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Free TVPaint Animation Alternatives

The best free alternative to TVPaint Animation is Krita, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to TVPaint Animation and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to TVPaint Animation are diagrams.net, OpenToonz, Synfig Studio and Pencil2D.

TVPaint Animation 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 TVPaint Animation.
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    Krita

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    137 alternatives to Krita 

    Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    2.  LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    4.  Drawing Tablet SupportKrita supports the use of external drawing tablets as input devices.
    5.  Non Destructive EditingKrita allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    6.  Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    7.  Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    8.  PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    9.  Color PickerKrita allows you to select and copy a color property from an image, object, or shape.
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    Most users think Krita is a great alternative to TVPaint Animation.
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    diagrams.net

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    • Notion
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    • Google Drive - Docs
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    • Google Drive - Sheets
    122 alternatives to diagrams.net 

    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, .

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    1.  Works Offlinediagrams.net can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Support for Layersdiagrams.net supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    3.  Dark Modediagrams.net supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Lightweightdiagrams.net consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Support for LaTeXdiagrams.net supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    OpenToonz

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    36 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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    Almost everyone thinks OpenToonz is a great alternative to TVPaint Animation.
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    Synfig Studio

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    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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    Pencil2D

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    39 alternatives to Pencil2D 

    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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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Pencil2D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    enve

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    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.
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    Animation Desk

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    95 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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    TupiTube

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    27 alternatives to TupiTube 

    Tupi is a design and authoring tool for digital artists interested in 2D Animation, fork of the KToon project, offering an interface experience focused on 8-100 years olds.

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    1.  Support for LayersTupiTube supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    2.  RotoscopingTupiTube supports creating animated sequences by tracing over live-action footage frame by frame.
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    OpenToonz (Morevna Edition)

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    13 alternatives to OpenToonz (Morevna Edition) 

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

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    1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in OpenToonz (Morevna Edition), allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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      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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      Updated project here: Pencil2D icon Pencil2D

      Pencil in Windows
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