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Basics Of Stop Motion Animation Using Canva And OpenShot

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7 Lessons (1h 4m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Update To Canva

    • 3. Stop Motion Project 1

    • 4. Stop Motion Project 2

    • 5. Stop Motion Project 3

    • 6. Stop Motion Demos

    • 7. Thank you for taking this class


About This Class

You will discover how to create basic stop motion animations in Canva and OpenShot. This course is designed to assist you in learning the basics of stop motion animations in Canva and OpenShot for use in social media, video, and more.  This basic stop motion animation course is designed to teach you the ins and outs of basic stop motion animation, even if you have little to no experience with it. This Is A Basic Animation For Beginners Using Free Software Course. Throughout this course you'll learn to:

  • Create a basic stop motion animation video

  • No prior knowledge or experience is required

One of the bad things about working with free software is that you are completely at the whim of the company providing the free software. Canva decided to change the shapes section by moving the adjustable triangles. The adjustable triangles can still be accessed but you have search for them now. The images below will detail how to find the adjustable triangles.

Image 1,2, & 3 shows the new triangles know as  "Equilateral Triangle" & "Right-angled Triangle". These triangles can only be resized not adjusted.




Images 4,5,6,7,& 8 shows how to find the adjustable triangles know in Canva as "Solid Triangles". Click on the elements section then type into the search bar "solid triangle". You can see in the images below the adjustable triangles are know as "Solid Triangle" & Solid Right Triangle". I recommend adding these shapes to you likes section. How to add things to your likes section is show in the images below.







1. Introduction: in this course we're gonna be going over free software is that you can use to create stop motion animation videos we're gonna be talking about Can va open shop and these air great Softwares that are completely free that you can go in and play with an experiment with to create any type of stop motion animation video, whether for be on a just a personal level, all the way up to a business and commercial level to make a product that looks good, looks clean and is enjoyable or potentially sellable whatever you choose to do with it. So I'm thankful to have you with me in this course, and I hope that you enjoy learned the basics of stop motion animation using free software. 2. Update To Canva: Hi. I wanted to take a second to tell you about some of the changes that are going on in Canada , and it's mainly affecting the triangles. So this is kind of a weird thing for Campbell to be affecting. But it's very frustrating for you as a creator or designer, if you're specifically trying to use triangles to make certain shapes. One of the bad things about working with free software or primarily with free software is your completely and the whim of the company whose providing software to you. And that's because, well, it's free. Um, but, you know, sometimes it make changes that just don't make any sense, and this is one of those. But I'm gonna show you how to work around it to still enjoy can va and make the designs its need to make. Here on this my screen. We have the classic triangle that were used to, which has the corner adjustments for size but also has the height adjustment and the thickness adjustment. In the new triangle, which you confined by simply clicking on elements and then going to shapes, you're gonna find that you only have the corner adjustments for size you no longer have the haIf and with adjustments, which is really frustrating if you're trying to make certain shapes. So how you find the old triangle, the classic triangle, Whatever you wanna call it is you have to search for it. I have been looking through all the different folders in shapes and elements and everything else, and I haven't been able to find it anywhere without searching for it it again, very frustrating. So all you do is type in solid triangle, and it's gonna bring up the solid triangle, which is made by candle layouts. The new non adjustable triangle is made by someone else, so I don't know why Canada made this choice. But they did, and you see, if we click on it. Boom! There's our classic multi adjustable triangle, and then down here you're going to find the right solid triangle and yet, again, adjustable in all the ways that we're used to. The really bad thing about this for a lot of us, whether if your designer a creative you do this for fun or let's say you're a small business owner and you use this for your marketing materials is I don't know how long some of this is going to be available to us yet again. Because this is free software and we're completely at the whim of can vote soon as I hope this helps you guys out. And I just want to take take a second to show you all that you can still get to the triangles that are adjustable that you need. Ah, but it is gonna be an extra step. 3. Stop Motion Project 1: Hey everybody, and welcome to the course. I want to start off by apologizing for my voice. I am in the process of getting over bronchitis. Eso If you hear me cough, clear my throat or just sound off in general, it's because I'm I'm getting over bronchitis. I have some lovely peppermint tea here. It's organic. So I'm hoping that will kind of help me make it through the course if you're me, take sips of that. You know, that's that's why I'm trying to keep my voice good enough toe to make it through this. So we're gonna be covering is stop motion animation and just a really basic brushing on how to do stop motion animation, stop motion animation with