Okay, so there’s this new software thinger called Plotagon and once you upload your screenplay and make a few other settings it uses Sims-like animation to make a little movie out of it. Screencraft has more details, but apparently you can also purchase a Stan Lee plug-in that helps you make a superhero movie. Settings include The Lair, a bank vault, head quarters, and of course, a rooftop. Yep sounds like they covered all the bases.

A “Pride and Prejudice” module is also available. “Please Mr. Darcy, can you clean my bath tub?”

According to the corporate website:

You don’t have to learn complicated tools or know anything about animation. Plotagon animates everything for you. Press play, and environments and props are put into position, dialogue is converted into speech, and characters come alive before your eyes.

There are several samples on the site, and they are pretty damned bizarre. And yet impressive.

Maybe they’ll add a “yaoi pack” and we can really go to town.


  1. It’s basically just a high-tech version of Plotto, a book which a few pulp magazine writers probably turned to for help. It was probably used by aspiring writers, and then abandoned by them, when they realized that most stories created with it end up sounding and feeling pretty stilted.

  2. Another thing … does Plotagon make any claims of ownership to your material when you use it? Even if you’re downloading it to your computer, you had best make certain there isn’t some type of spyware cribbing your notes and scripts.

  3. About that yaoi pack…
    … I peruse CGI porn, most of it from Japan. (Yes, I like a good story.)

    On one particular site, there are also domestic CGI porn films available.
    One thing I noticed about these primitive films… no dialogue, no soundtrack. Instead, word balloons pop up on the screen, like a strange motion comic/comic strip hybrid!

    Of course, people have been doing this sort of thing since 2000 or so.
    It’s called machinima.
    Red vs. Blue being the best-known example.
    It’s like fanfiction, but with console games.
    With more powerful consoles and detailed milieus, it shouldn’t be too difficult for someone to recreate “Batman Begins”.
    (Yup… “arkham asylum machinima” = “About 231,000 results”)

    Does this new software include sound editing? Voice synchronization?

  4. Plotto, eh? Will have to check that out. But no, we’re a brand new startup. And as to ownership, it’s all detailed in the user terms, available on the site. Basically, you own your own stories, but are not allowed to put your Plotagon characters on a t-shirt and sell. It’s a free download, so check it out!

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