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Synfig Studio 2D Animation Software Download 2021

Feb 18,2019 - Robert Quattlebaum (Free)

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Synfig Studio Animation Software is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as a powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork. It eliminates the need to create an animation frame-by-frame, allowing you to produce 2D animation of a higher quality with fewer people and resources. Synfig Studio is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS X.

Synfig Studio Download For Windows

System Requirements

Operating System Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000.
Processor 1 GHz processor.
Memory 1 GB of RAM
Storage Space 233 MB free hard disk space

Synfig Studio 2D Animation Software For Windows Features


Synfig supports a multitude of layers of various types; geometric, gradients, filters, distortions, transformations, fractal, and a few others.


The full-featured bone system allows you to create the animation using bitmap images or control your vector artwork. The Skeleton Distortion layer allows applying complex deformations to bitmap artwork.

Spatial resolution-independence

Most elements are vector-based, and all layers are parametrically generated, hence even when changing the target resolution of a project, the only pixelation will occur in imported raster images, not the built-in components.

Temporal resolution independence

Animation-keyframes are automatically interpolated by the computer, resulting in a smooth motion

High Dynamic-Range Imaging (HDRI)

By using floating-point math in the image calculations, HDRI processing allows canvases to internally understand a far greater range of pixel luminance, resulting in better lighting effects, and improved color composition.


Sound support

Synfig has basic features for syncing your animation with a soundtrack using Sound Layer. Linux users can get all benefits of full-featured audio editors through the JACK integration.

Pen tablet-friendly tools

The draw tool can read the pressure sensitivity channel off your favorite tablets, for natural line weighting, and more to come!

Artist-oriented design

While it may not be obvious in this early state, Synfig (and its proprietary predecessors) has been designed from the ground up with animation workflow in mind.

Path-based Gradients

Unlike purely SVG-based vector software and most consumer-level animation programs, Synfig has full support for gradient paths – gradients that follow along with a drawn shape. This allows artists to easily add soft shading to animation without the trouble of painting it onto every frame.

It might not match the capabilities of professional animation creation software, but it provides an open-source alternative that can help you make some of your ideas come to life.

Despite the fact that its working environment needs a little time to adjust to and the set of tools might not be so intuitive to some, it cannot be denied that it is an interesting piece of software for people interested in creating film-quality 2D animations.

Screenshots of Synfig Studio

Official Video Intro Synfig Studio

How to create animation in Synfig - Lesson 1

  • Animation Desk
  • Krita
  • OpenToonz
  • Pencil2D
  • Adobe Animate
  • enve
  • Pencil
  • OpenToonz (Morevna Edition)
  • Moho
  • Live2D Cubism

Synfig Studio Overview

Synfig Studio

Technical Specification

Version 2021
File Size 119.3 MB
Languages English, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, German, Japanese
License Free
Developer Robert Quattlebaum


And if all this is new to you, there are a few sample projects to help you get started and comprehensive documentation with tutorials that can provide assistance.


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