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Using Eclipse on a Mac
 

Stop Motion Pro has been tested on the latest Intel Macs, and works extraordinarily well in conjunction with Boot Camp running Windows. This lets you run both Windows operating system software and Mac OS on the same Mac hardware (Mac Mini, iMac, Mac Pro etc). Boot Camp is pre-installed on your Mac. You do need an OEM copy of Windows which is available from any computer shop. Stop Motion Pro also works with Parallels and VMware Fusion.

There is a video at the bottom of this page showing the set up of Boot Camp on a Mac.

 

Using SMP Eclipse with Boot Camp

 

In Windows, we save our Quicktime (.mov) movies rendered in Stop Motion Pro (File > Make Movie) to a USB flash drive. This is useful because both Windows and the Mac OS can read and write to the drive freely.

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We then start up as our Mac, opening the USB drive and locate our .mov animations for editing.

 

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Drag and drop the .mov file onto the desktop...

 

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In iMovie, use the File>Import Movies. Locate your animation on the desktop. Import it.

 

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There you go. All ready to edit!

Stop Motion Pro outputs uncompressed AVI and MOV Quicktime files that are compatible with Quicktime (iMovie and FinalCut Pro etc).

We recommend you test Stop Motion Pro on a Mac running Windows before purchase.

 

What you need:

 

Intel Mac (Mac OS X Leopard v10.5 or later) running Boot camp/Parallels - info

Windows installation disc (from Microsoft)

Stop Motion Pro free trial.

dvdcase eclipse

 

Fresh, brilliant software for stop motion animation.

A totally new interface with user-friendly design means Stop Motion Pro Eclipse will be a perfect vehicle for your characters and story.

 

Rigorusly tested by studios and animators, here's what they say:

Eclipse is a feature rich, high res stop motion animation program that let's you get right to animating and not bogged down by a huge learning curve or too much tech - Matthew Murphy

From $18

Interface switches between English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese 

 

Overview

JPL films

Currently exclusively for PC, we are actively developing a Mac version. 

  

Some of the great features packed into every copy of Eclipse:
  • Smooth playback at up to 30 frames per second
  • Track and plan movement with markers
  • Record audio while playing back animation
  • Capture multiple frames with one click
  • Customize shortcuts
  • Compatible with dozens of cameras
  • Advanced project management tools
  • Thumbnail editor

 

Intuitive design

While all new, Stop Motion Pro Eclipse has been developed with studios, schools and independent animators around the world.  It is the culmination of years of experience in the industry.

onionskin teaser

 

 

Move puppets with precision - Onionskinning makes it easy 

lipsync teaser

 

 

Your characters can finally have a voice with new lip sync tools

 

 

 

audio teaser

 

Layer sound effects with music or dialogue while you animate with the multi-track audio editor

 

 

 

rigremoval teaser

 

 

Your characters can fly through the air with the rig removal tool 

 

 

import teaser

 

 

 

Freedom to import images and videos into your animation

 

 

...Eclipse was easy to use and very intuitive. I would highly recommend to anyone that's a beginner or seasoned professional looking create stop motion movies. - Chris Ulrich, Chicago

Check out more tutorials in Animating with Eclipse pages.

Buy now / feature list

 
 Eclipse
Eclipse Subscription*
Eclipse SD 
 Canon / Nikon DSLR tick tick X
 DSLR Image lab tool tick tick X
 Webcams / Video cameras tick tick tick
 Resolution max.  unlimited unlimited  800 x 600
 Import movies and stills tick tick tick
 Multitrack audio tick tick tick
 Onionskinning tick tick tick
 Chromakey  tick tick tick
 Rotoscope tick tick tick
 Looping functions tick tick tick
 Rig removal tick tick tick
 Paint on frames tick tick tick
 Dual monitors tick tick tick
 X-sheet / sound sync tick tick tick
 Markers tick tick tick
 Programable shortcut keys tick tick tick
 Arduino controller tick tick tick
  1 pcs Eclipse
3 pcs Eclipse
10 pcs Eclipse

1pcs Eclipse subscription, per/month

1 pcs Eclipse SD
3 pcs Eclipse SD
10 pcs Eclipse SD

 
Free trial

 

*Eclipse Subscription gives you payment/use flexibility with all the great features of Eclipse. You pay monthly via PayPal. Great for short projects, single assignments or short term use, it requires an active internet connection when using the software.

 

Go to our Online shop for:
  • Postal delivery
  • Network licenses
  • Bundles and hardware

 

 
Postal delivery

Delivery of boxed editions with keypad stickers is available from our online shop.

 
Upgrades 

Information on upgrades from previous versions of Stop Motion Pro is available here.

Get started


What to do next:

 

1. Download the free trial.

 

2. Choose a camera or import option.

 

3. Test and use the software, following our tips.

 

4. Purchase via Paypal or reseller.

 

5. You will receive a serial number so you can download and unlock your copy of Eclipse.

 

dvdcase eclipse

Our latest innovation for stop motion animation production.

