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:
- EOS Kiss X9i / EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D,
- EOS 9000D / EOS 77D,
- EOS 6D Mark II,
- EOS Kiss X9 / EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D,
- EOS-1D C,
- EOS-1D Mark III,
- EOS-1D Mark IV,
- EOS-1D X,
- EOS-1D X Mark II,
- EOS-1Ds Mark II,
- EOS-1Ds Mark III,
- EOS 1000D / EOS Rebel XS,
- EOS 100D / EOS Rebel SL1 / Kiss X7,
- EOS 1100D / EOS Rebel T3,
- EOS 1200D / EOS Rebel T5 / Hi,
- EOS 1300D,
- EOS 300D,
- EOS 350D,
- EOS 400D,
- EOS 40D,
- EOS 450D / EOS Rebel XSi,
- EOS 500D / EOS Rebel T1i,
- EOS 50D,
- EOS 550D / EOS Rebel T2i,
- EOS 5D Mark II,
- EOS 5D Mark III,
- EOS 5D Mark IV,
- EOS 5DS,
- EOS 5DS R,
- EOS 600D / EOS Rebel T3i,
- EOS 60D,
- EOS 60Da,
- EOS 650D / EOS Rebel T4i,
- EOS 6D,
- EOS 700D / EOS Rebel T5i / Kiss X7i,
- EOS 70D,
- EOS 750D / Rebel T6i / Kiss X8i,
- EOS 760D / Rebel T6s / EOS 8000D,
- EOS 7D,
- EOS 7D Mark II,
- EOS 80D,
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’ll 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).
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.
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.