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.
How to set up your own studio:
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. We recommend the HP HD-5210 webcam. Buy it!
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.
Get yourself a desk top lamp, aim it at your character and lighting is done.
You can make models out of absolutely anything, but Morph is a great character to start with.
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. We recommend the Compaq Presario CQ58-103SA. BUY IT!
Aardman's Animate It! software is perfect for making stop-motion animated movies. Once you have everything set up, open Animate It! and get animating!