Canvimation Introduction

Canvimation is an Open Source, online vector drawing and animation application which allows you to produce drawings and animations that you can place on your own website. Animations and drawings produced with Canvimation can be rotated and scaled. Each animation is termed a film (UK English for Movie), each drawing is termed a canvas. To use on your own web pages you will need to know some HTML and Javascript.

Have you created a drawing or animation using Canvimation? If so let me have the file or a link to where it is hosted and I will feature it in the gallery along with an acknowledgement and  a link to your site. Contact me at canvasdrawing [at] gmail [dot] com.

Canvimation adds animation to the original Canvasdraw

Version 2  is a complete re-write which improves version 1 and removes some bugs. However any elements saved in version 1 cannot be opened in version 2.
The source code for version 1
is still available here.

Canvimation is written entirely in HTML and Javascript.

The canvimation project is still under development. If you would like to help to develop the project you can find the source here.

Cannot wait to try it? Here's the link  

I am producing Canvimation as a hobby. You can find out more about the development of Canvimation and Canvasdraw on the Canvasdraw blog. This is also the place to add comments about the application.

Its certainly not Flash nor Silverlight, though who knows what the future may bring. Canvimation exports animations and drawings using the <canvas> tag and in some ways it is quite basic. However it does give you the opportunity of drawing and editing shapes and producing animations using actual shapes rather than constructing them by writing out the context commands and coordinates.

You should think of it as a beta release. I have tried it out with the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera on a PC. Any issues or interest please let me know through the Canvasdraw blog.

Help is available from the sidebar on the left.