Great animation software is the most important tool you require to be an expert in the field of animation. There are various animation programs available that have some amazing features and are absolutely free of cost. These tools can do a great job when it comes to meeting your animation projects’ needs.
Top 5 Free Animation Programs (No Particular Order)
|Software Name||Description||Compatible OS|
|K-3D||This 3D modelling software is written in C++. It is platform independent.||Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10|
|Anim8or||Free animation program is used to create and modify models.||Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10|
|Synfig Animation Studio||Advanced animation software uses sprites and digital tweening that speeds up the process.||Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)|
|OpenToonz||Open source animation software allows the users to modify its source code freely.||Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)|
|7GIF||This tool consumes less space and gives you full control over your animation work.||Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)|
K-3D is a 3D modelling and animation software. It is written in C++. This tool is platform independent and available for Linux, Windows, MacOS X etc. You can easily download the binary package that suits the system you have. Some of the key features of this software are:
- Visualization Pipeline Architecture
- Unlimited Hierarchical Undo
- Full RenderMan Integration
Anim8or is a character animation program that has some amazing features like inverse kinematics, STL support and much more. This 3D modelling tool allows you to create and modify the models. It has few built-in shapes like cylinders, spheres, etc. You can also import objects created with any other 3D program and then edit them. This software is easy to use and does not require any specific knowledge in 3D creation.
Synfig Animation Studio:
Synfig Animation Studio is an open source, vector-based 2D animation software. This tool can speed up the animation process by using sprites and digital tweening. It has a simple user interface that actually consists of three different floating windows, the toolbox, the canvas, and panels. It also has various drawing tools included.
OpenToonz is one of the best tools available for producing 2D animations. It is a robust and open source software that allows the users to modify its source code freely. This 2D animation software suite has also been used in the production of TV series like ‘Steven Universe ’ and ‘Futurama’. It is an easy to install and quick to learn software.
7GIF is a lightweight tool for controlling animated GIFs. This tool comes really handy when you have to load and view GIF animations. It has almost all the basic features like fast switching, frame export, zoom, etc. This software gives you full control over your animation work. You can easily display and play back animated GIFs.
View even more tools in our Animation Software section.