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Free and open-source 2D animation software
for Windows and Linux.

About

OpenToonz is based on  software “Toonz” which was developed by Digital Video S.p.A. in Italy, customized by Studio Ghibli, and has been used for creating its works for many years.

In March 2016 its source code was published under the terms of Modified BSD License. The open-source version is called OpenToonz and developed by international community.

Features

Powerful Digital Drawing Tools

Vector and bitmap drawing tools with full support for graphic tablets allow you to create artwork of any complexity.

Indexed Colour Palettes

Sequence of drawings can be painted quickly with automatic tools, and palette colors can be edited at any time, updating automatically all the level drawings.

Effects and Compositing

Add animated special effects and composite scenes seamlessly. Blurs, lighting, keys, masks, warps and more than 100 other effects available.

Scripting

Automate routine tasks by using ECMA-compatible scripting engine.

Motion Tracking

Syncronize your animation with video footage automatically.

Scan and Cleanup

Automatically scan and vectorize paper drawings created by animation artists. Clean and paint them in a completely color-consistent digital environment.

Frame-by-frame Animation

A complete toolset for traditional frame-by-frame animation with configurable onionskin. Automatic creation of inbetween frames for vector shapes,

Motion Tweening

Complex movements can be defined by linking objects or using motion paths, and everything can be also animated in a 3D environment, with an automatic multiplane effect.

Bones

Animate your characters using bones, with IK support and mesh deformations.

Particle Systems

Create particles effect supporting multiple layers as particles or as control images for particles animation.

Morevna Edition

This  edition of OpenToonz includes a special features developed by Morevna Project.

MyPaint brushes

Integration with MyPaint brush engine. 45 parameters to configure bitmap brush + many brush templates.

Horizontal timeline

Improved UI with comfortable horizontal timeline to control your animation.

Linux version

We provide and maintain binary builds of OpenToonz, which runs on any Linux distro. No need to compile.

Latest News and Updates

Horizontal timeline now available in OpenToonz

We have published an update to our OpenToonz packages! This version introduces several important improvements and changes. Please check the detailed description below. 1. Horizontal timeline Now you can switch vertical Xsheet panel to horizontal timeline mode. Just click “Xsheet” button in the top-left corner of Xsheet panel. This feature was  initially planned and curated

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OpenToonz 1.1.3 Released

New version of OpenToonz was released on June 6th. And now we have updated our builds with all latest features of that version. Enjoy the latest OpenToonz 1.1.3 with MyPaint Brushes engine and full support for 32 bit. For information about full list of changes in 1.1.3 please read this page or watch community-contributed videos

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OpenToonz 32bit available for download!

Many Windows users complained about the fact that official version of OpenToonz is available for 64bit architecture only. So, our team decided to fill that gap and now we are providing 32bit builds for Windows users. Enjoy!

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Fixing anti-aliasing bug in OpenToonz for Linux

Hey, dear Linux user, do you use OpenToonz? Great! Does your vector lines looks jagged and ugly? Well, congratulations – you are affected by anti-aliasing bug! This issue is related with particular videocard drivers, such as Intel, ATI and Nouveau. It is described in detail here. But wait, don’t click! There is really no need

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OpenToonz builds updated

On March 29th we have published a new update for our OpenToonz packages (for Windows and Linux). This update delivers a bunch of fixes and improvements for MyPaint brushes. Check them all below.

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Professional animation tool for benefit of everyone

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