Friction – motion graphics software for vector and raster animations

Friction is a powerful and versatile motion graphics application that allows you to create stunning vector and raster animations for web and video platforms. Friction provides a scalable, high-performance GPU/CPU vector and raster pipeline developed in C++, using Skia and the Qt framework.

This is a fork of enve.

Friction is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Create smooth and responsive animations for the web with Friction! Using Friction, you can create animated scalable vector graphics (SVG) using the synchronized multimedia integration language (SMIL).
  • Work on multiple scenes at once, with multiple viewers, timelines, and graphs. Adjust it to fit your needs and screen real estate.
  • Powerful expression editor – support for expressions with ECMAScript in parameters and effects. Additionally, it includes a complete code editor with autocompletion, syntax highlighting, custom functions, and more.
  • Diverse range of effects for enhancing your vector graphics and text.
  • Experimental support for user-customizable shader effects. A limited set of effects are included.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux and Windows.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Ole-André Rodlie, Maurycy Liebner, sanjuchopracool, Alex Kiryanov, Poren Chiang, goyalyashpal, eszlari, Alexandre Prokoudine, nabbisen, luzpaz
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


Friction is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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