What is GoAnimate?:
Getting Started With GoAnimate:
Making a Movie With GoAnimate:
GoAnimate movies consist of one or more scenes. In each scene you can control and adjust the backdrop, the camera angle, the characters, their backdrop, expressions and words.
Users have a lot of control over nearly every aspect of the animation, though free accounts are restricted to two-minute movies, basic characters and actions, and a limited number of text-to-speech animations every month.
GoPlus account holders can make videos of any length, use more text-to-speech animations every month, access more characters and actions, and even upload their own images and videos to use in the animated movies.
There's a handy GoAnimate tutorial that guides new users through creating their first animation. It's very helpful to see where to find different features, and how to use them.
Setting the Scene in GoAnimate:
There are a variety of indoor and outdoor backdrops available for GoAnimate videos. You can access more backdrops with a GoPlus account, and others are available for purchase. There are even more backgrounds available that have been created and uploaded by GoAnimate community members, and you can create and upload your own with a GoPlus account.
You don't need to use the same background for every scene, which gives you a lot more options for creative storytelling. Also, many of the backgrounds have layers, so you can position your characters in front of or behind certain elements, like a tree for example.
Creating Characters in GoAnimate:
The main characters in GoAnimate are called LittlePeepz. Each one can be customized, from the hair and the skin to the clothes and accessories. You can have an unlimited number of characters in most movies, and you can resize them and re-position them on the screen.
There are other video templates, too, with characters like wild animals, celebrities and talking food. And, if you're a GoPlus member you have access to even more characters and more customizations.
When it comes to voicing your characters, there are only a few, robotic sounding voices for free users. However, anyone can record voiceover for the characters, and GoPlus members and access more voices and accents.