As part of the unit of study on ‘Seasons’ the Grade 3 students created an animation showing a seasons activity. The were required to demonstrate an activity they could do during a chosen season using Pivot Stick-figure Animator.
They first did a digital drawing in Microsoft Paint to create a landscape background that reflected their season. They added this background to their Pivot animation. They then developed their animation frame-by-frame. Each frame created the sequence of events, which would create the illusion of movement.
They learnt to create their own figures, resize figures, change colours, adjust the timing and save in a different file format. They used a .gif file to save their animations and play as a moving image. Take a look at some of the results by clicking on the images below.
Students reflect on the following:
What are some of the stages of developing an animation?
What tools did you discover in Pivot Animator?
Different countries have different weather patterns. How does weather effect lifestyle?