So, I'm roaming the internet trying to find good ideas as to how to rig up a cheap capture station when I stumble upon Sunny's Blog, and his post on how he converted a lightbox into a capture station. Awesome, right?!
So, here's pictures of mine. It's not exactly like Sunny's, but I kept to the same basic idea.
I made it out of a beat up old piece of foamcore that I found lying around, some duct tape. It looks really crooked in this picture....but that's really fixable...
Cut holes in the side and taped pieces of vellum to help distribute the light.
The only part of this I had to buy was this webcam, which worked out nicely because I used parts of its package to mount it snugly to the top.
Here it is with the lights on. I tested the video feed and it works remarkably well!
Problem is I don't seem to have a program to actually capture animation with. TVP animation only seems to want to acquire images from a scanner, and Premiere CS3 doesn't seem to capture anymore. Of course, I don't know my way around those programs very well, so it's possible that I just missed it.