Check out Monkeyjam (http://www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjam/) which is free (free of charge but not open source). My 9 year old has used it to make some wee animations, and it seems to be used quite a bit by people who run animation workshops. From the website: What's MonkeyJam? MonkeyJam is a digital penciltest program. It is designed to let you capture images from a webcam, camcorder, or scanner and assemble them as separate frames of an animation. You can also import images and sound files already on your computer. Although it is designed for pencil and paper, MonkeyJam can also be used for StopMotion animation and has several features just for that. Movies created in MonkeyJam can be exported as AVI files. And you can't really get a better domain name than that... - Chris At 19:15 08/12/2008, you wrote: >The kids want to play with making some 'claymation' style stop-motion videos. > >They are working on a Windows box and will not be converting to Linux. > >Stop Motion Pro ($145) may be a bit too steep for their budget. >Claymation 2.0 ($40) is probably affordable enough. I've never used >either and don't want to recommend anything that isn't any good. > >Anybody playing with this kind of stuff? Suggestions? -- Chris Booth Web: http://www.araucaria.org.uk Technically, we're not cows. We're aardvarks.