2D Animation Software (PAID AND FREE)


I love animating and wanted to get it out there that there are free and cheaper alternatives to industry leaders like Toonboom, Flash/Animate CC and TVPaint. Be sure to take a look into the software and decide which one is best for you! I’ve left links down below to each of the software and the shows/films/YT videos I referenced and tutorials on how to animate in Krita and Sketchbook if you want to check them out!

What tools I use to animate – https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/kdsketch

We’re also almost at 400 subscribers which is just amazing! Thanks everyone for all your support so far!

Krita – https://youtu.be/k8XImKvRAls
Sketchbook – https://youtu.be/_8JJWLE-5gA

Toonboom Harmony – https://www.toonboom.com/products/harmony

Animate CC – https://www.adobe.com/products/animate.html

TVPaint – https://www.tvpaint.com

Moho – https://my.smithmicro.com/anime-studio-2D-animation-software.html

Clip Studio Paint – https://www.clipstudio.net/en

Photoshop – https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html

Opentoonz – https://opentoonz.github.io/e/

Blender – https://www.blender.org

Sketchbook – https://www.sketchbook.com

Krita – https://krita.org/en/homepage/

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Star Vs The Forces of Evil (intro) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hJ5ecrpp8k

Bobs Burgers (2018 Comic Con Reel) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diakcTo3b7s

Rick and Morty (Intro) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_66KcDdAdTc

The Amazing World of Gumball (clip from Episode 188 ‘The Best’) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XOaYMkz5Cc

The Super Science Friends (Intro) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlybZHvj1og

Ethel & Earnest (Trailer) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXDlEw5u8u8

The Breadwinner (Trailer) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p64O8KAHHaQ

The Dam Keeper Poems – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4W17Nt8vss

Tales of Alethrion – The Reward – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cw7aAFS5oc&t=1s

Mary and The Witches Flower (Trailer) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=888z3ku4t3I&t=1s

Hero (Blender Grease Pencil Showcase) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKmSdY56VtY

‘New Tools for Rigging’ by Toonboom Animation – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgkGD5SZ-1Q

‘Textured Vector Brushes’ by Toonboom Animation – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Alk8tlvrgo

TVPaint software version comparison Chart – https://www.tvpaint.com/v2/files//products/comparison.pdf

‘Introducing Moho Animation Software’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7Mr102mll4&t=1s

‘CLIP STUDIO PAINT Useful features drawing with vectors’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4UopyLEIYU

‘…for ipad the best drawing software for manga and comics’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTi3fp2PSs4&t=1s

‘Opentoonz Timelapse Animation “speechless” by Noble Frugal Studio’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzVLC46z_6g&t=1s