While all new, Stop Motion Pro Eclipse has been developed with studios, schools and independent animators around the world.  It is the culmination of years of experience in the industry.

 

Currently exclusively for PC, we are actively developing a Mac version. 

 

Redesigned with usability as the primary goal


We believe Eclipse is the most intuitive stop motion animation software available.  Try it yourself!  The new icon driven interface means you focus on your animation and story.

 

Some of the great benefits:
  • Preview animation as you film it instantly.
  • Control exposure and capture frames from Canon and Nikon Live view DSLR cameras. Resolution of high res images is only limited by your hardware.
  • JPL films
    Create complex sound tracks with twin stereo audio tracks.
  • Loop animation sequences to get a better feel for the animation flow, you can include the live view from your camera to see how the movement is progressing.
  • Rig removal tools so you can use wires and props to support puppets and sets.
  • Programmable shortcut keys and the Stop Motion Pro parallel port remote control interface are also available with this version.
  • Overlay a frame counter and TV safe zone.
  • DSLR image lab to take test shots and view full resolution images.

 


What to do next:

 

1. Download the free trial

 

2. Choose a camera or import option

 

3. Test and use the software, following our tips

 

4. Purchase via PayPal or reseller.

 

 
 
Purchase outright

$185

 
 
Subscribe*

per month 

 $18

 

5. You will receive a serial number so you can download and unlock your copy of Eclipse.

 

Eclipse can be switched between English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese

 

* Subscription option requires an active internet connection while using the software.

**All prices in USD

 Paypal active long

 

dvdcase eclipse

 

Fresh, brilliant software for stop motion animation.

A totally new interface with user-friendly design means Stop Motion Pro Eclipse will be a perfect vehicle for your characters and story.

 

Rigorusly tested by studios and animators, here's what they say:

Eclipse is a feature rich, high res stop motion animation program that let's you get right to animating and not bogged down by a huge learning curve or too much tech - Matthew Murphy

From $18

Interface switches between English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese 

 

Benefits / features

JPL films

Currently exclusively for PC, we are actively developing a Mac version. 

  

Some of the great features packed into every copy of Eclipse:
  • Smooth playback at up to 30 frames per second
  • Track and plan movement with markers
  • Record audio while playing back animation
  • Capture mutiple frames with one click
  • Customize shortcuts
  • Compatible with dozens of cameras
  • Advanced project management tools
  • Thumbnail editor

 

Intuitive design

While all new, Stop Motion Pro Eclipse has been developed with studios, schools and independent animators around the world.  It is the culmination of years of experience in the industry.

onionskin teaser

 

 

Move puppets with precision - Onionskinning makes it easy 

lipsync teaser

 

 

Your characters can finally have a voice with new lip sync tools

 

 

 

audio teaser

 

Layer sound effects with music or dialogue while you animate with the multi-track audio editor

 

 

 

rigremoval teaser

 

 

Your characters can fly through the air with the rig removal tool 

 

 

 

import teaser

 

 

Freedom to import images and videos into your animation

 

...Eclipse was easy to use and very intuitive. I would highly recommend to anyone that's a beginner or seasoned professional looking create stop motion movies. - Chris Ulrich, Chicago

Check out more tutorials in Animating with Eclipse pages.

Buy now

 
 Eclipse
Eclipse Subscription*
Eclipse SD 
 Canon / Nikon DSLR tick tick X
 DSLR Image lab tool tick tick X
 Webcams / Video cameras tick tick tick
 Resolution max.  unlimited unlimitied  800 x 600
 Import movies and stills tick tick tick
 Multitrack audio tick tick tick
 Onionskinning tick tick tick
 Chromakey  tick tick tick
 Rotoscope tick tick tick
 Looping functions tick tick tick
 Rig removal tick tick tick
 Paint on frames tick tick tick
 Dual monitors tick tick tick
 X-sheet / sound sync tick tick tick
 Markers tick tick tick
 Programable shortcut keys tick tick tick
 Arduino controller tick tick tick
  price3pc
price3pc
price3pc

price3pc

price3pc
price3pc
price3pc

   
Free trial

 

Go to our Online shop for:
  • Discounts on multiple copies
  • Postal delivery
  • Network licenses
  • Bundles and hardware 

 

Postal delivery

Delivery of boxed editions with keypad stickers is available from our online shop.

 
Upgrades 

Information on upgrades from previous versions of Stop Motion Pro is available here.

 

* Subscription option requires an active internet connection while using the software.

 

Get started


What to do next:

 

1. Download the free trial

 

2. Choose a camera or import option

 

3. Test and use the software, following our tips

 

4. Purchase via PayPal or reseller.

 

5. You will receive a serial number so you can download and unlock your copy of Eclipse.

 

 

 

 

 

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Now you're talking!

 

Lip Sync Pro is a software application for planning ("breaking down") dialogue for animation.

Breaking down dialogue before filming means you can save time and focus on your characters performance.

