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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 best Linux alternative is Wick Editor, 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 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Adobe Animate are Synfig Studio, TupiTube, enve and Verge3D.

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.

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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. Synfig Studio icon

    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.

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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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    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.

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    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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  4. 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.

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  5. Verge3D is a powerful and intuitive toolkit that allows Blender, 3ds Max or Maya users to create immersive web-based experiences.

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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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  6. TVPaint Animation icon

    TVPaint Animation

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    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.

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    Most users think TVPaint Animation is a great alternative to Adobe Animate.
  7. 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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  8. Glaxnimate is a vector graphics animation program which focuses on being quick and easy to use.

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

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    Tahoma2D

    • FreeOpen Source
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    Tahoma2D is a powerful program for 2D and stop motion animation. Tahoma 2D is based on OpenToonz.

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  10. CreaToon

    • FreeProprietary
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    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.

    Discontinued

    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.0.0.55, released in March 2014, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

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