Character Template


As it was promised, today we’re releasing all files for our character template. That’s it – we’re publishing the basic character for you to play with and reuse. Under the terms of CC-Zero 1.0 license, of course.

Click here to download the latest version

Also, there is a github repository for those who love to clone, fetch and fork. ^__^

To use the template you will need the latest versions of Synfig Studio and Papagayo, which we have updated as well. Please get them at the software page.

But there’s not all. During the last period we worked hard testing the template and end up with more than one character. So we decided to publish them all. That means instead of single sample character you will get a library of characters. Expect more characters to be added in just a few hours.


Also, if you remember, today is the day of my workshop at LGM, where I will be explaining how to use this template. Everyone who is planning to participate in the workshop, please working files here.

Please don’t forget to install the latest versions of Synfig Studio and Papagayo (from the software page).

For the people who cannot attend the workshop, I’ll try to record the screencast, combine with the video and publish it online. That surely take some time, but let’s hope that will work out finally.

That’s it, stay tuned!


  1. Good luck with your workshop!

  2. Hi there! Thanks so much for sharing these characters. I tried opening the files, but Synfig keeps crashing. I can open up the hands and feet, but not the main files. Do the plug-ins need to be intalled first and if so, how do I do it? I’m super excited to try this out and can’t thank you enough for all your hard work!

  3. Hi!
    Stephen, you need to have the latest development version of Synfig installed – it is provided on the “Software” page, as mentioned in the blogpost. It’s 0.63.05, but it’s not the same as the one provided at It’s more close to upcoming 0.64.0. Good luck!

  4. You know I got excited and started downloading the character before even reading the rest of your post.
    Can you explain the benefits of the new way of doing things over the old way of creating a library of poses? Here is an example.

    I love what you’re doing and it reminds me alot of similar things that they’re doing with bones over at Anime Studio. Great work as always! You’re such an inspiration. I only have the third video to watch now. I’m super excited to see how it all comes together!!!



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