iStopMotion 3

Developer: Boinx Software

Current Version: 3.8.2

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 42.8 MB - Download


iStopMotion is the award-winning standard of computer-aided stop motion animation (also known as claymation) and time lapse photography for your Mac. It is equally loved by many thousands of parents, kids, teachers, brickfilmers, pro animators and anyone with an interest in this fascinating movie making technique.

"To me, [animating with the family using iStopMotion] was the perfect weekend of inspiration and magic and creativity. That's what technology can do."
– David Pogue, technology columnist

To create the best stop motion animation and time lapse movie making package, we have consolidated all previous versions into one iStopMotion with all the features at a new, vastly
lower, much more affordable, rock bottom price.

New in iStopMotion 3

Support for the iStopMotion Remote Camera – Turn your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a versatile HD camera for iStopMotion with the iStopMotion Remote Camera app, available free of charge from the App Store. iStopMotion Remote Camera transmits a live video feed and supports 1080p remote capture with the iPhone 4S and the iPad (3rd gen.), and 720p with iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th gen) and iPad 2.

Also new: gorgeous new UI optimized for the Retina Display, export to Final Cut Pro X, support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, signed with DeveloperID and sandboxed for enhanced security and more. Check the website for a complete version history.

Key Features

Onion Skinning
See what the animation is going to look like before you capture the frame.

Instant Playback
Watch your animation before it’s finished to see if it worked out the way you wanted.

Time Lapse
Speed up slow processes, like a flower blooming or the sun setting.

Flipbook Printing
Print your animations in a format that easily folds into a flip book to take them with you.

Tilt Shift Filter
A popular effect as of late, make your scene look like a miniature.

Chroma Keying
Animate dinosaurs into real background pictures or movies, or put an actor into an animated scene.

Overlay your animation with a picture or video with transparency to achieve amazing effects.

Use another movie as a guide for your animation to get the movements just right.

Sound Waveform
Use a pre-recorded sound track and animate to it, for example to create a music video.

Export to Final Cut
iStopMotion focuses on and perfects the art of capturing images. Use any video editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere to edit, add titles and sound effects.

Supported Cameras

iStopMotion can use many video cameras, video capture devices and digital photo cameras with support for OS X capture technologies and the iStopMotion Remote Camera app via WiFi for iPhone 4/4S, iPad 2, new iPad, iPod touch (4th gen.)


iStopMotion focuses on and perfects the art of capturing single frames. Export to iMovie, Final Cut Pro X or another video editing app to edit, add titles and sound effects.


iStopMotion records and stores each frame individually for maximum quality and can export to any format supported by OS X, including Full HD.


Release Notes:

• Make DSLR cameras work on macOS 10.12 Sierra.
• Fixed a crash when removing the value from the timelapse time interval input field.
• Fixed a crash when closing a document.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.0
Review by Artismia

Extreme Excitement!!! - After only a few hours to toy and tinker around with this app, I am, extremely excited to dive deeper into it. As usual, Boinx software has brought an excellent update to a wonderful app experience. Great UI, easy to get started and navigate. Using your iphone or ipad as a remote camera is smooth, simple, and just so COOL!!! If you have any interest or use for stop motion animation this is the app to get.

Found helpful by 38 out of 51 people
Version 3.0
Review by Cliffj8338

Would Give A Higher Rating If It Actually Launched - Downloaded and installed twice. Crashes on open every time. Reported bug. No response from author yet. Will Re-evaluate review if they can get this bug fixed.

Found helpful by 58 out of 75 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.8.2
Review by Christopher_Luna

Crashes every 5 seconds (literally) - This is the worst application that I’ve ever purchased. To use it, I have to take a freeze frame, then save it, before the app crashes — often I’m too late. I then reopen the app and repeat this process. Sometimes I’m lucky and I get two freeze frames before the app crashes. I’ve contacted the developer twice, and they haven't responded. My next step is to make a video to show what’s happening, then file a formal complaint with Apple to get the app removed from the app store. For a $50 application this is unacceptable.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 3.8.2
Review by Pilot_X

Bare minium for a relativly high price - IF YOU DON’T HAVE AN ISSUE WITH AN APPLICATION CRASHING AFTER A FEW MINUTES OF ANIMATING, then get this This application would be one of the best animation software for amature animators if it wouldn’t crash after each frame, include an option for masking and other important editing features, and special effects built into it. this should be free because it is lacking everything that you need to make a great animaton with. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS TRAP AND GET SCAMMED LIKE I DID!!!!!

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 3.8.2
Review by Lauren WESTLYN

Unacceptable Problem - This app is unacceptable every few seconds or so this app crashes on me. I think you need to lower the price range because $50 is not worth it right now. About 3 weeks ago I called you guys and you did not help me at all I clearly explained my problem and you kept saying what or i dont know. Please fix this crashing problem because you are going to get even more bad reviews on this app because its extremely expensive and nobody would like an app that crashes. Thanks , Lauren

Found helpful by 10 out of 10 people
Version 3.8.2
Review by Brock and Gabe

I have one problem - I love the app excpt for the fact that when ever I start a new stop motion, once i’m about 15 or so minutes in, the app crashes. I can get back what I just spent time in making, this problem NEEDS to be fixed because it makes it impossible to complete, or even start on a film.

Found helpful by 10 out of 10 people
Version 3.8.2
Review by urrugrat

wasted $19 - Didn’t even start before it crashed multiple times. I want my money back. Big ripoff!!!!!!!!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people