I’m starting to work on a project to write custom software for a pinball machine using the P-ROC (http://www.pinballcontrollers.com). Pinball machines (anything since around 1990 anyway) have a dot-matrix display (DMD) where the score and various animations are displayed.
I was looking for an open-source option for creating an animation and then rendering to the correct size as a .png sequence and came across Synfig. Great software - I had my first animations running on the pinball screen within a couple of hours which considering I’ve never used any animation software before was pretty pleasing!
I am sure there will be some noob questions coming along!