How We Chose the Best Animation Software
Whether you're making a short 2D movie or working on the next big video game, animation software has the tools you need to bring your creative project to life. Some animation software is geared toward beginners, while other programs may require a bit of training to make the most of them. We chose the best of both types based on features that all animation software should have.
Tasks such as lip syncing, rigging, and designing special effects can be labor-intensive when done manually. Our top picks handle it all with just a few clicks. We also prefer software that includes templates for ready-to-use characters and backgrounds.
Types of Animation
The best animation software supports both 2D and 3D projects, with the most powerful allowing creators to combine both types of artwork in a single scene.
We prioritized software that can integrate with other popular tools and programs used by animators, such as Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD, Fusion 360, and Civil 3D.