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StopMotion

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Simple but working Sketch helping to generate stopmotion films by capturing images from an usb-webcam. I quickly wrote it for a StopMotion-Workshop for kids because there weren't many free/working/easy2use Applications around. There's a lot to improve, but it's working.

The program captures jpeg-images and saves them under /%ProgramDir%/data/images/%timestamp%/. Use the MovieMaker (Processing>Tools>MovieMaker) to generate a QuickTime-Movie file out of it.

Runs on: Win/Mac/Linux.
Written in: Processing.

Featuring

Not Featuring

  • Movie Export (instead: use the MovieMaker-Tool provided by Processing or a Video-Editor)
  • Anything exceeding the absolute minimum.

Keyboard Controls

space = take picture
esc = quit
LEFT = switch to next camera source (version: StopMotion_v_2017-07-08.pde)
RIGHT = switch to last camera source (version: StopMotion_v_2017-07-08.pde)

install/run

  • plug an USB-WebCam into your computer
  • download processing: http://processing.org and run it
  • install library "video | gstreamer-based video library for Processing." (Tools>add Tolls>Libraries)
  • run sketch (or export it)

Plattforms

Successfully run on...

  • Win (win7)
  • Mac
  • Linux (Ubuntu)

If Processing tells you that gstreamer is missing (ubuntu)

Terminal > sudo apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-0

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Win/Mac/Linux. Written in Processing. Simple but working Sketch helping to generate stopmotion films by capturing images from a usb-webcam. (spacebar = take picture, esc = quit)

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