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What are the best Animation Paper alternatives?

Animation Paper is described as 'Top quality software for doing hand drawn animation. Very easy and fast to work with. Simple, yet powerful' and is a Animation Maker in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Animation Paper for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is diagrams.net, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Animation Paper are OpenToonz, Pencil2D, Animation Desk and Pencil.

Animation Paper 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 Animation Paper.
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Top quality software for doing hand drawn animation. Very easy and fast to work with. Simple, yet powerful.

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  1. diagrams.net icon

    diagrams.net

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted
    • PortableApps.com
    • Notion
    • Google Drive
    • Microsoft OneDrive
    • GitHub
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Microsoft SharePoint
    • Google Slides
    • Google Drive - Sheets
    • Google Drive - Docs

    diagrams.net (previously draw.io) is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams. No login or registration are required and features include the ability to save locally (including SVG), a range of stencils, .

    Example AWS diagram using draw.io
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    Diagrams.net is for diagram & flowcharts drawing... There is no animation in it

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  2. 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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  3. Pencil2D icon

    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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  4. 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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  5. Pencil icon

    Pencil

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Discontinued

    Updated project here: Pencil2D icon Pencil2D

    Pencil in Windows


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

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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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    DigiCel FlipBook

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Whether you do 2D, 3D or stop motion Animation, DigiCel FlipBook makes animation easier!

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    EasyToon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Easytoon is a program that can create small animated gif friendly, a simple sequence of images giving the illusion of movement. It sounds simple written like that but it is quite complicated to implement, finally brief.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Final version, 1.9.9, released in November 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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