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Free Animation Software

January 7, 2011 IADT Nashville, Video and Animation Production 0 Comments

The best way to find out if animation is for you is by actually doing it. If you've ever looked into buying a computer animation program, however, you may have gotten discouraged because they can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. The good news is that you can download most of these programs for a free trial, or even a free full version, to try them out.

Adobe Flash is the standard in 2D animation. If you find that you enjoy working in flash, you'll probably enjoy using animation. Visit Adobe's website and take 30 days to try Adobe Flash yourself.

If you've ever wanted to add animated effects to your movies, you'll want to check out Adobe AfterEffects – it's one of the most powerful programs in the industry. You can check it out free for 30 days from Adobe's website.

DigiCel Flipbook 6 is used in animation studios worldwide. You can find out what it is all about by downloading a trial version. The only limitation of the trial version is a watermark on the screen during playback.

Toon Boom Animate is a powerful, professional 2D animator used for cartoons. While the actual program is extremely expensive, you can download a free version for your own personal use.

AutoDesk 3ds Max is one of the leading 3D animation programs in the industry, providing all the power you'll need to make amazing 3D animation. Check out a 30-day trial to find out what it is all about.

In a world where it can be almost impossible to find a quality animation program for under $500, TrueSpace 7.6 is a dream come true. TrueSpace is a fully functional 3D modeling and animation program that is completely free for both commercial and personal use. The software provides real power, and has been respected in the industry for years. On the program's website, you can also download free video tutorials and view samples of other people's work to help get you started … and inspired.

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