What are the best free animating programs?

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    #1Blender

    Blender
    Blender is a free and open source video editing and 3D creation suite software. It features tools for photorealistic rendering, fast modeling, realistic materials, animation toolset, fast UV unwrapping, full compositor, simulations, game creation, camera and object tracking and more.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Frances May
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Blender is always evolving, and with that so are the tools the software provides so that creators who use it will always be on the cutting edge of video editing and 3D creation. Because it works on a variety of platforms I'm able to use it on both my Macbook and Microsoft devices. There is a variety of tutorials and community forums to trouble shoot and learn from as well, which for someone like me makes me want to give new skills a try with Blender."
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    #2DAZ Studio Pro

    DAZ Studio Pro

    DAZ Studio Pro is a 3D morphing, posing, animation, and rendering software offered by Daz Productions, Inc. The software comes with model presets such as humans, vehicles, animals, and object.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Hemant Nair
    Written on October 4, 2017
    " Daz Studio Pro is a One-Stop shop for animating. I love how intuitive their software is. I've been using it for both 2D and 3D since it was in beta. The free version works just great for me so it cost me nothing. I really couldn't ask for more. I've learned a bunch using there online tutorials. I feel it's improved my art! After using this I don't think I could ever go back to Adobe or Dreamweaver or any other applications I was using. I really feel that the program was just more efficient and is cut my turnaround time for commercial jobs in half."
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    #3Animaker

    Animaker
    Animaker is a DIY animated video making app. It helps you create studio-quality videos. It offers tones of backgrounds, animated characters and sound effects to choose from.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Gerald Fuller
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Awesome app that makes animating your home videos super easy. Its intuitive and easy to use. Highly recommend if you want to add some animation sequences to home videos or start from scratch."
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    #4Synfig Studio

    Synfig Studio
    Synfig Studio is an open source 2D animation software that allows professionals and amateurs to realize incredible animations on 2D with a professional result. With tools as layers animation, bones rigging and skeleton distortion that creates realistic movements and animations. It comes with a soundtracking for syncing the animation to music or sounds.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Denise Hansen
    Written on October 4, 2017
    "Synfig Studio is a great tool that I use for animation. It looks great and it easy to use. I've made quite a few animations and they have a slick look and smooth movement. The best thing is that Synfig is open source and free that way anyone can use it. It really compares to any other animation progam out there."
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    #5Animation Desk

    Animation Desk
    Animation Desk is an animation app designed by Kdan Mobile Software Company. It's a great drawing application that helps us flesh out every creative idea into animated figures, animated movies and e-cards.
    Apps

    Windows, iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Theresa Fuller
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I needed to learn how to animate a project quickly and didn't have the time to deal with the steep learning curve of another popular program. This did the job and was easy to grasp! "

Summary

Best What are the best free animating programs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BlenderSoftware 8 Free
2DAZ Studio ProSoftware 6 Free
3AnimakerWebsites 2 Free
4Synfig StudioSoftware 2 Free
5Animation DeskApps 0 Free
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