Topic: Who wants to help make a brickfilming software?

Since i haven't found a good free stop motion, i thought of making my own. Does anyone want to join? I'm not a coder, but i know a bit about HTML. So join if you haven't found a good software either.
What codes do you know about? Btw i'm not going to pay anybody (if you want money look somewhere else mini/rolleyes ).
Please join!

Re: Who wants to help make a brickfilming software?

Have you tried Heron Animation? It's a free stop motion software that is made by a fellow member of Bricksinmotion. It's a good software that some animators use. Some of those animators even placed in contests such as brawl. If you have a decent webcam, I would recommend getting Heron Animation. The only downside is you can only export the frames, but you can put it in your video editor or Monkey Jam to get the frames exported as a video.There is also Helium Frog for webcams too and it's a decent software as well. There should be a thread that lists free softwares for stop motion.

Re: Who wants to help make a brickfilming software?

TheLegoBrick wrote:

Have you tried Heron Animation? It's a free stop motion software that is made by a fellow member of Bricksinmotion. It's a good software that some animators use. Some of those animators even placed in contests such as brawl. If you have a decent webcam, I would recommend getting Heron Animation. The only downside is you can only export the frames, but you can put it in your video editor or Monkey Jam to get the frames exported as a video.There is also Helium Frog for webcams too and it's a decent software as well. There should be a thread that lists free softwares for stop motion.

Thanks, but Heron Animation crashes my computer. But it seems good.
Helium frog doesn't even open.
Monkeyjam doesn't find my webcam.
Biscuit can't film 16:9.
Jellycam can only film 460 p.
But still, thanks a lot.

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Re: Who wants to help make a brickfilming software?

Mkay, so not to burst your bubble, but if you're not a coder, you're not really qualified to make a program or lead others to make a program. Many have tried to do this, but also most have failed.

Check out Boats Animator (http://www.bricksinmotion.com/forums/to … n-program/), it's free. It's still also very limited so it doesn't even do HD yet, but if you want to contribute, maybe you can. Though, they're looking for competent coders instead of just UI designers.

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Re: Who wants to help make a brickfilming software?

I'm currently working on HD for Boats Animator! mini/smile But yes software development is not easy, and takes a rather long time. I do agree that none of the free programs available right now are ideal though. In my experience I've found it difficult to people willing and with the adequate skills to work on a program. Boats Animator is still in development though, I'm just a busy person!

Heron Animation, seems to be the most popular free choice recently but it has quite a few bugs. I hope it will be made open source one day so people can fix them!

I've looked at a lot of free stop motion programs and Animashooter Junior seems like it might be worth checking out (scroll down for the free "junior" version):
http://www.animashooter.com

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Re: Who wants to help make a brickfilming software?

Yeah, unless you have the knowledge and skill to code one yourself, you'll just ended up as a short lived project, best case scenario you get to biscuit level. some people can code and are making software but being a hobby these take a while to fix issues and add features (like boats and heron).

Re: Who wants to help make a brickfilming software?

BoatsAreRockable wrote:

I'm currently working on HD for Boats Animator! mini/smile But yes software development is not easy, and takes a rather long time. I do agree that none of the free programs available right now are ideal though. In my experience I've found it difficult to people willing and with the adequate skills to work on a program. Boats Animator is still in development though, I'm just a busy person!

Heron Animation, seems to be the most popular free choice recently but it has quite a few bugs. I hope it will be made open source one day so people can fix them!

I've looked at a lot of free stop motion programs and Animashooter Junior seems like it might be worth checking out (scroll down for the free "junior" version):
http://www.animashooter.com

I'll wait till it can shoot in HD. I'll check out Animashooter Junior.
Btw do you know any good laptops

Right now me and two other guys are working on the program. If anyone wants to join, just write here (i'll be checking this post every minute mini/shifty ). Anyone know a good name for the software?

rioforce wrote:

Mkay, so not to burst your bubble, but if you're not a coder, you're not really qualified to make a program or lead others to make a program. Many have tried to do this, but also most have failed.

Check out Boats Animator (http://www.bricksinmotion.com/forums/to … n-program/), it's free. It's still also very limited so it doesn't even do HD yet, but if you want to contribute, maybe you can. Though, they're looking for competent coders instead of just UI designers.

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Yeah, unless you have the knowledge and skill to code one yourself, you'll just ended up as a short lived project, best case scenario you get to biscuit level. some people can code and are making software but being a hobby these take a while to fix issues and add features (like boats and heron).

Biscuit level would be great. Well it could turn out better...




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Re: Who wants to help make a brickfilming software?

I'm working on something, big news soon mini/smile

Join us now on Brick à Brack: https://www.brick-a-brack.com/en/

Re: Who wants to help make a brickfilming software?

Ok, so the good side is that i got lots of replies mini/bigsmile . The bad side is that almost none of them were supportive and no one wanted to help. mini/sad

Re: Who wants to help make a brickfilming software?

I wouldn't be demotivated Cat Studio! I have also found it difficult to find people to help. It seems that there just aren't many people on Bricks in Motion who have enough time or software development skills.

I'd suggest you share your progress here and let us know when we can try your program out. mini/smile

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