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!

Migrating to Blender 2.61

Finally, we have started updating Morevna repository for Blender 2.61. As you might remember we have used 2.49 before and of course we have many issues during migration. At the same time we started ultimate rework of battlefield concept. Here’s a few WIPs: Special thanks for building models: Abolfazl Kanani, cody glassman, Sebastian Erler. P.S. […]

Pencil packages update

Here’s another update for Pencil fixing few minor issues: Blank keyframes are saved correctly now. #7 Fix Ctrl+Z keybinding not working under some circumstances. Fix some keybindings to be more conventional. Download now As usual, the source code can be found in this git repository. All changes are made against the Pencil SVN190.

Pencil packages update

We have updated Pencil packages. Please grab them from the packages page. This version is different from the official one and includes all our previous modifications, as well as following improvements provided by davidefa: Export movie fixed. Audio layers are mixed with video now. To select video format use an ‘appropriate’ filename extension (ex: .avi, […]

The Adventures of Boris Munchausen

Continuing the theme, brought up in this post. Here’s the second animated short, created by the elder group of kids: This is a kind of experimental project too, demonstrating Morevna’s technology applied to for creating cut-out animation.  The full sources will be released soon (most probably as remake project in git repo) and there’s […]

PayPal issues resolved

OK, thanks to the help of Genete, we have resolved our issues with PayPal, mentioned in this post. Now we are able to accept donations in case if there will be any. The donations are handled as Pledgie campaign, so the list of donors is visible.

Amazing Sentence

Recently, as of one of my jobs, I was involved in experiment about teaching open-source animation to kids. For me it was interesting to test the technologies we use in Morevna in the unusual environment. And now I’m happy to announce the first result – animated short of the younger group (9 -12 years old) […]

Project progress, project problems…

OK, let me announce the project status in numbers: Of course this is a kind of approximated statistics, but anyway – it shows. And I guess you have noticed that finally we have the project animatic completed at 100%. Yay! So, what do we have? After 3 years of development the project just passed the […]

Remake 0.3 released

I am proud to announce new version of “Remake” – unified build system for animation projects. It’s purpose to automatically track changes in your project files and render footage. Download remake-0.3.tar.gz This time we have delivered a number of major improvements, and “3” in release number have some symbolic meaning – among rendering of Blender […]