Boats Animator

A free open-source stop motion animation program.

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Boats Animator is a free and open-source stop motion animation program for Windows, macOS and Linux. Its intuitive interface caters to animators of all levels and offers many powerful features. The program has been open sourced under the GNU General Public License and contributions are welcome to the project’s active GitHub repository.

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Instant Playback

Playback Instantly preview your captured frames with Boats Animator. Unlike other programs, there is no need to wait for the frames to process.

Onion Skinning

Onion skinning This professional feature helps keep your animations smooth by showing you a translucent version of the last image captured.

Open Source

GitHub logo New features are always being added to Boats Animator by people just like you. Your suggestions and contributions improve Boats Animator for everyone.

For Windows, macOS and Linux

Cross platform Boats Animator is built with web technologies which means it runs equally well on all major desktop operating systems.


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Recent News

Boats Animator 0.7.5

17 April 2017

Boats Animator 0.7.5 is now available. This is a small hotfix primarily to fix permissions issues with the macOS and Linux builds. In addition there are also a few bug fixes.

Boats Animator 0.7.4

7 December 2016

Boats Animator 0.7.4 is now available. This is a minor release which removes the onion skinning button (onion skinning is now activated by simply moving the slider) and fixes a bug which meant the first frame captured was not stored in certain scenarios.

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