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Animation Workstation

Animation Workstation lets visitors create their own stop-motion animations by moving objects on a small stage and taking a series of stills. There is a computer inside the exhibit that makes recording a series of frames effortless. Recording is fast and efficient and most visitors can record 50 or more frames in just a minute or two.

The workstation includes a staging area in which visitors manipulate props, a video camera that records the stage area, a computer, an LCD monitor, and nine push buttons. Instructions are provided, but the interface is so intuitive that visitors of all ages often figure out how to use it without reading them!

The exhibit allows visitors to email themselves a link of their video or upload it to YouTube so they can enjoy their animation after they leave the museum and share it with others.


Stop motion, storytelling​, creativity


Thinkery, Austin, TX

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