Which one is your favorite?
Students used the application, “Stykz” to create fantastic digital animations. They had to brainstorm ideas, storyboard their plot before starting, conduct peer reviews of their ideas, and then animate the final project. Once completed the students used iMovie to embed sound effects, voice-overs, music, and titles.
Check them out!
Some Grade 6 iDesign students created animations that were played for the entire Middle School this past Wednesday. Based on the laughing. applause, and the audience’s desire for more, the student animators should be proud of their work.
If you are interested in animation, download the free Stykz program. It is available for both Windows and Mac. The website includes some great “getting started’ video tutorials. They also have great tips and a solid help section to learn as you go.
To view other videos, check out the Grade 6 Youtube Channel where you can see other animations such as Claire’s Dance Party, Gerhard and Carlos’ The Factory, Kamille and Natalia’s Life with Mr. Schnobby, and many more.
Check out a few animation samples of Mr. Sturgeon’s semester II iDesign class.
Mr. Hoover’s iDesign students created some fantastic animations! Using Pivot and/or Stykz, the students brainstormed, created a storyboard, and sketched out the plot for their animations. After spending lots of hard work making the animations, they then exported the final project to iMovie where they added sound effects, music, and for some students, voice recordings.
To see all of our class animations, visit the YouTube playlist here.
A few selections can be viewed here:
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Here are some of the best animations from the second semester iDesign class.
Beginner animators are in luck. Pivot, the popoular stickman animation tool, is no longer being updated and is not available on the Mac. Stykz comes to the rescue!
Stykz is very similar to Pivot. The few differences include:
1) the ablity to create new figures directly in the working window
2) a lack of an installed library
3) Stykz 1.0 when it is released will import Pivot 2 .stk files.
4) you can grow your figures as you go . No need to build seprate figures.
5) you can have multiple files open and copy and pate form one to another!
6) has a Hints window
Stykz was designed to be a superset of Pivot, attempting to incorporate all (or most) of the features that Pivot has to offer, plus adding additional features and making it available on multiple platforms.