Pedro Castro, Editor / Informer Technologies, Inc. / December 10, 2012
This group of applications is intended to create animated objects. They have different levels of sophistication and therefore, different levels of usability. Some of them support 3D objects while other only allow 2D images. They can export their results in different formats, like video or animated image files.
These programs can help you with what you're intending to do:
Blender is intended to make high quality animations. Two obstacles usually prevent users from this type of applications. First and foremost, there is money, because 3D-rendering programs are prohibitively expensive for many users. Second, there is usability since using these tools requires a lot of expertise. Luckily, Blender is free, so that leaves only the second barrier left.
Effect3D Studio gives you the power to create stunning 3D text objects simply by typing in your text. 3D text objects can be created using any font type installed on your system, giving the ability to support any foreign language character set.
Vectorian Giotto is a powerful application you can use to create animated Flash objects. This application is a cheaper and easier to use alternative to Adobe Flash. Using Vectorian Giotto you can produce SWF (Small Web Format) files that can be embedded into your website. This way you are able to enrich your web page with animations and many more.
Free Morphing is an image editor that allows you to create an animation of transformation (or morphing) of a source image into a target image. The whole process is done in separate frames and you can specify as many as you want for your animation (more frames means smoother animation).
Animated Screen will let you display your favorite images on your desktop. This unique software will allow you to create screensavers and greeting messages with professional quality. You can select any image you want, as well as pieces of text, 3D objects and more. Add your favorite music so you can listen and watch exactly what you want.
With Flash Banner Creator we can create Flash banners, intros, ads and more because the program is very easy to handle. We can add photos and images to create slideshows with background music - there are numerous transition effects templates that we can add to our projects. We can adjust the output options, choosing between creating a flash file or making a gift, a presentation CD or DVD.
Now you can create animated GIFs, or a fast loading animation for your Web site or Power Point Presentations in any format at a low price and in an easy way. This ultimate program halves the time required for creating an animation, with its simple drag-and-drop object editing, round-trip auto-update from external image editors, and even more features.
MotionGIF is a program for creating animated GIF files and publishing them on the Web. It will allow you to create animated files from images, drawings, and text. The creation process in fact is rather simple: you will be able to create animated GIF file from several frames, the settings of each frame can be easily adjusted.
By using Nature Illusion Studio, you are able to create GIF animations, videos, as well as screensavers from your favorite images. This program proves to be an entertaining way of spending time. It comes with a lot of tools that you can use to create realistic animations and videos.
Stykz is an application you can use in order to create stick figure animations. It is similar to Pivot Stickfigure Animator, but its developer especially designed it to run on all systems, including MAC and Linux systems. Stykz overcomes all the limitations of Pivot or other similar applications.
A powerful PC software solution to create 2D animation in cut-out style. Its main advantages are the ease of use and the real-time feedback. Moreover, CreaToon allows you to add effects that are simply not possible with traditional cut-out animation.
Anime Studio Pro is a very complex solution for creating both 2D animations and cartoons. It offers a great deal of features which you can use to design various objects and characters in order to animate them afterward. It stands as an efficient alternative to other programs that create frame-by-frame animations.
Swish 2 is the sucessor of Swish, a tool created by Djj holdings PTY ltd using Adobe (at that time Macromedia) license to export flash files. Opposite to Adobe Flash (the tool not the format) Swish 2 use their own defaults text animations that can be customized or applied to objects such as pictures or vector based images with some basic scripting commands.
The 3D Album Creative Center 4.0 is a software collection program of multimedia tools for Windows’ operating system users that offers them a complete application solution for creating 3D animation shows, with music, video and photo conversion, and editing features, and the ability to produce video for the iPod, PSP, YouTube platforms.
2D&3D Animator produces high-quality images for your Web page. It enables you to create animations from your own pictures and add 3D texts and shapes. Output may be exported as GIF, AVI, JPEG, ICO, PNG or BMP clips and images.
Movie Cartoonizer is that kind of tool you can easily fall in love with. After a brief conversion process, you will be impressed with the superior quality and colors of the resulting cartoon-like movie. The output video can be edited frame by frame, and saved in GIF, WMV or AVI, while you can use any AVI, MPEG, WMV, and ASF video file as input.