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Dragonframe 3 Stop Motion Software

Platform : Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
4.9 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

Price: $295.00 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • Capture frames with a supported digital still camera, video camera or webcam.
  • Compose and light the perfect shot with advanced cinematography tools.
  • Animate with tools such as toggling, looping and onion-skin.
  • Move directly into post-production with well-organized files.
  • Includes the Dragonframe Keypad Controller, a custom keypad that provides quick access to the most important Dragonframe functions.

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Product Description

Dragonframe is the premier image capture software for stop motion animation, motion design and visual effects. It is used by major motion picture studios and independent filmmakers alike. The Dragonframe 3 license includes access to any 3.x version, including the latest 3.6 update. The CD includes both 3.5 and 3.0 installers.

Key Features:
* Animation tools such as onionskin, toggling, looping, and much more.
* Cinematography tools to set camera settings, take test shots, and adjust focus.
* Frame-based timeline with drag and drop frame editing
* Multi-character track reading and lip-sync interface
* Tabbed workspaces and a highly customizable work environment
* Configurable x-sheet with easy export options
* Vector-based drawing tools with increment editor to preview motion paths
* Advanced DMX lighting automation with keyframe programming and custom exposure lighting
* Arc motion control system with multi-axis move editor for programming complex camera moves, and stepper motor control via the open-platform Arduino platform as well as the proprietary IOTA controller

Camera Support
* Works with most Canon EOS DSLRs: 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1D X, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 7D, 7D Mark II, 40D, 50D, 60D, 60Da, 70D, 100D (Digital Rebel SL1), 450D (Digital Rebel XSi), 500D (Digital Rebel T1i), 550D (Digital Rebel T2i), 600D (Digital Rebel T3i), 650D (Digital Rebel T4i), 700D (Digital Rebel T5i), 1000D (Digital Rebel XS), 1100D (Digital Rebel T3), 1200D (Digital Rebel T5).
* Works with most Nikon DSLRs: D3, D3S, D3X, D4, D90, D300, D300S, D600, D700, D800, D800e, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, D7000, D7100.
* Works with most web cams and DV sources.

System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.6.8+ or Windows XP(32-bit)/Vista/7/8.1/10
OpenGL 2.1 Capable Graphics Card
1.33 GHz CPU
2GB RAM


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 2 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • ASIN: B0065OPJ1U
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 10, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,459 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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I've used many different stop motion programs throughout my animation life...from iStopMotion to Stop Motion Pro...and hands down, Dragonframe blows them out of the park in my opinion. Dragonframe's support team is fantastic, and this software has enough features to keep you busy for awhile, all while staying simplistic and organized. **HERE IS MY WARNING HOWEVER** If you are a beginner, or more of a hobbiest as far as stop motion animations go, I would advise you to invest in more simplistic software such as (iStopMotion) for Mac or a lower end version of (Stop Motion Pro) for PC. I am not trying to draw anybody away from this software in the least bit, but in order to utilize it completely and professionally you must also possess a copy of either Adobe After Effects, or Final Cut Pro, for processes such as rig removal and various other post effects...but a creative professional should have one or both of these tools at their disposal already. Again...Fantastic piece of software this is!
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Dragonframe showed up on the stopmo scene a few years ago and changed everything. I've used this product for many personal and professional projects. It's the stop motion software I prefer to use today and I've been in the Animation business for over 25 years. I highly recommend Dragonframe for students, independent filmmakers and animation studios.
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Of what's out there that I'm aware of, Dragonframe 3 is the most effective stop motion software. Integrates well with Canon and Nikon. Other still cameras work, but aren't quite as elegant. It has a lot of animation organizational support, and addresses most of what you need with the camera and capture functions. Fairly easy to learn. Mac + Windows support. The developer was responsive to my pre-sale questions, and was easy to deal with. Three jobs with this so far, and all went fine. I'm happy with the whole thing.
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Honestly, the amount of control and options you have, coupled with the simplicity of it's design, is unmatched to date. There's also full support for integrating your own motion-control rigs. If you're serious about stop-motion (as in: you have already animated enough to know that you are good at it and intend to do it much longer, or are doing paid professional work, or are working on your master thesis for animation, or some other similar scenario) then there is no better investment than this incredible tool. It was made by animators for animators.

If you are JUST GETTING STARTED LEARNING... I recommend you use one of the many free tools available online, like Monkey Jam, Animator DV Simple, etc... I only say this because Dragonframe is concerned with far more technical aspects than you should concern yourself with at the beginning stages of learning animation. You DO NOT NEED Dragonframe to learn to make stop-motion films.You DO NEED to practice animation with as few variables as possible.

Hope this helps. I see far too many young animators become discouraged because they can't afford the tools that professionals use, or feel they simply can't do anything without the best tools available, and that is just plain ol' BS. Go get some cheap clay or some action figures, a cheap digital camera, and this free utility ->[...] and go practice your butt off! If you can build an audience with those things alone, then maybe it's worth saving up for Dragonframe. ;) Until then, just stay focused on getting good at expressing motion. Without first developing that crucial skill, learning advanced software would just be a distraction.

Happy animating!
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This is definitely the best designed piece of software on my computer. If you are serious about stop motion using DSLR cameras, you can't go wrong with Dragonframe. Even the User Guide is outstanding. I can't think of any other piece of sophisticated software I can say this about: the best way to learn is to just read the manual from start to finish.
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Works great with the Canon T3i. We had tried it with a Lumix GH2 and GH4 but they really didn't work as expected. You really want a Canon or Nikon to get a easy workflow going with this software. Very easy to set up and get right into animating.
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I use this software to make photographic still life animations of commercial products for advertizing. I wanted a way to set up complex motion control for camera, subject and lighting this software has a great interface for controlling the easing (the appearance of acceleration and deceleration) of each individual axis of movement. I was surprised by how easily it interfaced with my different canon camera. The live view is fantastic.
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I am a novice, but wanted to do stop motion animation. This software is really great and it works well with my Nikon D810. I love the ability to use my laptop to shoot from and be able to compare before and live shot before I shoot.
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