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Stop Motion Pro Eclipse SD

Item #: 9217ESD | Grades 7-12

Great for those new to animation and educators who want an easy to use, inexpensive tool for creating stop motion animations, Stop Motion Pro Eclipse SD allows you to make engaging and inspiring classroom animations with ease. Used in the filming of Aardman Animation Studio's Wallace & Gromit films, Stop Motion Pro makes it easy for learners to produce high-quality animations. Resolution limited to 800 x 600 with this SD version of Eclipse.

"Eclipse is a feature rich, high res stop motion animation program that let's you get right to animating and not bogged down by a huge learning curve or too much tech" - Matthew Murphy - Producer, Director of Animation

Stop Motion Pro Eclipse SD features include:
  • Smooth playback at up to 30 frames per second
  • Track and plan movement with markers
  • Record audio while playing back animation.
  • Capture multiple frames with one click
  • Customize shortcuts
  • Compatible with dozens of cameras
  • Advanced project management tools
  • Thumbnail editor
  • Interface switches between English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese
Used in the filming of Aardman Animation Studio's Wallace & Gromit films, Stop Motion Pro makes it easy for learners to produce high-quality animations.

More Features

While all new, Stop Motion Pro Eclipse has been developed with studios, schools and independent animators around the world. It is the culmination of years of experience in the industry.

- Move puppets with precision - Onionskinning makes it easy

- Your characters can finally have a voice with new lip sync tools

- Layer sound effects with music or dialogue while you animate with the multi-track audio editor

- Your characters can fly through the air with the rig removal tool

- Freedom to import images and videos into your animation

"...Eclipse was easy to use and very intuitive. I would highly recommend to anyone that's a beginner or seasoned professional looking create stop motion movies". - Chris Ulrich, Chicago

"At Takotna Community School we use Stop Motion Pro to improve the students' knowledge and use of technology... this work also uses math in creating scale, timing, synchronizing movement and sound and working in all areas of production." Bob Absher

"Our students and summer campers have mastered this user-friendly software program, creating some truly awesome animations, many of which have been broadcast on national TV!" Ronnie Scullion, Artech Studios

"After many trial runs of freeware and other products, we chose Stop Motion Pro due to its simple and user-friendly qualities..." Neal Hanowitz, Rundlett Middle School

“Animation can be used very well in building teams and strengthening bonds in a group, you can use it to make non-expressive students perform without having to show themselves." Morten Kulseng, Sentrum School

World Famaous Animated shows and Movies made with Stop Motion Pro:

Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time and numerous commercials were filmed by Aarman Studios using Stop Motion Pro.

The Academy Award nominated (Best Animated Feature) "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" (aka "The Pirates! In an adventure with Scientists!") was also shot with Stop Motion Pro software

“Working closely with the team at Aardman has given us great insights into the requirements of world leading animators,” says Ross Garner from Stop Motion Pro. “We are proud to be working on such a high profile production, creating world leading technology that will benefit the stop motion animation industry. Techniques pioneered will substantially reduce costs of all future stop motion short films, advertisements and feature films.”

*See the FAQs button for additional information on edition differences.

†All Network editions are licensed on a single network in a single geographical location.

Click on the Downloads button to download a free 20-use trial,
Click on the Demo button to see Stop Motion Pro in action, or
Click on the Getting Started button to access a useful Stop Motion Pro Teaching Kit!

Networking Version of Stop Motion Pro Eclipse

The Stop Motion Pro Eclipse Network editions are designed for easy rollout across a school network.

The license allows an unlimited number of PCs, laptops and Windows laptops to be used.

Key benefits:

• Eclipse is designed to minimize network traffic as the students create their films

• You configure the roll-out for your network topology

• Storage 'server' can be a NAS, Lynix, or other technologies

• Compatible with virtualized servers

• Disconnect laptops or Windows tablets from the network for up to 30 days

How it works:

• Once unlocked, the local network server holds its license, without requiring an internet connection.

• The workstations can be removed from the local network for up to 30 days and still use Eclipse.

• To refresh workstation licenses, connect the computer to the local network and run Eclipse. An internet connection is not required.

Roll-out process:

• Your staff install Stop Motion Pro Eclipse on a central server. Individual licenses are not required for on-site computers or laptops and unlimited users are allowed.

• A MSI installer package, customized for your school IT policies, is created using the Eclipse Network wizard application.

• The MSI can be deployed using your existing processes and software. It can also be used in a virtulized environment.

• Students and teachers can take their laptops home and use Eclipse for up to 30 days before reconnecting to the server.

Version Differences

If you need to create films in high resolution using a DSLR camera, the full version of Eclipse is best for you. For hobbyists, Eclipse SD is best for you as the maximum resolution 800 by 600 and can be used with web cams or by importing images from a directory.

Try the software before purchasing

We ecommend that you download the free trial of Stop Motion Pro. You can test your cameras, hardware and how the software works with the free trial. You can export your animation, allowing you to be fully comfortable about the software before purchasing.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, 1.8 + Ghz CPU, 1 GB + meg RAM, 10 Gig hard drive space. Stop Motion Pro can work on an intel MAC if Apple bootcamp and a version of Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7 is installed.
This title is also a part of the following product suites:

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