Meet Enve: Open source 2D animation software

Enve is a cross-platform application that allows you to create vector animations and raster animations. You can even use audio and video files to create animations.

ve It is open source software using GPL 3 license. It is suitable for Linux, macOS and Windows.

Enve is used to create 2D animations in Linux

There are several graphical tools available for Linux. We have everything from vector images to 3D animations. Enve provides 2D animation function. Let me introduce some of the main functions of this open source software.

  • Timeline-based animation
  • Supports objects such as curves, ellipses, rectangles, text, brushes, etc.
  • Multiple scenes per project
  • Allow to import images, audio and video
  • Configurable preview resolution
  • Supports Linux, Windows and macOS

Want to see its actual effect? This official video shows how Enve works. This video demonstrates by creating an introduction to Enve in Enve itself. Can it be called an “envelope”? (Sorry for the joke)

Have Some videos on Enve’s official YouTube channel. You can follow them to learn to use Enve to create 2D animations.


Enve is a recursive acronym, which means Enve is nOne voltIdeology EDitor.

Install Enve on Linux

Enve can be used as AppImage for Linux users. This means that you can download the application into an AppImage file, grant it execution permissions and run it. No need to install AppImage.

You can find AppImage and source code in its GitHub repository:

Download Enve for Linux

I installed Enve on Ubuntu and it ran successfully. Since it is packaged in AppImage, it should work normally in other Linux distributions.

If you wish to read about my experience at Enve, you will be disappointed. I am not good at using brushes, paints or a mouse to make beautiful graphics or works of art. There is no hidden artist in me.

I did not create any graphics, because I am the best person to judge its function. If you are interested in 2D animation, you should try to explore Enve to see if it suits your needs.

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