free software. So we're gonna be working in Canada and an open shot video editor. Um, for those of you, take any of the other courses that offer you should be written readily familiar with canda . If you're not, we're going to brush over the basics of camera extremely quickly. We will not be covering all the basics. If you're interested in that, I have some other courses. I go into greater detail or there's some other really great creators out there who go into extreme detail about the basics on camera. Also with Open shot editor, we're only going to be covering what is important to us in this lesson. You can go much more in depth yet again, with a lot of the other great creators out there who have made in depth basics tutorials on open shot editor. But what you get for me today is gonna be the bare bones of what you need to know. Edit a video or in our particular situation, make a stop motion animation. So the first thing we need to do is get Campbell pulled up. If you haven't already registered or logged in the camp, go ahead and do that stuff. The open shot editor you will have to download and the easiest way to do that. Just go. Their website, which is open shot dot org's Ah, it is a completely free software. There is no concerns about malware or viruses or anything like that. Open shot is a great open source solution for just very, very basic editing. Don't expect this to be anywhere near strong as like Davinci or Premier, but if you're just trying to do some really super duper simple things. It's an excellent option. So go ahead and click the download button and then you know whether if you're on a Mac or Windows or whatever it may be, download the corresponding version to your your computer. Once you have it downloaded. This is open shot and just to kind of briefly go over some things. All your controls were really up here. And the great thing about Open Shot is it's meant with a beginner's mindset. Um, anything you have over it's gonna tell you what is, you know is pretty self explanatory and very intuitive. If you hover over this first button, it started a new project. Open project Save Undo redo import files. Choose profile, full screen and export in general. That's 90% of what you need to know. There are a few other controls down here, and pretty much the only ones that we're gonna focus on are the razor tool or the cutting tool and the magnetic tool. And we're just gonna be very airy, briefly touching on some of them or intermediate to advanced functions. Let's click back over to Canada. I get again. We're not going to go heavily into Canada on this. Um, but just to kind of explain some things, Any time you log into camera, you're gonna have all of your templates here. You're gonna have all of the other stuff here. You're gonna have all your previous designs here, and you're gonna have your custom dimensions here. We're gonna be working in a 19 by 20 by 10. 80 which is your standard 10 80 p set up. If you choose to want to work in something else, please do whatever you feel comfortable with. But for this course will be working in 10. 80 p predominately because that's what's convenient for me. All right. And once we load up yet again, you're gonna have all your pre done candle layouts, text elements, backgrounds upload all your usual stuff in Canberra and overhearing elements you're gonna find shapes, illustrations, frames and so forth and so on. The main thing we're gonna be focusing on is this button right here, which is copy page. So we're going to start off making something super duper simple. Nothing crazy. Nothing complicated. Just super duper simple. And then we're gonna use this copy page to build our frames. How stop motion animation works is you have X amount of frames per second that slowly changes each and every frame. And when have you played them together? It makes it look like you know there's movement happening If you think of the old Disney movies or if you've ever had, like a, um, opposed to know pad whenever you were a kid and you would draw a slightly different image on each and every layer of the posted, then you'd use them like a foot book. And you see something reminiscent of animation. We're gonna be doing something very similar. Now you can get much more nuanced with the definition of what stop motion animation is past that, but this is just a really simple understanding. Um, anytime you're talking about animation, the tighter and smaller your movements are, and the more frames you have per second, the better your animations gonna be. But depending on the style that you're going for or what you're trying to accomplish, you know more frames may not necessarily be the answer. If you're looking for something that looks kind of bespoke or kitschy and kind of fun and kind of whimsical, actually having less frames per second and more wiggle and the images is going to give a cooler feel to it than if you had a really tight you know, 30 images per second, almost studio animation grade, stop motion type of deal. So our first project that we're gonna be workout in campus going to require us to make a paper airplane looking image for those of you have done some other Kampe courses, you will recognize this project. So how we're gonna be building this guy is we're just going to start off with a simple I saw sleaze triangle. And you know, I'm gonna use some math terms, but don't be afraid. You don't need to know these math terms. They don't necessarily mean anything other than their my understanding of what this type of triangle is called. So here we have our standard I sausages trying on. Then we need a right triangle, and specifically we need this right triangle to be facing to the left and where Noah had make a different color. Just that way, it stands out a little bit. Make him nice and skinny Any time you're making a paper airplane. You know, you can do 1/3 