Mac information

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We are actively working on a Mac version of Stop Motion Pro Eclipse.

 

We will release the software once we are happy with the reliability and functionality.  We will make a call for beta testers in the future via our newsletter.

 

In the meantime, you can still run the best animation software on your Mac hardware!  

 

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 XP sp2 or Windows 7. 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.