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Top 5 best animation software


Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies, first announced and released in June 2005 at Apple Inc.'s Worldwide Developers Conference as a Mac OS X-exclusive game engine. As of 2018, the engine had been extended to support more than 25 platforms. Stable release: 2020.1.12 / November 5, 2020; 3 days ago Preview release: 2020.2.0b5 / October 1, 2020; 38 days ago License: Proprietary Developer: Unity Technologies Written in: C++ (runtime), C# (Unity Scripting API).


Powtoon Ltd. is a British company which sells cloud-based animation software for creating animated presentations and animated explainer videos. The name "Powtoon" is a portmanteau of "PowerPoint" and the word "Cartoon".

CEO: Ilya Spitalnik (Oct 2011–)

Founded: 24 October 2011

Founders: Ilya Spitalnik, Daniel Zaturansky

Type of business: Privately held company

Headquarters: London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom.


Autodesk Maya, commonly shortened to just Maya, is a 3D computer graphics application that runs on Windows, macOS and Linux, originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation and currently owned and developed by Autodesk.

Stable release: 2020.1 / March 19, 2020; 8 months ago

License: Trialware

Operating system: RHEL/CentOS 7.3 or later; Windows 7 or later; macOS 10.13 or later

Developer: Autodesk, Alias Systems Corporation

Written in: C++, Maya Embedded Language, Python, C#

Platforms: x86-32 (32 bit Intel x86), x86-64.

4.Adobe Animate

Adobe Animate is a multimedia authoring and computer animation program developed by Adobe Systems. Animate is used to design vector graphics and animation for television programs, online video, websites, web applications, rich internet applications, game development and other interactive projects.

Stable release: 2020 (20.0.5) / June 2020; 5 months ago

Initial release date: May 1996

Operating system: Windows 10 build 1703 and later, macOS 10.12 Sierra and later

License: Trialware software as a service

Developer: Adobe, Macromedia

Programming language: C++.

5.3ds Max Design

Autodesk 3ds Max, formerly 3D Studio and 3D Studio Max, is a professional 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, games and images. It is developed and produced by Autodesk Media and Entertainment.

Stable release: 2021.2 / August 26, 2020; 3 months ago

License: Software as a service, Trialware

Operating system: Windows 7 or later

Platform: x86-64

Awards: Technology & Engineering Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Video Gaming Technology and Applications

Programming language: C++.


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