Develop outstanding animations for your projects with the help of this straightforward and swift vector graphics animation application
Glaxnimate is a straightforward yet surprisingly powerful vector graphics animation application.
General GUI presentation
Before we get to the core of the app (aka its features), let’s talk a bit about the app’s GUI. The GUI itself is not that different from what you can find in most similar apps.
In the center of the main window, you find the canvas, the area where you can preview and edit the animations. The canvas area is surrounded by various dockable panels that provide you with instant access to all of the app’s main functions and tools. As expected, the upper side of the main window is the place where you can find the all-encompassing toolbar and all the menu bars.
Despite its overall simplicity and accessibility, one of the best aspects of the app is just how customizable it is. For example, from the Settings menu, you can change everything from the interface language, the interface theme colors, the icon theme, the defaults for new files, all the way up to enabling or disabling plugins, tweaking how the clipboard reacts to supported shapes and configuring keyboard shortcuts.
Features and core principles
By now, you know that the app works with vector graphics, but it’s important to note that this means that images are described as objects like lines, curves, and points.
When it comes to animating vector graphics, you have will be involved in a process called “tweening” (commonly referred to as “inbetweening”). What this means is that you can generate smooth transitions between various poses.
To be more precise, you can specify shapes and properties for each keyframe, but please note that the animations are automatically created.
Last but not least, you should also know that Glaxnimate supports various formats such as Lottie animations, telegram animated stickers, scalable vector graphics (SVG files), as well as a wide range of raster images (such as PNG).
Taking everything into account, Glaxnimate is a pretty useful vector graphics animation program that punches well above its weight. It’s very easy to use, it has a modern GUI, support for enough formats to make it relevant, and a small set of cool tools.
We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used Glaxnimate and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