Animation & Video Tools


Animation Tools



ABCya! Animate (new version)

ABCya! Animate is an easy way for kids to make animations on the web. The new version features a colorful and intuitive interface, 100 frames, grouping, arranging and over 100 images.
Also, check out the old version: ABCya! Animate old version

Animatron & (Animatron Education course)
Use the intuitive Animatron Editor to design and publish animated and interactive content that plays everywhere, from desktop computers to mobile devices.

Blender
Blender is free and open source software. Free to use for any purpose, forever. Blender now features a powerful new unbiased rendering engine called Cycles that offers stunning ultra-realistic rendering. The built-in Cycles rendering engine offers: GPU & CPU rendering, Realtime viewport preview, HDR lighting support, Permissive License for linking with external software.

Maya 3D
Maya 3D animation software offers a comprehensive creative feature set for 3D computer animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. Maya has next-generation display technology, accelerated modeling workflows, and tools for handling complex data.

Pencil 2D Pencil 2D is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source.

Synfig
Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork. It eliminates the need to create animation frame-by frame, allowing you to produce 2D animation of a higher quality with fewer people and resources. Synfig Studio is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS X.


Vectorian Giotto
Giotto is the free Flash animation package made for you to design, not to code. With Giotto you can relax and focus your imagination on creative concepts, integrating stunning graphics and music into masterpieces of design.




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Video Tools


Information taken from:
http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/07/9-great-animation-and-video-creation.html

GoAnimate
This is a fun app that lets you make animated videos for free in just 10 minutes and without having to draw.You can even create your own cast of characters. Watch this video to learn more

GoAnimate Youtube Video


WeVideo
WeVideo is a cloud-based editing platform.It allows you to edit movies in your browser, with media files from any device, and combine clips with music,effects, titles, transitions and many more. Watch this video to learn more


WeVideo Youtube Video


Vlix-Video effects and text
This app lets you create awesome videos by applying video effects and adding text. Select from a variety of effects such as fix effects, time altering effects, artistic effects and fun video borders. Watch this video to learn more

Vlix Video Youtube Video


XtraNormal
Xtranormal lets you turn anything you type into a fully-animated CG movie. Set up your scene, type in your script and animate it instantly. Watch this video to learn more

XtraNormal Youtube Video


Stupeflix
This app allows you to easily tell a story using your digital content. You can, for instance, mix photos, videos, maps, text, music and watch Stuppeflix generate an awesome video in few seconds. Watch this video to learn more

Stupeflix Video Maker



Vibop
This is another great app that lets you make your video look professional by easily adding an animated introductions, a vintage filter, a cartoon look, a silent movie theme, and dozens of other effects.

Vibop Youtube Video


One True Media Video Creation and Editting
This is a great video creation and edition tool. It offers real-time preview and combines photos, transitions, effects, text and many more. Watch this video to learn more

One True Media Youtube Video


Magisto
Magisto will analyze and understand your video, select the best parts and make it look amazing on YouTube. Watch this video to learn more

Magisto Youtube Video