Synfig Studio – Free Animation Software for Ubuntu and others

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Synfig Animation Studio is a powerful, industrial-strength vector-based 2D animation software, designed from the ground-up for producing feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources.

It eliminates the need for tweening, preventing the need to hand-draw each frame. Synfig features spatial and temporal resolution independence (sharp and smooth at any resolution or framerate), high dynamic range images, and a flexible plugin system.ynfig Animation Studio is a powerful, industrial-strength vector-based 2D animation software, designed from the ground-up for producing feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources.

After an extensive development, Synfig Studio version 1.0 is released.

Synfig Studio Feature Summary

  • Vector based elements
  • Spatial resolution-independence
  • Layer Support for all (geometric, gradients, filters, distortions, transformations, fractal etc)
  • Temporal resolution independence
  • Automatic generation of animation keyframes
  • Better lighting effects, and improved color composition due to floating point image processing
  • Tools to support tablets uses pens
  • Path-based Gradients – gradients follow along a dawn shape

How to Install Synfig Studio

Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, elementary

Installation via Software Center
Click below to install via software center (older version)

Installation via deb files
Download the deb files from below link and install
Synfig Studio 1.0 amd64

Run

  • Type Synfig Studio in dash. Click the launcher icon.
  • In the Menu: Applications -> Graphics -> Synfig Studio
Synfig Studio 1.0 Running in Ubuntu

Synfig Studio 1.0 Running in Ubuntu

Links

Troubleshooting and Support

If you face any issues while installing or using Synfig Studio, you may drop a note using comment section at the end of this article, Or you can post your query in any of the support channels mentioned below.

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Synfig Studio

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