Welcome to the Animation area of the Learn-ICT website. Here you will find information about the animation process and examples of animations created by schools in Swansea. If you have created any animations and would like to display them on these pages, send them to Jan Morgan at EES in Bryntawe School.
News! The University of Manchester School of Computer Science launched the UK Schools Computer Animation Competition in 2008 as part of Digital60 - celebrating the 60th Anniversary of "The Baby", the world's first stored-program computer, designed and built at The University of Manchester. The UK Schools Computer Animation Competition was launched to introduce UK schoolchildren to the fun side of basic programming whilst animating. The Competition is an annual event, to show schoolchildren that computers can be used creatively, and to stimulate them to learn about programming. The Competition's summer Awards Festival is held in Manchester, when winners receive their prizes, and over 300 guests attend talks and spend time in activity rooms exploring the fun side of computing. The Competition is open to all UK schoolchildren aged 7-19, and is completely free. Teachers: register here.
Zu3D has been tested by the Swansea Learning Technology Support team and has now been included in the Definitive Software Library. More information can be found on the Zu3D website where you can also download the latest version and an Audio Library of sound effects.
Update! To help you to become familiar with ZU3D, the company has produced a video tutorial which will take you through all of the key aspects of creating a stop motion animation. Access the tutorial here.