I’m a fairly new Synfig user (and new used to all kinds of animation) saying hello. I’ve been lurking on the forums for a little while, but figured I’d register. While they aren’t kidding about the learning curve being steep, Synfig is really powerful and has been a lot of fun to learn. I run a Twitter/Facebook account for my pet hedgehog and I’ve done a lot of work with Photoshop for art/visual jokes (and made a humor/art book for fans that’s doing pretty well too), and am making little animated shorts tied to that kind of thing.
I’ve been at it for a couple weeks now, I had a goal of making a full animated short with a story and characters expressing some emotions and managed to get that going pretty quickly:
Many thanks to the developers for making something that you can get to that point in pretty quickly and thanks for the extensive docs/tutorials.
I’d wanted to make some Godzilla-style videos with a hedgehog kaiju for a while, and while it’s hokey, it’s really cool to be able to produce a thing like this:
I also made a little montage of art with Synfig that was a mix of Ken Burns and small animations that got really great responses:
So again, thanks to the devs/volunteers for the great work. I’m hoping I’ll reach a point of familiarity that i might be able to eventually help with docs. In my day job I’m a software engineer (Linux networking apps and web stuff), so maybe I might be able to help with higher level things.