The Setup Machine enables Maya users to easily and quickly rig a wide variety of CG characters with just a few clicks. Generate a flexible, modern character rig in minutes saving you days or weeks of work
Rough Animator is a fully featured hand drawn animation application that runs on Android, iOS, Mac OS, and Windows. Currently available for $4.99
Storyboarder is a free open-source piece of storyboarding software that makes it easy to visualize a story as fast you can draw stick figures.
Akeytsu is a piece of 3D animation software and is a lighter, faster and cheaper alternative to Maya. It also has a free educational version.
Krita is a free app for digital painting but also supports 2D animation. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.
Live2D has a bunch of software that allows 2D artists to create animations from their artwork. Available in both FREE and PRO versions.
MakeHuman is a free open-source software that allows you to create and pose 3D human characters. Useful for pose reference.
Dragonframe is the stop motion animation software that captured Laika’s ParaNorman, The BoxTrolls and Disney’s Frankenweenie. Free Trial available.