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.

Open-source anime made with free software

How to create animation with free software

Free reusable content for your animations

Software

Our production is based exclusively on free (open-source) software.

Synfig

Blender

Krita

Papagayo NG

RenderChan

Partners

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Follow our progress

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

Nikolai Mamashev starts to work on Morevna Episode 4

Today our crowdfunding campaign received a generous donation of $300 from Yalyn Vinkindo. That made campaign to pass the $1000 threshold, which means we have enough funds to pay Nikolai Mamashev for the first month of work! That’s right – Nikolai starts working on Morevna Episode 4! I would like to express my deep gratitude […]

New artwork: Eleanora

This is a sister of Ivan, she’s a priestess, her name is Eleanora. In short – Elya (*°▽°*) Artwork by Anastasia Majzhegisheva (Morevna Project). License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. Download source file

OpenToonz (Morevna Edition) version 1.2.0.2

We’ve just released a small but important update for OpenToonz Morevna Edition. This version delivers fixes for two critical issues: Fix incorrect behavior of graphic tablets. The incorrect behavior was reported by many Windows an Linux users and this turned to be related with latest changes to the tablet code. Since this part of code  […]

Just arrived: a copy of doctoral thesis by Julia Velkova

Just got a copy of doctoral thesis by Julia Velkova, which was was successfully defended on December 8th, 2017 at Södertörn University. This is a first ever PhD thesis about open-source animation software and people around it. It is about Blender, about Synfig, about Krita and, of course, about Morevna Project. Many parts of the […]

Automatic tweening in OpenToonz (guided drawing)

This tutorial shows a technique of creating automatic tweening in OpenToonz. To successfully use the auto-tweening of vector drawings, the strokes have to be in the same order and direction. The guided drawing feature is here to help you. When this option is enabled the onion skin highlights what stroke is next in order and […]

Production Report #17

Hey, it is an end of the month and new year is right around the corner. So it is the good time for just another production report! Much time in this month was consumed by preparations to our crowdfunding campaign. I am so happy it is finally launched! And much thanks to everyone who already […]

Synfig Studio 1.3.5

The new development release of Synfig Studio is available for download! This version delivers some new features for rendering engine, as well as set of critical fixes. The main highlight of this update is an improved compact UI layout and possibility to use several rendering modes for faster workarea updates (Draft Mode and LowRes Mode). […]