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Old 01-20-2006, 01:34 PM   #1
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Cartoon software?


Is there any, really working, software for making cartoons/animations?
I have heard that gimp would be one, but I can't figure out how it could save mpeg/avi.
I don't necessarily need any flash-kind features (vectors,tweening,etc), but onion-skin would be nice.
 
Old 01-20-2006, 01:54 PM   #2
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O! I DO know of one that is for animation and drawing for cartoons. I was researching different 3d modeling software and I stumbled upon that, but I forgot the name. I will do my search on that software again once I get back from work, I'm sure you will be pleased. And yes its for linux. (Native! )
 
Old 01-20-2006, 02:00 PM   #3
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I found this http://www.synfig.com/, but I do not think it is the software I saw before, but seems to be better or the same. Hope you like!
 
Old 01-20-2006, 02:09 PM   #4
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Here a list of some I heard about:
Wings3D: www.wings3d.com
Blender: blender.org
k3d: k3d.sourceforge.net
yafray: www.yafray.org
toxic: www.toxicengine.org
aqsis: www.aqsis.org
pov ray: povray.org
jahshaka: www.jahshaka.org
cinelerra: heroinewarrior.com/cinelerra.php3

good luck !
 
Old 01-20-2006, 02:15 PM   #5
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Blender is a nice tool, once you learn how to use it (haven't worked with it much myself, but have seen some things a friend has done with it. Versatile, very powerful.) I think it was actually developed by Silicon Graphics (the Hollywood special effects company) http://www.blender.nl/

I've also found these:
K-3D http://www.k-3d.com/
Behemot: http://www.behemot.com/

Hope you find one you like!
 
Old 01-20-2006, 03:30 PM   #6
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You two misunderstood me, I meant 2d-animation software. I'm mainly looking for tool for frame-by-frame animating, but also something like Macromedia Flash could do it. And I forgot to say that it must be free at least for non-commercial use.

Synfig would be very good, but I can't get it working and it is just developer's preview, so I don't think it would work too well. KToon is second good, but highly under-development program, it doesn't even have undo yet.

I just found CinePaint, it looks like Gimp with more video features. I have today no time to test it. Tomorrow I'll be back and tell you what it really feel like.
 
Old 01-21-2006, 10:47 AM   #7
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Cinepaint wasn't even good as gimp, its created for editing videos.

Now I managed to compile and install Synfig, but only video-format that works is .gif.
But still it is best I have found, so I'll play around with it until I found better.

I noticed with Synfig that vectors isn't my best area, so what I really need is regular frame-by-frame software.
(If you don't understand what I mean for frame-by-frame, it is like making gif-animations.)
 
  


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