Making Animations with Hue Animation Studio

We were thrilled to be able to review the Hue Animation Studio and have a go at making our very own animations.

I have never made an animated film before and was a little worried that it might all be a little too technical, but Hue Animation Studio is designed for kids and it really is pretty easy to use.

Inside the box you get a a flexible HD camera and pod, a usb cable an installation disc (although you can install the software online pretty easily) a user guide, and a pack of coloured modelling clay. The cameras are available in six different colours, ours is green.

The software is easy to use. An older child would be able to figure it all out by themselves, I had to help my littlies with the oldest being just 7 years. She was able to work out the filming process but needed a little help with the editing. I’m sure she’ll get used to it though.

The camera can be posed at many angles to get the desired view and you can adjust the focus on the lense. You need to take a number of pictures moving your object very slightly between each one (or more) depending on how fast you want them to move. The editing software allows you to adjust the timing between each frames, move frames, repeat frames and many more adjustments. You can also add music or record  over your animation and there is room for two tracks of audio. These can also be edited to match up to your animation.

I was really impressed with the amount of editing the software allows you to do, and it’s really not difficult.

Here is the girls first attempt using the modelling clay. They wanted to go for a beach story and made all the figures themselves. I think it’s pretty good for a first attempt.

The girls then decided to use their toy animals to make this next animation. At first they were not sure what to do and it is advisable to work out a story board before you begin. When they had finished their work reminded me of a certain dance so I chose the music which I think fits.

Once your animation is ready you can upload it to YouTube with one simple click. Then you can share it with your friends and family, or even on your blog 🙂

We are already working on our next animation, the girls think it’s great fun and are learning a lot about how animation works.

You can find Hue Animation on Facebook and Twitter too.

We were given a copy of Hue Animation Studio for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. August 21, 2013 / 4:45 pm

    Wow! they are amazing! I love the plastic people!

  2. August 22, 2013 / 9:18 am

    Just one word – OMG! So cool! (ok that was more than one word) 🙂

  3. January 20, 2014 / 5:58 am

    Very informative blog which provides the helpful ideas regarding to open a new animation company. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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