Tap! Magazine Taps Into iStopMotion for iPad and the Magic of Stop Motion Animation

by Megan -

"We don’t know about you, but we always feel like we’re witnessing magic happen when we watch stop motion animation, the process of filming objects slowly over time to give the illusion that they’re actually moving of their own accord. There are many apps available that help you create your own animations on a regular computer – iStopMotion for the Mac by Boinx Software being one of the best. But there’s always the inconvenience of having to use a bulky computer to get the job done. Thankfully, Boinx have completely redesigned their app and ported it to the iPad, dropping many complex features and, in the process, made the whole experience easier, cheaper, and more approachable than ever before.

The interface is incredibly simple. The gallery contains a short demo animation, but tap on the + button to create your own. You can choose to work with either the front or back cameras, or connect to an iPhone or iPod touch to take photos remotely from those devices instead, thanks to the free iStopCamera companion app. You’ll end up with much better quality shots that way, especially if you own an iPhone 4 or 4S."

Tap! verdict
Simple enough to get you started in seconds, iStop Motion for iPad is a versatile app for beginners as well as lovers of this filmmaking style.” 4 Stars

Thanks for the awesome review, Tap! And just so you know, you're not alone - we think stop motion animation is magical, too!

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