Can someone suggest me a good software of graphic 2D animation, for animating images, and also a software for insert some more or less static text during a video? I'll post an example of my animation what should looks like, it start at 1:05 minutes in the video; while the text is for example the name of the people who are speaking :)


Thank you

  • possible duplicate of Best 2D animation software Jan 11, 2015 at 15:34
  • I'm searching for an opensource software
    – Trink
    Jan 11, 2015 at 15:46
  • I bet you are not looking for open source but for free software instead. There is a huge difference. (Also, you get what you pay for.)
    – Jongware
    Jan 11, 2015 at 18:52

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Open source

  • NodeBox
  • Processing
  • Your browser (serioulsy, you can do this with css and javascript easily)
  • Blender (2d is just a subset of 3D)

a NodeBox3 Example

A simple example of using NodeBox to make text appear, I had not used NodeBox 3 before so it took me 15-20 minutes to get up to speed (tough i have used shake and nuke which are very similar). Its a good alternative if you abhor code, but still needs some polish.

NodeBox animation

Image 1: Simple example animation made with nodebox3.

NodeBox graph

Image 2: The NodeBox3 graph.

Closed source (order of applicability)

  • 2
    Just a note: Animation is a time consuming task. If one does animation even for a short time it usually pays back to have a good suitable tool at your disposal. The difference between the right tool and the adequate tool can literary be counted in days of work. In the long run this translates to hundreds if not thousands per month in lost revenue.
    – joojaa
    Jan 23, 2015 at 5:36

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