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.

86 Comments

  1. hey Ralph, so we all know that the ‘resize segment’ button is the most useless button when using advanced figures right. so, what if when you clicked it, all the children nodes also increased size simultaneously. this’d make some cool animations i bet and would come in handy when making more 3D animations

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  2. I had the magnifier bud as well im saying this cause,nah lol what does it matter i like the old two finger zoom anyways cause i feel like its more precisely done using zoom and pls join my group people

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  3. I kinda dislike the magnifier tool, maybe because it’s really hard to grab anything with it. When using it I thought of better use for it if it was possible. How about if it didn’t move to the node we tapped on, but stay in place and show onion skin? Would be useful for precise anims,that way we could animate stuff without making it that much twitchy. There are few of examples where would you need that, yet the are hard to explain. Also it’s kinda funny to see that max zoom with magnifier tool is smaller than max zoom normally. The tool has potential, but can do even better things. Maybe when we use the tool we can enable/disable these two things I mentioned? (Not focusing on segments we tap on and showing onion skin).

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