Stykz is a mutlplatform stick figure animation program designed to be a superset of Pivot Stickfigure Animator. It has a number of great features that make it easier to develop animations, such as onionskinning, individual manipulation of line segments within figures, layering of figures and lines. Version 1.0.b2 adds the ability to import Pivot 2 .stk files, exports the currently displayed frame as a PNG, JPG, or GIF image, and adds an indicator in the title bar of a document window and in the Window menu to indicate a document that needs to be saved.
What is new in this release:
This version of Stykz builds on the popularity of Beta 1 by adding several new features:
- Ability to import Pivot 2 .stk files, which means that Stykz will be able to use thousands of already created .stk files so that animators won't have to recreate work that is easy to download and import.
- You can export the currently displayed frame as a PNG, JPG, or GIF image
- You can export all the frames in an animation to a sequence of PNG or GIF images.
- We added an indicator in the title bar of a document window and in the Window menu to indicate a document that needs to be saved.
- A new StykzPlayer window was added for playback that shows up automatically that lets Stykz get better performance in playback.
- You can now move any selected figures to the center of the current stage by choosing "Move to Center Stage" from the Arrange menu.
- We added shortcut keys to most menus items to make things easier to access.
- A "Revert to Saved" menu item was added to the File menu to allow for discarding all changes made to a document.
- You can now create a circle by just choosing "Circle" from the Figure menu.
- We have made it a lot easier to move Stykz figures (.styk files) into and out of the Library: at the bottom of the Library palette are buttons to add/rename/delete items in the Library, to open the actual Library folder on your hard drive, and to refresh the list if you choose to add files to the Library folder while Stykz is open. You can also drag .styk files from the desktop directly to the Library palette to quickly add .styk files into your Library.
- You can now specify that any figure, including those in your Library, can be used for new documents in the Preferences window
Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/Server