half 2/3 whatever feels the best for you. And then we're gonna put another right triangle. He's gonna come down here and he's gonna be a part of our tail. And they were in a another right triangle. Who and did this guy backwards? No, big. And we're gonna change that. The colors just right now, the way It's easy for us to see. Okay? And there's a rough paper airplane design now yet again. Ah, working on what we've done in some other lectures shapes their great colors are what give things a three d feel. So what we're going to start off with is we're just gonna mimic will be done in the past. We're gonna have light tones on what's gonna be the top. We're gonna have medium tones on what's gonna be considered the fold. And then we're gonna have dark tones on what's gonna be considered the underside. And there you go. There's our paper airplane. So we'll group this guy and will flip him. And now he looks like you folded a paper airplane. If you want to get hyper perfect, we would zoom in and we would take a look at all the angles. We're gonna do that right now and we could see that there's some things that need to be cleaned up and that looks pretty good. Zoom in a little bit more. That's pretty tight. Except for this angle. I'm pretty pleased with that. So it's him back out in May be a little bit more. There we go. There is our demo paper airplane. So the first thing we're gonna do is we're going to actually delete the old project that we use is our demo. And here we go. We have a paper airplane. So we're gonna be doing with this guy, is we're going to make him fly around the screen and then as he flies around the screen, we're gonna have him revealed the name of a business. We're just gonna use something simple, like ABC Inc or ABC Co. But imagine that you know, you were doing this, say, for the company that you work at or for a local business that you're doing some consulting for, or let's say you're on five or up work or something like them. This could be something kind of fun as a building block that you could use. So let's track him down a little bit and we're gonna have him flying onto the screen. So we're gonna start off with just a little bit of the knows that we're gonna hit yet again . I'm hitting this copy button and the number that moves the paper airplane floored forward, and I'm gonna hit the copy button again, and I'm gonna moving forward. I'm gonna hit the copy button again, and I'm going to start to have a little bit of wiggle in the way that he flies here. Sheikh paper airplanes. A androgynous thing could be either way. And we're just kind of giving him or her sin natural flight. And you see, we're moving relatively quickly here, and the reason why we're doing that is mainly because this process is not, um it's not the most exciting Just Frank, because all you're really doing is making minor movements and then hitting the copy button . But this process is not meant to be difficult. What makes it difficult is the desire to sit through and do this correctly. Here we go. We're coming around continuing to come around making minor movements as we go. And then again, this is kind of reiterating this is not a hard process. It is basically just are you willing to submit to what it takes to do all these little bitty movements and make something fun? And obviously from how loose and being with my tolerances, we're looking for more of the bespoke style imagery. We're gonna start to make our next turn, and eventually you will run out of art boards to work on with Canada, and we'll have toe make another document, but never That doesn't matter. And here we go. We're getting to where we're going to be having our name appear. So we're gonna level this guy off, and now we're gonna go over to text and you can pick any text that you like. It really doesn't matter. Just whatever speaks to you. Um, let's pretend we're doing this for, um Oh, no, just a really generic business. And we're gonna make it roughly the size of the plane, and then we're gonna center it as best that we can. And what we want to do is we want to only have one letter right and then we are going to take that all the way to the right. So there's a little right adjustment yet again. Talking about basis, a Camba font type, size, color, bold italics, orientation, upper case, lower case, spacing so forth and so on. We're going to stretch this box out to where the end of our plane it's and then we're gonna type in ABC right now. We're just gonna leave it right there. And they were in a position this backwards, so it's gonna be behind our plane. So here we have our plane not showing anything, and now we're going to start to show something. So here's the A A copy. Here's the B click copy. Here's the sea click copy. So now we need to bring this back up front, and we need to add an ink co Whatever you wanna call it, we're gonna go with ink. And they were in a position back again. So you were on. And then we're gonna start to the I. When I started to show the in, Then we're gonna start to show the sea, and then we're gonna come through and show the dot and we're gonna stop our plane right there. And bam! That's our logo. So we have ABC Inc paper airplane. Now, you could imagine if you were doing this with something. Say, like, um, football team, um, sandwich, shop, whatever. Maybe replace the paper airplane with their corresponding logo or imagery that fits their business. But you can see from the path that we've taken for scroll all the way back up to the job. We come in the Plains, barely coming in yet again. I'm moving very quickly to kind of give it some false animation. The plane's gonna fly around little bits going to give us a little bit of whimsy. It's going to come all the way around slowly but surely, and it's gonna make its next turn slowly but surely, And then we're going to start to flip around. We're gonna level off