Monday, August 25, 2008
Pivot makes it easy to create stick-figure animations. you can build your own stick figures and load your own backgrounds. The animations can be saved as animated gifs to be used on webpages. an example animation is included.
Pivot Stickfigure Animator is a unique program, with it you can make 2D animations using stick figures. for example you can make something as simple as a guy twisting himself to fit a inside a box or a guy hitting another guy (yeah i did these two). of course if you have the imagination and time you can make something as complex as this little gem, is all up to you really.
Pivot Stickfigure animator has a simple user interface in which you can quickly move your figures and then add frames in order to make an animation. In addition you can create your own custom figures using the built-in editor which is a little cumbersome to use at first if you ask me.
When you finish an animation you can save it in a gif which is very handy if you want to show the world your creativity.
The only fault that i can find in this program is the absence of hotkeys which would make adding lots of frames less annoying and a lack of a tutorial in order to get you started in your first animation. Oh and apparently development has stopped on this program because the last release is from 2004 so don't expect any updates anytime soon. Available for Windows 98/2000/2003/XP/Vista.
Get it at http://www.geocities.com/peter_bone_uk/pivot.html