This morning I remembered a program that I haven’t used in years: Pivot Stickfigure. The program was a pretty simple animation tool for making 2D stickfigure based animations and it was fairly popular a few years back and there are many thousands of videos that have been made with it on YouTube. I thought it would be interesting to make a similar tool to Pivot Stickfigure that allowed me to create simple animations, however I figured it would be more interesting if I made it with HTML5 Canvas.
The above video shows my shocking first attempt at making an animation. Unfortunately my computer’s least favorite activity is screen capture so its a bit slow but if you want to check out the web app please click here and if you want the JSON for my animation click here (you can just copy and paste it in).