The Bottom Line
- It's free.
- Unintuitive graphical user interface.
- Not particularly useful for animation.
- Usability is almost nil.
- Offers both graphics and animation capabilities.
- Extremely simple user interface may be appealing to some.
- Interesting way of displaying the frame sequence for animations.
Guide Review - Cylekx 2.9
I generally don't like giving bad reviews, simply because many of my negative impressions are a matter of personal preference - but in this case I have to make an exception. While the interface's frame display is interesting and fairly unique, it doesn't really seem to add any particular functionality. There's no graphical toolbar that I could find, and all functions are hidden away inside a cheaply designed user interface that relies on text menus and a single floating "Edit" menu. Otherwise I can't find a single useful or unique feature about this program; every feature that Cylekx offers can be found in just about any other basic / free graphics and animation program - and other programs tend to make it much more accessible and user-friendly.
Cylekx gets a 2.0 for effort. The developers tried, but this looks more like the rough framework to test the functionality of the program before further development. It doesn't look like a finished program.