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Tech4Learning Frames

It’s never been easier to create original animated movies!

Everyone has a story to tell and Frames is the perfect tool to tell it with. Frames combines illustration tools and stop-motion tools into an award-winning, easy-to-use animation package.

Frames is used by hobbyists to create cartoons and stop-motion animation, students to create claymations and digital stories for curriculum projects, and after-school programs to create Lego® animations.

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Create cartoons

Creating your own animated cartoons is a snap with drawing tools, clip art, and path animation options. Quickly clone frames and use the onion skin to line up your characters and adjust their movements. 

Make stop-motion animations and claymations

Capture frames with a web cam or dv camera, use time lapse options, or import from a connected camera to build claymations, LEGO® stop-motion, and cut-paper animations.

Nothing engages students more than creating claymation. With Frames as the foundation, claymation helps students showcase knowledge using a fun and creative medium. Providing a unique combination of high touch and high tech, this motivating process transforms your classroom into an active learning environment. Your students will love working on cross-curricular group projects that incorporate writing and technology skills.

Tell digital stories

Tell your stories with text, pictures, and your own narration. Pan and zoom on each frame and record your voice to one of three soundtracks. Use the chroma key to place yourself anywhere in the world or in your own illustrated fantasy land. 

Digital storytelling is an effective way to engage students in their learning. Storytelling with Frames validates students’ perspectives as they combine media to create powerful stories for all to see and hear. Creating digital stories, especially when using a format that is relevant and meaningful, develops students’ ability to interpret events beyond their immediate experience and builds planning, organizational, and time-management skills. 

Frames is easy to use

We take pride in an interface that is both powerful and easy-to-use. Frames makes it easy to draw your own illustrations, clone frames to create animation, edit images and sounds, record narration, and make changes to your story and timeline.

Frames helps you work with your friends

Frames lets you collaborate in real time with other people on your local network, making it simple to create a movie without everyone having to huddle around the same screen.

Frames makes it easy to share your content

All movies published from Frames are compressed with industry-standard H.264, so you can share them with friends on multiple devices and online.

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Switch between views to create and edit the perfect animated movie.
New frame and timeline views in the storyboard.

Organize frames and sounds to easily work with large animations. 
Group frames and audio into scenes.

Quickly create frames for cel animation.
Clone frames.


System Requirements

Windows 7, Vista, and 8
Intel Core Duo 1ghz or better
1024 x 600 resolution (minimum)
1GB hard drive space
Windows XP
Intel Core Duo 1ghz or better
Windows XP SP2
512 MB RAM (1GB suggested)
1024 x 600 resolution (minimum)
1GB hard drive space
Intel Core Duo 1ghz or better
OS X 10.6 or later
512 MB RAM (1GB suggested)
1024 x 600 resolution (minimum)
1GB hard drive space


Additional Information

30-day Trial

Product Name Ex GST Inc GST Qty
Frames 1-user $50.00 $57.50
Frames 5-user licence $175.00 $201.25
Frames 10-user licence $340.00 $391.00
Frames Site Licence <500 students $2,700.00 $3,105.00
Frames Site Licence >500 students $5,000.00 $5,750.00