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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
20
votes
5answers
1k views

Free GIF animator

I'm looking for a program that can produce an animated GIF from an image sequence. Something like Ulead GIF Animator, GIF Movie Gear or GIF Animator but with the following requirements; Must be free (...
16
votes
1answer
2k views

Drag and drop animation software similar to Muvizu

I am looking for a drag and drop animation software for Mac. I did a little research and found Muvizu which I loved but it seems to be only for Windows. Here are the requirements the software needs: ...
9
votes
3answers
5k views

Convert video to APNG

I'm looking for an application that converts any video into animated PNG format (aka. APNG). The application should read MKV files as well as other popular formats and allow to select: Dimensions of ...
9
votes
3answers
640 views

Software to animate assembly

I would like to create an animation showing how something can be assembled. Something similar to this one: I am thinking a simple 3D program that allows some motion paths for movement or tweening. ...
7
votes
3answers
58 views

Authoring/CMS with animation support + assets

I work with about 60 schools and many classrooms and would like to replace Powerpoint entirely (for many reasons). Moving to the browser and writing HTML and assets in a CMS that publishes to ...
5
votes
3answers
132 views

Want to do wireframes characters

I need to sketch character poses in a wireframe type of way. The characters would be performing an action, like grabbing something, so the hands are also important. The purpose is to do some training ...
5
votes
3answers
209 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
332 views

A good simple animation program for technical animations?

I am very good with Inkscape, the open source SVG drawing tool. I am looking for something similar in terms of animation - I'd like to do simple things like animate a circle growing, a ball falling, a ...
5
votes
1answer
63 views

Software to make math substitution animations

I'd like to make some animations for a presentation showing math function-like substitutions. For example, given f(x) = x + x and f(2) the animation would show starting with both, then 2 being ...
4
votes
1answer
435 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
77 views

Convert powerpoint file to web viewer that is also visible on ipad

I want to make my powerpoint slides visible on a web page in such a way the .pptx file cannot be downloaded. However that same webpage should also be accessible from an ipad (this rules out converting ...
4
votes
0answers
125 views

Diagram animation software

I wish to create a bar chart whose bars will jump back and forth before morphing into the actual result. Example: http://youtu.be/RqgPC1FD1sY?t=20s Requirements The ability to draw a diagram based ...
3
votes
1answer
42 views

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/...
3
votes
5answers
143 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
85 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
189 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
78 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
29 views

Video software that can move, rotate, and zoom pictures

I'm looking for a software (for OS X, preferably) that can move a picture along an adjustable curve rotate (animated rotation) a picture the full 360 (can rotate a custom amount, not just fixed ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Android Image Viewer for Webp and Animated GIFs

Is there an Android application that can view webp and animated GIFs? It would be a plus if it could open .cbz files, or other archive formats, as I like to compress images on my phone. There are ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Mobile app for remote control from a computer to take photos and save them on the computer

I want to use a mobile phone to capture images and transfer them to my computer to create a stop motion animation. On the mobile phone I have access to iphone, android or windows phone. The ...
3
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
101 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
604 views

(Beautiful) animated travel maps

So, on Mac using iMovie it's super easy to create animated travel maps: Now that I am not using a Mac anymore I was wondering whether there is any cheap or free software out there which can do the ...
2
votes
3answers
47 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

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, ...
2
votes
2answers
62 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
43 views

Software for creating 2D Animations in Web-friendly format

I want to create small animations in web-friendly format. What format should I chose? I want to use an open-source format that is usable on all browsers. What software should I use? The software ...
2
votes
3answers
53 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
134 views

FLOSS SVG animation / video editing software with both WYSIWYG and XML editor

I am looking for a software package for SVG animation or a video editor to create animations/videos that is: 1. Free Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) 2. runs on GNU/Linux 3. allows me to use a ...
2
votes
0answers
128 views

Flash like SVG Animator Tool for Mobile?

For the desktop, I know there are many tools that can do exactly this such as... Animatron, Synfig Studio with this plugin, Snap.svg, and even Blender Basically, I'm looking for a similar tool like ...
2
votes
0answers
67 views

Offline software to draw Sprites

I want to teach the way of creating 2D custom Sprites of humans to the children that are about 10 years old. They can do programming by MIT Scratch so they know basic concepts of animation. But I do ...
2
votes
2answers
49 views

Software to display change of positions for transition of image

User Story: I wish to help a teacher friend, who is co-ordinating children formations in the playground for a sports function at a free small-town school. Such as, forming the letter, K, forming a ...
2
votes
1answer
58 views

Animation and rendering software with CAD-import options

Looking for a program, which can easially import a CAD-model apply textures quickly render it in decent quality animate single objects & cameras Been doing some bigger projects with the ...
2
votes
0answers
104 views

Testing CSS animations performance (CPU time)

I am trying to do some performance test for pure CSS animations vs JS animations (Velocity or raw JS). The chrome profiling tool is a great tool to test JavaScript CPU usage, however it tests only ...
2
votes
0answers
26 views

procedural generation of road with moving car

Target Platform: Windows 7 64 Bit (SP1 - with latest updates installed) I am a Direct2D/C++ programmer and I want to experiment the procedural 3D animation of a street based on a text file. In the ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

General-purpose sprite manager

I'm looking to make a 2D game and I want something like 2D Toolkit, specifically, the sprite management features. I want to have a GUI for managing bounding boxes, anchor points, sprite sheets, ...
1
vote
2answers
85 views

Free Video maker that can animate pictures

I have been searching for a video maker/editor that has these requirements for as long as i can remember, do you know any free video maker for windows that can do the following: Able to insert images ...
1
vote
2answers
21 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Stop motion animation software

Looking for a good recommendation for stop motion animation software. My son recently did a computer camp and really enjoyed making these films. The software used at the camp was Animator DV, so he's ...
1
vote
2answers
46 views

Software to animate videos with video templates

I have been looking for software which: Can be used to create animations; Contains video animations as templates; Is similar to, and with templates like, goanimate.com [this one was web based]. ...
1
vote
2answers
31 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
54 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

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.
1
vote
2answers
46 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
503 views

Java libraries for animation (for sorting algorithms)

I am new to Java and I am trying to figure out if there is a relatively quick way of animating sorting algorithms in Java. I have already coded up my algorithms (quick sort, bubble, and shell) and ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

Open Interactive Animation format for Research

The format should be open can make interactive animations with mouse easily integrable to other animations of the same format preferably converters from SWF (not necessary) I cannot use SWF in the ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
8 views

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 ...