and then up there's our name coming in ABC ink and then we stop and there's our logo Mark and our little paper airplane logo. So now what we need to do is we need to animate this properly. So we're gonna go over here to the download button and we're gonna download this as a Siri's you can you do P and G or J Peg? It really doesn't matter. Um, it's just personal preference on that. I'm gonna do J peg. Feel free to do P and G if you want. And they were on hand download. It's gonna ask us once a downloads were want to download. And then the next thing we need to do is we need to open up open shot studio. So here we are. Get again. If you remember from our first video Ah, you needed to have downloaded open shots studio and where we went over all the basics of open shots studio open shot, video it or whatever you wanna call it. So what we're gonna go to is this little plus sign and this is the import media button, and we're going to bring in all those images that we just made all 55 of them. And it's gonna ask you, would you like to import J peg number one? If you did a PNG would say PNG as a M and sequence, we're going to say no. An image sequence is basically like a mini stop motion animation video. Um, it doesn't give you as much control if you do it manually, as opposed to lay into it automatically. If you're just doing something really simple and really quick and let's say it was only like, uh, seven or eight or maybe 10 or 12 frames, Sure, whatever. But for what we're doing and level of control that we wanna have, it doesn't make as much sense. We are going to go over to edit, and we're gonna go to Preferences. And let's talk really quickly about some of the intermediate functions of, ah, Open Shots studio. So right here, where you see in middle where it says image length, that is going to define how much of a second our image is going to take up whenever we import it into our timeline. And our timeline is these little things down here. That's a track for those you guys who aren't familiar with reading software any time we're talking about, um, the space in which we're going to edit that is known as a timeline. I e time is occurring as we're adding mawr. Seconds of video to the to the track, right. So you know, if you have 30 seconds is 32nd timeline minute, 10 minutes so forth and so on. So what we need to ask ourselves here is what are we trying to accomplish with our video? Do we want it to be kind of slow and kind of clunky? Do we want to be fast really quick? So if you did something like one image is half of a second, that means you're having to images her second. It's gonna be very slow. It's gonna be very clunky. And for certain things, that's gonna look good. If you're doing something kind of silly and kind of whimsical. That's perfect for things where you want something in the middle of a tighter a little bit faster, you might go all the way down to say like 1/10 of a second, which means you're gonna have 10 images per second, which is gonna be a lot faster, lot sharper timeline, then excuse me, then two images per second. But all that's gonna ball down to what are you trying to accomplish? What is the feel of your final media going to be? We're gonna kind of shoot right in the middle, and we're going to go for 1/4 of a second, which means we're gonna have four images or four frames per second. All right, so here we are. We have everything set up on 1/4 of a second per image, and we're gonna pull our first image town. Well, what's the problem? We noticed throughout the bat our image Is this a little bit of red bar That's not gonna work for us. So we're gonna press the control. Or if you're on a Mac, I believe it's the command key, and we're gonna take our mouse wheel, and we're going to scroll in. This is going to make our area much tighter or zoomed in. And you can tell that by this little guy, this little bar right here getting smaller. You can also do the same thing by just simply taking this little plus and minus Ah, slider and making it bigger or smaller. I am going to try to minimize the amount of hot keys then I use, but just let you know, some hot keys air just really easy, obviously, like control to zoo manners amount. So what we want to do is we want to take this guy and we're going to stretch him out to 1/2 a second. The reason why, that is, is whenever somebody starts a video there. There's a run up in somebody's brain, right? I think of it like like one of your spinning up ram and your computer. There's gonna be a Layton Sea of X amount of thousands of a second where somebody is not going to notice what's going on. So we're going to kind of help their brains out, and we're going to give them a slightly longer beginning. Now, granted, we're talking fractions of a second, so it's not like this is gonna be really noticeable unless somebody's paying a ton of attention. But in terms of somebody seeing the entire composition, this extra little bit of time is going to give their brain and whatever media format. They're viewing this from just a little bit of extra time to load up properly and be viewed properly and everything else. This is just kind of one of those tricks of the trade where that first image is just a little bit longer, um, kind of help everything smooth together, drive together a little bit easier. After this, everything is just going to kind of clinker together would probably be the word that I would use is just gonna all kind of lap up right next to each other. We're just going to start pulling these images down one of the time and this little magnet button whenever there is a box around it, that means it's turned on. It makes your job really easy, as opposed to having things ride over each other. Whenever the magnet button is turned on, things are just gonna click together, says we're looking forward. Just nice, quick, simple and easy. And if you