MonkeyJam 3.0.050529

A fun software that gives users the ability to create stop motion projects with ease

  • Vote:
    5.7 (369)
  • Category:

    Animation

  • Version:

    3.0.050529

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows ME

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

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.

Pros:

  • Super easy to use, no prior experience with these types of programs required.
  • MonkeyJam is easy to use, and users can get started capturing images and making their own animations almost immediately after the program finishes downloading.
  • No configuration is required.

Cons:

  • The developer of MonkeyJam is no longer supporting this particular piece of software.
  • Animations seem to play in continuous looping sequences, even after they've been rendered into a video file.

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