11 top animation tools for digital artists

Animation tools
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Animation tools are a vital part of the process for a digital artist, game developer or character designer. Seeing your illustrations animated is a pretty cool feeling, and whether your animation is super-short and simple or a full-length cartoon, bringing them to life with movement gives them a new and exciting dimension.

However, leaving your comfort zone of static images and stepping into the world of digital animation can be intimidating. With so much to learn (including the 12 principles of animation) and a mountain of tools to pick from, it can be tricky to know where to start.

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Tammy Coron

Tammy is an independent creative professional, author of Apple Game Frameworks and Technologies, and the maker behind the AdventureGameKit – a custom SpriteKit framework for building point and click adventure games. As an innovative problem solver and industry leader, Tammy enjoys working on projects from content creation – including books, tutorials, videos, and podcasts – to the design and development of cross-platform applications and games. For Creative Bloq, she has written about an array of subjects, including animation, web design and character design.