Shot on a Raspberry Pi Cam Module, this stop-motion series is made up of 180 photos that took 2 hours to shoot and another hour to process.

The trick lies in the Video camera Module allowing you to alter the alpha openness of the overlay image, which is the previous frame. It’s all explained in the main documents, however generally, the Camera Module’s preview allows several layers to be rendered all at once: text, image, and so on. Being able to change the transparency from the command line indicates this maker might see how the next frame (or the things) need to be aligned. In 2D animation, this procedure is called ‘onion skinning’.

You can see the Raspberry Pi Camera Module on the bottom left in front of Yuksel’s hand

So why the Raspberry Pi Video Camera Module? Redditor / DIY_Maxwell aka Yuksel Temiz explains: “I make stop-motion animations as a pastime, utilizing either my SLR or phone with a remote shutter.

You can easily make basic, direct stop-motion videos by just catching your 3D printer while it’s doing its thing. Yuksel developed a bolting horse (above) because method. The boat sequence was more complex though, since it turns, and because pieces needed to be added and removed.

The main docs are really extensive and period standard to advanced skill levels. Yuksel even walks you through starting with the installation of Raspberry Pi OS

Yuksel’s Raspberry Pi Lego microscope

We’ve seen Yuksel’s workmanship previously, and this new task was made in part by customizing the code from the open-source microscope(above) they used Raspberry Pi and LEGO. They’re now planning to make a great GUI and share the project as an open-source stop-motion animation tool.

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Marco Bitran
Husband and father of two children under age 5, Marco also enjoys walks in nature, squash, running road races, and photography. He regularly contributes significant time and resources to the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the MSPCA and other animal rights organizations, and the Bitran Charitable Foundation. Marco has also volunteered and consulted for public housing support organizations such as the Somerville Homeless Coalition, created by the local community’s grassroots response to the social crisis of homelessness.