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-licensed reusable content library

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!

New development build of Synfig is available for download

Much thanks to everyone who donated to our development via downloads – with your support we have released a new development version of Synfig Studio! This build delivers an important fix for Blur function, which eliminate artifacts produced at certain conditions. Also, this version fixes build issues for the latest version of OSX (thanks to […]

Japanese voicing sample #2 for Morevna Episode 3

Following by previous sample from Irina Shkurina, we’ve got one more contribution – to Japanese version of Morevna Episode 3 – Stas Kholodilin provided voicing sample of Koschei! Now, for a complete Japanese voicing we are missing only two characters – Ivan and The Soldier! P.S. For anyone interested, the raw voice audio is available […]

MyPaint brushes in OpenToonz? Here goes a bounty!

If you already tried to use OpenToonz, then you probably noticed that its bitmap drawing capabilities are pretty limited. This is why, despite of its feature-rich animation toolkit, OpenToonz cannot (yet) act as replacement of Krita in the area of frame-by-frame animation. Several people pointed out, that it would be awesome to integrate MyPaint brushes […]

Synfig 1.2.0 released

New stable version of Synfig Studio is finally here! This release summarizes the results of our work for last 16 months, since the start of new development cycle in August 2015. Much thanks to everyone who supported our efforts by contributing to crowdfunding campaign, purchasing training course, donating via downloads and providing continuous support through […]

Japanese voicing sample for Morevna Episode 3

We’ve got one more remix of Morevna Episode 3 – Irina Shkurina made a translation and recorded the voice part of Morevna character in Japanese! She also assisted with a quick temporary placeholders for some replicas of  Ivan character, which made possible to build the voicing sample mix. For a complete Japanese version we still […]

Synfig Promo Video

Some our followers are already know, that Synfig can be an awesome tool for creating explanation/promo videos. So, I thought: why not to use Synfig to create a promo video of… Synfig (and its training course). The result is available below! I would like to thank Ahmed Ali for providing some animated parts and inspiration.

Pepper & Carrot: Polishing English dialogues

We have launched a process of polishing English dialogues for upcoming Pepper & Carrot animated short! Wait, what do I mean by “polishing”? Isn’t Pepper & Carrot already translated to 30+ languages? Why should be English translation polished? Let me explain. When our team started to work on animated version of Pepper & Carrot, our […]

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