were doing this safer like a company video or as a five or project or something like that, you would want a very clean, very easy workflow. There we go and 10 and I'll just let you guys know this process is going to be kind of boring. But the final product will look pretty cool. We're just going to keep on going, and I apologize if you guys hear me not talking and there's a little bit of a dead airspace . Two reasons on that one, nothing's really happening to. I'm going to try and save my voice if I can. And here we are on him in 17 minutes, 19 and 20. We're almost halfway on, and here we go. One things you want to keep in mind is just make sure and respect for your aunt in terms of placing all of these little images together, and you don't want to double plates from misplaced something. Uh, that'll make for a funky animation, and we might do a bad animation just to give you guys an example. Um, just kind of depends on whether or not I think we're gonna need that. And we're about 2/3 of the way. Give or take. Here we are in frame 37 38 coming up our last couple frames and you can see we're already over 10 seconds and video if you're doing something, like, say, for Facebook or as intro to YouTube video or, um, in tritter corporate video or something like them, you know, 10 15 seconds is actually quite a long time. And I'm sure you guys who are familiar with working with Camba made working video editors can already see just taking these really simple skills and applying them in a much more complex and intricate way you could make something really cool that would make a neat statement piece for a company or YouTube channel or anything else. Obviously, we take a lot more time to bring it all together. But I'm sure you can already start to see some options of how you could build value for a company with this. So we never get to our last image. We're going to stretch that image out, not a super long time. Maybe, you know, about a second and 1/2 to 2 seconds somewhere in there, just so that way, Whenever we get to that final point, there's a little bit of staying power that way. Whomever is viewing it, it's locked into the actual branding for a little bit, and that's it. That's the whole kit and caboodle. You can add music to this if you want to. We're not going to in this simple example, but let's rewind all the way back and let's play. There's a little airplane going around and making its second turn and spelling out the name of our company, and that's it. That's our whole video. Just a couple quick seconds. Now let's go back to talking about the intermediate options in, um, preferences in open shot that you enter. If you change that from 1/4 of a second, which is what we said at to say like, 1/10 of a second, This is gonna be a lot tighter. If you go to 1/2 of the second, it's gonna be a lot looser. So ask yourself what feel am I trying to give to my company, my client or my personal project, whatever it may be. And if you're looking for something that's gonna be really super duper tight, really super duper, quick, snappy. Go for that 10th of a second. Or it may be even lower style of Look, if you want something, it's gonna feel more whimsical, which is going to be our next project. Then you're gonna lean towards that. You know, half a second, um, you know, maybe 2/3 of a seconds or 1/3 of the second somewhere in there, a longer time frame per fractions of a second on screen. And whenever we do a next project, you're going to see where that longer time kind of plays out towards making a better product. But This should give you a decent example of where you could go with stop motion animation using free software. And, you know, if you took the time to really embellish and and a lot of nice and interesting features to this and campus a really great software for stuff like that where you can just do things really easily, you know, um, let's go back over the candle real quick. You could come in two elements, go down to illustrations, and Canada has all these pre millet pre made illustrations. You could pick things that were fun that happened to fit. Whatever you're talking about, let's a solar system are, you know, buildings, cats, hearts, bunnies, trees, whatever. Ah, and you Canellos in there and start to create a very unique palette for your client yourself, your company. Whatever it may be, let's go back over and open shot studio. So let's say that you're happy with this is your final product. We're going to go to this big red button and we're gonna click Export. It is going to ask you some questions. First, things really simple. What do we want this to be called? And I'm just gonna call this plane stop motion, right? And what do we want to go? I want to go to my desktop because that's what's easy for me. And let's go down here ID like Teoh have everything being coated in em before. Depending on what you're gonna be uploading this to or the website that you're working with or the I t. Team that's working with them. They may want something else, and you can go in here and you can change it to a lot of the common available formats, you know? Ah, movie 80 I whatever, Um, I'm just gonna do MP for cause. Well, that's just what I'm used to. Let's talk about different video formats. There's different types of HD that are available to you. Um, most of these are going to be confusing to the average novice individual, you know. Do you really need to know the difference between on 9 20 vs 14. 40 10 80 p? No, it's not gonna make that big difference to you. Do you need to know what CIF is or quarter sit for full surface? No, eso most of this. There's no point even paying any attention to it. for those of you who for those of you who are into although different types of video formats and everything else, this is gonna make sense to you really quickly. I'm not really going to cover. All the different options are available to you from open Child studio because most of it is just gonna be confusing for the average user. Well, we're going to focus on is we're gonna go down here to your standard 10. 