Best 2D Animation Software List - for Beginners & Professionals

A place to discuss non-Moho software for use in animation. Video editors, audio editors, 3D modelers, etc.

Moderators: Fahim, Distinct Sun, Víctor Paredes, erey, Belgarath, slowtiger

Post Reply
User avatar
InfoCentral
Posts: 922
Joined: Fri May 26, 2006 8:35 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Best 2D Animation Software List - for Beginners & Professionals

Post by InfoCentral » Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:13 pm

So, let's discuss the best traditional 2D animation programs to make an animation quickly and easily. These programs can be used on Windows OS and MAC to create animations for personal and professional uses.
Top 10 Best 2D Animation Software
MEETUP.COM - start or join a group
User avatar
slowtiger
Posts: 5374
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:53 pm
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact:

Re: Best 2D Animation Software List - for Beginners & Professionals

Post by slowtiger » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:09 am

Not to be taken very seriously. Doesn't even mention TVPaint.
AS 9.5 MacPro Quadcore 3GHz 16GB RAM OS 10.6.8 Quicktime 7.6.6
AS 11 MacPro 12core 3GHz 32GB RAM OS 10.11 Quicktime 10.7.3
User avatar
InfoCentral
Posts: 922
Joined: Fri May 26, 2006 8:35 pm
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: Best 2D Animation Software List - for Beginners & Professionals

Post by InfoCentral » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:35 pm

slowtiger wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:09 am
Not to be taken very seriously. Doesn't even mention TVPaint.
It didn't make the "10 Best List."
MEETUP.COM - start or join a group
User avatar
Mad Dog
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:28 pm
Contact:

Re: Best 2D Animation Software List - for Beginners & Professionals

Post by Mad Dog » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:39 pm

Latest version from Reallusion, taking over from Crazytalk Animator 3 is Cartoon Animator 4.
"If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse." - Walt E. Disney
User avatar
Greenlaw
Posts: 4385
Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:45 pm
Location: Los Angeles
Contact:

Re: Best 2D Animation Software List - for Beginners & Professionals

Post by Greenlaw » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:45 pm

InfoCentral wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:35 pm
It didn't make the "10 Best List."
This is kinda funny considering many professional studios have used TVPaint in animation production, including where I work. Also, when I think about my 12-year old daughter using TVPaint to create animated shorts that won school district awards, I'd say TVPaint definitely qualifies as a 'Best 2D Animation Software for Beginners and Professionals'.

(Plus, it works great with Moho too.) :)
D.R. Greenlaw
Artist/Partner - Little Green Dog | Little Green Dog Channel on Vimeo | Greenlaw's Demo Reel 2017
Lead Digital Animator, Dreamworks Animation

Image
User avatar
slowtiger
Posts: 5374
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:53 pm
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact:

Re: Best 2D Animation Software List - for Beginners & Professionals

Post by slowtiger » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:02 am

I just can't take any list seriously which includes TVP as well as Crazytalk Animator. Two lists, one for beginners, would be a better (and more convincing) way.
AS 9.5 MacPro Quadcore 3GHz 16GB RAM OS 10.6.8 Quicktime 7.6.6
AS 11 MacPro 12core 3GHz 32GB RAM OS 10.11 Quicktime 10.7.3
Post Reply