Rainy Day Fun with the Hue Animation Studio

Back in the summer we visited the animation exhibition at our local museum. As part of that exhibition they had the Hue Animation Studio kit set up for visitors to have a play with. My son loved the easy way he was able to make a quick stop motion animation, so we were delighted to be sent our own copy to review.

Hue Animation

The installation of the software was very straightforward and within minutes we were up and running. The kit we were sent comes with some dough and suggestions on how to make a Moshi Monster animation, but my sons heart belongs to Minecraft, so he chose to use the themed paper craft sets he had received for Christmas instead.

It is very easy to get filming. The bendy arm of the camera means you can adjust it to get the angle just right, then it is simply a case of clicking to take your picture. You then move whatever you are animating slightly, made easier by a ghost image of your previous frame, then click again. And you are away! You can watch what you have done so far from the dashboard, and there are plenty of fancy editing options to improve your work.

He is somewhat of a perfectionist, so the clip that follows is very much a work in progress. He is spending hours writing down plot ideas, making up the blocks involved and crafting his own props. It is a great all round creative experience – encompassing story telling, crafting, and filming. If I waited for him to be finished this review may not happen for several months, but this is what he has done so far….

When he has finished the basic film, he will be going back to overlay sound and text- all very simple to do from the Hue dashboard. It really is easy to get animating with this kit, and it has been the perfect thing to keep him occupied on the many rainy days we have had of late! If you are looking for a half term project that won’t care what the weather is like, then this could be the thing for you!

For further information, and to purchase your own copy visit Hue Animation– it is on special offer at £49.95 at the moment, and I would say that represents good value for money when I consider the hours of use it has already had!

 

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  1. February 5, 2014 / 12:05 am

    That is fab! Well done Max, Ev has his papercraft now so plenty of videos coming soon I imagine. It is a brilliant piece of kit and I love it too, well worth every penny!

    Steve!
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  2. February 5, 2014 / 10:25 am

    I used to love doing basic stop motion animation when I was little, and this software looks as though it makes the process a lot easier, I especially like the look of the bendy camera. Looks like a brilliant way to encourage kids to be creative, and your son has done a fab job!
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  3. February 5, 2014 / 11:19 am

    It is just amazing that the technology is now there to allow our children to make their own animations at home! I would have adored something like this when I was a child!
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  4. February 5, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Love it! And will be showing my Oh who is also a minecraft fan! Next stop… The oscars?
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  5. February 10, 2014 / 5:12 pm

    My husband makes animation software and kits for children x http://www.zu3d.com I am very proud of just how child friendly it is x Would love you to have a look x
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