80 p and 7 20 b range. I would highly recommend that you do everything in 10. 80 p unless, for some reason, the platform you're working on demands that you do 7 20 p just just for sure function of things done 10 80 p are gonna have a longer shelf life than things done. 7 20 p. As technology continues to develop, let's talk about frame rates and for those you guys who aren't familiar with working and adding software, um passed the resolution. There is the amount of frames per second. There is 23.98 24 25 29.97 30. So forth and so on. All way up to 60. What does all that mean Well, for you as the anonymous or Lehman, A lot of nothing. Um, what's really common that, you see, is 24 30 and 60 and most of times where people are talking about that, they're not talking about true 24 30 and 60. They're talking about the separating right here, which is 29.97 or ah, 23.98 on global block. Um, So what I would tell you to do is just don't worry about me that and pick something that sounds reasonable to you. So what I would recommend that you look it is is doing 30 frames per second or the 29.97 Those are some very standard formats that are accepted. No matter if you're talking about YouTube or whatever for those you guys who understand. Ah, what all these different frames per second are going to do your imagery. You know, you need to ask yourself, what do I want the feel past the images per second that I've already put into the project to be and this is where stop motion animation can get really complicated because you have made four images per second. But you're creating a document that excuse me, you're creating a piece of media that is X amount of frames per second. Trying to make all that fit together can be a little maddening in terms of getting the right feel that you want. So talking about it in standard cinematic or video terms, something that's 24 frames per second or sub 24 frames 23.98 is going to b'more of a cinematic rain's gonna more of a dreamy feel. Something that leans more towards the 60 frames per second is going to be more like a broadcast range or streaming range where you're gonna find a lot of snappy, sharp movement. So if you major project to be very snappy, very sharp, you may want lean more towards the 30 of the 60 frames per second, depending on what platform you're gonna be uploading to or what your I T says that they want to put on the Web site or the amount of megabytes that they can accept. Whatever. If you're leaning towards something that's a little bit, you know, whimsical, you're gonna want you shift towards something that's gonna be a little more cinematic. A bit softer edges with a dream. Your So I would tell you to lend more towards the 24 sub 24. You know, the 23.98 frames per second. For those of you who are initiating that and understand all that there are a 1,000,000 different dissenting opinions on what is the best frames per second to use. We're not going to get any deeper on that. I would highly recommend that you go check out some of the other really great craters who dealt specifically and two talking about what frames per second you should use for exporting to create the best product for what you're looking for, giving back to those you guys who are novices just ignore everything I just said. And what I would highly recommend that you do is just click 29.97 and export video and forget everything else. So we're gonna go on export our video, and it's just gonna take a second, you know, open shots really quick. Those you guys were used to work in Premier premiere takes through Forever's Teoh coat and export something. And this is really fast and we're done. So let's minimize everything. And there is a video. And here we go. There's a little airplane flying along, snaking up around and there's our logo type. And oh, there were beautiful, right? Really Super duper simple. Not a very hard project, but it's meant to show what is stop motion animation. I would advise that you use this as a stepping off point. How can I make this mawr unique for myself from my client for my business, whatever it may be and just take the principles of this very simple project and build from there. So we're gonna go ahead and end this section in our next session. We're gonna do something kind of whimsical kind of fun, and we're gonna be working in Canada and open shot again. And we're going to use more of the free resource is they're afforded to us by campus. So I will see you guys in the next section. 4. Stop Motion Project 2: All right, guys, here we are, back in Canberra, and we're gonna make something whimsical this time. So we are going to go into elements, and we're going to go down to illustrations, and we're gonna pick something fun. So it's just like for some fun things. I like this bunny. So we're gonna let him hang out, obviously, because he is white on a white background, We willing to add a background. And what else do we have that looks fun? Stuck? A source is kind of fun. You know what? I really like the stegosaurus. We're gonna add him just for right now. Who? Pandas. I like the pandas. So one of the things that's afforded to you from Canberra is you have all these great little illustrations that you can voted for you. I'm sure some artists did him Whatever. Um, but you don't have to do anything. You can just use them. So this is kind of where your creativity can really shine. How do you bring all these different things together to make something unique and interesting? Um, so I have a stegosaurus. I have a bunny and I have a panda. I know, right? off the bat. One of the first things I need is I need a background because I got way too many white figures And let's get away from that gray color and let's go to lose to a custom color monster. Something come Yeah, like that. All this good? It's kind of fun, and we're gonna drop him back, and there we go. So I have a sad panda, have a stegosaurus, and I have a bunny. