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Getting Started with Sock Puppets
Welcome! Whether you've downloaded Sock Puppets or are thinking about it, you'll find all the information you need to get started below. For those of you that have already downloaded Sock Puppets for your iPad, iPod, or iPhone, congratulations, you're an official Sock Puppeteer! Now YOU can create and share all of your favorite experiences in the world of Sock Puppets by using this step-by-step guide to animating and lip-synching your socks and characters! Ever wonder where all those lost single socks end up!? They're all here! In Puppet paradise!
Sock Puppets Tutorial
Here, you can learn everything you need to know about how to create and share your very own movies! Click on the video link to watch a tutorial hosted by our very own Socky and Sandy, otherwise keep reading for step-by-step directions. The Sock Puppets app is a great place for bringing your favorite stories to life, or just to have some silly fun with your friends!
This is the Home Screen. It's where you can start New projects, Open saved projects, and purchase add-ons from the Store. Let's start a New project by tapping the NEW button.
Great! You just started a new project!
Character Select Screen
This is the Character Select Screen. This is where you can choose from all the puppets of the sock world. If it looks like there are more characters than you see on your screen, it's because you can get more puppets by tapping the Store button! You can choose and select up to four characters you want to use in your story. I would suggest the handsome sock in green (hint, hint…)
Background Select Screen
Wow! You already made it to the Background Select Screen! Here, you can choose from a number of backgrounds to "set the stage" for your story. Can't make up your mind on one background? That's OK! You can select up to five backgrounds and take your socks from your bedroom to outer space! One more thing, you can also Import your OWN backgrounds right from your camera roll by tapping the Import button.
Props and Scenery Screen
This nifty little screen is the Props and Scenery Screen. Here, you can choose several things to spruce up your sock puppet scene. There are also props that you can animate along with your puppets. The objects highlighted in Red cannot change as you record, but the Yellow ones can move and change as you animate your story! Finally! We're ready to animate your very own SockPuppets scene!! Tap NEXT to set up the stage!
Sharing is Caring!
If you want to share your SockPuppets movie with your friends on Facebook and YouTube, it's as easy as 1, 2, Upload! When you're happy with your scene, press the Upload button and you'll see a new page with the upload options.
If you choose a Facebook upload, you will be prompted to login to your Facebook account. Once you login, your video will be automatically encoded and uploaded to your Facebook Wall!
Uploading your video to YouTube is just as easy! Simply tap the YouTube button, enter your channel's username and password and the video will automatically upload to YouTube!
Finally, tapping the "photos" upload option will transfer the video to your camera roll. It's that easy! (Note: the photo upload function must be purchased at the store if using the free version of SockPuppets.)
Know Your Voice!
You can use the Settings button on the Home screen to adjust the voices of all your sock puppets. You will then be asked to provide a 3 second audio sample. This will be the sample to test the different voices of your socks. When you've made a good sample, move on to the next screen and you will see all the available socks listed. Tap the sock whose voice you want to change, and use the slider to adjust the voice either high, low, or normal. Once you change your socks' voices, they will sound that way when animating your scenes!
That's all there is to it! Be sure to check out the PuppetParadise page for tons of user-created videos and ideas in the world of SockPuppets!