8 comic strips and animation tools

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Comic Strip Creator is a freeware, standalone application for making comic strips and has been developed by CoSy-LLab at the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus in companion with ITisART.Ltd.  ComicStripCreator.org is a non-commercial electronic community established and hosted by ITisART.Ltd. This community encourages registered users to download and use the Comic Strip Creator freeware tool to create and share digital comic strips.

Open-Sankore is a free, open source interactive whiteboard application. This is a guide on YouTube.

Pencil is an animation/drawing software that allow people to create traditional hand-drawn animation using both bitmap and vector graphics. It is free and an open source tool. However, it does not support Windows 7/8 and not update since 2009.

PowToon is a Do-It-Yourself animated presentation tool. You can create animated explainer videos up to 5 min long in the free version. This is a guide on YouTube.

Stripcreator is a web-based story creation in comic form.

ToonDoo is a web-based comic strips and story books creation tool. Users can share, print and even sell their works. This is a guide.

VideoScribe is a whiteboard animation/Fast Drawing tool that help people create amazing marketing videos, instructional talks, add a visual to your talk or story.

 wizScriber is a unique plugin to create engaging whiteboard animated video messages quickly and easily without technical or design skills.

Alice

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There are many books I’d like to read but haven’t got enough time to read as academic books/articles are always having priority.

Recently, I found the book written by Randy Pausch, whom I wrote a post about on my old blog. The book was not in a library that I could reach easily, so I requested it internally. A librarian called me and asked if the book is for work purpose. I said NO but I am interested in it and I am sure it will help my work to some extent. Then I got the book.

I was laughing and in tears when I read it. I’m not going to review this book here. I visited the Alice site and found it’s fun and a really great way to learn programming.

DrawAStickman

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I had fun this afternoon by drawing on DrawAStickman.com, which is an interactive drawing game. I drawn a character and then went on an adventure.

Virtualcampus 3D

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Virtualcampus 3D is a Web application that allows you to create your own virtual tour with real time rendering over Web. You only have to load the 3D model of your campus, building, terrain, office, house, factory, etc. in the supported formats.  Here is tts demo.

3D and animation tools

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In a traning course about design activities for online learning, someone asked if there is any good and easy application for educatuors to create animation.

Higg Tech Learning and toonlet may provide the function, but I don’t know if it’s easy to use.