Zu3D iPad Review

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itunes iconThe desire to create is in all of us. Zu3D by ZuLogic Ltd wants to get us all creating as early as possible.

Zu3D is a full stop-motion animation software for the iPad designed so simply, your child can use it. Supped up with all the features including titles, onion skinning, sound and credits, Zu3D has everything you need to animate your own movie.

The app is built just like a professional set-up that is familiar to anyone who has edited video before. Video, titles and sound have their own channels for editing and layering effects. Some sounds and music are included, as well as some basic designs for beginning and ending title sequences. Here is a full description of what Zu3D offers:

Zu3D is a powerful yet intuitive stop-motion animation and timelapse app.

Create your own animation by taking pictures, importing & recording sounds then adding titles, credits and speech bubbles. When you’re finished just export your animation to share with friends or upload directly to YouTube or Zu3D.com Zu3D image 2

Check out the tutorial video on http://www.zu3d.com/ipad to see just how easy it is.


*Watch your film at any time with instant playback -You don’t have to wait till the end of your film to review your progress!
*Onion skinning – Overlay frames on live video. Great for seeing how much you’ve moved your characters or for putting them back in place if you’ve knocked them over!
*Dynamically adjustable frame rate – Slow down or speed up your film or individual clips.
*Cut, copy, paste and reverse sequences of frames – Edit groups of frames to build up sequences of animation. Great for quickly animating repetitive actions such as blinking, waving etc.
*Delete frames – Delete any frames from your animation at any time – in case you accidentally take a picture of your hand!
*Import music and sounds – Zu3D comes with a library of sound effects and music which can dramatically enhance your films. You can also import your favourite music from your device.
*Record narration – or your own sound effects.
*Speech bubbles – Choose from a variety of different speech bubbles to overlay over your film.
*Titles & credits – Add exciting titles and scrolling credits using one of our many templates or build your own.
*Timelapse – Create amazing time-lapse films.
*Unlimited layers of audio – Using a very simple drag-drop interface you can arrange your music and sound effects to create your very own audio visual masterpiece.
*Video editing – Our simple interface allows for easy editing of your animations!
*Portrait and Landscape Orientations supported – Capture your film in the orientation that suits you.
*Unlimited Movie Length – Make a film as long as you want!*Option to export your film in three different qualities including HD. – Turn your animation into a .mp4 file that you can share with friends.
*Share your film directly on YouTube or the moderated Zu3D gallery – At the click of a button you can share your film with friends, family and the entire world on YouTube or our moderated animation gallery.
*Retina Display – Get the full benefits of your retina display.
*Exposure, white balance and focus lock – oEasy to use camera settings to create a professional finish.
*Use front or back camera – Switch between the fromta nd back camera at any point
*Autosave – Your animation saves automatically so no need to worry about losing your work.

ZuLogic Ltd had created this originally as a computer based educational software. This app is the iOS version of it. Clicking and dragging becomes touching and tapping. It is easy to get started and pretty self explanatory, though I definitely recommend watching the tutorial video as it is very thorough and really shows what all can be done. My favorite feature by far was the onion skinning. As you snap a picture within the app, it automatically put the last picture’s skin on top of the screen so you can accurately line up your next shot. Though the tools are fairly basic, everything is there to make a movie or animation that shines.

Zu3D is available for iPad and is on sale for only $0.99, regular price is $9.99. Get it before it’s too late.


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Brihanna has been a tech fanatic and computer nerd nearly all her life. When she isn’t chasing around kids or glued to her iPhone, she is updating app junkies like herself on where to find the latest go-to apps.

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