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Spectrum Shift Paint Alternatives

Spectrum Shift Paint is described as 'employs color cycling to enable you to create colorful animations very easily. Animations can be exported as WebGL. This is unlike any other animation program available' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Spectrum Shift Paint for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is OpenToonz, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Spectrum Shift Paint are Synfig Studio, enve, Adobe Animate and Animation Desk.

Spectrum Shift Paint 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 Spectrum Shift Paint.
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  1. OpenToonz icon

    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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  2. Synfig Studio icon

    Synfig Studio

    • Mac
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    • 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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  3. 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.
    3.  Works Offlineenve can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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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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  5. Animation Desk icon

    Animation Desk

    • Windows
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    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    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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  6. Toon Boom Harmony icon

    Toon Boom Harmony

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    33 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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    TVPaint Animation

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    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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    • Pencil icon

      Pencil

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      37 alternatives to Pencil 

      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.

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      Discontinued

      Updated project here: Pencil2D icon Pencil2D

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      Expressive Animator

      • Online
      67 alternatives to Expressive Animator 

      Create beautiful 2D motion graphics and vector animations for any platform in matter of minutes.

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      1.  Works OfflineExpressive Animator can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
      2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Expressive Animator, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
      3.  Dark ModeExpressive Animator supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
      4.  PortableExpressive Animator can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      5.  Automated TweeningExpressive Animator can automatically generate the inbetweens from two keyframes, to carry out a smooth transition.
      6.  LightweightExpressive Animator consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      7.  Support for LayersExpressive Animator supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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      • EasyToon icon

        EasyToon

        32 alternatives to EasyToon 

        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.

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        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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