Saturday, July 4, 2009

Animation tools

If you've seen Flash animations, but the program is not in your budget, there are a few free alternatives.

  1. Pivot stick animator - (Windows Only)
    This free software download is a great asset to any classroom. Though it does use stick figures, creative students can do great things. Animations are saved as animated gifs. Hint: do not start with a very large background, or the animation size will be too big.

  2. (Windows only)
    Free flash intros - but must use IE browser to create

  3. Scratch - (Windows or Mac - download program and work offline - available in many languages
    Create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, art. This is a full program with a bit of a learning curve, but also lots of help online. For more see their info for educators page.

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