A Film-Making App
This app provides kids with the tools to create their own stop-motion animated films. Kids can draw their own pictures, use typing, and select stickers to animate. They can fill up to 99 frames to create their short film.
By viewing an excellent video tutorial, kids discover that they can copy their art from previous frames into the next frame and then slightly move the objects to create a smooth animation. They can also move items to be in front of or behind other objects so that they can make things, like a cloud, cover a flying airplane. And the app always allows them to hit ?play? so that they can see what their animation looks like during the production.
Its Good, But Missing Voice and Music
ABCya Animate makes the complicated process of creating an animated movie seem simple. Kids have lots of options, with over 36 colors to use in drawing and over 80 stamps, including a robot that you can strap on skates. Kids can save their work and return to it later to add on. The app has limited choices for background sounds, and no ability to add voice or music; but kids starting out in animation won't miss those options. They will be excited to share their gallery of fine-looking animated shorts.
Kids who like to tell stories through film. This app is simple to use and easier than its competition Easy Studio, Animate with Shapes!
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