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.

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90 Comments on "New Version (2.1.0 – 2.1.1) – Magnifier Update"

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Hello Ralph I have an idea…
When you have a stickfigure which has some other joined with it, when you want to copy and paste it, it copies just that one stickfigure, not the other joined ones.
So for example if you want to duplicate a stickfigure made from separate parts (like you showed in your joining tutorial) you have to copy and paste each part and join them again… It would be so much easier to copy the whole thing!

Thanks for your response (you’ll probably just make up an excuse why that’s not possible lol jk)!

Explosive Bullet
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I despise scarf figures, and dead memes.

I have an idea to get the transparency cult off your back. Maybe you could add transparent segments, people could make fine use of that. But not transparency for whole stickfigures because of the overlapping of segments.

Besolow animations
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Or the community figure away to make figures look like that transparent

Explosive Bullet
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I despise scarf figures, and dead memes.

Pretty much impossible, it needs to be done through script or coding. I could dig into the apps APK, but I know nothing about coding.

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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

animator 2020
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Hi everyone hope you enjoy or enjoyed my animations!

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

animator 2020
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Hi everyone hope you enjoy or enjoyed my animations!



Ralph pls add magnifier tool to IOS pls its hard to animate


So Ralph, what’s it like having a lot random people make rly weird characters of you?

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Soopa Sayan ROSAY!!!!!

Does it include Mexican food?

Sorry I’m feeling random.