Animation Software?

Animation Challenges?

I am trying to find a user friendly (and free or cheap) software or website for creating the animation for the animation challenge.
7th and 8th graders are the age group.


Go to the Autodesk Educational Community and sign up for a free account. That will give you access to most of Autodesk’s wide range of products, as free student versions including Maya and 3ds Max which together have about an 85% market share of the 3D animation industry.

Alternatively, use the free and open source Blender.

Most teams use 3ds max.

Definitely recommend Blender for this. It’s free, powerful, and there is a large support community.

Blender is good but I use it all the time and I can tell you it is NOT easy to use.