Have you ever wanted to make your own animated movie? In fact, it's not as difficult as you think. This article will give your some instructions on how to make a simple animated movie in Mac.
Prepare the photos for your animated movie
Before making animated movies, you should finish drawing your entire cartoon. Then take photos of all of the pictures you drew, or scan them into the computer via scanner. If you have a drawing tablet, just draw your frames on the computer.
Edit the photos and make animated movie
After that, you should deal with all the pictures on the computer. Here video editing software like Wondershare Video Editor for Mac is highly recommended. It helps you easily manipulated and rearranges shots to create a seamless final product: you can remove any unwanted footage and scenes as well as titling and adding different effects to your movies. Below are a few steps for creating your own animated movie using Wondershare Video Editor for Mac.
1. Import your photos to this video editor
First you should have Wondershare Video Editor for Mac downloaded onto your Mac. Then open the software and choose either a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio to start a new project. After that, a browser will pop up for you to easily import your photos to this video editor. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop your photos to the program.
2. Start making animated movie
Then you can change the duration of each image by double-clicking. The frames in your movie are limited to 1s, which can be too long for most animations. But the way to get around this is relatively simple: just export a slow version of your animation first (dictated by the minimum still image duration), then re-import the resulting movie clip and change its overall speed.
Then add sound and vocals to the movie if they are to be included. To do this, just place the audio file to the Music timeline. You can also record a track using the built-in tool. Besides that, you can add sound effects to set a right atmosphere and make the animation come alive.
You can also add text to the animated movie. Just go to the “Text” tab, choose a text style and click “Apply”. Then enter the text in to the box and change font, size, color and position as you like.
3. Preview and save the animated movie
Now that you have done all of steps, you are ready to preview to see what your animated short looks like. You can do so by clicking “All Clip” in the preview window and pressing the “Play” button. Then you should see your movie play by picture by picture.
If you're satisfied with the result, hit the “Export” button to save the animated movie. You can either save it to different formats or directly share it on YouTube and Facebook. On top of that, you’re able to save it to a DVD.