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Character template updated for Synfig 0.64.1

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Many of you probably aware about Synfig Studio 0.64.1 been released on 4th of November. This release brings several features which our character can benefit from. So, hereby, we are publishing the template updated for both sample characters. Enjoy!


Click here to download

List of changes:

  • Compatible with Synfig Studio 0.64.1.
  • Control widgets are automatically hidden in final render and preview.
  • Interpolation for switch widgets is now forced to “Constant” by default.


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Here I would like to say a few words about the future of this template. At the moment there is some work being done in Synfig Studio towards the new 0.65.0 release, which is promising to trash most of our efforts done for this character template. And this is for good! The thing is that we use a lot of ad-hoc solutions to implement the bones-like model here. This makes the template very slow as well as internally complex and hard to modify. But now we have a developer Ivan Mahonin working on the native implementation of bones and results are already very promising! You can see yourself in the video below.

So, when the bones implementation will be finished, we will be happy to trash the whole ad-hoc system and replace it with the native bones, which will bring the character template to the new level!

As I have mentioned, the work on the bones feature is being done by our dedicated developer Ivan Mahonin. This month his work is funded by community, and we are running a fundraising campaign to pay for his work in the next month. The success of this campaign will define whether Ivan will keep working on Synfig in December or not. So, if you would like to see this work continued, please consider supporting our fundraising campaign and spreading a word about it.

Morevna toolchain updated

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

As promised, we’re updating the packages from our toolchain to their latest versions. Here’s the list of updates:

You can download the updated versions from the software page.

Blender packages are exactly the same as provided by the – they’re just packaged into the RPM and DEB bundles.

“Pencil 2D” package  replaces the outdated “Pencil” package (see details about that in my earlier post). Please uninstall the “pencil” package from your system before installing the new one to avoid conflicts.

Synfig Studio 0.64.0

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

( читать по-русски | Russian translation )

It’s ten days passed by since the new version of Synfig Studio got officially released but I guess it’s never too late to announce it here. ^__^

Synfig Studio 0.64.0 splash screen by Nikolai Mamashev

Synfig Studio 0.64.0 splash screen by Nikolai Mamashev

This release includes the brand-new cairo rendering engine, as well as our improvements – simple plugins system and disabled keyframes. That’s it – the features developed during the work on Morevna Project Demo now officially included into Synfig and this is a significant milestone for us, of course.

Download Synfig Studio 0.64.0

And yes, Synfig isn’t crashing anymore when you try to disable keyframes. ~_^ The new version also includes the stickman template, available as a plugin called “Simple Skeleton”. That means the stickman is now a part of Synfig Studio and will be updated with its development. Though, we do not exclude possibility of publishing more alternative versions of stickman, but they will be provided as Synfig plugins from now.

Read the complete list of new features

Sita character

Friday, April 12th, 2013

In addition to the basic character template released yesterday, we are publishing another one – it’s Sita from the “Sita Sings the Blues” animated movie by Nina Paley.

Click here to download full package with both characters


The character is traced and rigged by Nikolay Mamashev.

License: CC-Zero 1.0


Character template released!

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013


As it was promised, today we’re releasing all files for our character template. That’s it – we’re publishing the basic charater 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!

The Demo is released!

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

( читать по-русски | Russian translation )

Here it is! Enjoy, everyone!

The video is provided under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

Download: 960×540 (h.264) | 1920×1080 (h.264) | Torrent (all files)

Say “Thank You”

If you like our work, you can say “Thank You” by paying any amount you want. Your support is much appreciated!

Alternatively, you might want to say “Thank You” directly to developers of Synfig Studio, Blender or GIMP open-source tools. Without them we would never made what we did.

Sources and Licensing

All visual parts and sources (except the music) are licensed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

Music tracks are provided under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 license.

See sources page for details.

Stickman Template Update

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Morevna Project is proudly presents an update of Stickman Template. Stickman Template is used for character animation. It tends to simplify setup when you want to make animation in cutout technique or something more complex.


  • Now stickman’s parts are automatically stretched depending on the bone length.
  • Additional scale and rotation controls for head.


Download Stickman Template

Stickman Template Update

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Screenshot-stickman.sif : "Stickman" (Root)

Morevna Project is proudly presents an update of Stickman Template. Stickman Template is used for character animation. It tends to simplify setup when you want to make animation in cutout technique or something more complex.


  • New version includes dummy regions to quickly navigate through stickman structure. Just click on any gray region and start creating your graphics on top of it.
  • Additional exported values (stickman-amount/show-fillers) allows you to control stickman appearance.
  • General template  structure was improved – it is easy to change order of stickman’s parts now.

Also notice the license change – it’s CC Zero now! Enjoy!

Download Stickman Template

Marya Morevna’s katana

Monday, June 9th, 2008

A 3D model of Marya Morevna’s katana was created for scene 24 of demo storyboard.

Download original model: katana.blend.
License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

Creative Commons License