation Software

Animation Software

There are lots of different options when it comes to animation software. Aardman's Animate It! software is great for making stop-frame animation. You can download the free trial for your computer or as an app (available in the App Store and Google Play)

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