Open-source 2D vector animation software designed to produce film-quality animation with fewer people and resources.
Synfig Studio is an open-source 2D vector animation software designed to produce film-quality animation with fewer people and resources. It is built to eliminate the need to draw each frame individually. It is capable of simulating soft-shading using curved gradients within an area so that the animator doesn’t have to draw shading into every single frame.
There is also a wide variety of other real-time effects that can be applied to layers or groups of layers like radial blurs, color tweaks that all are resolution-independent. Other features include the ability to control and animate the width of lines at their individual control points, and the ability to link any related data from one object to another. Synfig also works with High Dynamic Range Imaging.
Transform any vector shape into another! Synfig gives you powerful tools for full control on your vector artwork. Just set the key positions and inbetween frames will be calculated automatically.
LAYERS AND FILTERS
Synfig provides 50+ layers to create artwork and animation of any complexity. Choose from various layer types: geometric, gradients, filters, distortions, transformations, fractals and others.
Full-featured bone system allows to create cutout animation using bitmap images or control your vector artwork. Use additional Skeleton Distortion layer to apply complex deformations to bitmap artwork.
You can link parameters of various layers – directly or through mathematical expressions. This allows you to create advanced character puppets and other dynamic structures.