To use a "Minecraft" animation program, download a 3-D rendering software such as Blender or Cinema 4-D, use the keywords "Minecraft rig" to find a rig that's compatible with your chosen software, and open the software to begin creating a "Minecraft" animation. When using the Blender program, animate and move the character using the red dot and keys beside the dot. When using Cinema 4-D, animate the "Minecraft" characters using the circle consisting of two arrows beside a question mark.
After animating your chosen "Minecraft" character in Blender, click the camera symbol, scroll downward, and set the output to PNG. Make a new folder for saving the pictures, and begin rendering the animation. Then, click Video Editing, Default, Add and Image. Add your desired pictures to the editor. Adjust the green line to the end of your animation.
Return to Default, and render the animated character into a video file. For this step, Quicktime is a good app for Mac users. Finally, repeat the step of rendering the animation, edit the animation, and upload to YouTube or other sites if desired.
Blender is an open source software available for free to all users. It offers realistic rendering, quick modeling and an animation tool set, including sound synchronization, a character animation pose editor and automatic walk-cycles. The program also features rigging tools, such as automatic skinning and mirror functionality.