does anyone know or have recommendations for a good animation program?
ive tried my hand at
flash/animate cc: although i know its regarded as the standard amongst animators, its sort of clunky and buggy for my personal work preference.
tvp: i think this program has a bigger learning curve, but has very beautiful traditional animation aspects to it. though i dont know how it fares well against programs like flash or toonboom in terms of keyframes.
toonboom: i was pleasantly surprised with this one. it sort of feels like a combination of flash and tvp. although animating can be a bit clunky like flash, i like it better than the latter.
csp: i dont want to drop $100+ on csp yet (i have the pro license already) since it has limited features compared to the rest, but nice brushes and vector features.
opentoonz: i downloaded this one since it was free and studio ghibli uses this too. there are too many features im unfamiliar with, so i guess this program has a bigger learning curve than the rest.
moho12/anime studio: im currently using a trial version of this one, but this program seems to be oriented around puppet rigging/bone animation. im trying to practice more frame by frame
Its the year of the monkey! Had a lot of fun with this rough animation test. The character design is by the amazing @lucyf719 , if you haven’t seen her blog check out her stuff, it’s amazing! I love the design so much Ill probably do a more dynamic test in the future.
This was the animation I was working so hard on for the past 2 days. Imagine if I had a properly working tablet and a computer that was from this decade. I DON’T have a patreon but if there’s support I’ll open one.