The Best Animation Tools That Every Animation Artist Loves!


Kiran is a creative writer, photographer and artist. Loves to explore nature and things beyond that. She started writing when she was just nine years old. A member of United Nations Society of Writers and Poets. Her work has been published for a magazine by United Nations Society of Writers and Poets as well as in Our Forgotten Graces in the year 1999. Its her dream to travel around the world and explore as many countries as she can!

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21 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Creatoon is a dead product, there’s no support and no new versions coming out ever.

    You forgot a lot of good ones:

    Anime Studio – http://

    Blender (also free!) –

    Celaction –

    The Tab – http://

    Toonz –

    • Kiran Munir says:

      Hey, thanks for the response and also for sharing these wonderful animation tools. Basically, our purpose was to share the most commonly used and free of cost (most if not all) animation software. I liked your suggestions though, please read the article again 🙂

  2. William says:

    Best Animation Tools That “Every” Animation Artist Loves?

    This is a subjective title, I hate Flash, its far more difficult to use than necessary.
    No Maya or cinema 4D? I’ve seen these programs used far more than Lightwave!
    you should have titled this: Best Animation Tools That I Love

    • Kiran Munir says:

      Hey William, thanks for your comment, actually not all but the majority of animators start learning animation with Flash, the reason why I included it here was the same.

  3. TC says:

    Also worth a mention Flipbook by Digicel-
    It’s inexpensive, has a fast learning curve, and is used by many pros and major studios and schools.

  4. Anon says:

    It is sad that you dont see a difference between Lightwave 3D ad 3dsMax and TVPaint is known as Aura – better check your sources next time

    • Kiran says:

      Hi Anon, thanks for your comment. The difference between Lightwave 3D and 3D Studio Max is very clear here. The usage and differences are clearly mentioned in this post along with the many advantages one sees while using 3D Studio Max instead of Lightwave 3D. As for TVPaint Animation and its “ancestors’ names”, yes I did not mention that in the post because Aura and Mirage were predecessors of TVPaint and today it is known as TVPaint Animation. I hope you did not confuse Moho (Anime Studio) with TVPaint.


  5. Nstamal says:

    ok,, well i just wanna know which 1 is better …crazy talk animator or anime studio ro

    • Kiran says:

      Thanks for commenting. Well, it depends on what purpose you are using it for. Anime Studio is more sophisticated than Crazy Talk. You can create amazing 2D animations with Anime Studio, add rigging etc to the characters and play around with a lot of options. Whereas in Crazy Talk you can play around with graphics that are already existing. Its fun though!

      • Lenny Holterman says:

        Hello Kiran,..i also want to buy either Anime or Crazytalk. I favour Anime cause it is more sophisticated. Is there any existing Graphics that you can buy for Anime? Or does Only Crazytalk has the extra graphics where you can wotk with?? Thanx in forehand 🙂
        greetz Lenny

        • Kiran says:

          Hi Lenny, thanks for your comment. I am sure there must be a Graphics package that comes with Anime Studio. They always have extra resources to cope with spending extra time on creating your own from scratch.

  6. Digitalbeat666 says:

    Where´s Cinema 4D you sucker ?

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