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I Can Animate

NEWS UPDATE - While we were working there were issues with the exported file having ugly grey lines through it, this is a Mac problem caused by the incompatibility of I Can Animate Version 4 with Snow Leopard. Update to I Can Animate Version 5 and the issues are solved.

Link to the various versions of I Can Animate -

I have included this link to FAQ's for...

Mac users -

PC Users -


Important Camera information -


How to change your camera settings - I Can Animate camerasettings.pdf

How to use the Chroma Key - I Can Animate chroma key.pdf

I Can Animate Storyboard - I Can Animate Storyboard.pdf



Link to Video Tutorials -



A practical workshop using modelling clay or leggo to explore the basics of the stop motion programme "I Can Animate". Participants will need to bring a digital video camera that can be connected to an AC outlet and their laptop. A trial version of the programme will also need to be downloaded - Please note that full functionality is for 5 DAYS ONLY so don't be tempted to download too

early. :)

I Can Animate can be purchased at a reduced license rate for NZ Schools, contact Innes Kennard -

Download the trial version and then contact Innes advising him of how many licenses you wish to purchase ($10 each). He will invoice you and send you the activation codes. Comic Life is also available from Innes, $4 per license - how great is that???


Examples of Animation by Hiruharama School students using "I Can Animate" in 2009.

More Examples -