Honest Technology is offering an easy-to-use application that enables ordinary consumers to create their own stop-motion Claymation movies.
Claymation Studio DeLuxe by honestech is priced at $40. You capture your images using a digital camera, a webcam or a DV camcorder, then create characters, apply small changes and add background images. Congratulations, you just made your very first Claymation movie.
Among its many features, Claymation Studio DeLuxe includes Onionskin to view previous the frame through a transparent overlay to help you create the next frame; Rotoscope, where users can view a still photo on top of a new image in the creation process and use it as reference to help produce images that are difficult to create; and Chroma Key, which allows users to put an object on a blue/green screen and import easily-changeable background images from another source.