Pepper & Carrot Production Report #3 – 30 minutes of working process

Here is a screencast showing 30 minutes of my typical workday in Blender within production of Pepper & Carrot Motion Comic. By this moment the Artwork Painting routines completed by 85%, animation works are follow closely – they are at 75% done by now. Also remember, that we are running a contest for English voicing, […]

Poster for Morevna Episode 4

Artwork by Anastasia Majzhegisheva (Morevna Project). License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. Download source file <( ̄︶ ̄)>

Pepper & Carrot: Voicing contest

We are happy to announce English voicing contest for upcoming Pepper & Carrot animated comic! Submit your entry and get a chance to become voice actor of Pepper & Carrot! Key Dates First round submission deadline: March 3, 2017. 00:00 GMT. Selection / Call Backs: before March 10, 2017. Second round deadline: March 17, 2017. […]

Pepper & Carrot: Production Report #2 / Cooperation with Reanimedia Ltd.

I am excited to announce that we made an agreement with dubbing studio of «Reanimedia Ltd.» to collaborate on sound works for upcoming Pepper & Carrot Motion Comic! According to agreement, Reanimedia will do all voice recording for Russian dub and also take care on final mix for both Russian and English versions. The recording […]

Synfig Studio 1.3.1 (development)

New development version of Synfig Studio is available for download!  This build delivers important fixes for rendering engine and some other minor improvements. Much thanks to everyone who donated to our development through download page – your support made this release happen. List of changes: Fix incorrect rendering of Twirl and Noise Distortion layers (issues […]

Synfig Studio 1.3.0 (development)

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 […]

Synfig Studio AppImages now available for download

Our development team is proud to present new builds of Synfig Studio for our Linux users! In functionality aspect they are pretty much equal to development version we have published last month. The difference is that they are now really easy to install and run thanks to AppImage package format.

Synfig frontpage is community-editable now

Quick update for Synfig fellows. Just a few weeks ago we have published redesigned frontpage for www.synfig.org. Now its Jekyll-managed source is available in public GitHub repository! Repository link: https://github.com/synfig/www.synfig.org Please feel free to submit your changes via pull requests. P.S. At the moment changes from GitHub repository pushed to production website manually (by me), […]

Konstantin Dmitriev and Anastasia Majzhegisheva in DaNi-blog

“DaNi Vision” group released first episode of their video-blog, featuring Konstantin Dmitriev and Anastasia Majzhegisheva as special guests. For now it is in Russian only. And here goes a quick announcement: “DaNi Vision” group plans to visit our studio and make a series of video-reports about our work. Wouldn’t it will be awesome to make […]