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


Our production is based exclusively on free (open-source) software.




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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!


As some of you may know, four months ago Morevna Project was suspended because of personal issues. Now I’m happy to inform everyone that we are back on track. Stay tuned! Punk not dead! Etc, etc…

Shot 20: SlowMo effect

Some time ago we have described TimeControl technique which allows to fine-tune animation timing without quality loss, and now we have applied that technique to shot 20 to get SlowMo effect. Download ogg-video: slowmo.ogv. You can examine animation sources here. Animation have complex structure and splitted into parts – each character in separate file. All […]

Stickman Template Update

Morevna Project is proudly presents an update of Stickman Template. Stickman Template is used for character animation. It tends to simplify setup when you want to make animation in cutout technique or something more complex. Changes: New version includes dummy regions to quickly navigate through stickman structure. Just click on any gray region and start […]

Synfig Studio packages update

Synfig Studio packages have been updated. Please grab them from the packages page. Major reasons to upgrade: Reverse manipulation for scale convert type Improved UI Keyframes are now displayed in Curves panel Keyfames are now draggable Tablet settings are remembered CPH monitor to collect statistics about crashes More info: A long time the only way […]

Pencil packages

Pencil is a open-source software for making traditional (frame-by-frame) animation. Now we packaging Pencil too, because we using it intensively for producing animation sketches (animatics). for RPM-based distributions (Fedora, Red Hat, Mandriva, etc.): 32bit: pencil-0.4.4b-54.morevna.1.i386.rpm 64bit: pencil-0.4.4b-54.morevna.1.x86_64.rpm for Debian-based distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, etc.): 32bit: pencil_0.4.4b-54.morevna.1_i386.deb 64bit: pencil_0.4.4b-54.morevna.1_amd64.deb NOTE: You need Qt >= 4.3.4 installed to […]

What’s up?

You may notice decreasing of post count here lately. No, we’re not dead – just busy working on the project! Lots of news and unfortunately completely no time to write about.

Happy Birthday

One year passed by since was born… It was a really good year. Many things happened. Amazing things. Yes, the project is far from completion… but you still here, our dear reader, and that means what your hope for us is not lost. Thank you for believing in us, thank you for your great […]

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