Stop Motion

Helium Frog

The Helium Frog Animator is free piece of software that enables stop motion animation. It has advanced features such as chroma keying, frame averaging, onion skinning, Lip Sync, fully customizable keyboard shortcuts, time lapse, Digital Camera control and the abilty to use high resolution sources.

Monkey Jam

MonkeyJam is a digital penciltest and stopmotion animation program. It is designed to let you capture images from a webcam, camcorder, or scanner and assemble them as separate frames of an animation.

Stop Motion Animator

The Stop Motion Animator is a simple to use animation program that can be used to bring clay, stickbot or brick animations to life with minimal effort. The program is designed especially for stop motion animation. It is designed to work with any video for windows capture devices such as web cameras and digital video cameras.

Digital 2D Animation

Synfig Studio

Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using a vector and bitmap artwork. It eliminates the need to create 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.

Lip Synchronisation & Dope Sheets


Papagayo is a lip-syncing program designed to help you line up phonemes (mouth shapes) with the actual recorded sound of actors speaking. Papagayo makes it easy to lip sync animated characters and then export the frame and phoneme data as CSV for copying to your dope sheet. Data can also be imported into Moho, or Anime Studio for accurate lip sync with your soundtrack.
Free Educational Software

Free Education Resources

Free Software for Teaching and Learning

Along with curating the best free software for creativity on the web I also like to play with design and code. As a former interactive media teacher, and teacher trainer in e-learning, it was a way of keeping myself active outside of the classroom. As a result here are a few tools I created in response to personal, student or teaching needs. If you find them useful please download, keep and share.

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