Pivot Animator – 2D stickfigure animation maker

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You may know nothing about what the match/stick man animation is, but I guess you probably have seen that someone used a very interesting dynamic GIF image or video starring a stick man while chatting or in some forum posts, or ever played some stick man type of online flash games or even PC games such like Ragdoll Masters and Rubber Ninjas series. If you are interested in creating a stick figure based 2D animation, then Pivot Animator this foolproof tool can cover your needs.

Pivot Animator (Pivot for short, short for Pivot Stickfigure Animator) is a tiny, simple, user-friendly yet professional and interesting freeware developed by Peter Bone from England, used to independently (no other large animation making tools are required) make stick-figure and sprite animations with ease, then output them as animated GIF image or AVI video.

The use of Pivot Animator is so simple that all you have to do is implement the various actions of stick men following your inclination or imagination by towing the pivots of figures and creating new keyframes for each scene, and finally export your animation work as your desired format (GIF image, AVI vdieo or separate images). In addition, Pivot Animator also provides some simple image processing functions such as size change, filter modification, color adjustment, and preview.

Although stickfigure animation is simple even rough on producing, it comes with very interesting, creative and rich expression forms. No matter you have the skills for using some professional animation software like Adobe Flash or not, you can always easily create a lot of very creative stick-figure animation works with Pivot Animator in hand.

// Key Features //

  • Figure opacity
  • Extended canvas area
  • Multi-select and edit figures
  • Stretch segments using the Ctrl key
  • Rotate / scale figures using the Alt key
  • Image based figure and background selector
  • Split a segment into 2 in the figure builder
  • Copy and paste frames
  • Improved Gif export options and quality
  • Avi video export
  • Join figures tool
  • Png support for sprites and backgrounds
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Multiple languages and the ability to create your own translation
  • Multiple frame onion skins (0-9)
  • Undo / redo
  • Image preview of Stk files when loading figures

// Official Demo Video //

// Related Links //

// Download URLs //

License Version Type Download Size
Freeware Latest Setup n/a
v4.2.6 Portable 742 KB
v2.2.7 Portable 284 KB

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