Stykz

An easy way to create basic animations

Creating animated cartoons sounds a bit daunting, but if you start by creating doodle stick animations with Stykz, it's a different story. View full description

PROS

  • Very easy to use
  • Total control over each single frame
  • Embedded player
  • Exports animation to several formats

CONS

  • No undo
  • You can't add backgrounds or use your own graphics

Very good
8

Creating animated cartoons sounds a bit daunting, but if you start by creating doodle stick animations with Stykz, it's a different story.

Stykz is a dead easy animation tool with which you can create basic animated sequences with stick figures and other geometrical shapes. You can't use your own drawings or add a background, but on the upside Stykz offers you complete control over each single frame, and a dozen points in each figure to create movement.

Each new frame you insert in the animation sequence shows an outline of the previous position so that you can create the new movement with higher accuracy. The program also includes a built-in player to preview the final animation.

Stykz lets you export your animation to several different formats (animated GIF and QuickTime movie among others) but has one main drawback: the Undo tool doesn't work. The author has promised that it'll be fixed in future releases though. Meanwhile, you can save at different stages along your work and revert the animation at a previously saved point as a workaround.

With Stykz you can learn and practice the basics of animations by creating basic animated sequences with simple stick figures.

Stykz

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Stykz 1.0.2

User reviews about Stykz

  • DarkIce Wizard

    by DarkIce Wizard

    "Stykz is good for any user from simple to professional."

    Stykz is a very good program that can provide basic animations or complicated i would suggest it to any of my friends wh... More.

    reviewed on August 26, 2017

  • stykzman

    by stykzman

    "Review Corrections"

    The review by Elena Santos was based on a very old version of Stykz. 1.0 supports more than a dozen points (you can add ... More.

    reviewed on December 22, 2010

  • gemhunter

    by gemhunter

    "Really nice,...but"

    For say the truth I keep it without know anything about it, so I wasn't waiting for a lot. But now I think it is pretty ... More.

    reviewed on January 5, 2010