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Over the last couple of years, I have experimented with several different examples of free, shareware or affordable animation software programs. Intended almost exclusively for cut-out style animation and uses effective forms of pinning and layers. It takes a while to learn but works well … although some users report stability ceeatoon.

Can be used for both drawn and cut-out style animation. Has neither pinning nor bones and although originally designed for children, is now perfectly usable by experienced animators. Has probably the best sound-functions of any animation software; allowing perfect synchronisation of sound and animation. There are a lot of examples on Youtube, including some of mine under another username.

So – users of Synfig – any comparative comments? Is Synfig worth trying when viewed alongside these programs? Definitively it is worth to try Synfig.

It would give you more satisfaction than you can imagine. Please post here or in the chat any help you need on synfig usage. We gladly help you. Man, this is getting tiresome, having to go back and edit all my posts, because they both look and sound way too stupid… Is there an Easy Delete All Posts button? If I use some of the more cutting edge features or import large images, or try to skip around the timeline while the renderer struggles crfatoon catch up, then I may be asking for problems.


Give it tutorisl go – you have nothing to lose, not even the price tutorkal the application. Let me know if you run into any problems. I hope they make new additions and what not. Especially with the brushes. I had wanted to try synfig but it looks so complicated. 33.0 have all our support to learn and try to use Synfig Studio. Please ask freely here whatever question you need even if you think it is very simple. This is quite an old thread.

Is it still true, that Synfig is only useful if running on Windows? Synfig, CReatoon and other animation software General. Synfig is better than Anime Studio but still having some non completely developed features.

Main advantages of AS compared tuotrial Synfig: Anyway the sound support in AS is very basic and it useful merely for lipsync or music sync.

You cannot pan soundtrack or have mixer of various sounds tracks. It has a very fast interface. Synfig needs improvements on that. It has a proved functional bone system.

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We are working on a bone system in Synfig right now. It has scripting capabilities lua. Synfig is opensource Main advantages of Synfig compared to AS: Real floating point calculation. In Synfig the output render is time and size independent.


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Synfig is always smooth because time relies on a float point number. In AS the time relies in an integer number the frame. Although it can be difficult to understand at first sight Synfig is more user friendly than AS. Every parameter is animatable. In AS you have some of the parameters not animatable through the time.

Much better blend modes. Masking is not a problem like in AS. More raster effects blurs, noise distort, much better gradients – included curved gradients- color filters, distortions layers, and much much more… In Synfig imported files track its modifications.

If you import an animation into another, the changes in the first are reflected in the second. In AS when you import a file into other you always do a copy not a reference.

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In synfig keyframes are keyframes and waypoints are waypoints. In AS there are not keyframes really tey work just with waypoints, so to keep a pose unmodified the have to use external scripts. Synfig is free and frequently updated. This maybe is trivial but bugs are fixed when possible as soon as possible.

Thanks for the outstanding comparison between Synfig and AS. Thanks again for your detailed notes.