Questions tagged [animation]

Animation is the process of transforming still images into a series of images that resemble a movement. Tools that enable you to create or modify animations should use this tag. Tools that show animations as part of a not connected function should not use it.

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Animating math and physics with Javascript

I love math, physics, animations and JS. For my project, I want to create modern (interactive) animations with JS that I can include on our React.js (Gatsby) website. Which tools are great for ...
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ASCII animator software for Windows

I have created an ASCII animation, with each frame in a .txt file. With these frame files, I would like to turn these into an animation, preferably an mp4 file for sharing. I tried manually copying ...
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Face builder equal

Is there an open source software that does what Keen tools does ? I can't afford the face builder and I really loved using it for a short time. Thank you.
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Interactive animated scorm course

What tool recommend to me, for create an animated interactive course? with SCORM export support. Basically i need to create an animated course with user interaction with menu for index titles and save ...
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Looking for software that can calculate the amount of light incident on a surface

I have a CAD mock-up of 16 screws attached to a planetary gear system that rotate and revolve around the central axis. Now suppose there is light source far away and is oriented such that direction of ...
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Paint tool for OS X with specific features

I am using gimp as my paint program for game graphics, but I want something that have auto straight tool, make the line straight, and isometric grid. I will like program for Sketching and low-poly art....
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Transparent video player as animation helper (overlay display video frames)

am doing skeleton-based 2D animations with Unity and use real video as a reference (in a separate screen). Essentially I do manual motion capture. Now it'd be great if I could overlay the video ontop ...
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Is there any software where you can add a basic motion of speaking and blinking and/or another minor movement as an “effect”?

Is there any software where you can upload a 2d photo and adding to it a basic motion of speaking (mouth opening and closing), and eyes blinking, and/or any other minor movement effect, without having ...
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Any JS library to do animation on scroll?

I visited a website https://www.beargrylls.com/ and found a awesome animation on scroll. There are few famous libraries like scrollmagic and AOS for on scroll animation but I did not able to do ...
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Svg spline animation - what is easy way to do this?

I'm thinking about complex animation which is basically 2d-sign man walking. I already have some good skills with illustrator, js (node, react) and after effects. The thing i want to achive is ...
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Creating dynamically changing histogram

I want to create a dynamically changing histogram showing 10 columns with the biggest values that changes over time: values change, new columns appear if their values in top-10 and old can disappear ...
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what animation/painting software they used in this youtube channel?

my daughter saw the painting animation on this youtube art channel and she loved it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCMPerCWfcw&t=53s Now she wants me to learn the application that they used so ...
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Rotoscoping animations

I am looking for a free tool to help me make basic rotoscoped animations. Something that would load a recorded video, split it to frames, then let me draw frames with the loaded movie frame in the ...
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Looking for way to reveal pre-selected prize winner

I need a way put a little showmanship into "picking"/announcing a grand prize winner for a contest. We'll already have the winner picked but want something that will announce it with some pomp and ...
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Easy way to generate smooth GIFs

I have to make an animated poster for an upcoming conference. The posters will be presented on TVs and not printed. Therefore I'm looking for an easy to use software for generating GIFs like this: ...
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I'm looking for software that will allow me to create custom animations to use in my Android application

I have been hunting for something like this for a while and I'm having trouble finding something that meets my criteria. I develop on Mac and I need software that will allow me to create a custom ...
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What is the best tool to create videos like that

I want to create animation videos very similar to the following videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW6cc8fqQVo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWiC6SqTBoc From your experience, What are the ...
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Which software for making dynamic graph videos?

while scrolling my YouTube feed, I came across a very pretty video of an animated graph. I am really curious to know which software is needed to make such a graphical representation and how to make ...
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Headless rendering/raytracing of 3D animations

I am looking for a 3D rendering/raytracing program that: Runs on Linux Does not force me to use a GUI Can read all job details from a plain text ('job') file What I would like to do is install the ...
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Is there any simple software to make your Comic stripes?

I can make a good hand drawing comic strips, but unfortunately I have no idea how to digitize them. Actually, I want to know the process of converting hand drawn comic strips to digital one. But, this ...
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2d animation skins

I am making a rather simple mobile app for my kids. This program is written in Flutter. In this app I would like to create two 2D characters, where each caracter will be able to access different ...
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Is there cheap or free drawing application which has brush with self-improoving brush-stroke

I've seen such in Clip Studio Paint (ex Manga Studio). There is brush that makes such strokes that when you made a stroke it's shape became better: it became more smooth and tips became sharp. It may ...
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React plugin to combine photos into an animated GIF

Is there any GIF plugin that combines a list of images and creates a gif.. That should be able to control the time each photo is shown and it should work across photo sizes and also compress the ...
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Drawing software with slight animation capabilities

I am looking for a drawing software which has animation capabilities. That being said, it shouldn't be completely animation oriented. I only need it for the purpose of teaching physics, that is draw a ...
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programmable 3D keyframe animation

I need a 3D animation software that fits these criteria: - able to download 3d models (that I have made in other programs) - able to take a list of coordinates and move from one to another (keyframe) ...
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Program that can track drawing and make an animation?

