A fun software that gives users the ability to create stop motion projects with ease
Windows XP / Windows ME / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 8
It does still take quite a bit of time and patience to create stop motion films, but MonkeyJam exists to make it easier. Stop motion refers to a kind of animation or film based on frames captured one at a time, then joined together in a video file.
Grab a digital camera or even just use your webcam to capture the frames needed to create your stop motion movie, then allow Monkeyjam to handle the heavy work. MonkeyJam will organize the frames into layers for you, creating a quick and easy rough draft for your stop motion movie. You can preview the result at any time during the organization process, to check the quality and make sure everything is going the way you want it to.
MonkeyJam is so easy to use that you do not even need any prior experience with these types of video creating programs to start making quality videos. In addition, the ease of use, in turn, makes it quite a bit of fun to mess around with. The interface is simple too, clean looking and easy to understand. It lacks panning options, but recognizes white as transparencies on layers, leaving users free to add their own backgrounds so long as they captured frames of the object they want animated on something white. It is useful for classic animation pencil tests as well.