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Expressive Animator Alternatives

Expressive Animator is described as 'Create beautiful 2D motion graphics and vector animations for any platform in matter of minutes' and is a Animation Maker in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Expressive Animator, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Adobe After Effects. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try OpenToonz or Synfig Studio. Other great sites and apps similar to Expressive Animator are enve, Pencil2D, Adobe Animate and Glaxnimate.

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

    Adobe After Effects

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    37 alternatives to Adobe After Effects 

    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.

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    1.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Adobe After Effects.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Adobe After Effects, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Support for 4KAdobe After Effects supports watching, rendering or exporting 4K content (also know as UHD or Ultra HD).
    4.  Works OfflineAdobe After Effects can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenAdobe After Effects supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    6.  Node BasedAdobe After Effects supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    7.  Colour GradingAdobe After Effects lets you manipulate color in creative and artistic ways.
    8.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAdobe After Effects can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    9.  Support for LayersAdobe After Effects supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    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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  3. Synfig Studio icon

    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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    Adobe Animate

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    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.  Support for LayersAdobe Animate supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    5.  Onion skinningAdobe Animate allows you to see through several frames simultaneously and make sure the lines of each frame are correctly lined up.
    6.  Works OfflineAdobe Animate can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    7.  Support for scriptingAdobe Animate supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    8.  Automated TweeningAdobe Animate can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
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    Glaxnimate

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    11 alternatives to Glaxnimate 

    Glaxnimate is a vector graphics animation program which focuses on being quick and easy to use.

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    1.  Automated TweeningGlaxnimate can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Glaxnimate, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Support for scriptingGlaxnimate supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGlaxnimate can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    5.  Support for LayersGlaxnimate supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    6.  Dark ModeGlaxnimate supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  8. Animation Desk icon

    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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  9. Rive icon

    Rive

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    12 alternatives to Rive 

    Rive is a real-time interactive design tool that allows you to design, animate, and immediately integrate your assets into any platform thanks to our open source runtimes.

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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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