Synfig Studio is a free, Open Source 2D vector and timeline-based animation application. You
can use Synfig Studio to create feature-film-quality animation, web animations and
Key Features Include:
Most elements are vector-based and all layers are parametrically generated, hence even when
changing the target resolution of a project, the only pixelation will occur in imported raster
images, not the built-in components.
Temporal resolution independence:
Animation-keyframes are automatically interpolated by the computer, resulting in smooth
High Dynamic-Range Imaging:
By using floating-point math in the image calculations, HDRI processing allows canvases to
internally understand a far greater range of pixel luminance, resulting in better lighting
effects, and improved color composition.
The draw tool already reads the pressure sensitivity channel off your favourite tablets, for
natural line weighting, and more to come!
Synfig has been designed from the ground up with animation workflow in mind.
Path-based Gradients: Synfig has full support for gradient paths - gradients
that follow along a drawn shape. This allows artists to easily add soft shading to animation
without the trouble of painting it onto every frame.
Layers: Synfig supports a multitude of layers of various types; geometric,
gradients, filters, distortions, transformations, fractal and a few others.
Synfig Studio is a feature rich application that has numerous features
including High Dynamic-Range Imaging (HDRI) and artist-oriented design and path-based