New Version (2.1.2) – Out for iOS / Android Magnifier Fix

Stick NodesThe magnifier update is now out for iOS!

Sorry that took a while, had to spend a bit of time fixing some export/MP4-export crash issues, but should help with those who experienced those crashes on lower-end iOS devices.

Version 2.1.2 (For iOS)

This is essentially the 2.1.0/2.1.1 update that was previously released for Android, but now is out on iOS.

  • New magnifier (look under “Project Tools”). This will make it easier to grab nodes!
  • You can now play your animations in fullscreen (Pro only).
  • Easier to send files to someone, look under “App Tools” for the “Send files” button!
  • Save reminder, the app reminds you to save every 5 minutes. You can change this in “App settings”.
  • Knob buttons for angles are easier to use, and show rotation in real-time.
  • Exporting/MP4-exporting crash fixes.

Version 2.1.2 (For Android)

  • Fix for an issue that made it difficult/impossible to select nodes with the magnifier.

TheDarkDemon.com Forums

TheDarkDemon.com is a close partner of the Stick Nodes community (we actually share the same web server). It’s a really great community of animators, mainly Pivot, but overall is a great place to showcase your work/Youtube channel and get tips/comments and just overall chat with other animators.

I’ve actually been a member of that community since 2005 when I first found Pivot and even though TheDarkDemon.com is technically the spiritual successor of the original (that underwent bad management), it’s still alive and kicking over a decade later. Give them a visit and create an account if you’re so inclined.

New Version (2.1.0 – 2.1.1) – Magnifier Update

Edit: And 2.1.0 is now the shortest-ever update to Stick Nodes… Thanks to the quick bug-finding by Heckray, some critical bugs were fixed with the 2.1.1. update. A bug involving disabling the save reminder and a bug when using fullscreen. However, there may be a bug that involves difficulty selecting nodes when using the magnifier. If you run into this, please report it down in the comments as it appears tricky to make occur.

It’s that time of the month! New update.

This one has a few new features that I think everyone will enjoy. See the changelog below.

Version 2.1.0 – 2.1.1 (For Android)

  • New magnifier (look under “Project Tools”). This will make it easier to grab nodes!
  • You can now play your animations in fullscreen (Pro only).
  • Easier to send files to someone, look under “App Tools” for the “Send files” button!
  • Save reminder, the app reminds you to save every 5 minutes. You can change this in “App settings”.
  • Knob buttons for angles are easier to use, and show rotation in real-time.
  • Many other small additions and fixes.

This update is currently only out for Android users (yes, again, come at me). The iOS update is waiting on some fixes I need to implement, but will be out soon.

Stick Nodes Magnifier

The new magnifier (found under “Project Tools”) is a very exciting new feature. The biggest complaint about Stick Nodes is how difficult it is to grab nodes, which is understandable.

What the magnifier does, is allow you to zoom in real close in a small window to select nodes, but stay at a comfortable zoom on the main stage to be able to properly move and animate your characters. You can see an example of this in the GIF above.

Another useful feature is the “Send files” button located under “App Tools” – which does what you would expect. This should make it simpler and easier to send projects/stickfigures/sounds to other users, maybe for collabs or joints.

Fullscreen playing will play your animation while filling the whole screen. In a pinch, this can be used if you want to screen-record if you experience delays/problems when exporting normally.

The save reminder is about as close to auto-saving as the app may get (saving takes time, as I’m sure many of you are aware). Since I don’t want to have the app keep interrupting you to save for 1-2 minutes, I figure this is a good solution. A prompt will remind you ever X minutes (you can set how long) that you haven’t saved.

The knob buttons should be easier to use, and rotating stickfigures/limbs shows in real-time.

And besides some other small changes, that’s about it.

Cool right?

Please say right.

The Stick Nodes Community – Get Your Fresh, Hot Accounts Here

Edit July 12 – You can now manually add your own caption (what appears under your comments on the main website). After logging in, go to “Your Profile” > “Edit” and fill in the “Comment Caption” field.

So today I am unveiling something that has been in the works here for about a month now. The Stick Nodes Community, aka MyNodes™ (branded by DmLan).

Stick Nodes CommunityI believe it will lead to much better community interaction and lols. It offers you guys a lot more fun from the website, so to get started:

  1. Register here, choose your username/password.
  2. Activate you account through your email.
  3. Log in here.
  4. Have good times here.

So what can you do with an account? Well there are a few perks.

1. You’ll use the same account to comment here!

So you won’t need to fill in your name/email when you comment on posts or pages here on the main section of the website.

Oh, and you can change/crop your profile photo too (no more Gravatar, unless you don’t have an account here, then Gravatar is still used).

2. You get your own profile page and can add friends!

You’ll have your own page on the website. Mine is located here and Sean’s is here. As you can see it’s a simple URL of sticknodes.com/members/[username].

On your profile will be all of your social media links, your custom bio, and all of your activity. Think of it like Facebook and their wall, you can ask questions, post your animations, or even post DANK MEMES!

Adding friends also allows for easier interaction for those you want to keep updated with.

You’ll also be emailed when you have new interactions!

3. You can embed Youtube videos / images in community posts!

Just post a Youtube link or an image link on a newline when writing a new activity post, it will be embedded and easily visible by others.

4. You can create your own Groups!

So here is a list of the current Groups. As of this writing there are only two (#TeamRalph and #TeamSean, feel free to join the correct one >_>).

You can create your own Groups, write a description for it, upload a Group profile picture, and then manage the users. I foresee this as being useful when working on joints, starting a collab, RHG battles, clans, etc… Groups can be public/private, so if you want it to be members-eyes-only, it’s as easy as pressing a button.


Overall that’s the basic idea.

I’m going to be keeping an eye on things and improving/changing as I see fit to make this a nice addition to the website. I’m open to suggestions as well.

One basic rule – do not spam/flood with this new system. It’s very “easy” to start spamming and making many posts/flooding the activity. Your account will be disabled if I feel you’re abusing the system. The same goes for creating Groups – keep it reasonable.

Alright, off to work on Stick Nodes Desktop…Nah lol I’m kidding ain’t nobody got time for that.