Pivot Stickfigure Animator can be used in a number of different ways: for fun, to illustrate understanding, and to share ideas. Here are some Pivot Stickfigure Animator examples.

Basics

To access Pivot from school you need to do the following:
  1. Open the My Computer folder
  2. Open to the "I:\drive"
  3. Open the folder Curriculum
  4. Open the folder Waldo
  5. Open the folder Animation Software
  6. Copy the application "Pivot" & paste onto your desktop

To save your work you need to do the following:
  1. Create at least one frame
  2. Go to File and select "Save Animation"
  3. Choose a spot for it in your "G Drive" & name the file
  4. Click on "Save"

To reopen a file that has already been saved:
  1. Follow the procedures found above (To access Pivot from school you need to do the following:)
  2. Go to File and select "Open Animation"
  3. Click on the file you want to open (it needs to have ".piv" at the end to work correctly)

Adding Pre-formatted Figures & Backgrounds

There are a number of ways to add pre-formatted figures & backgrounds to your Pivot project. Here are a couple:

Adding Pre-formatted Figures
  1. Open the Pivot project you have started
  2. Go to File and select "Load Figure Type"
  3. Select from choices provided in the folder stick figures or open the folder alphabet (to see letter choices)
  4. Click on the option you want and click on the Open button

You can find other figures here: Adding additional figures to Pivot creations


Converting Pivot Project to a Movie

Changing Pivot Stickfigure Animator creations into movies

Projects

"Verb, it’s what you do"

Create a pivot that has letters acting out and spelling out an action of some kind. Be creative! For this assignment you are to:
  1. Pick a verb (there are two lists below to give you some ideas)
    1. Phrasal Verbs List
  2. Use Microsoft Paint to create a background - you can find information on Microsoft Paint here
  3. Use Pivot Stickfigure Animator to act out the verb (proving you know what it means)
  4. Use Windows Movie Maker to add music and title, credits.

Here is an example of an in-progress project featuring the verb dive.