Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Dinosaurs in Space Animation Set

We recently received a brilliant box which kept my 8 year old and her friend amused for hours - Dinosaurs in Space, an animation kit made by the brilliant Zu3D.

In the box was an animation ready webcam, some coloured clay, modelling tools and the super animation software. We were very impressed with how the box itself turned into some background scenery to be coloured in - ensuring a unique and fun experience for everyone, as well as making great use of the packaging.

Full tutorial videos to help you get started and help with using the software are also included. Everything you need, in fact, to make your own project from start to finish, and the two 8 year olds we trialled it with managed to make and set it up pretty much all by themselves, with very little input needed. It's quite simple, set the camera up, press click, move the creatures a bit, click again... and repeat! You can even add titles, credits and music to make it look very professional.

I'd love to show you the animated video which the girls created, but they had so much fun that it does go on for rather too long... We have recreated a shortened 'preview' version instead:

We definitely recommend this box set, for all budding animators young or old. It can be purchased at the Zu3d online shop.

Disclaimer: we were sent this product free of charge so that we could test it, but have not received any payment and all views expressed here are our own.


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