I'm making an intro to my game and I need software to do so. I'm looking for sprite-based software where every sprite can have own frame loop plus animated properties like position/rotation/scale/opacity.

My target is to create GBA-like intro like this one.

Ultimately I need it to be exportable as video file (avi/mp4).

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Synfig Studio is generally the go-to OSS tool for 2D animation

It is certainly a bit overkill, but Blender is a very capable animation tool, and while totally geared towards 3D animation it can easily make 2D as well

Recent versions of Krita introduced basic 2D animation capabilites. Should suffice for your intended results.

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    Hi @DuarteFarrajotaRamos. I like to use Blender for pretty much everything but Blender does not have frame-by-frame loops and workaround are extremely messy, Synfig looks good. I'll try it and let you know.
    – Jacob
    Mar 13, 2018 at 17:40
  • Synfig looks good but i have one question : Do you know how i can swap sprite for different one as keyframe ? I like to make retro looking animation like this one and let it loop inside bigger animation
    – Jacob
    Mar 13, 2018 at 21:40
  • I have never used Synfig myself Mar 14, 2018 at 1:42
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    Looks like i was looking on wrong place. With right keyworlds google find it quite fase. If anyone have same problem this page shows how you can do it.
    – Jacob
    Mar 14, 2018 at 9:54

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