can use almost any camera to capture the individual frames
of your animation. We used a Connectix QuickCam, which has
the advantage of saving each picture directly onto the computer's
hard drive as you take it.
the camera to the computer. The QuickCam connects to the
USB port. Other cameras may connect to the FireWire, or
the camera on a tripod - You don't want the camera to move
at all during the picture taking process.
the computer, open the software for the camera you are using.
The QuickCam software allows you to select where you'd like
your images to be stored. We choose the "Film Roll"
as the destination, which simplifies the making of the movie
in the next step.
Selecting the Film
Roll as the Destination
the background so that it completely fills the frame for
the pictures you'll take.
the characters where you'll want them, and then press the
"Take Picture" button (QuickCam).
the "Take Picture" Button
you've taken all the pictures, quit the picture taking program
and proceed to the next step