Earlier we have seen a free Pencil animation and cartoon software for Windows, that is a good tool for beginners who are planning to learn animation. In this post now I am going to discuss three free animation software for Windows 7, which are easy to get started. As we all know, commercial applications like Adobe Flash comes with loads of features folded together. Most of the features available are never used by anyone – and many not even know that they even exist. So I’d recommend using these applications if you are a beginner – just to get a brief overview of the animation.
Giotto comes packed with more than 50 great animated effects that can be applied to both shapes and text, without any coding at all! Play with Flash effects through the effect editor, and see the amazing animations immediately on the screen. It is a light-weight application having an interface similar to Adobe Flash. Giotto requires no coding or any animation script to make effects, and can be used to make attractive effects to your website by integrating flash effects.
Download Victorian Giotto here.
Anim8or is a light weight portable application for 3D animation. Anim8or is very simple to install and run. It is composed of a single executable file that can be put anywhere on your disk.
Anim8or’s interface is separated into four sections, each with its own tool set:
- Object editor
- Figure editor
- Sequence editor
- Scene editor.
Anim8or is completely open source and can be downloaded as a zip file here.
Blender has a relatively small installation size and runs on several popular computing platforms. It has a large feature collection providing high level tools for 3D modeling, Animation, Effects and much more. Its features include basic non-linear video/audio editing. Blender’s animations system supports a variety of techniques and tasks, allowing the creation of complex animations.
You can download Blender Animation here.
If you want to recommend any other freeware animation maker, please share in the comments.