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna take my bunny, and I'm just kind of barely have him coming in, and I'm gonna find the stegosaurus later. I got an idea for this stegosaurus. So we ever sad panda, And we're just going to kind of make him hang out. And what I want to do is I want to get onto, like, a reveal. So I'm gonna make a square. I'm gonna kick it on its side and stretch it out as far as I need to. And I think we're gonna start off with black and we'll just have a slowly reveal of the panda. So this is gonna be your first time. And so we click copy our next image. We're gonna pull back whatever you want. I don't want to show the pants just yet. So just kind of right before his ear. And then let's get about halfway through the panda. And then let's fully reveal the panda and our pandas sad, which is sad. We're gonna just kind of keep on coming down, and then we're gonna have our little bunny nose poking out. So we're gonna take our bunny, and we're gonna have him start to just kind of crawl in. Japan is still sad. Our bodies all the way in and our bodies gonna keep moving towards the panda. And yet, again, we're not doing anything complicated. We're just moving quickly. We're hitting a lot of copy. Nothing crazy is happening. It we're just moving our bunny to the panda. As strange as that sounds And once I feel comfortable with where our bunnies and it, I'm going to change our money. So let's go back to illustrations and let's re find the bunnies. Because I saw a different bunny. Yeah, we have a bunny that's looking up, so I'm gonna take our bunny making teeny tiny line him up with our other bunny and I'm gonna try and make thes relatively match each other. So we're going to leave this bunny. I'm gonna have this bunny look up. Yeah, so now we want to do is we wanna have our panda noticed the bunny because our money noticed a panda. So of our panda options. Let's pick one. That would be our panda noticing the bunny and being excited. Well, I like this little guy right here. So on drop men were gonna line them up on the panda. We're in a shrink a month and bring him out to the same size as our other panda. Sonar panda is going. Oh, who, Bunny, Right. So let's copy. And what I want the body do is I want to just keep moving forward, okay? And now we're gonna change their pants, facial expression. And to do that, we needed to delete this one. And let's say our panda is just gonna be generally happy and just lined up again over the old one. So there there's Arpanet. Pant is happy. So create a copy and we're gonna keep our money moving forward. And everything is copasetic in Buddy Panda land making of the copy. And now we're gonna have our panda both bunny kiss. Sarah Panda is obviously really excited about the money and the body is going to stop and they were in a click Copy and let's go back and let's pick up our head down bunny and we line them up with our existing money and we're gonna shrink him up and we're just going try and match the bunnies as best that we can. And then we're gonna go your panda and we're gonna ever Pandit is fun, little sticking its tongue out thing. So our panda has gone from sad to shine Too cute, too silly, right in our bodies, just kind of hanging out. So I really like that stegosaurus. So I wanna have Staggie start to poke it's nose in right there. They come in a little bit more and our panda has a nose to yet and coming all the way. And now we're going to say that our panda has noticed. So we're gonna go back to this panda, you know, kind of being Ah, Koy or shy or whatever. So the stegosaurus continues to come in in Our panda is just like oh, Wow, there's a stegosaurus. So let's pick another face that would to note that the panda is happy about the stegosaurus . Let's just go to this nice generic happy panda smile. And the stegosaurus continues to move in. And that's about as far as the stake a source can go without hitting the bunny. So our panda should be happy. It has a bunny and has a stegosaurus. It's a panda. Me, you know, dance the whole animation. So now we need to kind of slowly phase out. So we're going to the same trick that we did before. We're in a cascade on signed, and we have a choice to make. Do we want to come in the same exact way that we did before? Do we want to come in a different way? Well, I want this one to kind of close out in a suit. A reverse. So we're gonna make a copy, come down the halfway through the panda, come down to all the way through the panda, but not quiet. Stegosaurus, come down. Can I cut in the bunny and the stegosaurus to getting most of the stegosaurus to completely going? And then I wanted to turn black. Bam! There we go. There's a full animation, super duper, whimsical super to Persily, Um, fund for Facebook. Or if you get kids, especially to get like a daughter, that could be a lot of fun. Um, I show this to my daughter. She might really think this is cute. So next time we do this, we're gonna pull this off. I'm gonna do J pegs. You could do P and G's if you want. And I am going to take the ZIP file and bring it over to my desktop. And here we go. Come on, canvas. All right, here we go. This is gonna be in our desktop down, and we're gonna extract here and here all of our different panda bunny stegosaurus photos. So now we want to do is want to open up, um, open shots studio. We want to go new project, and it's gonna ask us to want to save her old project. You can save it. You cannot say whatever you want. I'm going to personally not say that. And there we go. We're in a new project and we can pull in whatever we want. I'm going to pull in