Glaxnimate – simple and fast vector graphics animation program

Glaxnimate is simple vector graphics animation software.

Vector graphics are images are described with objects like lines, curves, and points. This is different from the more common raster graphics where you have a grid of pixels of different colors.

Glaxnimate is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Customizable interface – dark and light user interface themes, icon themes, and dockable views.
  • Smooth animations – vector graphics and tweening animation (the latter describes automatically generating smooth transitions between poses in the process).
  • Supports having multiple layers and layers nested inside other layers, giving flexibility on how the file is structured.
  • Precompositions – animations within another animation. With precompositions you can also change when the animation starts and its duration. This gives you the ability of creating elements that have looping animations simply by creating multiple precomposition layers with different start times.
  • Animations for the web:
    • Lottie animations.
    • Animated GIF and WebP.
    • Animated SVG.
  • Extensible – use Python to manipulate animations and create plugins. Glaxnimate provides an extensive scripting interface.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Support: User Manual, GitLab Code Repository
Developer: Mattia “Glax” Basaglia
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

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

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