2. The students then opened Pivot and went to "Load Background" in the file menu.
The Pivot interface is very user friendly, students very quickly picked up the basics and had their character moving about the screen in no time. Some students worked out how to create extra "figures" by using the create figure type option.
Pivot is a free programme and easy for students to use to make amazing animations.
1. To create these aimations, the students began with a paint/drawing programme to create their backgrounds. In this case they used Paint and saved their image as a jpeg
3. Animations are then initially saved as a Pivot file (.piv) - which means they can be reopened in Pivot and edited - and then resaved as a gif.
The latest version of Pivot (beta version 4.1.9) allows you to import sprites to the page and gives you the option to export your animation as an avi file