Stick Nodes - Animator 4+

Create stickfigure animations‪!‬

ForTheLoss Games, Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 4.5K Ratings
    • Free



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!

>>> Features
◆ 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

>>> Lanuages
◆ English
◆ Español
◆ Français
◆ Japanese
◆ Filipino
◆ Português
◆ Russian
◆ Türkçe

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

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!

>>> Stay Updated
New updates have been never-ending for Stick Nodes since it's original 2014 release. Keep up-to-date with the latest news and updates about your favorite stick figure animation app and join in with the community!

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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

What’s New

Version 3.3.4

◆ (3.3.4) Fixed issue with empty import lists when opening a project
◆ Dropdown boxes now have a search filter to more easily navigate your imported stickfigures/movieclips/sounds
◆ Fixed bug regarding Quick Resize Tool turning on/off at wrong times
◆ Fixed bug regarding 0-length node smart-stretch issue
◆ Other small tweaks

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
4.5K Ratings

4.5K Ratings

Good very vry good goodly ,

Really good mobile animation app

Developer plz read this review to the end I have had a really great experience with stick nodes and have been using it for a while. It it an easy to use mobile animation app with no extra air pens or special phone or iPad attachments needed. However there are a few problems I have noticed the main one that is upsetting is after I create a character or item and exit the project when I go back in to the animation it is not in the import menu. Something that the app could use is the ability to copy an item/character from one animation and paste it in another. This would also help with the import menu issue. Other than this the app is very much worth it. Also if the developer is reading this review I saw the bug fixes in the next update and I would like to know the release date thanks.

13467532136 ,

Better than Stop Motion Studios

When I say it’s better, I MEAN it’s better. Not just because I like animating more than stop motion, but also because of the inApp purchases. I mean, you have to pay a lot of money to get things that a film NEEDS in Stop Motion Studios (well not needs, but stuff that can make a good movie with.) But here, Stick Nodes, it’s just sound you buy. And in my opinion sound isn’t that important, you can just import your movies into iMovies and then add sounds there (but I think I like the sound effects in Stick Nodes more.) I mean, the game is so simple and yet so GOOD. I highly recommend this for beginning animators. It’s hard making stickmen for me so I use templates. My only suggestion: just keep updating. Fix lag for other people (my ping is fine right now, but I heard not so much for others.) Currently I am making a Naruto Vs Sasuke video, and I will plan to an Among Us movie with Stick Nodes. Especially during quarantine, this is a good time to download this, I really enjoy it. Thanks for making this game. 👍

Updated: Thanks for the response, I see now that there are more to Pro than I realized, I might actually get it since I’m planing on getting a better Laptop which might be better than getting things that might lag my old phone. Thanks for the updates, and keep up the good work. 👍

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review! Glad you like it. Still working on updates ;) Btw just for the record, Pro has more than just sound. There's also filters (blur, glow, etc) which is pretty neat. To your point though, these aren't "required" things so ppl can get by just fine with the Free version.

SwirlieSweets ,

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:

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