Creating animation with free software

Morevna Project is an independent initiative aimed at testing and improving open-source tools by adopting them in the real animation production. As part of those activities we documenting the developed workflows and approaches to help others learn from our practices and publishing results of production as free content.

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How to create animation with free software

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We believe that the process of creating animation is no less interesting than its result. This is why we put a lot of efforts into documenting our production process. Check out the latest news below.


Russian crowdfunding – Success!

Great news here! Today our Russian crowdfunding campaign have reached its goal! This is an important milestone for our project and it means two things: In the new episode of Morevna we will have high-quality Russian voicing. The new episode will be released in the first half of 2016. Exact date is TBA. Much thanks […]

Baba Yaga lineart by Anastasia Majzhegisheva.

Baba-Yaga (lineart concept)

According to Russian folklore, Baba Yaga is an old witch, who usually plays her own line and can appear as either a donor or villain, or may be altogether ambiguous. Baba Yaga won’t appear in the episode that we’re working on right now. But we have a concept for her anyway. And here’s a draft:


Coloring timelapse video

Anastasia Majzhegisheva made a timelapse video showing her work in Krita. Music: “Young” by Other Noises. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.


Production Report #10

Hey, it’s been a while since the last production report. Lot of things happened! Let’s summarize the last three months. As it was announced earlier, we have made an agreement with recording studio of Reanimedia Ltd. to produce Russian voicing for upcoming episode. In the middle of December I had flight to Voronezh¬† (the city […]


Morning, Day, Night

Morning, day and night – color decision concept for three locations of upcoming Morevna episode. Sketches by Anastasia Majzhegisheva. Color decision by Nikolai Mamashev.


RenderChan development news

Some quick news about RenderChan development. Last few weeks we’ve got several notable contributions from GitHub user, identified himself as Scribblemaniac. Those are the first external contributions to the RenderChan project and I am especially excited about that. So, here’s what we’ve got from Scribblemaniac: RenderChan now ported to Python 3 (!). Inkscape module for […]

Travel-Ticker Website

Sponsorship from

I am happy to announce that our project just received a sponsorship from! “Travel Ticker” is an U.S. based travel deals website, they are running a campaign to help non-profits and giving one-time donations for various causes. As part of this campaign they kindly supported our project. How the money will be used With […]


Fanart by Strash Dark

Our fanart collection is growing – we’ve got two fanart images from Strash Dark, showing main heroes of our story. Thanks so much!

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