I was watching Last Exile, and I felt all inspired to create an animation combining 3d vehicles and scenery with 2d characters, etc.
I understand that a lot of work goes into 2d animation, but I have to get started somewhere, so I went on google to find an animation program. I was expecting it to be fairly reasonable to find a package with just several simple features (basic drawing tools, light table, importing video), but basically the only things I could find costed over $400. Either I’m looking in all the wrong places, or 2d animation software is REALLY EXPENSIVE!
Is anyone aware of any free or cheap (hopefully well under $100) 2d (bitmap, not vector) animating programs? I don’t need anything amazing, I just want to import and export images and video, draw, use a light table, maybe have different layers (or is this way too much to ask for?)
man, I wish Mirage was free…