Download Create Animation - Best Software & Apps

  • Aurora 3D Animation Maker

    16.01.07

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    Platform
    Windows

    3D Graphics software for Presentations

    6
    845 votes
    • PROS: Quickly and easily create 3D animations for movie introductions presentations or websites, Templates and pre-loaded effects mean you don't have to be an animator to make cool animations, easy to use
    • CONS: There is a free trial but the software itself is not free
  • Keynote

    6.5

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    Mac
    Windows
    iPhone

    Create stunning cinematic presentations on your Mac

    6
    249 votes
    • PROS: Creates cinema-like presentations easily, Supports dragging and dropping of components, Allows some amazing animation effects, Lots of Apple themes, Much improved iOS integration
    • CONS: Less suited to business presentations than PowerPoint, Some stability issues syncing with iOS 8
  • Toontastic 3D

    1.0.0

    License
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    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Create your own fun cartoons with toontastic 3D

    8
    39 votes
    • PROS: Child-friendly app to inspire imagination through story-telling and animation, Simple and straightforward user interface
    • CONS: Limited number of templates for story arcs, Limit of one voice-over track may make recording difficult
  • Pivot Animator

    1.0.172

    License
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    Platform
    Android

    Stickman Animator - Create simple animations easily

    6
    580 votes
    • PROS: Very simple and easy to use, Very easy to create, modify and change each individual frame
    • CONS: Small screen space makes it less suitable for busy scenes, Limited use compared to more general animation software
  • MikuMikuDance

    9.26

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    Platform
    Windows

    Make Vocaloid Animation with MikuMikuDance.MMD

    9
    33 votes
    • PROS: A quick and simple way to create Vocaloid animation., Has a wide and helpful fanbase.
    • CONS: As animation software goes, it is limited., Intended for anime fans only.
  • Motion Studio

    3.0.921

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    Platform
    Windows

    Create stunning interactive animation EXEs

    7
    8 votes
    • Autodesk Maya LT

      2017

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      Platform
      Windows

      Create 3D characters and environments for your indie game with a cost-effective tool based on production-proven 3D products.

      5
      17 votes
      • Stykz

        1.0.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        An easy way to create basic animations

        7
        548 votes
        • PROS: Very easy to use, Total control over each single frame, Embedded player, Exports animation to several formats
        • CONS: No undo, You can't add backgrounds or use your own graphics
      • DigiCel FlipBook

        4.55

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        Platform
        Windows

        Create 2D, 3D or stop motion animation movies

        7
        33 votes
        • PROS: Support for different animation types, Can work together with scanner and webcam, Complete help system
        • CONS: Drawing tools are too basic, Difficult for novice users
      • FlipaClip - Cartoon animation

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        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Make a Cartoon with FlipaClip - Cartoon Animation

        10
        2 votes
        • PROS: A free way to create animation on your tablet., More experienced animators can use it for rough tests.
        • CONS: Not the most sophisticated animation tool on the market., Some built-in elements are limited.
      • Amara Photo Animation Software

        3.0

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        Platform
        Windows

        Bring your photos to life

        7
        178 votes
        • PROS: Range of cool effects controlled via key points , Creates very professional-looking effects, Create 360º effects
        • CONS: User interface is not as easy as it should be
      • The video Editor

        8.12.15

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        Platform
        Windows

        Web-based video editor with over 60 animation effects to create MP4, AVI, MOV etc.

        8
        16 votes
        • AnvSoft Flash Slide Show Maker

          4.30.1868

          License
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          Platform
          Windows

          Create impressive slide shows with music and animation

          8
          111 votes
          • Blender 2.78

            2016

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            Platform
            Windows

            An amazing free tool for 3D design, animation and gaming

            7
            5 votes
            • PROS: A free animation tool that also lets you create games and edit movies, It takes years of work out of a project because it does the work for you
            • CONS: It has thousands of tools and functions that take a long time to learn, You will probably have to visit YouTube for user tutorials
          • Powerbullet Presenter

            Free 1.35

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Easily create Flash or HTML presentations

            8
            36 votes
            • PROS: Makes presentations easy, Excellent animation features
            • CONS: Interface very plain, Not as sophisticated as Powerpoint
          • AnimaShooter Capture

            3.8

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            Platform
            Windows

            Professional user-friendly software to create stop-motion animation using Canon DSLR cameras

            7
            9 votes
            • Animation Workshop

              2.0.12

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              Platform
              Windows

              Create GIF, MNG, AVI, MOV and SWF animations

              6
              5 votes
              • SWF Lock & Load

                1.203

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                Platform
                Windows
                Mac

                Create animated Flash preloaders

                8
                2 votes
                • Rapid Movie for Treo

                  1.0

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                  Platform
                  Palm OS

                  Create time-lapse movies

                  10
                  2 votes
                  • PROS: Great for animation
                  • CONS: Need to fix mobile in one place, You must be patient
                • ImageFlow Fx

                  2.2

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                  Platform
                  Mac

                  Create dynamic animations for Final Cut Studio or Motion

                  7
                  1 vote
                  • PROS: Complex animation effects made simple, Works with Final Cut Studio and Motion
                  • CONS: Doesn't work with all video editing packages, Tricky to use if you're not an experienced video editor
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