Spine Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to Spine for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is DragonBones, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Spine and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Spine are Synfig Studio (Free, Open Source), Live2D Cubism (Freemium), AnimeEffects (Free, Open Source) and Spriter (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021

    1. DragonBones has a skeletal animation design panel named "DragonBonesDesignPanel" and a 2D skeletal animation library based on ActionScript.
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      DragonBones vs Spine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks DragonBones is a great alternative to Spine.
      It has a pretty similar UI and feature set. It can also export projects as Spine files to be used in your games (unfortunately it exports Spine data only as .json files and not as binary .skel, but it's still pretty nice).
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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    2. 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.
      Synfig Studio vs Spine opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Synfig Studio is still a legitimate alternative to Spine, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      you can't get it into games and it isn't a runtime
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      You can't make game animations in Synfig Studio, only animation clips and animation movies
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Synfig isn't bone-based 2D animation
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    3. Live2D is the world's first drawing technology to enable 3D rendering of 2D images. This technology supports a variety of portable consoles and smartphones, and Live2D is already being utilized for games that take advantage of the unique characteristics of hand drawn artwork.
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    4. AnimeEffects is a 2D keyframe animation tool based on deformation of polygon meshes. You can easily operate, quickly shape your idea, and remake at any time if you have changed your mind.
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      • Linux
      Spriter : an intuitive 2D animation tool for video game makers.
      Spriter vs Spine opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Far more affordable, however lacking in mesh functions.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Animations: Create animations and export them as spritesheets or animated GIFs. Tileset: Mockup your tilesets and export them as .png images.

      Discontinued

      Official product page unavailable.

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      • Windows
      This software is used to create fluid and natural animation to 2D graphics, easily allowing the user to use secondary animation to make it look more natural.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Kenney Studio is an easy to use tool to create game sprites using various pre-made objects. Each object has unique options and without any artistic skill you can create a wide range of sprites.

      Discontinued

      KenneyNL Reported On Forums,

      Kenney Studio is discontinued.

      Source: https://itch.io/t/116590/purchase-kenny-studio

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      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      Marionette Studio is an online animation software for beginners and professionals. Animate 2D characters and environments in minutes with no prior skills.
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      • Windows
      • Adobe After Effects
      Rubber Hose is an After Effects tool for animation rigging. Connect layers from Illustrator and Photoshop into two new stretchy rigs – RubberPin and RubberRig. Style hoses unlike ever before. Major speed updates and key-frame baking let you work faster.
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