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Encyclopedia > Stick figure
A stick figure.
A stick figure.

A stick figure is a very simple type of drawing, generally of the human form, although stick figures of other types of animals are possible (for example, a stick figure dog). In a stick figure, the head is represented by a circle, sometimes embellished with details such as eyes or crudely-scratched-out hair. The neck, arms, legs and torso are all represented by single straight lines (thus the name). The neck and torso are different segments of one straight line. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Stickmen is a 2001 New Zealand film directed by Hamish Rothwell and starring Robbie Magasiva. ... This article is about modern humans. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... For other uses of the word head, see head (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Eye (disambiguation). ... For the 1968 stage production, see Hair (musical), for the 1979 film, see Hair (film). ... A human neck. ... Look up ARM in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In common usage, a human leg is the lower limb of the body, extending from the hip to the ankle, and including the thigh, the knee, and the cnemis. ... The human torso Torso is an anatomical term for the greater part of the human body without the head and limbs. ...


Generally, stick figures are drawn by hand with a pen or pencil and have hard, defined edges. Though not displaying very much detail, what is drawn is generally required. For instance, if one was to draw a person, the person's eyebrows would generally only be drawn to provide a sort of facial expression, be it of anger or shame. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Photographs from the 1862 book Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine by Guillaume Duchenne. ...


Stick figures have proven effective as a source of advertising, entertainment and as a form of storyboarding and practice for filmwork. This is especially crucial for creating "animatics", as a film special effects team is then able to visually display the outcome of a scene by using stick figures, but saving in money, time and effort of providing a completed shot, but only having to have the necessary information provided. Stick Figures are sometimes associated with violence “Advert” redirects here. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an event, performance, or activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although, for example, in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... Storyboarding is a seven step structure used to focus any topic. ... A film being made in Warsaw, Bracka street Filmmaking is the process of making a film, from an initial story idea or commission through scriptwriting, shooting, editing and finally distribution to an audience. ... Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ...

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Animation

Flash animated stick figure.
Flash animated stick figure.

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Adobe Flash, or simply Flash, refers to both the Adobe Flash Player, and to the Adobe Flash Professional multimedia authoring program. ...

Flash

Stick figures are often used in Adobe Flash animations. Stick figures are easy to draw and can be traditionally animated a lot quicker than full drawings. Well known stick figure Flash animations include Xiao Xiao, Joe Zombie, Killing Spree, and Castle. Adobe Flash, or simply Flash, refers to both the Adobe Flash Player, and to the Adobe Flash Professional multimedia authoring program. ... The bouncing ball animation (below) consists of these 6 frames. ... Simple animation in Flash MX; a square moving across the screen in a motion tween, one of the basic functions of Flash. ... Screenshot from one of the Xiao Xiao animations Xiao Xiao Movie (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is an internet flash cartoon series by Chinese animator Zhu Zhiqiang, featuring stick-figure men performing choreographed fight scenes. ... Joe Zombie Joe Zombie is an Internet Flash cartoon series created and animated by Rob DenBleyker, co-creator of the Cyanide and Happiness[1] webcomic. ...


PowerPoint

Further information: PowerPoint animation

Microsoft PowerPoint has also been used to make stick figure movies. By creating a slide with a stick figure in it, copying and pasting a new slide and changing the new slide users can create a movie, although it is a much more laborious process. A screenshot showing PowerPoint 2003s Custom Animation. ... “Power point” redirects here. ...


Cutout Pro Stickman

Cutout Pro Stickman[1] is specifically designed for stick figure animation. Each figure is controlled with control points and key frames and saves drawing inbetweens. When an arm is moved, the whole body gets affected using skeleton simulation.


Pivot Stick Figure Animator

Main article: Pivot Stick Figure Animator

Pivot Stick Figure Animator is also designed for stick figure animation. Just like Cutout Pro Stickman you control with key points/joints and it also allows the user to load images (sprites) and animate them. Pivot Stick Figure Animator (usually shorted to Pivot) is a downloadable freeware program aimed at creating stick-figure animations created by Peter Bone. ... In computer graphics, a sprite (also known by other names; see Synonyms below) is a two-dimensional/three-dimensional image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene. ...


This Is Stick Figure Animation Software (TISFAT)

Main article: TISFAT

TISFAT is tween-based stick figure animation software, allowing the user to create any kinds of figures and objects, that are animated in layers by keyframes, between which the program does the animation for the user. You can easily share your stick figures too, export your movies in AVI, SWF, SIF and even executable in the older versions, that will play in the standalone TISFAT movie player. This Is Stick Figure Animation Theatre (TISFAT) is a free stick figure animation tool made in Delphi by NoshBar (Dirk de la Hunt). ...


See also

Screenshot from one of the Xiao Xiao animations Xiao Xiao Movie (Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is an internet flash cartoon series by Chinese animator Zhu Zhiqiang, featuring stick-figure men performing choreographed fight scenes. ... Stick Figure Death Theatre is an animation showcase website. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.cutoutpro.com/

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Stick figure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (760 words)
A stick figure is a very primitive type of drawing, generally of the human form, although stick figures of other types of animals are possible (for example, a stick figure dog).
In a stick figure, the head is represented by a circle, sometimes embellished with details such as eyes or crudely-scratched-out hair.
Stick figures have proven effective as a source of advertising, entertainment and as a form of storyboarding and practice for filmwork.
Stick Figure Death Theatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1089 words)
Stick Figure Death Theatre was created in 1996 by Matt Calvert.
Movies were originally rejected if they had stick figures and no death, but this has been widended to include anything with stick figures.
Some of the things I doodled were stick figures getting their head chopped off, being hit by a car, shot and so on.
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