It’s been about 7 years since Asasazi Stopmotion Animator was released and hosted by Marc Spess at animateclay.com
I spoke with him this morning and he said that the program was open source, so I was wondering if anyone here would like to upgrade it. It appears that Spess’s rival site, Clayanimator.com, has stolen his program and made only one change—he plastered HIS logo all over it by coding that into the source.
Now, many of us here at Brickfilms have been using Anasazi for years, and it has only been updated once in that time. I think it’s high time that someone updated it with the features we could all use—frame averaging, output to quicktime movie, output to numbered frames, frame batch import… Why not retool Anasazi so that it’s more l ike Monkey Jam, only with the ability to play back what you just shot without rendering it as a preview? (A feature of Asasazi I have always liked).
I am certain that the brilliant minds here could re-make Anasazi into a capture program to be reckoned with.
Sounds like a great idea and alot of fun. But I’m not a genuis in area of code programming. I could possibly make some images or sounds to make it look more appealing. It really stinks what happened to the Marc Spess guy.
EDIT: How do you edit all those source code files? I know, I’m not a genuis.
I think Saul or Cometgreen could answer that. I’m more of a visual artist than a programmer.
Marc said that he would host the new version of Anasazi, or Brickfilms could, or both. It would be nice to change the name slightly, though, so that Clayanimator doesn’t steal this one too.
I think there should be the “newer anasazi”. Or, the next version. Then there should be a “brickfilmer’s edition” hosted on brickfilms.
I’m sure I’ve got a newer version with more features….
Well, if we were to have a brickfilmer’s edition, it would have a Quicktime Output, more frame handling features, and possibly some more features like monkeyjam. For instance, B&W, frame loading, audio…
If anasazi alreadly has one of those features, I sudggest it be easier to find, I’ve used anasazi for quite some time and haven’t found any of that. Looks would definetly make it better.
I remember looking into it once and it wasn’t made with a very standard programing language like C++. I promptly gave up
So let’s find out what programming language it was coded in, and go from there. Someone here is BOUND to know how to do it.
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