Animation software developer Boinx has announced that the latest release of its stop-motion and time-lapse tool, iStopMotion 1.10, is compatible with the Apple Remote controller that comes with the newest Macs. The innovation allows animators to comfortably capture frames and control all the other applications without having to keep returning to keyboard and mouse.
Pushing the ‘Menu’ button on the Apple Remote captures frames, while pressing ‘Play’ replays and pauses the movie so animators can check the animation. The ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ button runs the movie back and forth, and holding both down causes the clip to jump to the beginning or end.
For users of the HR version of iStopMotion, the remote facilitates the grabbing multiple frames. Using the key pad, users can enter in the number of frames to be captured at once. As few as one or as many as 1000 frames can be grabbed with one press of the button.
The Boinx iStopMotion 1.10.1 update is available for download immediately at www.istopmotion.com. The release is free for all current owners of a valid iStopMotion 1.x license. New license keys are on sale via Kagi for $39.95 for the DV version and $349 for the HR version. A five-day demo license for evaluation can be requested at www.boinx.com.