AnimaShooter Capture is a user-friendly stop-motion animation software with support for Canon DSLR cameras. Easy to learn, easy to use. AnimaShooter Capture supports any Canon digital reflex camera which is able to be remotely controlled from PC and has Live View feature. Remember to test your camera with AnimaShooter Capture (in trial mode) to ensure compatibility.
The following Canon DSLR cameras supported:
- Canon EOS 1D Mark III,
- Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III,
- Canon EOS 1D Mark IV,
- Canon EOS 1D X,
- Canon EOS 1D X Mark II,
- Canon EOS 1D C,
- Canon EOS 5D Mark II,
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III,
- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV,
- Canon EOS 5Ds,
- Canon EOS 5Ds R,
- Canon EOS 6D,
- Canon EOS 6D Mark II,
- Canon EOS 7D,
- Canon EOS 7D Mark II,
- Canon EOS 40D,
- Canon EOS 50D,
- Canon EOS 60D,
- Canon EOS 60Da,
- Canon EOS 70D,
- Canon EOS 77D,
- Canon EOS 80D,
- Canon EOS 100D,
- Canon EOS 200D,
- Canon EOS 500D,
- Canon EOS 550D,
- Canon EOS 600D,
- Canon EOS 650D,
- Canon EOS 700D,
- Canon EOS 750D,
- Canon EOS 760D,
- Canon EOS 800D,
- Canon EOS 1000D,
- Canon EOS 1100D,
- Canon EOS 1200D,
- Canon EOS 1300D,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel SL1,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel SL2,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3i,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel T4i,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel T5i,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel T6i,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel T6s,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel T7i,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel T5,
- Canon EOS Digital Rebel T6,
- Canon EOS Kiss X7,
- Canon EOS Kiss X9,
- Canon EOS Kiss X3,
- Canon EOS Kiss X4,
- Canon EOS Kiss X5,
- Canon EOS Kiss X6i,
- Canon EOS Kiss X7i,
- Canon EOS Kiss X8i,
- Canon EOS 8000D,
- Canon EOS Kiss X9i,
In the case of EOS M/M2/M3/M10, remote shooting function is not supported.
Processor with a frequency of at least 1.6 GHz. RAM - at least 1 GB (Recommended size - 2 GB).
1. Run the installer. You will see the first Welcome screen. Click Next button.
2. On the License Agreement page check I accept the agreement and press Next button.
3. Change the destination location if you wish and press Next; button. Wait till installation succeeded.
4. On the final installation screen make sure the checkbox Start program after finishing installation is checked.
Note, activation requires an active internet connection.
Click Click to Activate button.
Activation dialog appears. Enter Activation Code and click Next.
Enter and confirm a password. It is recommended that you also enter and confirm your email address in the event that you need to retrieve your password for re-activation. Click Activate.
Click Request Eval Code button to get free Evaluation Code by email.
Enter a valid email and click OK. You'll get email with free Evaluation Code shortly.
The Offline Activation Process allows you to activate the software even if your computer is not connected to the Internet, although an Internet connection from another computer will be required to create and receive a License file (the .CDM) for the unconnected computer.
Creation of a pre-License file on the unconnected computer (the .LIC file).
Transfer of the .LIC file to a connected computer (usually with a USB stick).
From the connected computer, creating the License file (.CDM) using web-service.
Transfer of the .CDM file back to the unconnected computer.
Install AnimaShooter on unconnected computer and click Click to activate button.
Enter your Activation Code.
The warning dialog appears. Click OK to close this dialog.
Click button with key icon. You'll see generated license file: AnimaShooterCapture.lic. This file contains information required to create the .CDM license file.
Copy AnimaShooterCapture.lic file to any portable data storage device (USB flash drive, SD card, Micro-SD card) and take it to any another PC with active Internet connection.
Open your favorite web-browser and navigate to:http://www.softworkz.com/offline/offline.aspx
Select your .LIC license file and click Upload Lic File.
Offline Activation Form appears. Enter password and email and click Activate button.
On success, the corresponding message appears. Click Download and save AnimaShooterCapture.cdm file.
In order to Activate the software you must take this CDM License file and transfer it to the unconnected computer into the same directory where the .LIC file was located.
After restart AnimaShooter should be activated and run normally
The process includes the following steps
1. Create the pre-License file (.LIC)
2. Transfer of the .LIC file to a connected computer
3. Create the License file (.CDM) using web-service
4. Transfer the .CDM file back to the unconnected computer.
5. Close AnimaShooter and then start it again
Plug-in camera to computer with USB cable.
Set the Mode dial on top of camera to Manual (M). Set Quality setting to L, RAW, RAW+L.
Turn camera ON and give AnimaShooter a second or two to discover it.
Once your camera name displayed, press Connect button.
Create new or open existing project.
Make a shot by clicking Capture button.
Power your camera by AC power if possible. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully charged. Mount your camera on tripod if you have one.
Click Capture button to make a shot.
You can capture multiple frames at once. Before the capture button locate the drop down panel. Click button with number of frames you want to capture by one press. Switch betwen Add and Replace modes to add or replace frames.
Switch to Prefix tab to set up the prefix to be prepended to each captured frame.
Use Time Lapse feature to automatically capture images at predefined intervals.
Capture multiple frames at once
Auto Capture (Time Lapse)
Use Ctrl + Click to select one or more frames.
Using the middle mouse button, you can select single frame or a group of frames.
To move one or a group of frames, use the Alt + drag.
To copy one or a group of frames, use the Ctrl + Alt + drag.
Select frames in arbitrary order
Select a sequence of frames
AnimaShooter Capture can create video from a sequence of captured frames. Note that frame dimensions (width and height) must be a multiple of 8. Press Encode Video button to start encoding.
Yellow line on the bottom of Timeline marks the range of frames to be exported.
To play video with embedded player your system must have video codecs installed. If embedded video-player does not play video, most likely your system does not have the appropriate codecs.
Extract Video Frames [Beta]
You can import video into your project by means of turning it's frames into a sequence of still images.
1. Create new or load an existing project and switch to Video tab.
2. Click Video Frame Extractor tab.
You can import any video that can be played by AnimaShooter embedded video player.
Instead of extracting all frames, you can select a range within any video. You can adjust the range selection start and end points by clicking on Start Point and End Point buttons.
To set the start point: Drag the playhead to the desired position and click Start Point button to set a range start point.
To set the end point: Drag the playhead to the desired position and click End Point button to set a range end point.
To adjust where the range starts or ends: Drag the playhead to desired position and click Start Point button to set a range start point or End Point button to set a range end point.
Note, extraction should take a while.
1. Enable Video Frame Extractor
2. Open a desired video
3. Select a range. You can select a portion of a video called a "range"
4. Click Extract button to start extraction
An Exposure Sheet (also known as X-sheet or dope sheet) is a traditional animation tool that allows an animator to organize and controll the timing of animation. Timing tab contains Exposure Sheet table which shows sequence of captured frames and their phase numbers.Table cells may have rectangular markers inside. Blue marker indicates a first static frame within a sequence of static frames. Black marker indicates one of normal (nonstatic) frames.You can specify a phase number directly inside the Exposure sheet table cell. To add a phase number, click on one of nonstatic or first static frame and type a number where the zero appears.