What's 9VAe ?

9VAe is a powerful free software which can create 2D animation using vector graphics.

Use of shape tweening eliminates the need to create animation frame-by frame. Export SVG / GIF / APNG animation easily.

Runs on: Windows, Macintosh, Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu, Android

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9va-mac (Macintosh) 9va-mac (Vector) mac
9va-pi (Raspberry Pi) 9va-pi (Vector) pi
9va-pi (Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Xtra-PC (LinuxX86-32bit)) linux
PEAS motch! (Windows / Macintosh) Kids version)
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  • Stand-alone editor for 2D Vector Animation.
  • Export Animated GIF, APNG (LINE animated Stickers), Animated SVG (SMIL).
  • Smooth Tweens (Shape, Color, Position, Size, Width, Transparency...)
  • Path Animation. Time Curve.
  • Vector Effects (blur, drop shadow ...)
  • Import SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics).
  • Export Quicktime (9va-mac) , Sequential PNGs with alpha mask.
  • Wacom pen tablet (Ver.0.5.2-)


Here is an overview of the 9VAe interface.


  1. Tool Box
  2. Editing Tool
  3. Play / Stop button
  4. Page Bar
  5. Palette(Color, Width, Line types...)
  6. Input button (Animation / Sound / Photo)
  7. Clip memory (Copy / Cut / Paste / Animecast)
  8. Time Control Panel (Time curve, Layer)

9VAe's Page means key-frames. Each page has time duration in seconds between the page and the next page. 9VAe doesn't have Timeline. You can create animations by changing shapes on the pages and changing duration of the pages.

Time curve , Path , Animecast (Movie clip) allow you to create complex movement between the pages.

Animation example


  • You can see the SVG animation in Openclipart.
  • One picture animation made by only one picture.

One Picture Animation

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Software Combinations

Software Combined Effect
PowerPoint, Keynote, LibreOffice Make animated GIFs. Add them to the presentation.
Illustrator, Inkscape Import SVGs. Make animations.
Movie Editor Make Sequential PNGs animation. Superimpose them into the movie.
Scratch Make Sequential PNGs animation. Make original costume width them.

System requirements

OS Type
Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, 64bit / 32bit
Macintosh OSX 10.4 - (Intel/PowerPC)
Raspberry Pi Raspbian-Stretch/Jessie-PIXEL/Jessie/Wheezy Linux
Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Xtra-PC Ubuntu 14,16 / Linux Mint 17,18 (Linux x86 32bit)
Language English, French, Japanese
Android Android 5.0-
Language English, Japanese


Free software

Recent Version (History)

Ver.0.6.5b (February 19, 2019)
Ver.0.6.5 (February 7, 2019)
Ver.0.6.4e (January 21, 2019)
Ver.0.6.4d (January 5, 2019)
Ver.0.6.4c (December 26, 2018)
Ver.0.6.4 (December 19, 2018)
Ver.0.6.3 (August 6, 2018)
Ver.0.6.2 (July 13, 2018)
Ver.0.6.1 (June 6, 2018)
Ver.0.5.16 (March 22, 2018)
Ver.0.5.14 (December 6, 2017)
Ver.0.5.13 (October 13, 2017)
Ver.0.5.12d(9va-win) (September 11, 2017)
Ver.0.5.12 (August 31, 2017)
Ver.0.5.11 (July 28, 2017)
Ver.0.5.10 (July 14, 2017)
Ver.0.5.9 (July 4, 2017)
Ver.0.5.8 (June 30, 2017)
Ver.0.5.7b (June 16, 2017)



Ver.0.5.4 (9va-win)

Related article

9VAe Introduction

  1. 9VAe Free SVG/GIF Animation editor: Introduction
  2. 9VAe Download and Install

9VAe Beginner Tutorials

  1. 9VAe Beginner Tutorial 0 - Overview
  2. 9VAe Beginner Tutorial 1 - Input, Select, Move, Resize...
  3. 9VAe Beginner Tutorial 2 - AnimeCast, Time
  4. 9VAe Beginner Tutorial 3 - Edit AnimeCast, Loop
  5. 9VAe Beginner Tutorial 4 - Time Curve, Copy Pages, GIF
  6. How to make a long animation with 9VAe

9VAe Next Step Tutorials

  1. How to make APNG from SVG for LINE animated Stickers?
  2. Make Barrel Fish animation from Openclipart SVG
  3. Six steps to make SVG Animation from Openclipart
  4. How to make Animated GIF from Openclipart?

9VAe Animation Examples

  1. 9VAe's GIF/SVG Animation examples in Openclipart

9VAe Technical Information

  1. Export Animated GIF in 9VAe

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