Obviously all of these. So we do have a little bit of a weird thing here. For whatever reason, it chose not to put them in order. That's not the end of the world. It's gonna happen from time to time. Remember, you're working with free software s o. What you seem to be prepared to do is say, Well, at least the number correctly. So we're gonna pull in our 1st 1 and we're gonna have control, or we can come over here. The little slider doesn't matter, and we're going to stretch him out to about 1/2 a second. We're gonna go to Preferences. And I want all of my images to be about half a second because we're going for more of ah, Winds, E. You know what kind of fit that? I think I'm gonna stretch this first went all the way out to a second. So then where your second image and yet again, we have a little magnet turned on our third image. Fourth death six. And it again, this is really boring. So just understand Thistle done. It'll look fun. But this part is, um it's exciting part of being an editor and a creator and 12 zoom all the way back over the top because of whatever reason, it pull it out of order. I was 13 14. You can start Sarah Little Bunny coming into the world 16. And let's assume on down a little bit 17. 18. And then again, I'm probably gonna stop talking here second, just to kind of save my voice. You guys, I'm sure you guys get the vibe of what we're doing here. We're just cling coring or lapping whatever cloak realism you want to use all of us together and there's a stegosaurus. And here we are, phasing out with the gray and we're a bar last 1 35 and this one, we're going to stretch out a little bit, just like last time restaurants around 20. Well, maybe 20 seconds. Maybe maybe 19. Okay, so let's go through. Unless play this, there's our sad panda. Here comes a bunny. It's and then the pandas gun knows the bunny in the pan isn't happy. And then oh, my goodness, there's a stegosaurus and then seen just real soon was real simple, Real cute little video it again. We're gonna go ahead and render this. I'm going to choose to dio 24 frames per second or sub 24 just because I think a little bit of Lindsay would be nice. Who? I did it wrong. Uh, those you guys have taken other classes. A personal bet P for me is I like everything to go to my desktop. Okay, there we go. And we're gonna let that finish exporting. Let's take a look at it. 5. Stop Motion Project 3: So in this section of the video, we're gonna be talking about how to animate something that you've created that you like. Right? So here I have an example. And for those of you who are familiar with my other canvas courses, you're going to recognize this right off the bat. Um, but let's say you've made something illustration. Whatever it may be that you like, and you won't know how to animate it. So what we're gonna do is we're in to work backwards, and we're gonna can go over some examples of being really intricately working backwards versus kind of taking out big chunks. So to start off, if you want to take out big chunks, what we do is we would remove whole groups and last line. So pretending this is an information you would start with, this would be frame one, 23 and four. Now that that's very rudimentary. Yeah, you would have Bam, bam, bam! All these things will be happening. If you want to be very intricate about it. It would be something more along the lines of breaking up all these little subgroups and saying, What elements can I make disappear? That are gonna have enough of an impact for some I didn't notice, but be intricate enough for me to have a level of, you know, you know, interesting uniqueness. So let's start off by getting rid of the flower. So we're going to go from here to ban Flower in this one. We're going to get rid of the little word box. And then on the nights when we're gonna rather little lock and then on the night soon we're going to get rid of the actual notification and of itself. Then when they get rid of the Vause that holds the flowers and then we're going to get rid of the computer and the next really read of the desk itself, and then we're any right of the background color itself. And obviously, we had a phantom and endure some junk back here. So assuming this is animation, this is roughly how it would follow. Starting with image nine mnj. I mean, you fix this image a a student image. Nine. Image eight. Image seven. We have a desk image. Six. We have a computer image. Five. We have a Vons image for we have a notification image. Three real lock image to we have the notification verb egx and then image one. We have a flower. Let's go ahead and download that and we're not edit preferences. And we want all of these guys to be one second age and we're going to start with the very first image. So we're gonna zoom in and it again you could do with the slider, or you can do with control and the scroll wheel on your mouse, and I'm gonna actually bring him out to the second about second half and then on my bringing the next one and so forth and so on and again, I am working backwards and there are last one following the same rules we're gonna stretched out about second, some change. Let's go and export that and export. 6. Stop Motion Demos: 7. Thank you for taking this class: thank you for completing the course, and I hope that you have a better understanding of the basics of stop motion animation using free software. But I hope that you have found you know, some interesting points to kind of spark your interest and continue to learn further on these different Softwares and stop motion animation and what it can bring to your ability to offer to your own personal business where you work out, or maybe something on five or up. Work wherever, maybe, and build a portfolio for yourself and whatever aspect it is using stop motion animation and all these different Softwares to raise something cool for yourself.