Tool helps you create frame animation movies

runs on Mac
screenshot of FrameByFrame

Since the days of Gumby, there has been a fascination with stop-action animation. Whether it's the travails of Mr Bill on Saturday Night Live, or more recent outings like Fantastic Mr Fox, there's a lot that can be done with this form of animation.

If you'd like to join the likes of Tim Burton and Wes Anderson you might want to take FrameByFrame out for a spin. You can use any webcam or video camera to take your shots, and then use this tool to stitch them together and before you know it, you'll be getting a call from the Academy. Or at least you'll be having fun animating your Legos and wind-up tin toys.

FrameByFrame is a free download for your Mac. The latest version runs under OS X 10.5 and later, and there's an earlier version that's still compatible with Tiger (10.4). It's a Universal Binary, so it's equally home on PowerPC and Intel Macs.

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