Product Review: iCreate's "Getting Started with Animation Kit"
I had the opportunity to use iCreate’s “Getting Started with Animation” kit for SAM and overall I’m quite happy with the kit.
Upon opening the box, I was welcomed with a iCreate tote containing all the materials. The tote is sturdy, spacious, and 100% cotton.
Each individual kit contains three parts:
Material Pack. This pack was AWESOME and so much fun to use. Here is what was inside:
Block of modelling clay (1 random primary color). The “star of the show” is messy but fun. When I was finished, my hands were blue and there were blue fingerprints all over my desk!Pipe-cleaners (5 random colors). The pipe cleaners are good - very useful for propping things up, creating support structures and making characters out of. It was a little disappointing to find that the clay and pipe-cleaners did not mix well. Making a bug out of clay with pipe cleaner antennae or legs is not a viable option. Perhaps bendy straws would work better.5 Marker Boards (5 various rectangles). I used these to place props on to adjust their height. I’m sure they are included to draw on with the marker (hence their name) but I did not use them in that way. They are quality boards, nice to have.Googly Eyes (5 pair of various sizes). There isn’t much to say about these. They are wonderful.Dry Erase Marker (1 random color). I didn’t use it but I’m glad it was there.Foam Arrows, Letters, Punctuation, and Numbers (over 100 in various colors). By far the most underrated part of the kit, these supplies can be combined to make all sorts of characters, scenery, and props.
So, what can you do with all this stuff? Well, I have included an animation I created using SAM Animation with one “Getting Started with Animation Kit”. In addition to the kit, I used scotch tape, blue painter’s tape, scissors, and a clipboard to support the iCreate background (you can use any flat surface - even a wall).
Posted on January 11, 2012 in Partners by Luke Reynolds : 2 Comments
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Sam really looks cool. When will you be offering training?• Posted on January 14, 2012 |
@robin5Boole SAM Animation really IS cool! I encourage you to check out the "Intro to SAM" tutorials offered in the CS2N Courses. Click on "learn" (in the menu) and then “Introduction to SAM Animation”. Have fun! -Luke• Posted on January 23, 2012 |