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decent cartoon maker - free

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gypsyr0ad, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. gypsyr0ad

    gypsyr0ad Regular Member

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    I happened upon a site that you can use to make pretty decent cartoons with, goanimate(com)

    The free area has plenty to use for your cartoons, plus the option to use other members content for free.
    The only catch is, you can only save up to a 2minuite video and no way to download it.

    However, you can make it as long as yah want,(save as draft and preview it), then use a screen recorder to "grab" the video off there and then use your own video editing software to add all the extras, like background sound and what not.

    The narration voices are pretty decent too, but as a free member you are limited to 1000 voice clips a month, the length of the voice clip could be only "hey" or a long line, still only counts as one clip.
    However, after I made my first video, the next day I was actually going to pay for the service as its only $5 a month but upon logging in, I was offered a free one month trial, which pretty much unlocked it all. (stupid them, I was gonna pay )

    anyway, its decent as far as I know, I haven't researched to see if there are better ones.

    There are tons of reasons cartoons can come in handy, perhaps even start a cartoon series as I did, its easy and fun too.
    maybe even a promo cartoon about your site with added call to actions?
    maybe even promo them on fiver as a gig?

    This is the one I made for a friends GPT site, I just threw it together to give him the idea.
    gonna actually make it much better for real now.
    I didnt even bother taking out their watermark on this one, with would be very easy.
    see if you can spot the celebs and oboma's wife running past towards the end, as a perv chases her.

    disclaimer, no I am not trying to get refs or hits on this gay ass vid, I just wanted to share back to BHW.
    if you want though, check out the YT channel and watch the "bobby Jay show" my friends love it.

    edit, oh yah, if anyone wants, I have warner bros sound affects library, its a huge database full of .wavs

     
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  2. somebodysomewhere

    somebodysomewhere Junior Member

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    Kinda like Animoto for cartoons, I like it. Thanks for the heads up.

    Edit: Pricing jumped in the mean time. It's at $39 a month for the basic non-free account...... :( Still a neat site if you have the $ to invest in the tool.
     
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  3. gypsyr0ad

    gypsyr0ad Regular Member

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    thanks for the rep, and no, you pay the whole year in advanced. its not $39 a month unless it went up drastly.
    which is gayness at its best

    but when I applied for the free trial, it gave me option to pay for each month after trial is over,$5 a month, so not sure why you have to pay for the whole year in advanced.

    either or, use the free area and do like I did and just make the cartoon, then screen record it off, then reedit with your own vid software, plus when making cartoon, make sure you wont need the bottom area where their waterwark is, and just pan the vid to hide the bottom spot :)

    edit

    just checked, the pro version is $4.83 a month, billed for the whole year @ $58 or pay quarterly at a slightly higher price.
    not sure why the business version is $50 a month, makes no sense, unless they create them for you.
    just checked again, I suppose unless you pay the business price you cant monetize them.
    three diff business types $25 $38 or $50 a month.
    I guess I shouldn't be monetizing mine then huh?
    lmfao @ the .15 I made so far off 3 vids
     
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  4. somebodysomewhere

    somebodysomewhere Junior Member

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    My pleasure on the rep, I've been lurking here long enough. Time to contribute. When I looked there was billing for the year but you had to option to pay monthly at the higher premium. Not seeing the $5 a month option your talking about, maybe I need to sign up for the free account first to get the better deal. Any which way, even using the free account looks like an excellent resource as you describe, use the screen capture and chop it up baby. :)
     
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