OpenToonz (Morevna Edition) version 1.2.0.1

I am happy to announce that the new version of OpenToonz (Morevna Edition) is available for download now! This version is based on official OpenToonz 1.2.0, which was released a one week earlier. The official version now includes our MyPaint brushes feature, so this time (in addition to full set of features of official version) […]

How to create a sequence of empty frames in OpenToonz

New users of OpenToonz often ask – how to add a sequence of empty frames? This is a sort of operation that is tricky to figure out, so here is  a step-by-step recipe: Create a new level (if you haven’t yet) Make sure you have Level Strip panel visible. If not – choose “Windows” -> […]

Morevna Episode 4 crowdfunding campaign is started!

So it is here – our crowdfunding campaign is officially started now! We have set an ambitious goal – bring a talented artist Nikolai Mamashev to help us with animation for the new episode. With his help we will be able to significantly boost the production progress and release the new episode faster for you! […]

“All-or-nothing” or “Keep-it-all”?

After analyzing reactions to my previous post on social networks (thanks to everyone who took their time to leave feedback!) it gets pretty much clear: the availability of PayPal payment method heavily influences people’s choice to contribute. That’s logical – there are plenty of people who just prefer do not use their bank cards online. […]

Crowdfunding platform?

I have a question to solve and I want to know your opinion about it. Yesterday in my production report I have mentioned that we are preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Initially we were targeting to run it on Indiegogo platform. But recently I discovered that Indiegogo dropped support for PayPal payment method. That’s […]

Production Report #16

If you follow our feeds on social networks, then you probably already aware about some bits of our progress on next episode of Morevna. But I guess many of you waiting for something with words “production” and “report”. I miss them too. So, my reports are back! I do not promise them to be weekly, […]

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)