Stop-frame animation is a method Chris Neale has been using to create paper prototypes of website forms to explain them to his clients. To achieve this he has written some software for the Mac that will capture pictures from a webcam and convert them into a QuickTime movie.
Chris suggests that the software “might be helpful for artists looking for a simple tool to make animations with. And if you find yourself struggling to keep your kids occupied at Christmas, I can almost guarantee that this will save the day.”
The software is called The Animationizer and Chris has made it available as a free download from his Plain English Breakfast blog. There are also a couple of examples of the animations produced with it.