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    Free Animation Software?
    I'm not buying Flash. Period. So I'm wondering if there is any sort of alternative or free (oh God, please free) software that will allow me to animate 2D cartoons and that sort of thing.

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    There's stykz, but it's nowhere near a substitute for flash. It is free though!
    Stykz - The first multi-platform stick figure animation program
    How do you like them Apples?

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    Just for you.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

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    Perhaps you'd like Pencil. I've heard some pretty good things about it, even though I've never personally used it. Here's a tutorial that a quick YouTube search brought up. If that's not right for you, check out GIMP. It's likely much more powerful, but it's also going to probably be more difficult to learn. Animation is handled by a plugin called GIMP GAP. It's extremely powerful, but you'd be well advised to look up any tutorials you can for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iZach View Post
    There's stykz, but it's nowhere near a substitute for flash. It is free though!
    Stykz - The first multi-platform stick figure animation program
    Yes, I have it in my dock. Thank you though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    Just for you.
    I've tried that already.

    It's like my grandpa always said, "The god of death eats only an apple."

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    Quote Originally Posted by nabl View Post
    Perhaps you'd like Pencil. I've heard some pretty good things about it, even though I've never personally used it. Here's a tutorial that a quick YouTube search brought up. If that's not right for you, check out GIMP. It's likely much more powerful, but it's also going to probably be more difficult to learn. Animation is handled by a plugin called GIMP GAP. It's extremely powerful, but you'd be well advised to look up any tutorials you can for it.
    Wow, thanks. Once I get the hang of this, I can probably start making some quality content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shazang View Post
    I've tried that already.

    It's like my grandpa always said, "The god of death eats only an apple."
    Did you really? Cause if you did you would have found Pencil which was the first hit on the page. Your grandpa is wrong. It's death gods only eat apples.
    死神はリンゴしか食べない。

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    Stupid translator.

    Stupid me not knowing how to speak Thingymuigwhatsits.

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    I don't know anything about it, but I recall a program called Blender which is open-source and free.

    Also, at one point Maya had a free "personal learning edition." I believe they still do.

    Finally, while not free, I've always been impressed by Martin Hash's Animation Master. When you have a spare $300, it's worth checking out.

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