I know that I’m not supposed to post a different topic, but I’m curious about this and noone has replied to my other topic “creating custom Halo characters”. So I have this logitech webcam that I use for my stop animations. The problem is I did some tests today with my legos and they don’t seem to work out right. Does anyone have any suggestions? I tried 15 fps, but it still went by too fast.
Try moving them in really short increments.
There are several aspects that may affect how fast your film plays back.
– What software are you using to capture?
– What software are you using to edit?
– What software are you using to export?
Any of these three may change your speed.
Let’s say ou want something to get from A to B in 2 seconds. At 15fps, you know that you will need to capture 30 images. For each image, the object will need to move 1/30th of the distanc between A and B.
Once you have your 30 images, you will need to edit it, or at least convert it from a bunch of pictures into an actual video. You will need to be careful and check the settings on all your software to make sure they are using the same setup. For example, if you take your images and work on them using the settings for NTSC, then it will play 29.97 frames every second (basically, at double speed).
Then when you export it, if you export with “for web” settings, it may convert your video into “web 15fps”, except that it’s not playing your 15 images every second, it’s compressing by throwing away every second image. So of your 30 images, it wil only show you images number 2, 4, 6, 8 and so on.
So if your video is playing too fast, the first thing to do is to check the settings on your software and make sure that each program is set to the same settings.
I had that problem too when I started making brickfilms. I sloved it by decreasing the amount of frames for one animation. Take more time for one animation.
If this doesn’t work, you should try what An Old Ore said about the extension etc.
I get it now. The software I’m using is a logitech webcam studio program my dad got. I use his webcam to make my films. Thanks for the tips on framerate. So what I’m getting is by doubling the amount of shots I take(i.e. 15fps=30 images as you said). Hopefully that works out for me. Thanks again. :wink
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