This is the development site for the Helium Frog Animator. The software enables stop motion animation on a Windows PC including frame capture, avi creation, onionskinning, exposure sheet, Chroma Keying and Rotoscoping. A frame editor is also included in the Software.
The program is fully functioning and currently has had in excess of 7000 downloads from www.HeliumFrog.com
. It is used in schools in countries such as Canada, Portugal and the UK for stop motion projects.
We are currently looking to get a team together to improve and expand the software so that it will be the Free software of choice for budding stop motion animators.
The program is written in Visual Basic 6 and released under the GNU General Public Licence.
Future tasks are as follows:-
a) Translating the software from VB6 to VB.net. This should be a managable task and enable the use of C# modules in the software.
b) Developing modules in C# to add additional features such as support for Digital SLR cameras (Canon, Nikon etc.)
c) Translation to a full C# program and improving reliability of the code.
d) Developing a cross platform version for use on Linux and Mac