Professional animation tool going open-source

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Kryzon(Posted 2016) [#1]
Not much to say. It used to be a commercial software used by animation studios; claims that it will be released open-source on March 26 specifically so that independent artists can use it at no cost.

(We) will move to the open source business model, offering to the industry commissioning, installation & configuration, training, support and customization services while allowing the animators’ community to use a state of the art technology at no cost.

xlsior(Posted 2016) [#2]
FWIW, This is the tool that's used to create Futurama as well as a bunch of Manga, and allows seemless blending of 2D and 3D content

RustyKristi(Posted 2016) [#3]
Wow nice! Yes, Studio Ghibli is a well known animation studio. Hayao Miyazaki! :)

Kryzon(Posted 2016) [#4]
It's been released here:

I've tested it, it seems fine.
The only documentation is in Japanese, but you can get the documentation for the other versions of TOONZ -- the interface and modules may be different, but the functionality is practically the same.

RustyKristi(Posted 2016) [#5]
Startup works great on Windows 7 64bit though I'm seeing a lot of Crash reports in G+ forum and github.