Nikolai Mamashev starts to work on Morevna Episode 4

Today our crowdfunding campaign received a generous donation of $300 from Yalyn Vinkindo. That made campaign to pass the $1000 threshold, which means we have enough funds to pay Nikolai Mamashev for the first month of work! That’s right – Nikolai starts working on Morevna Episode 4! I would like to express my deep gratitude […]

Just arrived: a copy of doctoral thesis by Julia Velkova

Just got a copy of doctoral thesis by Julia Velkova, which was was successfully defended on December 8th, 2017 at Södertörn University. This is a first ever PhD thesis about open-source animation software and people around it. It is about Blender, about Synfig, about Krita and, of course, about Morevna Project. Many parts of the […]

Production Report #17

Hey, it is an end of the month and new year is right around the corner. So it is the good time for just another production report! Much time in this month was consumed by preparations to our crowdfunding campaign. I am so happy it is finally launched! And much thanks to everyone who already […]

Synfig Studio 1.3.5 released

The new development release of Synfig Studio is available for download! This version delivers some new features for rendering engine, as well as set of critical fixes. The main highlight of this update is an improved compact UI layout and possibility to use several rendering modes for faster workarea updates (Draft Mode and LowRes Mode). […]

OpenToonz (Morevna Edition) version 1.2.0.1

I am happy to announce that the new version of OpenToonz (Morevna Edition) is available for download now! This version is based on official OpenToonz 1.2.0, which was released a one week earlier. The official version now includes our MyPaint brushes feature, so this time (in addition to full set of features of official version) […]

Morevna Episode 4 crowdfunding campaign is started!

So it is here – our crowdfunding campaign is officially started now! We have set an ambitious goal – bring a talented artist Nikolai Mamashev to help us with animation for the new episode. With his help we will be able to significantly boost the production progress and release the new episode faster for you! […]

“All-or-nothing” or “Keep-it-all”?

After analyzing reactions to my previous post on social networks (thanks to everyone who took their time to leave feedback!) it gets pretty much clear: the availability of PayPal payment method heavily influences people’s choice to contribute. That’s logical – there are plenty of people who just prefer do not use their bank cards online. […]

Crowdfunding platform?

I have a question to solve and I want to know your opinion about it. Yesterday in my production report I have mentioned that we are preparing to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Initially we were targeting to run it on Indiegogo platform. But recently I discovered that Indiegogo dropped support for PayPal payment method. That’s […]

Production Report #16

If you follow our feeds on social networks, then you probably already aware about some bits of our progress on next episode of Morevna. But I guess many of you waiting for something with words “production” and “report”. I miss them too. So, my reports are back! I do not promise them to be weekly, […]