Non-Linux FOSS: Animation Made Easy

Non-Linux FOSS: Animation Made Easy

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If you’ve ever wanted to make an animated film, the learning curve for such software often is really steep. Thankfully, the Pencil program was released and although basic, it provided a fairly simple way to create animations on your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with open-source tools. Unfortunately, the Pencil program was abandoned.

And really, that’s the coolest part of open-source software. Building on the incredible Pencil program, a new project was born. Pencil2D is under active development, and it’s a cross-platform application allowing for a frame-by-frame animation sequence to be drawn and exported.

 

Source: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/non-linux-foss-animation-made-easy

Submitted by: Shawn Powers

1 COMMENT

  1. Hi,

    For those interested in this kind of software, there is another open-source animation project called “Synfig” ( link: http://www.synfig.org/ ). It has been in development for quiet a while, so even if I haven’t tried it myself, it seems to be mature enough to use.

    Just my 0.01cent!.

    Cheers!.

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