Synfig and Blender in PhD thesis by Julia Velkova (full PDF)

Full text of PhD thesis by Julia Velkova is now available online for free download. The PhD dissertation explores the antropological and culturological aspects of producing animated media content using free software. The research is based on two empirical case studies – Blender Institute (Amsterdam, Netherlands)  and Morevna Project (Gorno-Altaisk, Russia).

Morevna Episode 3.0.2 released in French

Bonjour, mesdames et messieurs! Yesterday I have announced release of Morevna Episode 3 in English. But in fact,  we’ve got another important event yesterday – the Touhoppai fan-dub team made (synchronous!) release of Episode 3 in French! I am proud to share their work with you. The Touhoppai fan-dub team headed by Olivier Jolly started to work […]

Morevna Episode 3.0.2 released in English

Hello! I am happy to announce that Morevna Episode 3 now available in English! Much thanks to Duffy Weber and Marielena Alcaraz who did a voice acting! Also, my special thanks to Stas Kholodilin, Connor Deptuck and Craig Maloney for helping with translation into English. You might notice this version is slightly (maybe not that […]

Krita Assistants in OpenToonz – Funded!

I am happy to announce that bounty for implementing Krita Assistant Tool in OpenToonz is 100% funded now! And that means our hired developer Ivan Mahonin is starting to work on this feature. Much thanks to everyone who contributed  to this bounty and thus helped to make a better free software to everyone! The bounty […]

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 […]

Visit by Sam Muirhead

A few days ago we’ve got a visit from one of our Patrons! Sam Muirhead (http://cameralibre.cc/) traveled all the way from Berlin to Gorno-Altaisk to meet the team of Morevna Project. Sam spent 5 days at our small town shooting a video about our studio, our work, and the context where everything is happens. His […]

Synfig Studio 1.2.1 released

New stable version of Synfig Studio is available for download! This update delivers important fixes for previous stable version and recommended for all users. Much thanks to everyone who supported our efforts by donating via download page, purchasing training course, and provided continuous support through our Patreon page – this release is here thanks to […]

Pepper & Carrot Episode 6 now available in French!

Remember our call for fan-dub posted not so while ago? I am excited to share the first results! Here is a French dub of Pepper & Carrot Episode 6 produced by Touhoppai fan-dub team. Much thanks to all team members and specially to Olivier Jolly (who is also happens to be our Patron) for doing […]