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OpenToonz Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to OpenToonz for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Adobe After Effects. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Synfig Studio or Pencil2D. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to OpenToonz and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to OpenToonz are Storyboarder, OpenToonz (Morevna Edition), Moho and Adobe Animate.

OpenToonz 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 OpenToonz.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows

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  1. 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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  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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    Some users think Synfig Studio is a great alternative to OpenToonz, some don't.


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    Pencil2D

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    This alternative is disputed. Pencil2D is still a legitimate alternative to OpenToonz, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Storyboarder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  5. OpenToonz is based on software "Toonz" which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy

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  6. Moho has everything you need to make amazing, professional animations. Used in the OSCAR nominated films, The Breadwinner and Song of the Sea, for Best Animated Feature Film.

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  7. 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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    This alternative is disputed. Adobe Animate is still a legitimate alternative to OpenToonz, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Cartoon Animator

    • Mac
    • Windows

    2D animation software. Turn images to animated characters, control characters with your expressions, generate lip-sync animation from audio, accomplish 3D parallax scenes, produce 2D visual effects & quickly customize characters.

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    TVPaint Animation

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    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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    One of the only professionally used software available for linux. It's also a bit of an industry standard, even though Toon Boom Harmony seems to be taking over.

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

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