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Happy Wednesday!

Today we are featuring a neat web application that allows your students to create their own custom animations. This web application is FREE and does not require any type of account or login!

To get started, go to: http://www.abcya.com/animate.htm



You will see a homepage like the picture above, for first (or second) time users, I highly suggest watching the brief tutorial on the right side. Once you are comfortable, you click on the "Go" screen on the left.



This what the main "create" panel looks like. You can have up to 100 frames in your animation. 100 frames would create a video that lasts about a minute. You can edit the background using the + symbol on the top blue button on the right side. Along the bottom, you have options to draw, add shapes, text, images, an eraser, and your color palette. 

One import tool is the copy frame button on the right side. This is very useful if you wish to add text to your animation. Each frame is about a second so if you have any text at all, you need to copy the frame multiple times until the animation displays the words long enough to read.

Below is my sample animation:

Once you are happy with your animation, click on the save button and it will be saved as a .gif image. You can insert the image just like a normal picture but yours will be animated!

I bet your students can create some wonderful animations! Please feel free to share them with me via email to pamelabatchelor@johnston.k12.nc.us

Thanks!

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday Web Tool: ABCya Animations

Happy Wednesday!

Today we are featuring a neat web application that allows your students to create their own custom animations. This web application is FREE and does not require any type of account or login!

To get started, go to: http://www.abcya.com/animate.htm



You will see a homepage like the picture above, for first (or second) time users, I highly suggest watching the brief tutorial on the right side. Once you are comfortable, you click on the "Go" screen on the left.



This what the main "create" panel looks like. You can have up to 100 frames in your animation. 100 frames would create a video that lasts about a minute. You can edit the background using the + symbol on the top blue button on the right side. Along the bottom, you have options to draw, add shapes, text, images, an eraser, and your color palette. 

One import tool is the copy frame button on the right side. This is very useful if you wish to add text to your animation. Each frame is about a second so if you have any text at all, you need to copy the frame multiple times until the animation displays the words long enough to read.

Below is my sample animation:

Once you are happy with your animation, click on the save button and it will be saved as a .gif image. You can insert the image just like a normal picture but yours will be animated!

I bet your students can create some wonderful animations! Please feel free to share them with me via email to pamelabatchelor@johnston.k12.nc.us

Thanks!

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