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Old 11-13-2020, 02:34 AM   #1
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Animation software for Linux?


What FREE animation software is available for Linux (if any)? It doesn't have to be anything "fancy" or "spectacular". i checked out the "Blender" website (which has NOTHING whatsoever to do with animation software).
 
Old 11-13-2020, 02:58 AM   #2
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What FREE animation software is available for Linux (if any)? It doesn't have to be anything "fancy" or "spectacular". i checked out the "Blender" website (which has NOTHING whatsoever to do with animation software).
Then what do you mean by "animation"?
 
Old 11-13-2020, 02:58 AM   #3
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What FREE animation software is available for Linux (if any)? It doesn't have to be anything "fancy" or "spectacular". i checked out the "Blender" website (which has NOTHING whatsoever to do with animation software).
Please define "animation"

Animation like in a waving hand to be put in a web page as a GIF: GIMP

Animation like in cartoons, the animators draws the pictures frame by frame (24 per one second) then: GIMP for drawing pictures, then FFMPEG for composing the final movie.

Animation like in a movie with realistic flying dragons fighting an army of orcs, well... they render 3D images frame by frame, then: Blender

PS. The Blender was good enough for making the Lord of Rings movies, sorry that it disappointed you!

Just a Blender demo there:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MlUcmOul8

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Old 11-13-2020, 03:02 AM   #4
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Animation like in a waving hand to be put in a web page as a GIF
That type of animation is sometimes called "motion graphics". Just mentioning that.
 
Old 11-13-2020, 04:02 AM   #5
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That type of animation is sometimes called "motion graphics". Just mentioning that.
That can be done with SVG rather well.
 
Old 11-13-2020, 04:47 AM   #6
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there's this one which is quite good, it's the one used by studio ghibli
https://opentoonz.github.io/e/
 
Old 11-13-2020, 05:05 AM   #7
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there's this one which is quite good, it's the one used by studio ghibli
https://opentoonz.github.io/e/
Yes, the OpenToonz is open-source, but it is made specifically for Windows and OS/X

Also, please note that its entire documentation is in Japanese.

Anyway, looking at OP's previous thread about automatic websites, he probably looks for an auto-magically automatic animation wizard.

However, as happening that I know some people working into the cartoons production which are usually known worlwide as "anime", I can say that the animation is about tons of work, a titanic artistic work. They make 24 pictures for only one second of animation.

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Old 11-13-2020, 05:14 AM   #8
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These days DaVinci Resolve is probably King. Even the Free version is absolutely amazing!

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/pro...avinciresolve/
 
Old 11-13-2020, 06:44 AM   #9
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you can do a basic animated gif just using GIMP. Basically you create an image and then several more ,each one with say if it where a stick man their legs moved a bit in each image. You stack images together as a layer. haven't done it for a while, but you need to install GIMp gap
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Old 11-13-2020, 06:47 AM   #10
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If you're talking about 2D animation software to make disney like cartoons, you have a few options. Synfig, pencil2d, OpenToonz, and even krita are very capable animation software and they all have linux ports as well.
 
Old 11-13-2020, 08:50 AM   #11
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SynfigSudio is probably the best I've used. Pencil requires you to draw every frame while Synfig let's you use key frames and onion frames.
 
Old 11-13-2020, 10:22 AM   #12
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It is not clear what you want. I would like to suggest these:

Draw and animation:

- Krita https://krita.org/en/
- Pencil2D https://www.pencil2d.org/
- Inkscape https://inkscape.org/en/
- xfig https://www.xfig.org/installation.html
- MyPaint http://mypaint.org/
- Scribus https://www.scribus.net/

Sound and video editor

- OpenShot https://www.openshot.org/
- Shotcut http://www.shotcut.org/
- Audacity https://www.audacityteam.org/

Note-taking

- OpenBoard* http://www.openboard.ch/index.en.html
- Xournal http://xournal.sourceforge.net/
- Xournal++ https://github.com/xournalpp/xournalpp

ScreenRecorder

- Open Broadcast Studio https://obsproject.com/
- SimpleScreenRecorder https://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/
- recordMyDesktop http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/about.php
- kazam https://launchpad.net/kazam

Also, ffmpeg (one of the most powerful tools I have ever used)

https://ffmpeg.org/

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Old 11-13-2020, 12:06 PM   #13
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Then what do you mean by "animation"?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animation
 
Old 11-13-2020, 12:41 PM   #14
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Seriously? How do you think this helps? From the first line of that article:

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Animation is a method in which figures are manipulated to appear as moving images.
Blender does this, as does countless other software.

GIVE MORE INFO or expect answers that don't help. How many times do we need to ask this? The same thing happened in your other thread about website automation...
 
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Old 11-13-2020, 01:10 PM   #15
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