Two Freeware Programs For Making Simple 2D Animations [PART 1]

Two Freeware Programs For Making Simple 2D Animations [PART 1]


Two Freeware Programs For Making Simple 2D Animations. 1.) Paint.NET And.. 2.) Windows Movie Maker These are two programs which I rely on very heavily. So I thought I’d share. Both of these programs are 100% free. If you have a newer Windows based computer you may already have Movie Maker installed. If not, I’ll put the link in the description box below. For Paint.NET visit www.getpaint.net Any other address is probably a scam. After you’ve installed both, start by opening up Paint.NET. Go to the ‘image’ tab and select resize. Set to 1280 x 720. You can it to whatever you want, but for proper video format that size will be ideal. This is really simple. You’re just going to create a series of panels that the Movie Maker is going to run through creating the animated sequence. It can be whatever you want. For sake of example I’m going to make a simple walk cycle. But the limit is your imagination. As long as you have patience for drawing frames. Paint.NET is fairly intuitive. All your toolbars are right here in front of you. Select a brush and start messing around. First I”ll just rush through a couple sketches for this walk cycle. I’ll skip the arms for time’s sake. Once you have your completed frames, open Windows Movie Maker and import like this. You’ll have to edit down the individual frames to the speed you want the sequence to move in. Once you’re done you can even add vocals or audio directly from Windows Movie Maker. And you’ve essentially created your own cartoon. Of course, there are much more intricate programs out there for making studio quality animation, but this is free. It’s an easy way that’s also fun to get you introduced to basic animation ideas. And if you decide to give up on it later, it didn’t cost you anything! So why not give it a try? And finally, it looks something like this. It’s not perfect but you get the idea. If you keep tinkering with it, you can get the transitions to look a lot smoother than this. I obviously rushed this so you could grasp how it’s done. PEACE.

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  1. Dude thx a lot! i was looking for something simple to edit the frames, so thx a lot!! ill subscribe!

  2. Movie maker isn't on my computer, and I can't download it. Mainly because the only thing that pops up is the app version when I search for it.

  3. The page for Windows Movie Maker does not exist anymore. I can't find it anywhere online, or on the Windows 10 app store. Is it even compatible with windows ten?

  4. movie maker cant be downloaded so for someone who wont lie go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6WwQ_rV4k3OI0TATbpM1rQ

  5. i use pencil2D its free and EASIER to use :3 trust me

    IT HAZ FRAMES THAT ARENT SEPRET KINDA JUST LOOK IT UP PLEZ I BAD EXPLAINER ;-;

  6. I DIDN'T HEAR MR.NIGHTMARE TIL PEOPLE STARTED SAYING IT AND NOW THATS ALL I HEAR AND I CAN'T TAKE ANYTHING SERIOUS

  7. so i got annoyed uninstalled movie maker cause the frame's took too lo when i could have watched this??? -_-

  8. Can you make a video on how to animate like this but with windows 10? I cant seem to get movie maker cause it isn't supported.

  9. I don't have windows movie maker and I don't know how to download it Im on windows 8 and I don't know what to do can u make a video showing how to download windows movie maker

  10. Is there any alternatives for windows movie maker?
    Any site besides Microsoft that sells the program seems to bring “trouble”.

  11. THANK YOU SO MUCH THIS IS SUPER HELPFUL,YOU DONT KNOW HOW MUCH VIDEOS IVE WATCHED TO ANIMATE AND I NEVER UNDERSTAND AND FINALLY A TUTORIAL I CAN UNDERSTAND

  12. I'm on the download page for paint.net rn what do I do next to download it! PLZ HELP

  13. Eheheh.. Everytime I save something from Windows Movie Maker, I try to watch it. And, all I see is black screen. Please help.

  14. Please sub to my channel, I’m watching this to make animated vids , I need some support please

  15. Awww Thank you Very Mush For it
    Im Lazy To Draw In Flipaclip Cuze
    My Hands Hurt Me when i Draw on
    Phone Thanks 🙂

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