|Our Rating||9 /10|
Stykz is freeware, meaning it’s completely free to download and use to create animations that you can show off to others or import into other applications. No hidden costs, license or permission are required to use Stykz to its fullest. Stykz is the first multi-platform stick figure animation program in the world (as far as we know), so you’ll be able to use Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux* to create, edit and preview your animations. (*Linux is in internal beta but will be available soon.)
If you’ve ever used Pivot StickFigure Animator, you’ll feel right at home working with Stykz. It was designed to be a superset of Pivot’s feature set, so we know you’ll appreciate the similarities to Pivot as well as the extra features that Stykz has to offer! Stykz is frame-based, letting you work on individual frames of your animation to make it just right. Onionskins let you see what was in the previous frame so you can make adjustments to your current frame easily. New frames can be created by clicking on the “Next Frame” button in the Frames palette, or by simply hitting the Enter key… in fact, you can use the Enter key while you’re manipulating a figure! It’s kind of like taking snapshots of the current frame while you’re moving or pivoting segments… this feature makes it very easy to get smooth animation.