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Express Animate Alternatives

Express Animate is described as 'is free animation software that gives you the ability to animate shapes, text and imported images. You are also able to enhance your movie projects in post-production using key-frame motion animation, masking, dummy objects and more' and is a Animation Maker in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Express Animate for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Wick Editor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Express Animate are OpenToonz, Synfig Studio, enve and Verge3D.

Express Animate alternatives are mainly Animation Makers but may also be Game Development Tools or Vector Graphic Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Express Animate.
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  1. Wick Editor icon

    Wick Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    89 alternatives to Wick Editor 

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

    • Mac
    • Windows
    36 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.
    GTS
    Digital painting


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    Synfig Studio

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    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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  4. enve icon

    enve

    • Windows
    • Linux
    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.
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    Verge3D

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Autodesk 3ds Max
    • WebGL
    • Autodesk Maya
    • Blender
    39 alternatives to 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...

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    1.  No Coding RequiredVerge3D can be used without an coding or programming skills.
    2.  Augmented RealityVerge3D makes use of augmented reality to interact with one or more of its services.
    3.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Verge3D to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    4.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Verge3D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3D product customizer
    Interactive jewelry configurator


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    Adobe Animate

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    • Windows
    53 alternatives to Adobe Animate 

    Adobe Animate, previously Adobe Flash Professional, is an authoring environment (IDE) that can produce interactive solutions for running inside web browsers or for the desktop.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Adobe Animate, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  Pressure SensitivityAdobe Animate can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    3.  Animation RiggingAdobe Animate supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    4.  Automated TweeningAdobe Animate can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
    5.  Support for scriptingAdobe Animate supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    6.  Works OfflineAdobe Animate can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Support for LayersAdobe Animate supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    8.  Onion skinningAdobe Animate allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
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  7. ENIGMA - LateralGM icon

    ENIGMA - LateralGM

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    • Linux
    • BSD
    88 alternatives to 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.

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    TupiTube

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    • Android
    • BSD
    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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  9. Toon Boom Harmony icon

    Toon Boom Harmony

    • Mac
    • Windows
    34 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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  10. TVPaint Animation icon

    TVPaint Animation

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    • Android
    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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