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-licensed reusable content library

Software

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

Synfig

Blender

Krita

Papagayo NG

RenderChan

Partners

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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!

Scene 01 – Draft

Single draft keyframe for the first scene of demo showing Ivan laying on the ground.

Scene 12 – Animatic

Here’s the animatique for the 12th scene of demo. The original 6 positions of human figure were drawn in Pencil. That allows us to set timing properly and to get the idea of the motion in general. Then we imported keyframes in Synfig Studio and created smooth motion. Now, when we ensured what animation is […]

Demo – Scene 24

Denis has managed to assemble all parts of the 24th scene into his first animation for this project. I suppose some of our readers are already saw this katana. The background is kindly provided by Carlos López González.

Working studio

Morevna Project finally got its own apartments, where the production of the demo will take place. The whole space is 70 square meters, we have two working rooms, one rest room and kitchen. For now there are just three working places. Not a Blender Institute ;), but that should be enough to give a start […]

Katana Model

A 3D model of Marya Morevna’s katana was created for scene 24 of demo storyboard. Download original model: katana.blend. License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0.

Helicopter 3D model

Here’s layout of helicopter. The model is not completely tuned, but it already could be used. Other stuff could be fixed during the animation process. Helicopter state is controlled by IPO drivers. Watch it in action: ipo-drivers-demo.ogg.

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