Adobe Animate Alternatives for Linux

Adobe Animate is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small OpenToonz iconOpenToonz, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Adobe Animate and 11 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Adobe Animate are Small TupiTube iconTupiTube (Free, Open Source), Small Verge3D iconVerge3D (Freemium), Small enve iconenve (Free, Open Source) and Small Synfig Studio iconSynfig Studio (Free, Open Source).

Adobe Animate is a multimedia authoring and computer animation program developed by Adobe Systems. If you're looking for more info about Adobe Animate like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/14/2020 9:24:00 PM

Alternatives to Adobe Animate for Linux with any license

  • OpenToonz

    This is software for producing a 2D animation. It is based on the software "Toonz", which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy, customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years. Dwango launches this OpenToonz project, in cooperation with Digital Video and Studio Ghibli. This software can be used by anyone free of charge, no matter whether the purpose of use is commercial or not.

    • It was kinda like Macromedia/Adobe Flash, but used for animating but not for games. Guest • Jul 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Everything Animate has and more. Couple things missing and over complicated but its basicly the same. Guest • Jun 2019 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Was even used by professionals to make movies. Guest • Nov 2018 • 5 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's just so good and has all the tools you need Guest • Mar 2018 • 8 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • very powerful tools under the hood and incredible for a free download Tan4500Jan 2018 • 7 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • TupiTube

    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 old kids.

    • Because its easy to use, and simple! Guest • May 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Has all the same features as Adobe Animation CC (Flash), is VERY beginner friendly and is cross platform! Guest • Jun 2019 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Aug 2017 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's easy to use and really powerful Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • They have many similar features and are both vector based Mr_JangoonJul 2016 • 7 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is too confusing, tweens don't work. Guest • Oct 2016 • 0 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Their website plainly states they are not an alternative to Flash Guest • Oct 2015 • 7 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android BSD

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  • Verge3D

    Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences. Verge3D can be used to build interactive animations, product configurators, engaging presentations of any kind, online stores, explainers, e-learning content, portfolios, ads, and browser games.

    • 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. Guest • Jul 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Verge3D is much easier to use when you need responsive 3D web content on your website. Good for prototyping as well. SilbermannJul 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Jul 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted Autodesk 3ds Max ... WebGL Autodesk Maya Blender

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  • Synfig Studio

    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.

    • This is not a Frame-by-Frame animation software, as said in their website. Guest • Jun 2020 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not nearly similar enough to Animate. Overcomplicates many features that are simply done in Animate. Guest • Dec 2019 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not allow frame for frame drawing which is the core component of Adobe Animate Guest • Apr 2018 • 17 agrees and 13 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has good features like bones and stuffs. Most of all it's open source. Guest • Jul 2018 • 3 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because the timeline is no where near similar to animate cc at least things are actually easy to edit the frames when you made i perfer layer by layer timeline than a timebar Guest • Jul 2018 • 4 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does not allow for easy frame by frame animation like adobe flash. Guest • Aug 2016 • 21 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The primary application of Animate/Flash is web. Synfig uses vector graphics, but is for bitmap exporting (movies) which can't be easily transferred by web like Canvas/HTML5/JS, except you have a powerful hosting and bandwidth to share users with huge and CPU-demanding videos. Total lack of interactivity in animations is another problem. Guest • May 2017 • 5 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Share the same functionality : Animation. Guest • Jul 2016 • 10 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it's free and open-source software,very good for work. Guest • Mar 2017 • 6 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • TVPaint Animation

    TVP Animation is the leading paperless drawing and animation tool, able to imitate traditional techniques such as Pen Brush, Gouache, Watercolour, Pencil, Felt-tip and Airbrush, and animate them over frames. Using only TVP Animation, you can create an animated movie from start to finish, including storyboarding and all the steps (rough, clean-up, keyframes and in-betweening) through to final compositing.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux Android

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  • ENIGMA - LateralGM

    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. Its intention is to provide you with a quality game creation tool and a bridge between high- and low-level programming languages. It can be used either through an IDE, namely, its sister project, LateralGM, or through a Command line interface.

    • Enigma is a game maker engine, not an animation tool. Guest • Jul 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Ella

    Ella (an acronym for Elegant Light Linux Animator) is a light animation software intended to achieve a aim of the Linux world : a functionnal and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) 2D animation sofware.

    • Discontinued
      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4.2, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • CreaToon

    CreaToon is a free easy to use animation program. It is different from other programs however, because you don't draw the objects in the program, it is a cutout based animation program. What that means is you make the parts in something like Gimp or Inkscape, and then you import them as png images into CreaToon, and you animate the characters with the body parts you made. You would have to check it out to see what I mean, it's a cool program though.

    • Discontinued
      The official website is no longer available. Last version,, released in March 2014, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Wine

  • AniGen

    AniGen is a browser-based SVG animation editor. It is designed to work in tandem with Inkscape, expanding its functionality to allow the user to animate vector images, as well as export them. Transfer of files between the editors should work without loss of information. AniGen is free software available as is. It is written and maintained by Ondrej 'Aibo' Benda, and covered by GPLv3 license. The editor is currently in testing phase.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web

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