I'm looking for a program in which you could easily draw and than view the process of your drawing.
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Creating isometric open room models and animations

I'm looking to build these isometric spaces/rooms and eventually add some animation. Short of using Cinema 4D, is there something with an easier learning curve and prebuilt models to 'furnish' the ...
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Sprite-based 2D animation software

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/...
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Programming animations for mathematical formulas

I'm trying to make animations to explain mathematical concepts in which formulas would play a big role. I'd need text and formulas to do some simple things like fading in and out, moving, rotating, ...
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What kind of software used to make uniform movements of objects beside pen writings?

What kind of software the instructor used in this video in order to make these circular and uniform motions beside pen writings. It seems like he has defined circular and linear paths for the objects ...
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Software to create animated SVG with movement along path

In the days of Flash in the Macromedia Flash editor it was possible to create animations in .swf or .gif. And it was possible to draw a line and set an animation of an object moving along this line. I ...
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Simulate physics for multiple points movement in 3D

Is there any way I can simulate physics movement of multiple points in kind of closed room 3D environment, with that I also wanted to gather information for each point like it's speed, direction, ...
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Animation tool for basic demonstration

I want to create a demonstrative animation for a video, I am wondering that which tool will be good for that. I know that animation is labour intensive but it will be a waste of time and skill if I ...
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What software did Elon Musk use for the SpaceX presentation

I just watched the presentaton on "Making Life Multiplanetary" by Elon Musk. I wonder what software they are using. I especially want to point out the pretty animations with the different payloads for ...
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Simple 2D Animation software for infographics-like animations

I am looking for a simple 2D animation software to create animated infographics, basically an alternative to Adobe Animate/Flash Pro. I need something that Supports text properly, including Unicode ...
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Animated video overlays for educational videos

Can anyone recommend software for creating overlay animations for educational math videos like this one: https://youtu.be/cuaOfuiD2Ks For those who can't watch the video: I want to be able to ...
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Animating image sprites and outputing scene to gif

I have a requirment to take a bunch of ball images, and animate their locations overtime following a curved path. The scene should ultimately look like a bunch of balls bouncing around in a blower. ...
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Software for 2D stylizing 3D animation?

Is there a software to stylize a 3D animation (make it more 2D when 3D work is done)? To be more specific, I need a software to cut down the process of faking 3D. I know some of them have “automatic ...
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What animation tools to use in developing a Non-English Speech to Sign language translator software?

The system is supposed to provide a real-time translation of speech to sign language. I will be using Kaldi for the speech recognition and python NLP libraries for language processing? However, I don’...
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Make 3D animations

How can I make 3D animations? Like the Overwatch short films? Looking for a software with decent shaders, maybe can model, and of course animate. All of this doesn't have to be in one software but I'm ...
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Generate sheets of animated characters

I need a quick way to generate a grid of perspectives that can later be used to animate a character. I was wondering if there was a software that could automate/facilitate this process, starting from ...
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Software for animating card game

I've created a card game and wanted to make a video tutorial. I have all the card images ready (as PDFs, which I can easily convert), and wanted to know what the best software would be to do this? ...
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Alternative to Prezi

Prezi recently became a paid service. Is there another online tool allowing me to create presentations in Prezi’s style? Prezi can be used to create presentations by moving a "camera" around a 2D ...
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Powerful presentation app that allows animating slides

I've been using Apple Keynote for the past few years. Very effective, very powerful. It's my go-to presentation app. However, I need something more powerful than Keynote, in a sense that I can animate ...
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3-D Movie rendering of parametric NURBS surfaces from time-dependent data

I'm working in academia on the physics of elastic mechanisms. We have our tools for accurately predicting their physical behavior, but the tools are not suited for producing good-looking renders of ...
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Short 2D Animation Video software for HTML5 display

I plan to make a very short 2D animation video (about 1mn to 2mn maximum) that can be viewed in a web browser. My first guess was to use Tupi which generate OGG and MPEG files that I can embed in a ...
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Non-proprietary Presentation / Vector Graphics Animation

I would like a WYSIWYG editor similar to Power Point (or Hyper Card) but the output needs to be readable in a standard way that can be easily embedded in another app without licencing issues. We'd ...
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A GUI program that converts a collection of images to a film

I'm looking for a program that: Has a GUI Is free (= gratis/libre) Works on Windows 7 Can import still frames (i.e. images) and animate them Can add audio to said animation Naturally, I need options ...
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Software to create a map of teammates in the city and moves during the week

I organize a week of events in my city, and I have a team of 10 persons that will be at different places at differents times during the week. I'd like to build a map in which each teammate enter a ...
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Cross platform sprite creation for game developement

Is there any open source cross platform sprite creation for game development process where I can stitch multiple images into a single animated sprite with adjustable row and columns?