Freebie: Stop Motion Tools for Real and Fake Stop Motion

Freebie: Fake Stop Motion Tools

Today we’re presenting Stop Motion tools, both for real stop motion and for faking it. And if these tools aren’t enough for you, we have links to some great products in our store.

Fake Stop Motion

The Waenderer has a free new preset and tutorial to create a fake stop motion effect. How does it replicate a realistic stop motion effect? This preset fakes light inconsistencies and camera instability, as well as adding moving dirt or dust.

The preset comes with 2 versions and works in After Effects CC 2017 and up.


This one comes to us via Lester Banks. Thanks, Lester Banks!

QubaHQ Stop Motion Kit Tutorial

QubaHQ Stop Motion Kit is a free download and is marketed as “The Fastest Way to Accomplish Stop Motion in After Effects!” Download it and find out for yourself!

The QubaHQ Stop Motion Kit contains presets and a sample project.

Learn more at QubaHQ.

Want more options for your Stop Motion projects?

Ebberts + Zucker Beatnik is a time remapping tool that includes Stop Motion Simulation. It works in a slew of After Effects versions: After Effects 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015.3, CC 2015, CC 2014, CC, CS6.

Ebberts + Zucker BeatnikEbberts + Zucker Beatnik

Unlock new levels of time effects to create beat-driven edits, retiming, audio-reactive speed changes & more with just 1 click.

Beatnik is the first script to combine advanced peak detection with time remapping to allow for unprecedented command of sound-based time effects in After Effects. It’s built for audio-triggered speed ramps, automatic edits, montages and a wide range of retiming capabilities ranging from subtle to extreme.

Learn MoreTry Ebberts + Zucker Beatnik for free!

Doing some REAL stop motion? Here’s what the pros use.


The Premier Image Capture Software for Stop Motion Animation, Motion Design & Visual Effects

Dragonframe is the premier frame-grabbing software for stop motion animation and time-lapse photography. Dragonframe has innovated in the world of stop motion software by pushing the functionality beyond frame grabbing to provide a full assortment of production tools.

Learn MoreTry Dragonframe for free!



Posted by Michele Yamazaki