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Animation Creator for iPhone and iPad

Regardless of whether you're using the iPhone version of this app or the iPad edition, Animation Creator provides a great way to try your hand at putting your drawings into motion.

Toon Boom Animation releases Storyboard Pro 2

The latest version of the storyboard creator features smart vector-based sketching, the ability to dynamically reorganize panels and scenes without losing their sequencing, and built-in animatics management.

Blender 2.49b

Serious moviemakers, animators, and graphic designers are a demanding bunch. For them, using the best tool for the job is more important than a low (or at least affordable) price. Blender is one major exception to this rule.

Smith Micro upgrades animation packages

Smith Micro Software has released Anime Studio Pro 7 and Anime Studio Debut 7, upgrades to its line of animation creation software. Anime Studio Pro is targeted to professionals and digital artists, while Anime Studio Debut is targeted to beginners.

Kinemac 1.8.3

Kinemac is an inexpensive and powerful 3D-creation tool from which any digital artist can benefit. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional 3D content creator, Kinemac 1.8.3 is definitely worth checking out.

Flash Professional CS5

Just about anyone who wants to produce applications and objects using Flash will need Flash Professional CS5. Some designers will find that the new version of Flash Professional meets their entire spectrum of needs. Others will integrate some unique features into a larger, more differentiated workflow. Here's our complete review.

Carrara 8 Pro adds better physics tools

DAZ 3D-Gizmoz has released Carrara 8 and Carrara 8 Pro, which promise improved animation tools, enhanced lighting, new vegetation tools and optimized rendering.

Adobe unleashes Creative Suite 5

Adobe Creative Suite 5 features upgraded technology, online services, and hundreds of new features.

Stop-motion animation and The Macalope

Two Mac luminaries drop in on podcast host Christopher Breen in this episode -- his daughter, to talk about stop-motion videos, and The Macalope, to talk about... well, The Macalope.

Create stop-motion animation

With a Mac, camera, software, and inexpensive materials, you can easily create animated videos.