What are the best stop motion software?

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    #1Dragonframe

    Dragonframe

    Dragonframe is a stop motion animation software available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It was developed by DZED Systems. The software has been used to make full-length animated movies including Laika's Coraline & ParaNorman and Disney's Frankenweenie. 

    Software

    Mac, Windows, Linux

    $95- Free trial available

    Chan Wang
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "I'm a huge fan of stop motion animations like Wallace & Gromit, Kubo & the Two Strings and Coraline that for the longest time I've wanted to become an animator and hopefully work in studios like Aardman and Laika. I'm currently taking animation courses online and right now I'm working on a claymation project using Dragonframe. I have to say it's the best stop motion software in the market right now. Just look at the incredible artistry and craftsmanship of those movies and tell me otherwise! The software works seamlessly and it's easy enough to navigate for professionals and amateurs alike. "
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    #2Stop Motion Pro Eclipse

    Stop Motion Pro Eclipse

    Stop Motion Pro Eclipse is a stop motion animation software with playback of up to 30 frames per second that is available for Windows exclusively. A preview of the animation can be viewed while filming. It is compatible with multiple camera models. 

    Software

    Windows

    $18- Free trial available

    Charles Taylor
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "I'm by no means an expert in stop-motion animation and this software can be really frustrating to use for a novice. I've purchased it last month for animation school and I don't know if it's me being a comp[lete retard or it's just plain terrible. For starters, the import tool is hit-or-miss. Sometimes I can easily transfer photos from my DSLR camera, sometimes it refuses to cooperate. Plus, it's hard to manipulate my camera's zooming using the software that I have to do it manually all the time. I'm probably just moron and need to read the manual further.Hopefully, I'll get the hang of it in time because the result is undeniably gorgeous. 🤞"
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    #3iKITMovie

    iKITMovie

    iKITMovie is a stop motion animation software with an interface accessible to kids and professional animators. The software is ideal for claymation and is available for Windows. It has Greenscreen, a tool for swapping backgrounds with images or videos. 

    Software

    Windows

    $69

    Christina West
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "I downloaded the iKITMovie trial version and I was quite impressed. The interface is user-friendly and has bright colors that my kids loved. Purchased the software after a week. Now my kids are doing lego animation shorts! 😃"
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    #4qStopMotion

    qStopMotion

    qStopMotion is a free software for creating stop motion animated films. Pictures can be imported into the software from the computer hard disk or camera and exported into animation as MPEG or AVI. It runs on Linux and Windows.

    Software

    Windows, Linux

    Free

    Pranav Patel
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "The software contains a lot of cool features eventhough it's free and is really easy to navigate. "
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    #5FrameByFrame

    FrameByFrame

    FrameByFrame is a free stop motion animation software available for download on Mac and is compatible with the iSight camera. No configurations are needed; capture photos then export them instantly into QuickTime movies. Image stills can also be imported. 

    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Wei Hu
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "Damn thing keeps on crashing every 10 minutes I wanted it to take a physical form so I could fling it off a cliff or run it over with my truck. Even if it's free I want the developer to pay me for wasting my time! Buy Dragonframe software instead! Avoid at all cost!!! 😠"
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    #6iStopMotion

    iStopMotion

    iStopMotion is a stop motion animation software available on Mac and iOS. Features include Instant Playback (previews the animation before it's finished), Live Video Overlay (checks frame alignment), and Onion Skinning (shows five previous frames). 

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    $19.99

    Dorothy Bishop
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "I've read some negative reviews about this but a fellow parent recommended it to me so that my daughter can make stop motion movies of her own. Surprisingly good! It hooked up pretty easily to our camera and the interface is straightforward. Now Kylie has made a couple of short films using her dolls and she loves it! "
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    #7Stop Motion Studio

    Stop Motion Studio

    Stop Motion Studio is a stop motion software/app available for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows. It lets you create Ultra High Definition videos, allows photo importing from the device library and the Green Screen feature lets you change backgrounds. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gloria Wood
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "The Stop Motion Studio is pretty cheap for just $5 but I love making stop-motion shorts with it featuring my stuffed animals. It's simple to use but recently I encountered a problem. The remote zoom function doesn't work any longer after I've updated the app. It worked perfectly fine before. Now I have to do it manually on the camera and it gets tedious. I hope this bug would be fixed in the next update! Still, I love the app."
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    #8AnimatorHD

    AnimatorHD

    AnimatorHD is a stop motion and time-lapse animation software available for Windows. It creates stereoscopic 3D movies taking advantage of motion control systems and can also be used as a previsualization tool in a real animated film set.  

    Software

    Windows

    $23.21- Free trial available

    Alan Jenkins
    Written on April 30, 2019
    "This software hasn't been updated for years and it looks extremely dated, it looks like a fossil from prehistoric times. It still does what it's supposed to do but come on! And I can't find the chroma key window! "

Summary

Best What are the best stop motion software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1DragonframeSoftware 16 Paid
2Stop Motion Pro EclipseSoftware 13 Paid
3iKITMovieSoftware 10 Paid
4qStopMotionSoftware 2 Free
5FrameByFrameSoftware 2 Free
6iStopMotionSoftware 2 Paid
7Stop Motion StudioApps 2 Free
8AnimatorHDSoftware 1 Paid
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