Free Animation Software

Animation is the a sequence of graphic images or frames that are shown one after the other very quickly for giving the appearance of continuous movement. The human eye and brain blend the images to produce the effect of continuous motion. This definition of animation includes video and animated pictures. Animation techniques include: graphically displaying a series of snapshots within the same region (e.g., as is done for video and animated images). The sequence of snapshots may be provided by a single resource such as animated GIF image or from distinct resources like a series of images downloaded continuously by the web browser.

One of the best free animation software available on the WEB is Anim8or ( Anim8or is a powerful software tool that is designed to allow easy creation of animations.  This free animation program allows you to easily create and edit objects, figures, characters and scenes directly on the computers screen. The basic interface in this animation software is similar to most 3D animation and CAD programs. In this free animation tool control various aspects of your animation work using an ordinary computer mouse or tablet. You can select and drag, rotate, move, scale and place objects by clicking in the any views of your project.

Mix-FX Flash Animations and Flash Buttons
Mix-FX is a useful animation software that can help you to create Flash Text Effect and Flash Button. Mix-FX allows you to create hundreds of various effects in any possible combinations. You can change sizes, shapes, colors and other parameters! You can use the effect you just created into Flash animations, PowerPoint presentation, your own website, video movies or for professional broadcasting.

2D & 3D Animator Deluxe
2D&3D Animator Deluxe is very useful tool that lets you create high-quality images, titles, banner ads, buttons and other graphical elements for your Web page or for using into presentation.
The Deluxe version of this animation software includes additional tools to upload images to Web site, filters, and spell checker.

Features of good animation software:

  • 3D Modeler - tool for creating and modifying 3D models. Built-in primitives such as spheres, pyramids, cylinders, platonic solids, etc. Mesh-edit and modifiers such as extrusion, bevel, warps and more.

  • TrueType font support - for creating 2D and 3D extruded text from any TrueType font.

  • OpenGL based real time operation and preview.

  • Import and modify .3DS (3D Studio), .LWO (Lightwave), and .OBJ (Wavefront) object files.

  • Export .3DS files,

  • Built in 3D Object and material browser.

  • Integrated character editor.

  • Morph modifier

  • Anti-aliased software renderer for high quality, production quality images.

  • Create 3D scenes and animations and output .AVI movie files, .JPG and .BMP images.

  • Supports textures, bump maps, soft shadows, spotlights, fog, and much more.

  • Texture support for .BMP, .GIF, and .JPG format files.

  • Print images of scenes and models.