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Brush Ninja is described as 'online, browser based, animation tool. It’s an easy way to create simple animations, for free, without the need to learn complex software (or spend a fortune)' and is a digital painting tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Brush Ninja for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is OpenToonz, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Brush Ninja are Synfig Studio, enve, Pencil2D and Storyboarder.

Brush Ninja alternatives are mainly Animation Makers but may also be Digital Painting Tools or Vector Graphic Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Brush Ninja.
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  1. OpenToonz icon

    OpenToonz

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    35 alternatives to OpenToonz 

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

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in OpenToonz, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Support for scriptingOpenToonz supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  Automated TweeningOpenToonz can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
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    Synfig Studio

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    55 alternatives to Synfig Studio 

    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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    1.  Automated TweeningSynfig Studio can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Synfig Studio, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    enve

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    52 alternatives to enve 

    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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    1.  Support for Layersenve supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in enve, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Works Offlineenve can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Pencil2D

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    39 alternatives to Pencil2D 

    Pencil2D is an opensource animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, based on old Pencil software. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Pencil2D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    Storyboarder

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    27 alternatives to Storyboarder 

    Storyboarder makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures. Quickly draw to test if a story idea works. Create and show animatics to others. Express your story idea without making a movie.

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    Animation Desk

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    94 alternatives to Animation Desk 

    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.

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    1.  Onion skinningAnimation Desk allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    2.  Video ImportYou can import external video material into Animation Desk.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Animation Desk, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    4.  RotoscopingAnimation Desk supports creating animated sequences by tracing over live-action footage frame by frame.
    5.  Support for LayersAnimation Desk supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    TupiTube

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    27 alternatives to 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 olds.

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    1.  Support for LayersTupiTube supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  RotoscopingTupiTube supports creating animated sequences by tracing over live-action footage frame by frame.
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    Toon Boom Harmony

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    33 alternatives to Toon Boom Harmony 

    Toon Boom Harmony Network is the industrial animation software for studios worldwide.

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    1.  Automated TweeningToon Boom Harmony can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Toon Boom Harmony, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    TVPaint Animation

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    36 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in TVPaint Animation, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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      Pencil

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      37 alternatives to Pencil 

      Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics.

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      Updated project here: Pencil2D icon Pencil2D

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