Moving Picture Studio - Stop-motion animation program
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Moving Picture Studio


This is a stop-motion animation program which is made to be MODERN, EASY, MULTIPLATFORM and FAST.


The application is written in C++, based on OpenGL 2.1/ES 2.0 and SDL.
Currently supported/tested platforms:

  • Linux x64
  • Windows x64

This application also works on ARM processors (Raspberry Pi and other).

Please report any bugs and problems in this program. It helps a lot! Ideas are also welcome ;)


  • Open/Save Project
  • Export to GIF
  • Frame selector (Create/remove frame, duplicate frame)
  • History (Undo/redo)
  • Tool: Pencil
  • Tool: Line
  • Tool: Spray
  • Tool: Bucket fill
  • Tool: Pipette
  • Tool: Eraser
  • Tool: Rectangle
  • Tool: Resize (still WIP)
  • Zoomable viewport
  • Dynamic Rotatable viewport
  • Scalable GUI
  • Theme manager with config files (still WIP)

Partially done (Works fine, but might be changed in the future):

  • Layer support

  • Toolbox

  • Color selector

  • Ghosting (more options)

  • Menu

To do:

  • Import animation
  • Export PNG strip
  • use FFMPEG (avcodec) for everything
  • "Play animation" button
  • Tool: Brush (draw using any image)
  • Tool: Circle
  • Tool: Select
  • Copy/paste
  • Compressed history (less RAM usage, more history actions)
  • Compressed frames not in use
  • Change key bindings
  • GUI settings (in menu)

In the distant future:

  • Tablet pressure support (I'm waiting for the SDL library)
  • Mac support


  • Left Shift: Rotate viewport

Drawing area:

  • LMB: Use tool (draw)

  • MMB: Pick color

  • RMB: Drag viewport

  • Mouse wheel: Zoom in/out

  • 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9: Scale viewport to (1:1, 2:1, 3:1 etc.) and reset viewport rotation

  • Space: Toggle ghosting visibility

  • CTRL+Z: Undo

  • CTRL+Y: Redo

  • Left/Right: Change frames

  • F3: Show FPS

  • F4: Toggle fullscreen

  • F5: Toggle VSync

  • F6: Toggle FPS limit

  • F7: Decrease FPS limit

  • F8: Increase FPS limit

  • Esc: Open menu

  • -/+: Scale GUI

  • End: Restart application (for testing purposes)