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Free Adobe Animate Alternatives

The best free alternative to Adobe Animate is Wick Editor, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Animate and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Adobe Animate are OpenToonz, Synfig Studio, TupiTube and Animation Desk.

Adobe Animate alternatives are mainly Animation Makers but may also be Game Development Tools or Digital Painting Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Adobe Animate.
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  1. The Wick Editor is a free and open-source tool for creating games, animations, and everything in-between. It's designed to be the most accessible tool for creating multimedia projects on the web. Your creations can run on any device with a web browser - that means mobile too.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersWick Editor supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Onion skinningWick Editor allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    ⚫︎ Automated TweeningWick Editor can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Wick Editor, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    d3rpyp1zza

    it has a brush tool, smoothing, can do frame by frame, everything i need!

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    Very similar to Animate and is still being updated!

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    It does have a lot of cool features, and will do for a lot of people, but it doesn't have things like bone tools and other things like that. (Also i'd way prefer it to be downloadable in my opinion)

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    it doesnt even have symbols

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    just mild things, such as no pen pressure

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    Easier to use than Animate. Friendlier scripting API. Always growing. Bug fixes & new features added to GitHub source almost every day. Friendly devs and forum. It can't do everything Animate can (yet!) but give it some time. It sure beats Adobe's monopolistic business practices!

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    Really good for a free download, can do almost anything animate can.

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  2. OpenToonz is an animation program that is a free software version of Toonz, the animation software used by Studio Ghibli, amongst others.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in OpenToonz, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingOpenToonz supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Automated TweeningOpenToonz can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
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    It was kinda like Macromedia/Adobe Flash, but used for animating but not for games.

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    It's just so good and has all the tools you need

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    Opentoons has no scripting and cannot be used for the web.

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    just because it was made by ghibli's studio, and we all know what kind of animation they have

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    Everything Animate has and more. Couple things missing and over complicated but its basicly the same.

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    Was even used by professionals to make movies.

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    Tan4500

    very powerful tools under the hood and incredible for a free download

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  3. Synfig Studio icon

    Synfig Studio

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    Synfig is a free and open-source, industrial-strength, vector-based 2D animation app designed for producing feature-film animations. It eliminates the need to create animations frame by frame. It is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.

    ⚫︎ Automated TweeningSynfig Studio can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Synfig Studio, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Share the same functionality : Animation.

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    it's free and open-source software,very good for work.

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    It does not allow for easy frame by frame animation like adobe flash.

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    maurosoft391

    too complex, not easy to use. you must be good at art to make good animations

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    This is not a Frame-by-Frame animation software, as said in their website.

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    Not nearly similar enough to Animate. Overcomplicates many features that are simply done in Animate.

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    Doesn't do frame-by-frame.

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  4. TupiTube icon

    TupiTube

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Tupi is a design and authoring tool for digital artists interested in 2D Animation, fork of the KToon project, offering an interface experience focused on 8-100 years olds.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersTupiTube supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ RotoscopingTupiTube supports creating animated sequences by tracing over live-action footage frame by frame.
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    TupiTube vs Adobe Animate opinions
    Most users think TupiTube is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.

    It has mostly all the essential Flash features for animation and it doesn't cut corners for anything. Its an overall good program to use. I have seen many amazing Flash level animations made with this program and it can still be used for simple low quality animations. It can also be used for teaching students.

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    Because its easy to use, and simple!

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    Has all the same features as Adobe Animation CC (Flash), is VERY beginner friendly and is cross platform!

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    It's easy to use and really powerful

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    It is too confusing, tweens don't work.

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    Mr_Jangoon

    They have many similar features and are both vector based

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    Their website plainly states they are not an alternative to Flash

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  5. Animation Desk is a perfect tool for animating, storyboarding, and sketching. It’s an app Loved by professional and amateur animators, Youtubers, and many art lovers. Draw you frame-to-frame animation from scratch, or create animations upon videos, images, PSD layers.

    ⚫︎ Onion skinningAnimation Desk allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    ⚫︎ Video ImportYou can import external video material into Animation Desk.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Animation Desk, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ RotoscopingAnimation Desk supports creating animated sequences by tracing over live-action footage frame by frame.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersAnimation Desk supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    maye im too dumb but this is total trash. absolutely "unintuitive" to use. it's hard to safe, start a new sequence, edit things. holy shit

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    jessicawade

    Have much more suitable options for novice animators.

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    enve

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Enve is a free and open-source 2D animation app. It can create both vector and raster animations and even use sound and video files. It has been created with flexibility and expandability in mind.

    ⚫︎ Support for Layersenve supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in enve, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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  7. Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences.

    ⚫︎ Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Verge3D to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Verge3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    3D product customizer
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    Anipe

    This is for 3d not 2d like animate, hardly ana lternative

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    Silbermann

    Verge3D is much easier to use when you need responsive 3D web content on your website. Good for prototyping as well.

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    Verge3D is a good alternative if you need to create a full-featured 3D interactive content on your website such as configurator or browser game.

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    Verge3D integrates tightly with Blender/3ds Max and as such allows for creating interactive animations right in 3D modelling suite, not in the separate program like Adobe Animate. It also comes with an advanced visual programming tool.

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  8. ENIGMA - LateralGM icon

    ENIGMA - LateralGM

    • FreeOpen Source
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    ENIGMA, the Extensible Non-Interpreted Game Maker Augmentation, is an open source cross-platform game development environment derived from that of the popular software GameMaker.

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    Anipe

    its a game maker not an animation tool

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    SubhoBoy

    Enigma is in no way related to animation, it's a game engine such as Unity or Constructs 2.

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    Enigma is a game maker engine, not an animation tool.

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  9. Rive icon

    Rive

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online

    Rive is a real-time interactive design tool that allows you to design, animate, and immediately integrate your assets into any platform thanks to our open source runtimes.

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  10. Glaxnimate is a vector graphics animation program which focuses on being quick and easy to use.

    ⚫︎ Automated TweeningGlaxnimate can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGlaxnimate can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingGlaxnimate supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGlaxnimate supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersGlaxnimate supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    DerSyd0

    It is very simple to use and open source. It also supports more export formats that are not proprietary.

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