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

Software

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

Synfig

Blender

Krita

Papagayo NG

RenderChan

Partners

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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!

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.