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Cavalry Alternatives

Cavalry is described as 'brand new 2d animation application combining the power and flexibility of 3d with the ease of use of 2d' and is a Animation Maker. There are more than 10 alternatives to Cavalry for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and The best alternative is Blender, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cavalry are Natron, OpenToonz, Adobe After Effects and Synfig Studio.

Cavalry alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be Video Editors or Animation Makers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cavalry.
This page was last updated Jun 3, 2022
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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows

Cavalry is a brand new 2d animation application combining the power and flexibility of 3d with the ease of use of 2d.

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  1. Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.

    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
  2. Natron is an open source, cross platform nodal compositing application. It is built around industry standard open source tech such as OpenFX, OpenEXR, OpenColorIO and OpenImageIO.


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

  4. Adobe After Effects is the premiere digital video effects software used industry wide for film making and TV production as well as creative work including high-end video intros and audio-reactive music visualizers.

    Adobe After Effects 2017
  5. 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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  6. 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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    Despite the qualities of a software in the development stage, Enve manages to be a powerful tool in its category, for being so malleable and knowing how to work the timeline and also layers.

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  7. Apple Motion icon

    Apple Motion

    • Mac

    Motion is a compositing application used to create and edit motion graphics, titling for video and film production, and 2D and 3D compositing for visual effects.

  8. MagicaCSG icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    A lightweight signed distance field editor and renderer.

  9. picoCAD icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    picoCAD is a program to build and texture lowpoly 3D models. Programs for modelling are overly complicated, picoCAD aims to make it fun, easy, and accessible by focusing on the bare essentials. This program was made using pico 8.

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