playmobil film how to

This topic is not exactly related with synfig, but I think is the right place to ask. I’m planning to make a play mobile stop motion film with my children. Searching youtube I saw films like this one:

and this is not stop motion, isn’t it? How can I make a similar one, what software (Linux) can I use. Is synfig useful for make a similar film? How can I achiveve this precision of movement and animation?

Thanks in advance.

I don’t think the video you linked is made with the stop motion technique, pal. It’s a 3D animation probably made with programs like 3Ds Max, Maya, Blender or similars.
However, if you want to work with stop motion there are specific programs too. Try Stop Motion Pro or Dragonframe. I hope this will help you. :slight_smile:

the film was done in 3d rendering/modeling /

if you choose to do your film in 3d, you can try blender .
playmobil 3d object for blender


Oh thanks! For playing with children the best option is definitely to plan a stop motion film. But I will try in the next weeks to make a simple film with Blender and this 3D playmobile library.

Yes… I’m sure your children will have a lot more fun with stop motion. Have a good time! :wink:

I fully agree, lots of fun.

Have a look at
and actually, most of the video editors support importing a series of image, as soon as they are numbered in sequence ( is your friend).

More complex, Cinelerra supports still images too, with all the power of typical video editing tool.

If you’re doing high end video work, you might want to look into CinePaint:

And then of course synfig can import a list of images (png, for instance), even if I never tried it. see a.o.

hope this helps.