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ZOOM 3D Movie Maker
Sold Out (Win95/Win98) (Jewel Case w/ Manual) (MS3DMOVMPO)
 

Microsoft

Children / Creativity

Ages: 8 and up

Ratings:

3 1/2 stars from Home PC

You're the Director!

Create cool 3D movies with amazing sets, actors, special effects, and music! Cast the stars of your movie, then dress them up in all sorts of wild costumes. Make a flying 3D movie logo, or put your name in lights. 380+ cool sound effects! Mix and match from 299 music pieces - even record your own songs and dialogue. Awesome special effects. Choose from more than 30 actions to make your actors run, laugh, scream, dance, fall over - even fly! Squash actors and props flat or stretch 'em skinny.

3D Movie Maker empowers kids to be creative like never before! Create action-packed adventures, mysteries, real-life stories, and comedies.

Incredible 3D graphics and tools!

40 actors to choose from.

12 different sets to shoot your movie.

Tons of camera angles in each set.

It's easy! Everything you need to unlock your imagination is right here!

Requirements:

Multimedia PC with 486SX/50 MHz or higher processor, Windows 95 or Windows NT Workstation operating system version 3.51 or later, product does not run on Windows version 3.1 or earlier, 8 MB RAM, 12 MB if using Windows NT Workstation, 12 MB of available hard-disk space, Double-speed CD-ROM drive, Super VGA, 256-color monitor with local bus video, Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device, 16-bit sound card, and speakers or headphones, Microphone required for recording.

Reviews:

Home PC, May 1996

"3D Movie Maker takes kids' interaction with computer animation a step forward. Relying on a PC version of the 3D animation used in movie hits such as The Mask and Jurassic Park, 3D Movie Maker gives children the tools to make animated scenes with an air of reality worthy of the finest cinematic special effects."

"The program includes more than a dozen scenes; kids can set as many as 30 camera angles, cast any of 40 characters, and enhance the mood with visual effects. Budding auteurs can have the characters read from prerecorded scripts, or record their own dialogue. In addition, a sound library holds more than 350 audio effects and 200 musical selections."

"McZee, the zany wizard, shows them to the Idea Room, where the computer helps them brainstorm their own ideas; and Melanie explains how to get the most out of the Project Room, where they can create a flying 3D logo and edit a ready-made film to fit their own taste and imagination."

"With so many elements at their finger tips, however, most Spielberg wannabes will have to take it slow around the learning curve; the program requires rehearsals, and will pile outtakes before kids' creations will be ready for prime time - let alone the big screen."



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