Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork. It eliminates the need to create animation frame-by frame, allowing you to produce 2D animation of a higher quality with fewer people and resources. Synfig Studio is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS X.
Synfig’s robust and pretty dense. If you had to compare it to another program, it could be a distant cousin to Smith Micro’s Anime Studio Pro or Adobe’s Flash. The timeline and layers panel are similar to Anime Studio.
Synfig offers tons of help, tutorials, examples, and extras, making it as easy or easier to use than other Flash animation tools, and it’s fun to see your animations come to life.
Synfig Studio’s user interface consists of three floating windows:
- The Toolbox, which serves as the main window and control panel;
- The Canvas, or working surface, which can be more than one instance;
- The Panels, which centralize access to a variety of project tools and information.
You can download, for free, a full-featured animation creation studio that can create digital animations surpassing anything Hollywood could do not so long ago.