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.
Our production is based exclusively on free (open-source) software.
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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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.