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Pivot Stickfigure Animator 4.2.1

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USER REVIEWS

Pivot Stick Figure Animator( Pivot Animator ) user review by James Meyette

By James Meyette

On Monday, August 4, 2014

Pivot Animator formerly known as Pivot Stick Figure Animator(Name was too long) is a fun tool to use for bringing stick figures to life and using them to tell whatever you can dream even though this tool is only available for the Windows Operating system it is cool and easy to use even for people who have no animation experience.

It can be used to make animations of all types just by moving the different node areas on your stick figure character into different positions and then capturing the key frame. Software such as this has been used to create some really cool stick figure animations.

You can get a copy of Pivot Animator for free and use it commercially for free as well the only big downfall of this product is that it is supported by some heavy ads that can sometimes get fairly annoying but this is how the developer has decided to make their money rather than charging for it which they could have done making it less accessible.

Overall Pivot Animator is a great free tool to be used by any whether an experienced animator or someone just looking to delve into the animation world a little bit.

Pros

  • Easy to use for beginners and experts
  • Free use forever no matter what your reason for use is

Cons

  • Heavy on the amount of ads that are used to pay for it
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A Simple Program that can make Awesome Animated Stick Figures

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, August 1, 2014

I think every kid in the 80’s and 90’s will agree that they drew stick figures on the back of their notebooks, and sometimes they made a story out of it. Now, if you still want to try those simple yet entertaining drawings, then you may want to explore this program called Pivot Stickfigure Animator. You can create animated stick figures in a fast and easy way. However, its interface is a bit complex since some of its useful tools and options are hidden. You need to review and understand this program first for you to enjoy creating amazing stick figures. Moreover, I like that this program provides straightforward creation technique that will help you create a drawing that is very pleasant and lifelike. It also comes with a series of pre-designed stick figures, from human to animals. Overall, Pivot Stickfigure Animator is a simple yet functional program on creating stick figure with a story. If you love to draw such images, go and check out this one.

Pros

  • Easily create a stick figure
  • It has a straightforward creation method

Cons

  • Its interface is quite complex at first
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Simple and Unique Software Where You Can Make an Animation in a Stick Figure

By Daren Garius

On Friday, August 1, 2014

If you are a beginner in making animations this amazing tool is perfectly fits for you, and this tool is called Pivot Stickfigure Animator. It is a basic application where you can create a simple animation based on stick figures. This application gives you the chance to make an animation by just moving the nodes and joints of your shaped figure. By using this tool with your animation you don’t need to redraw your character in each frame to make an animation, you just simply move the joint of your character to make a movement. With this application you can easily modify every frame of your animation the way you want, by using specific character, or even creating your own, change the background with your own idea and putting some colors with your animation. When you’re done with your work, you can hit the play button to look how it is turned out. However, when you used Pivot Stickfigure Animator, the possibilities to create an animation are limitless depending on your skills and imagination.

Pros

  • You are allowed to make your own character
  • You do not need to redraw your character

Cons

  • The interface is very plain
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • to play it and have fun assembling animations with different characters that you can entertain me a long time with my best friends in the whole life

  • For making animations on youtube and also make collabs with some of Hyun's Dojo (if I Can get into stick page) This Answer im writing is way

  • I am using it to entertain myself by creating short animations. why must i fill your entire character count. thirteen characters was enough.

  • For use in a school project to create an animation showing a dive from a 10 metre board which ends in a belly flop creating an enormous splash

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What similar programs have you used?
  • I haven't really used an similar programs at all and if you're going to make me type this long then I'm going to put random stuff irjaoihfhfouiehfo sweg

  • I haven't used any. This looks better than all the other programs I have seen or attempted to download. This part is pointless and annoying, please remove.

  • Pivot animator 4.2.1 i've already had this animator version im just placing it some where to keep and use probably for a very long long time

  • I have used this animator on several different computers including ma friend's and family. I have also posted some animations on my Youtube channel.

  • None. Once on a really bad computer I tried to use Synfig Studio but it never worked and I never actually figured out how. So I pretty much will only have used this one.

What do you like most about this program?
  • It's easy to use and animate on, being that the program is meant for beginners, but with enough hard work can create the smoothest most amazing things.

  • things i like is about pivot sitckfigure aNIMATOR 4.2.1 ITS FUN AND IMAGINATIVE . AND EASY TO USE ASWELL AS YOU CAN PALY ON IT FOR HOURS END1

  • It's free and the best app there is for its job however if this character thingy doesnt finish soon i might actually jump of a cliff without a parachute

  • Death, and the promise of eternal darkness after the torture of life has permanently dissipated from my meaninglness existencce. Hail Hydra!

  • Foley has written a very helpful tutorial (including examples) about timing, spacing and posing in Pivot Animator. These are the most important aspects for making realistic and impressive animations

Review

You have been drawing stick figures since you were a kid! Isn’t it time to animate them and create incredible videos with your work?

Pivot Stickfigure Animator is the program you are looking for. Just move the nodes and joints on the figure, and you will generate easy animation to create stories and cartoons.

Generate as many animations as you want and create an animation chain
Generate as many animations as you want and create an animation chain

How to use

Pivot Stickfigure Animator is a complex program. Simple in appearance, the software hides a surprising tool full of possibilities.

Different tools and options will help us to create our stick-figure, and provide different backgrounds for our animation. Just assemble the figure with the nodes and joints and start your animation. Frame-by-frame, the program will recognize different stickfigure positions and, thanks to the previewed screen, will show us the whole animation chain.

Be as creative as you want. As you can see from the official website videos, your time and skills are the only limits to your creation. Generate as many animations as you want, and create an animation chain with different camera angles, backgrounds or even 3D movements.

Move and resize the stickman to set it on the screen, or even set a pivot on your own personal photos and animate you and your friends in a really easy and intuitive way. Used with a video editor program, you can add music and sound effects to your animations and create full cartoon movies, just like the South Park series.

From time to time the developers create animation competitions through their website to maintain the stick figure animation spirit.

Be as creative as you want. Your time and skills are the only limits to your creation.

Pivot Stickfigure Animator is a freeware and can be downloaded for commercial or personal use. Motus software has developed a multilingual forum to respond to all animation questions. You can find more information about the program on most social networks, including Facebook and Google+. On the website you can even find animation competitions that have been shared on Youtube.

Just move the nodes and joints on the figure to create the animation
Just move the nodes and joints on the figure to create the animation

Pivot Stickfigure Animator 4.2.1 Features

The new version of the program adds all of these new features:

  • Piv and Stk file folder will be stored to enhance navigation
  • The toolbar is now more visual
  • Portable version to download and run from Hdd
  • Croatian language added
  • Videos can be exported on GIF and Avi Video format

For more information about the software, after the download, feel free to check the official website .

System Requirements

Before you download the program, please check that your computer fits all the system requirements to run the app:

  • Operating system: Windows 98 and up
  • RAM: may be required for larger animations

The program will run on every single computer with previews requirements, and there are no additional requirements needed.

Conclusion

This software has been created for simple and easy pivot animations. Moving the joints, position your figures and generate interesting cartoon-style videos. It’s a really user-friendly program, and frequently used by newbie animators. The possibilities for creation are as limitless as your skills and dedication. Results can be as good as with other, more sophisticated programs like Adobe Flash Professional.

Pros
  • Several bugs fixed
  • Different languages added
  • Complete website with videos, free tutorials and competitions
  • Full of creative possibilities
  • Free personal and commercial use
Cons
  • Only three exporting formats supported (gifs, AVI and BMP)
  • Not possible to add sound