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Free Programs for Art & Animation
« on: May 22, 2008, 02:34:28 PM »
Giotto
Giotto is the free Flash animation package made for you to design, not to code. With Giotto you can relax and focus your imagination on creative concepts, integrating stunning graphics and music into masterpieces of design.
http://vectorian.com/giotto/

Plastic Animation Paper (free version, good way to use this is for pencil tests)
http://www.plasticanimationpaper.dk/download.asp?locale=
"Plastic Animation Paper (PAP) is a software package for doing 2D animation. It will allow traditional animators to utilize the powerful and timesaving advantages of computers. "


Pencil - Traditional Animation Software (100% Free)
http://www.les-stooges.org/pascal/pencil/index.php?id=Download
"Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source. "


MonkeyJam (100% Free)
http://www.giantscreamingrobotmonkeys.com/monkeyjam/download.html
MonkeyJam is a digital penciltest program. It is designed to let you capture images from a webcam, camcorder, or scanner and assemble them as separate frames of an animation. You can also import images and sound files already on your computer. Although it is designed for pencil and paper, MonkeyJam can also be used for StopMotion animation and has several features just for that. Movies created in MonkeyJam can be exported as AVI files.

Some tutorials (Made for Adobe Flash) http://www.flashcartoons.org/learn.php

I also have a blog where I am learning how to animate traditionally.
http://learninganimation.blogspot.com/

If you have any questions I can try to answer to the best of my knowledge.

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2008, 12:04:29 AM »
 [nin2] those are really helpful thanks kinjo

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008, 03:51:26 PM »
 paint.net is a good art program i think its the equivalent to photoshop
http://www.getpaint.net/
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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2008, 10:19:04 PM »
is it like MS Paint?

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008, 03:40:23 PM »
umm not really i think its more like photoshop or fireworks but you can still draw with it like its MS Paint
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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2008, 09:33:57 PM »
Lol i remember fireworks!

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2008, 10:28:28 AM »
i actually have been practicing illustrator

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008, 11:02:26 AM »
LOL fireworkks is still around you know
It's in adobes creative suite 3
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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2008, 11:54:28 AM »
wow.... that is surprising

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 02:56:53 AM »
yeah how wierd.

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2008, 10:24:48 PM »
well since alot of people liked macromedia i dont really find it that surprising
i think they put it in so people who used it and not photoshop would shut up
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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2008, 06:09:28 PM »
i found out recently, Adobe Director has new versions, and its really updated well

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2009, 05:48:52 PM »
I use Paint, HAHA. X-D I'm such a loser when it comes to every form of art. =\
I should really get at least some other programs... I've been lacking the motivation to learn to use something new though. =_=

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2009, 11:06:01 PM »
photoshop 7 is easy enough to get and works well

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2009, 01:12:28 PM »
I usually collaborate- render something in Cinema 4D, convert it to a brush in Gimp, make an art piece out of it, touch it up in Fireworks and add text and stuff in Fireworks as well.

I do it all the time. Speaking, of Gimp, it's another great free software.

http://www.gimp.org/

It's nearly identical to photoshop, just a bit of a different layout. Only, of course, that it's free.


Other softwares that are pretty nice are Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) for stuff that involves editing sounds in small parts. It can also open a ton of audio file types, which is great if you need to convert some.

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2009, 07:35:15 PM »
Ive tried Gimp, but can't stand how things work.

Ive been using Photoshop for about 10 years now, and am unable to adapt to other graphic programs.

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2009, 05:12:36 PM »
http://www.wings3d.com/

Wings 3D is ideally suited for modeling and texturing low to medium density polygon meshes. It has a wide range of very effective tools optimised for these tasks hidden behind its 'minimalistic' interface.

Designed as a stand-alone modeler, without animation or 'proper' rendering facilities it should not be confused with software that does include such features - although its modeling capabilities stand extremely favourable comparison with equivalent sections of such applications - whether free or commercial.

Kinjo note; I actually tried wings 3d, made a few things too like a boombox, wine glass and a few other misc objects, awhile ago.

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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2009, 11:55:49 AM »
http://www.inkscape.org/

An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.

Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. We also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.

I use Paint, HAHA. X-D I'm such a loser when it comes to every form of art. =\
I should really get at least some other programs... I've been lacking the motivation to learn to use something new though. =_=

Actually if used correctly MS Paint can be a powerful art programing. ;P
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Re: Free Programs for Art & Animation
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2009, 09:18:24 AM »
I remember I started on a certain program but I can't recall what it was called. If I remember I will be sure to post it up I know it was a catchy name like Swift or somthing or Twist I don't know.

I do like your blog btw kinjo I've learned quite a bit from it.

Which program was that Chickan?
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