Some free animation programs that are available for downloading include Pencil2D, Synfig Studio and CreaToon. Pencil2D is compatible with Windows, Mac OSX and Linux, and the open source software lets users create 2-D animation using bitmap and vector graphics. To download this software, navigate to Pencil2D.org, and click the Download link, then choose the appropriate program for your operating system to start the download.
Synfig Studio is compatible with Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. It supports various types of layers including geometric, filters, distortions, gradients and fractal. Most graphical elements in this software are in vector format, which avoids pixelation when changing the project resolution. In addition, the software supports gradient paths and lets users add shading to their graphics easily. To download Synfig Studio, navigate to Synfig.org, click Download in the menu bar at the top of the page, and click the Download button.
CreaToon is compatible with Windows. It saves files every five minutes, and it lets users choose the output file format of their animation projects. It supports layers and special sound effects. To download CreaToon, navigate to Softpedia.com, click Desktop at the top of the page, and click Windows. Once there, enter "CreaToon" in the search text box at the top of the page, click the link for CreaToon in the search results, and click the Download Now button.