 

Please find a full tutorial on using Lip Sync Pro here

 

Overview

Key benefits:
  • Bring in your dialogue or recordings in a variety of audio formats
  • Assign mouth-shapes to the audio track
  • Use included mouth-sets
  • Create your own mouth-sets
  • Use looping tools and shortcuts for efficient working
  • Intuitive interface with familiar controls
  • Lip sync pro is a "stand alone" product.  You do not have to have Eclipse to start lip syncing dialog.
  • Quicktime MOV, AVI and WMV encoded video files

  • Print out projects to add hand written annotations

  • X-sheet prompt tool / Excel spreadsheet compatible files

 

Buy now / feature list

 
 Lip Sync Pro
 
 Import AVI, MOV, WMV tick  
 Import MP3, WAV tick  
 Bundled mouth sets tick  
 Keyboard shortcuts tick   
 Customizable mouth sets tick  
 Export AVI, MOV, WMV tick  
 Export XLS (spreadsheets) tick  
 Compatible with Eclipse X sheet tick  
 Looping functions tick  
  1 pcs Lip Sync Pro
3 pcs Lip Sync Pro
10 pcs Lip Sync Pro

 
 
Free trial
 

 

 

Go to our Online shop for:
  • Discounts on multiple copies
  • Postal delivery
  • Network licenses
  • Bundles and hardware

 

 
Postal delivery

Delivery of boxed editions with keypad stickers is available from our online shop.

 
Upgrades 

Information on upgrades from previous versions of Stop Motion Pro is available here.

 

* Subscription option requires an active internet connection while using the software.

 

Get started


What to do next:

 

1. Download the free trial.

 

2. Choose a camera or import option.

 

3. Test and use the software, following our tips.

 

4. Purchase via Paypal or reseller.

 

5. You will receive a serial number so you can download and unlock your copy of Lip Sync Pro.

 

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The Stop Motion Pro Eclipse Network editions are designed for easy rollout across a school network.

 

The license allows an unlimited number of PCs, laptops and Windows laptops to be used.

 

 

BYOD   Disconnect for up to 30 days and still make animated films!

 

Eclipse is a feature rich, high res stop motion animation program that let's you get right to animating and not bogged down by a huge learning curve or too much tech.

Matthew Murphy

 

Overview

 

Key benefits: 
  • Eclipse is designed to minimize network traffic as the students create their films
  • You configure the roll-out for your network topology
  • Storage 'server' can be a NAS, Lynix, or other technologies
  • Compatible with virtualized servers
  • Disconnect laptops or Windows tablets from the network for up to 30 days

 

How it works:
  • Once unlocked, the local network server holds its license, without requiring an internet connection.
  • The workstations can be removed from the local network for up to 30 days and still use Eclipse.
  • To refresh workstation licenses, connect the computer to the local network and run Eclipse.  An internet connection is not required.

 

Roll-out process:
  • Your staff install Stop Motion Pro Eclipse on a central server. Individual licenses are not required for on-site computers or laptops and unlimited users are allowed.

  • A MSI installer package, customized for your school IT policies, is created using the Eclipse Network wizard application.

  • The MSI can be deployed using your existing processes and software. It can also be used in a virtulized environment. 

  • Students and teachers can take their laptops home and use Eclipse for up to 30 days before reconnecting to the server.

  • The Network instalation manual can be downloaded from here.

 

 

Your students will have these tools:

onionskin teaser

 

 

Move puppets with precision - Onionskinning makes it easy 

 

lipsync teaser

 

 

Your characters can finally have a voice with new lip sync tools

 

 

 

audio teaser

 

Layer sound effects with music or dialogue while you animate with the multi-track audio editor

 

 

 

rigremoval teaser

 

 

Your characters can fly through the air with the rig removal tool 

 

 

 

import teaser

 

 

Freedom to import images and videos into your animation

 

 

Buy now / feature list

 
 Eclipse Network
Eclipse SD Network
Remove computers from the network for up to 30 days tick tick
 Canon / Nikon DSLR tick X
 DSLR Image lab tool tick X
 Webcams / Video cameras tick tick
 Resolution max.  unlimited  800 x 600
 Import movies and stills tick tick
 Multitrack audio tick tick
 Onionskinning tick tick
 Chromakey  tick tick
 Rotoscope tick tick
 Looping functions tick tick
 Rig removal tick tick
 Paint on frames tick tick
 Dual monitors tick tick
 X-sheet / sound sync tick tick
 Markers tick tick
 Programable shortcut keys tick tick
 Arduino controller tick tick
     
  Network Eclipse

Network Eclipse SD

 
Free trial

 

More information about Eclipse and Eclipse SD can be found here.

 

Go to our Online shop for:
  • Postal delivery
  • Bundles and hardware

 

 
Postal delivery

Delivery of boxed editions with keypad stickers is available from our online shop.

 
Upgrades 

Information on upgrades from previous versions of Stop Motion Pro is available here.

 

* Subscription option requires an active internet connection while using the software.

 

Get started


What to do next:

 

1. Download the free trial.

 

2. Choose a camera or import option.

 

3. Test and use the software, following our tips.

 

4. Purchase via Paypal or reseller.

 

5. You will receive a serial number so you can download and unlock your copy of Eclipse.

 

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