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Good or best alternative to Adobe Animate CC
« on: 28 Nov 2018, 11:50 »
IN good or best..... Important FREE...
OS: Windows.

Any pls comment. THX

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Re: Good or best alternative to Adobe Animate CC
« Reply #1 on: 28 Nov 2018, 12:59 »
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Re: Good or best alternative to Adobe Animate CC
« Reply #2 on: 28 Nov 2018, 14:01 »
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Thx see a lot of alternatives to Animate CC, but any here use any of them, need some feedback from user here, any use from the list, If not I need do a trial and error for best five.

Thx for that list ty.

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Re: Good or best alternative to Adobe Animate CC
« Reply #3 on: 28 Nov 2018, 17:42 »
Of the free ones on that list:

Opentoonz is for traditional 2D cel animation. Apparently it can do split-pin animation, but I've never tried it or seen it. It's very idiosyncratic and can be unstable, but it's got some great features. I'm using it for this WIP: https://twitter.com/MisterABK/status/1057956817404379136

I used Synfig briefly a few years ago, and it messed up my save (or did some other unforgivable thing) and so I uninstalled it.

I have my eye on Dragonbones, but I'm not sure whether it's oriented towards games or standalone animation: http://dragonbones.com/en/index.html

Re: Good or best alternative to Adobe Animate CC
« Reply #4 on: 08 Dec 2018, 23:04 »
Of the free ones on that list:

Opentoonz is for traditional 2D cel animation. Apparently it can do split-pin animation, but I've never tried it or seen it. It's very idiosyncratic and can be unstable, but it's got some great features. I'm using it for this WIP: https://twitter.com/MisterABK/status/1057956817404379136
That is an awesome animation! I've wanted to try Opentoonz myself, but I never managed to learn it due to the overwhelming interface,
and I haven't managed to find any good tutorials for beginners.

I've been using Macromedia Flash MX 2004 so far, because it's about the only free animation software that I felt was intuitively designed that I could learn the basics without having to sit through a dozen video tutorials.
I don't know if it's just me, but I've always found video tutorials the most frustrating method of learning anything computer based, I've always preferred text I can read at my own pace and skip right to the important bits to always having to pause and rewind videos.

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Re: Good or best alternative to Adobe Animate CC
« Reply #5 on: 13 Dec 2018, 00:53 »
You may wish to check out the Blender 2.8 beta. The new 2D tools look super cool. I haven't tried them yet, but for hand drawn, it looks better than Animate (which still has some awful quirks)


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