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There are also ever-growing location and actor assets you can purchase online.
According to the XtraNormal site, more than 9 million videos have been made with their online software. I believe it. In one session, my son and his buddy made half a dozen short animations, laughing the entire time.
The first video using XtraNormal that went viral, with more than 10 million views, is a humorous look at people who are rabid fans of the iPhone, even when better options are available. Check out iPhone 4 vs HTC EVO online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg
(Warning: The language in these examples is not for kids)
Other people use the software to vent. Here's are a few funny ones:
Tea Party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnUfPQVOqpw
Doctors vs. Vets: http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6868901/
Other uses have been for educational purposes and explaining procedures and policies. For my money, I prefer the animations which show the insanity of someone's point of view.
I'd love to see bigger moves in the options, bigger changes in the expressions and the ability to at least turn a character around. But in the meantime, it's got to be the most fun you can have while cursing in a robotic voice.
Mark Simon is an award-winning animation director/producer. He is also the co-founder of www.SellYourTvConceptNow.com. His company now offers one-sheet designs for all styles of shows. His Emmy-winning design team will make your concept shine. Go to www.TvOneSheet.com for more info.