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

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 bounty: Krita Assistant Tool in OpenToonz

A few weeks ago our hired developer Ivan Mahonin finished basic implementation of MyPaint brushes for OpenToonz and his changes got included into official version (though, not officially released yet). After that many people ask us – what is going to be next major feature he plans to work on? Recently we’ve got a new […]

OSX version of Synfig now 5 times smaller

Many OSX users have complained that OSX package of Synfig have ridiculous size (and because of that some users  even had problems with getting it to launch).  So, I have spent several nights on that problem and applied some magic to our build system. And result? Now the package is 5 times (!) smaller than […]

“Rebirth” artwork 2017

Anastasia Majzhegisheva reworked her “Rebirth” artwork made back in 2015. This artwork illustrating a moment of Morevna’s past when she is gaining the great power of Needle Artifact. This saves her life, but unfortunately such events usually have consequences…

Morevna Episode 3 now available on GitLab

Good news for lovers of “fork” button – the sources of Morevna Episode 3 now have their own Git repository on GitLab! Important: before you start cloning, please make sure that you have Git LFS extension installed.

Important fix for RenderChan (PNG sequence problem)

Important update for everyone who installed RenderChan in the period from 2017.01.04 to 2017.09.29: we have discovered a nasty issue which was triggering (silent) render errors for PNG sequences. This was preventing “one-click” rendering for some situations and users had to run RenderChan manually several times to get complete set of rendered files.

Alternative Morevna concept

A concept of alternative Marya Morevna developed by Anastasia Majzhegisheva. This is how our main female protagonist is going to look like in the next releases of Morevna series. Download source file (KRA)

New artwork: Alternative Marya Morevna

Here’s a follow up on Anastasia’s research of alternative Morevna. More artwork is coming soon. Artwork by Anastasia Majzhegisheva (Morevna Project). License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. Download source file (KRA)

How to use Pidgin English breakdown in Papagayo-NG

Many people love Papagayo-NG because of its support for various languages.  But what if you want to synchronize text in a language that not supported yet? Also, things might get even more complicated if you get a phrase with words from different language (i.e. some English-speaking character says word in Russian). This is where Pidgin […]

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