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Best 2D Animation Software 2017

ToonBoom Harmony When it comes to digital production, Toon Boom Harmony is the gold standard by which all 2D animation software is judged. Harmony is the most creative and yet, efficient, software ever created for animation – that’s why it’s the industry standard.

 

Powtoon is Better than Video! Engage, explain and sell with impact using just a short, simple PowToon. They’re proven to be more effective than any other form of video or text communications to grab attention in the workplace.

 

Synfig supports a multitude of layers of various types; geometric, gradients, filters, distortions, transformations, fractal and a few others. Synfig has basic features for syncing your animation with soundtrack using Sound Layer. Linux users can get all benefits of full-featured audio editors through the JACK integration.

 

CelAction2D is professional 2D animation software for films, TV series and commercials. It is the software of choice for many leading animators, and represents the state-of-the-art in high quality, high volume production. Using vectors and/or bitmaps, character models can be rigged into a skeleton so that animation can be changed and reused easily. The movement of the skeleton can also be automatically inbetweened in a variety of ways, making animation faster than ever before.

 

FlipBook Makes Animation Easier To Learn because it’s so easy to use but it’s also designed to help you learn the principles of animation.

It’s easy because things just work the way you expect them to. Draw with the pencil, paint with the paintbrush or fill with the bucket. Click on Play to watch it play. Want to add sound, just drag a sound file onto the xsheet. You don’t have to spend hours reading a manual or go through weeks of trial and error trying to figure how it works. You just do what makes sense and it will work. And if you ever do need help just check out the FlipBook page on our website for all the feature tutorial videos.

 

Moho Pro Everything you need to make amazing, professional animation. Moho™ Pro 12 (formerly Anime Studio Pro) offers the most powerful 2D rigging system of the market and mix it with traditional animation tools, allowing to get professional results easier and faster.

 

Brash Monkey Use your Spriter animation files directly in your games to benefit from silky smooth tweened animations that take a fraction of the memory. Suddenly customizable player characters and smoothly animated giant on-screen bosses are a breeze.

 

Pencil2D uses a bitmap/vector drawing interface to produce simple 2D graphics as well as animation. Pencil is written in C++ and is Qt-based, as well as licensed under the GNU General Public License.

 

TVPaint Animation is a 2D software based on bitmap technology. Thanks to this technology, you can animate natural renderings (gouache, watercolor, oil painting, crayon, pen…) traditionaly (image by image). TVPaint Animation doesn’t impose a graphical style nor a workflow. Feel free to mix animation on paper and digital animation, do rotoscopy, use different software or simply make your project with TVPaint Animation entirely.