Supreme Animations – iDesign 2012

Which one is your favorite?

Walk, Run, Jump: A Good Start

Walk Run Jump

Here are the first attempts:



Animation Celebration 2011-12

iDesign — Walk-Run-Jump — Student Animations

Here are six examples of our recently finished Walk – Run – Jump assignment using a program called Stykz! Enjoy šŸ™‚

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iDesign Animation Semester 1 2011

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Hit the Wall!

Stykz Animation Sem.1 Mr. Sturgeon

Mr. Hoover’s iDesign students’ final animations

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!

Animations For the Public!

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 YoutubeĀ  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.

Walk Run Jump part II

Super Examples of Walk, Run, Jump

Check out a few animation samples of Mr. Sturgeon’s semester IIĀ  iDesign class.

Stykz Animation

Awesome iDesign Animation!

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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Girlz Animation Part II


More Animations-Block G


The Real Thing Has Arrived!

Our Animation unit is nearing an end. There are some very talented students in our classes. Take a look at the first few completed movies to see some incredible creativity.

From theĀ  “Girlz” class…


And from the basketball boys...


Practice Animations

iDesign students have been practicing their “Walking, Running, and Jumping” skills using Stykz and Pivot. Many have used iMovie or MovieMaker to add some spice t the productions.


Walk Run Jump-August


Best of the Best

Here are some of the best animations from the second semester iDesign class.







Walk, Run, Jump Revisited

Check out the latest animation videos from iDesign. Students were asked to demonstrated their ability to simply walk, run, and jump using the simple animation program known as Pivot. This task is actually muvh more challenging than it seems.

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iDesign Animation Sample from Vicki


More Great Pivot Animations!


Check out Tae Hoon’s work.

Pivot Animation

Check out Tim’sĀ animated movie. This is an example of the final product of our Animation unit.
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And his practice tutorial. Students had to have a character walk, jump, and run. Much more difficult than it sounds or looks.
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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 haveĀ  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.

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