Curved segments! Everyone loves curves.
Stick Nodes is a powerful stickman animator app created with mobile devices in mind! Inspired from the popular Pivot stickfigure animator, Stick Nodes allows users to create their own stickfigure-based movies and even export them as animated GIFs and MP4 videos! It is one of the most popular animation apps among young animators!
◆ Automatic customizeable frame-tweening, make your animations smoother
◆ A simple camera to pan/zoom/rotate around the scene, similar to the "v-cam" in Flash.
◆ Movieclips allow you to create and reuse/loop animation objects within your projects.
◆ A variety of shapes, color/scale on a per-segment basis, gradients - create any "stickfigure" you can imagine!
◆ Textfields allow for easy text and speech in your animations.
◆ Add all kinds of sounds effects to make your animations epic.
◆ Apply different filters to your stickfigures - transparency, blur, glow, and more.
◆ Join stickfigures together to easily simulate holding/wearing objects.
◆ A large community full of all kinds of interesting people and other animators.
◆ Over 30,000+ stickfigures (and counting) to download from the website.
◆ Export to GIF (or MP4 for Pro) to share your animation online.
◆ Compatibility with pre-3.0 Pivot stickfigure files.
◆ Save/open/share your projects, stickfigures, and movieclips.
◆ And all the other typical animation stuff - undo/redo, onion-skin, background images, and more!
* Please note, sounds, filters, and MP4-export are Pro-only features
Stick Nodes has a thriving community where animators have a good time, help each other out, show off their work, and even create stickfigures for others to use! There are thousands of stickfigures (and more added daily!) over at the main website http://sticknodes.com/stickfigures/
Search for "stick nodes" on YouTube to see just a few of the thousands of animations users have made with this stickfigure animation app! If you're looking for an animation creator or an animation maker app, this is it!
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◆ Website: http://sticknodes.com
◆ Facebook: http://facebook.com/sticknodes
◆ Reddit: http://reddit.com/r/sticknodes
◆ Twitter: http://twitter.com/FTLRalph
◆ Youtube: http://youtube.com/FTLRalph
Stick Nodes is *the best* simple animation app available on the iOS market! It's a great tool for learning animation, even in a school setting for students or newbies. At the same time, Stick Nodes is robust enough and powerful enough for even the most skilled animator to really showcase their skills!
Thank you for trying out Stick Nodes! Leave any questions/comments below or on the main Stick Nodes website! Common questions are already answered on the FAQ page here http://sticknodes.com/faqs/
◆ (3.2.1) Many bug fixes (fixed 0-length segment glitch), see the website for more information (http://sticknodes.com).
◆ Segments can now be curved.
◆ Many internal updates and changes to improve stability.
◆ Added "Quick Resize Tools" that show when selecting a figure/textfield. Can be disabled in "View Options".
◆ Zoom increased to maximum of 5,000%.
Ratings and Reviews
What is this lag?
I love this app. It’s an amazing beginners guide and it helps me draw comics. It’s a great app, for all but one thing-I got a super weird lag or glitch or something. I recently went onto the app to make a new animation. As usual I got the “pro version” or whatever advertisement that is. As soon as it stopped loading my screen went red and blue 3D on me like those 3D movie glasses when you hold them kind of far. My stick person got this meme face and it all stopped for a second, and then a pop up stick person- just like the one that had that face before- came onto the screen. After that everything functioned, and it didn’t happen again. I’m just wondering if it was an Easter egg, or someone hacked my phone.
Developer Response ,
Hm, you use it to draw comics? That's actually a very neat application of this...application. I'm so sorry for that pun how I delete this repl-
It seems like it could work, but really confusing
Hi, I have already made a test animation, but here is the problem. I am trying to make one for real, but everything is just SO CONFUSING! I can’t figure out how to add in my own stick figures, how to save them, and much more. I know there are more tutorials, but maybe could the developers make the interface more understandable? Because just when I thought I got the hang of it, I didn’t. I don’t even know if I made my stick figure correctly! The reason why I gave it 3 stars instead of 1, is because it looks like it could be pretty fun to use, and has potential. If you don’t want to change up your interface on other users, could you make a like version of it, like how there is light and dark themes on other apps, maybe a normal and beginner? It could really be helpful, since at first I didn’t know how to start creating, since there is no obvious button to do so. Turns out you have to click the logo. I don’t know how well it actually works (since I have said, it’s REALLY confusing) I can’t write a review on much of the functions. Also, I might add that when I saved my test, it was quite, how do I put it, chunky looking? It didn’t look very round when they were round. Sorry for writing a long review.
Developer Response ,
There is a bit of a learning curve, I get what you mean. It helps to be familiar with this type of animation beforehand, but can be a bit much. Once you understand the basics it all kinda falls into place. I will look to add a sort of guided tutorial into the app soon in a future update which should help with this. For now there's (as you mentioned) many tutorials online for "the basics" of Stick Nodes, this is a good one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwOTIWQ5gtw
I have had this for half a year now, using it off and on but I am consistently impressed by the quality of the app. I have made some animations that aren’t like the featured ones but I’m still very proud of them and I feel like this app is the best thing. It is an ✨ amazing ✨ app. It is also a really good time waster because you can spend a lot of time on a few frames. All in all? This is the 3rd most used app on my iPad and I have a lot, the other 2 are a drawing app and Roblox.
Edit: right after writhing this I realized that Ralph leaves personalized responses to the comments. 😮 he also leaves comments on the stuff to download at the stick nodes website. Ralph, keep up the good work.
Edit 2: I have had this for almost 7 months now and I still don’t know how to make a custom fig. With all the minute details that some of the ones available for download have. I mean, downloading them is easier and usually they would be better than what I could make anyways but I would still like to be able to make my, so maybe a tutorial? And also, the meme face thing, I don’t mind it, I’m just wondering what it is.
Developer Response ,
Thanks a lot, I'm glad you enjoy it! As for making a custom figure, I believe you mean you don't know how to make a "good" (subjective) figure, not necessarily how to do it at all (under "Library Tools", do "Create stickfigure"). As for making good figures, there is skill involved, but it really boils down to just messing around with the tools and learning what does what, there's also a lot of good tutorials on YT, search for "watch me make/build/etc" keywords with "stick nodes" where people just record the screen of them making things, watch their process.
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