We all know stickman. And it’s great for generic human figures. But to expand stickmans skeleton or to create non human templates is hard. For example to add two extra hands in the stickman template it may take hours and it requires some math understanding behind it.
From the time python plugins where possible (0.64) I cannot stop thinking that it would be great if we had a plugin that will do the work for us. A plug in that will get some splines and convert them to a stickman like template.
So the idea it’s like that: Draw lines, separate the hierarchy with group layes and then convert this to a stickman like template.
Well… it gave me some headaches and killed all my free time this past week but it’s almost done.
To use it you must name the Group layer that holds the lines, stickfig with a _ and the name of the character.
For example: srickfig_Goro
Enough words. Download it place the stickfig folder in synfig’s plugin folder and restart synfig.
Load the example file goro.sif and observe the stickfig_goro group layer to understand how to build your own. Then run the StickFig plugin and see the result.
Right now I haven’t implemented the stretch layers that you can find in the stickman template.
stickfig.zip (6.46 KB)