Stykz

What is Stykz

Stykz is a simple animation tool that lets you create animated movies starring stickmen.

Stykz is an animation system that uses frames and squares. In order to work properly, you have to create various frames and modify the previous ones.

You can apply various effects on the figures such as rotate, duplicate, color, and scale. You can also use the function called onion paper to allow you to see the previous frame while creating the new one.

An Easy way to create basic animations

Stykz is a simple animation tool that lets you create simple animated sequences with stick figure and other geometric shapes. It has a clean and simple interface, and it gives complete control over each frame.

Each frame in the animation sequence has an outline of the previous position, allowing you to create a new movement with greater accuracy.

Stykz is a utility that lets you export your animation to various formats. However, it has one main issue: the undo tool doesn’t work properly. This is expected to be fixed in the next versions.

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Frame-based Animating Done Right

Stykz is a frame-based animation editor that lets you work seamlessly with individual frames.

New frames can be created in the frames palette by clicking on the Next Frame button or by hitting the Enter key. This feature makes it so that you can quickly create smooth animations while simultaneously moving a figure.

Edit Directly On the Stage

No need to go to a separate “editing” window; Stykz figures can be manipulated directly on the stage. By holding down the “joint” key, drag the attached segment and any attached line segments to the joint.

You can add new lines to a figure by clicking on a node and creating a new attached line segment. Or, you can draw new lines by dragging and clicking on a point and then attaching the new line segment to that point.

You can either add a new node or delete a current one by clicking on its icon or holding down the Alt/Option keys.

Manipulating Figures

The PolyFill tool from Stykz allows you to fill shapes without having to enclose them. It works by clicking on the various nodes of a figure and then creating a polyfill region.

You can easily create a crossover effect with individual relayer line segments. You can also select any of the figures to create a front-to-back order.

Working With Animations

The Hints window helps you work with Stykz efficiently. It tells you what tools to use, and how to adjust them. It’s also useful for keeping it closed or remembering something.

The Commands palette allows you to create buttons that are commonly used actions. You can also customize the layout of these buttons.

If you’re working on an animated object in Stykz, and it gets distracted by other applications, its internal “backdrop” feature will automatically hide them.

Reuse Figures Easily, Share Them With Others

If you have used figures before, you can save them to the Library. Just drag and drop them onto the stage where their animation is being developed.

You can also share Stykz files with others, and include information about the file, such as its creator or usage instructions.

Auto Save/Auto Backup

If you don’t want to remember to save a document as it’s being worked on, turn on Stykz’s auto save feature.

Stykz automatically creates multiple backups that are designed to work seamlessly with any existing animation.

Work with Stykz

The way frames works is that it allows you to perform actions on each frame part of an animation individually.

The final result of your project is ready to export in any of the formats that support it.

Stykz is a cross-platform version of the popular Pivot Stickfigure Animation software. It features a variety of new features and is designed to work seamlessly with both Windows and Mac.

Stykz has plenty of tutorials to help you get started with your first animation. These include step-by-step instructions, animated GIF and .MOV video export options, and detailed information about how to switch over from Pivot.

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