Free Synfig Studio Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Synfig Studio is Animation Desk. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Synfig Studio and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Synfig Studio are Krita (Free, Open Source), OpenToonz (Free, Open Source), Pencil2D (Free, Open Source) and enve (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 30, 2021

    1. Create your own fascinating stick figures on the fly with this FREE parametric graphic Stickman Builder! Key features: - It's parametric! No need to painfully squint if the arms are the same length - they automatically are!


      Last update is from 2013.

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      It is a stick figure animation program, unlike synfig
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

    2. CreaToon is a free easy to use animation program. It is different from other programs however, because you don't draw the objects in the program, it is a cutout based animation program.


      The official website is no longer available. Last version,, released in March 2014, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.

    3. Ella (an acronym for Elegant Light Linux Animator) is a light animation software intended to achieve a aim of the Linux world : a functionnal and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) 2D animation sofware.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4.2, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.

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    4. This is a simple animation line testing software written in C++ with Qt toolkit.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.6.3, released in November 2012, can be still downloaded from Google Code Archive

    5. Free and open-source software for creating amazing 2D motion graphics and vector animations. Free and open-source We believe that everyone should be free to learn and create professional designs and animations, or at least to have a chance at doing it.

    6. Simple stick animation using javascript. Features: lines, circles, arcs line colors and widths zoom add & delete frames change number of calculated intermediate frames save as gif save projects run locally or on a webserver
    7. libavg is a high-level development platform for media-centric applications.
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    8. Express Animate is free animation software that gives you the ability to animate shapes, text and imported images. You are also able to enhance your movie projects in post-production using key-frame motion animation, masking, dummy objects and more.
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      Skeletal Animation At the heart of Nima is a powerful 2D skeletal animation system. Characters are built using a single set of images and animated using bones. These animations are interpolated and blended together, which keeps your file size small and playback buttery smooth.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      ChalkMotion is a a collaborative library of simple hand drawn images and online presentation tool, designed to help visualize and share ideas. Choose from hundreds of images, or draw your own.
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