Video Tutorials

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In this section you'll find some basic video tutorials of the most common tasks in Synfig. Feel free to ask here for any new video tutorial.

Basics of Animations

In this sections, how to use simple part of Synfig studio, mostly one Layer usage.

Animation Basics

Synfig basic animation tutorial: This video tutorial shows how to do a (very) basic animation. The tutorial roughly follows the Doc:Animation_Basics tutorial.

Creating a Spline

Creating a Spline: This small video tutorial shows the basic steps to build a Spline. Video editing was done using Synfig itself.

Creating Circles, Rectangles and a Spline

Creating Circles, Rectangles, and a Spline: Short tutorial about creating Circles, Rectangles, and a Spline.

Curve warp demonstration

I'd like to introduce few videos about my experiments with curve warp deformation layer. Unfortunately I'm bad translator and I sounded it in russian, but I hope video is clear enough as is. If any question ask me I'll try to explain.

Part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

[Planned Part 3 of 3]

Blend Test

Synfig Blend Test: 22 blend methods times 15 layers = 330 boring frames. At 0.55 fps = 10 boring minutes. Enjoy!


Flower Animation

This video tutorial shows how to do an animation of a growing flower. The tutorial roughly follows the written Doc:Flower_Animation tutorial.

Part 1 of 4

Part 2 of 4

Part 3 of 4

Part 4 of 4

Following a Spline

Following a Spline: This video tutorial show how to link a shape to a Spline. It doesn't follow strictly the Doc:Following_a_Spline but would help you to follow it.

Pseudo IPO-drivers in Synfig

Zelgadis gave us this method to control playback using a variable.

Animating a caped character

A 3-part tutorial on making an animated caped character in synfig.

Part 1 of 3

Part 2 of 3

Part 3 of 3

How to animate with Synfig Studio

Shiny Effects

This tutorial follows the Doc:Shiny_Effects tutorial

Motion Tracking Tutorial

This Tutorial shows how to list import and how to do motion tracking.

Lip Syncing

Synfig lipsync animation tutorial: This video tutorial shows how to lipsync your animation with a .lst file and the Papagayo Program. Based off of the Doc:Lipsync tutorial.

More at

You can find more video tutorials at