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AnimAide XT User Guide Version: 1.0 Release Date: 07-27-06
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Table of Contents
Features System Requirements Getting Started The User Interface Frame Editor Time-Lapse Rotoscope Onionskin Line Tool The Remote Clapper Sound/Lip-Syncing Manipulating the Text Shiftingthe sound Printing out bar sheets Preferences Building long animations Tutorial – Lip-Sync Keypad Reference
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• Video support for Firewire™ DV cameras • Support for Digital Still cameras • Sound/Lip-Sync • Frame Editor • Time-Lapse • Print out bar sheets • Sound track on exported movie ﬁles • Rotoscope • Onionskin • Linedrawing • Clap Activation • Script Automation • Export externally (Export without loading in images and sound) • JPEG, TIFF, and PNG image format support
• Rotoscope auto-advance frame option • Onionskin will fade with the source. • Onionskin outline functionality improved. • Export Quicktime™ Movie improved picture ﬁdelity
Minimum System Requirements• • • • Mac OS 10.3 or later 400 MHz PPC G3, G4 500 MB of RAM 500 MB hard drive space
Suggested System Requirements
• 1 GHz G4, G5 PPC or better • 2 GB RAM or more • 5 GB hard drive space
1) Set up camera, tripod, lights and scene. 2) Start AnimAide XT. To create a new project select menu File > New Project. You will be asked to choose a folder where the images willbe captured into. 3) Setting the Camera DSC (Digital Still Camera) Connect the USB cable to the computer from digital still camera. It is best to use an AC adapter to power your camera than to drain your batteries. Your camera may get hot from long use. Some cameras won't deactivate their ﬂash. A work around is to cover the ﬂash with black electrical tape. Also, some cameras adjust their lensbefore shooting which will wear your lens motor. Use a camera that you can manually control that will allow you to turn off the auto-focus. Select menu Options > Camera Type > DSC (still) DV (Digital Video) Connect the Firewire™ to the computer from digital video camera. Start AnimAide XT. To create a new project select menu File > New Project. You will be asked to choose a folder where the images...