Awesome Stuff: Tools For Animation

from the animate-stuff dept

For this week's awesome stuff post, we're keeping it simple with just two items, both of which are free and open source projects having to do with animation.
  • First up is Tupi: 2D Animation Software for Everyone, which is exactly what it sounds like. The software looks very user friendly and fun to play around with.
    They're being a bit ambitious, looking for $30,000 and they still have a long way to go, but with three and a half weeks to go, if they can get some more attention, they still have a shot. The main reward levels are more like sponsorship levels, allowing animators to promote their works on the Tupi website, which may or may not be of interest to some. Still, the project itself looks quite cool.
  • Next up is a more specific project: apngasm, a tool for making animated PNG images, while also pushing to get past the animated GIF, and finally moving to PNG instead. Just like regular PNG images are much better than regular GIF images, the animated counterparts represent a step up as well.
    These guys started with a much more modest goal of $5,000, which they've just about doubled, and there's still a week to go.
I hope everyone has a nicely animated Labor Day weekend (if you're in the US) or just a regular weekend if you're elsewhere.


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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 31st, 2013 @ 9:19am

    I should probably lay off of South Park.

    Jesus Christ! Doesn't know? Mr. Mouse will fuck his shit up royally! Just ask the Jonas Brothers they know.

     

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    Nina Paley (profile), Aug 31st, 2013 @ 9:44am

    Good heavens, I've backed both of those.

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Aug 31st, 2013 @ 7:09pm

    Let Me Plug The Most Awesome Piece Of Software I Know ...

    ... Blender! It’s not justą a 3D package, you can use it for 2D animation, too!


    ąDid I really say “just”?

     

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    Christine Derrel, Sep 1st, 2013 @ 12:37am

    Wow, that Tupi tool looks pretty cool!!!

     

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    McCrea (profile), Sep 1st, 2013 @ 6:35am

    Re:

    It better look cool if it's going to make up for the horrible audio.

     

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    blendererer, Sep 1st, 2013 @ 9:46pm

     

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    Ninja (profile), Sep 2nd, 2013 @ 4:17am

    Re: Let Me Plug The Most Awesome Piece Of Software I Know ...

    Indeed I've seen some indie stuff that used Blender and it looks plain awesome.

     

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    Sahil, Nov 30th, 2013 @ 3:51am

    Awesome Stuff: Tools For Animation

    Awesome tool Really can be used for both 2d and 3D

     

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    diet pills, Jan 7th, 2014 @ 9:37am

    Awesome, good stuff!

    for Animation its the best thing ever !!!!

     

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