Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 20th Apr 2012 07:19 UTC
Multimedia, AV I recently delved into the world of hand-drawn comics-style animation, after a lifetime of just sketching on paper. While I have a long experience with video editing, I had no experience with video animation of that kind. When I first got the idea to do the video it felt like a mountain to me, excessively complex. But the steep learning curve got easier with time. This is my top-5 cheat list to get you up and running.
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Synfig anyone?
by xdev on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 23:13 UTC
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2005-11-11

There is a FOSS tool dedicated to hand-drawn animation, called "Synfig". They've been around for quite a while and it appears to be under active development. I have no idea how good or suitable it is for specific tasks, as I don't draw much myself or even animate, but I was rather impressed when I saw it many moons ago.

It was not mentioned in the thread, so I thought I'd drop the link: http://www.synfig.org

Edit: I might have found their site through this very board, the "raison d'etre" on the top of the home page actually quotes "OSNews" ;)

Edited 2012-04-23 23:19 UTC

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RE: Synfig anyone?
by Eugenia on Tue 24th Apr 2012 04:57 in reply to "Synfig anyone?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I know Synfig well (my husband and I had dinner with the developer once at our place too), but I don't have a Linux machine anymore (the laptop I had for Linux doesn't turn ON anymore), plus I wanted something that I can move fast-enough on Sony Vegas. I don't mind the extra work anyway, I just felt I had more control on Photoshop/Gimp.

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RE[2]: Synfig anyone?
by xdev on Tue 24th Apr 2012 11:15 in reply to "RE: Synfig anyone?"
xdev Member since:
2005-11-11

... I don't have a Linux machine anymore ...


Oh, just for general info then: they seem to be _quite_ active with development: There is a Mac and a Windows build now as well ;)
(Haven't tried out any of the recent builds though)

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