When it comes to artistic skills I rate myself at the bottom of the barrel. Yet with Pivot Stickfigure Animator I was able to create a simple stick figure animation that actually looked quite professional.
All that you need to do is move sections of the standard stick figure and then create a frame. Do this a few times and you have a series of frames that can be replayed as an animated gifs.
A nice feature is the fact that any frame can be easily edited so if you goof up it is easily fixed.
Artistic types can create their own figures rather than use the standard stick figure supplied. You can also add your own background.
Overall this a specialized free utility that's well implemented, easy to use and a great deal of fun.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Others/Pivot-Stickfigure-Animator.shtml (Works with all Windows versions, 485KB)
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