DRAGON FRAME - Sun. July 1st, 2012

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty

Curse Of The Wolfs Heart © 2012 Jeff Lafferty

I was going to take a few days off, I had to go through some pretty major dental stuff on Friday, I’m still not feeling 100%, but I came across something really cool and just couldn’t wait to blog about it.

I tried out the frame grabbing software, Dragon Frame - Link and wow, was I impressed!

Up till now I had been using Animator DV - Link which is a great software and I highly recommend it, but I was never able to get a live feed directly off my camera. I was able to get a live feed through my webcam, but not my DSLR.

I have a Canon Eos Rebel xsi 450D, which I had bought specifically to shoot animation with, so its been a little frustrating having to use a webcam for the live feed and also having to remember to push the button twice when I animate (once for the webcam, and once for the frame of film)

Anyway, today I got a hold of a copy of Dragon Frame, the live feed fired up right away ... and what a pleasure it is to animate with. By far the best software I’ve tried yet and well worth the price.

By the way, here’s one of the hands, latex'ed and partially painted.

Looks pretty good I think, I’m still thinking about experimenting with a silicon version though.



Sean Tiffany said...

I checked out the Dragon Frame website and the software looks GREAT! Simple enough that it doesn't get in the way of your creativity so you can so exactly what you want to do. I can't wait to see some new test movies! It's all looking so good!

mark hancock said...

hey jeff, i use dragon now! i used to use istop motion but like you, i upgraded my camera to a DSLR and i love dragon, such a good program and i will agree that its worth the money. all the best, the puppet is looking great by the way.