Create 2D animations with Synfig Studio

From bitmap images and vector illustrations, creating an animation requires an application capable of doing it easily and with notable results. Synfig Studio is free and open source software that deals with it using refined techniques.

With this application it is not necessary to resort to a step-by-step, frame-by-frame creation , as is the case with similar tools. The achievement of animations or presentations in 2D is done using few resources, and the results are of high quality. It is a program for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Vectors as elements of creation

The system is based on the use of vectors as creation elements. All presentations, frame by frame, are made parametrically. If there is a resolution change, it does not affect the results. Pixelation will only occur if imported bitmap images are used, never with those that have been integrated into the creation.


In addition to what was already indicated in the previous paragraph, the following characteristics stand out:

  • The animations between frames are generated automatically, which means that the movement is very smooth, without jumps or cuts.
  • It supports HDRI processing, which brings a higher level of luminance to the pixels, generating more accurate lighting effects and color composition.
  • The drawing tool is highly responsive.
  • Artists will have everything they need to unleash their creativity.
  • Drawn shapes allow easy gradient insertion, allowing the addition of smooth shading throughout the presentation without having to paint it on every frame.
  • It supports most existing layers: geometric, gradients, filters, distortions, transformations, fractals and others.

To consider

The application allows the use of advanced controls. This means being able to link parameters of several layers, directly or through mathematical expressions. This is ideal for adding all kinds of dynamic structures, such as creating puppets with large characters.

On the support website it is possible to examine the most outstanding creations. This can serve as an inspiration to all who dare to unleash their creativity and dare to use Synfig Studio .


To get this application for the operating system installed on the computer, you have to access Synfig Studio . It is an open source application that works seamlessly on Windows, macIS, and Linux.