Last year in August, we reviewed a powerful flash animation software titled “Vectorian Giotto.” Back then it was a premium software worth $89.95. Vectorian Inc., the developers of Vectorian Giotto has announced a great news for all. They have released the new and redesigned version of Vectorian Giotto 3.0 and made it completely free. The developers also said that the new version is exactly 4 and a half times easier to work with the earlier version.
Vectorian Giotto helps create professional quality Flash animations without coding and experience. The application features more than 50 customizable effects that can be applied to both shapes and text. With over a 100 effect presets in store, it can display your flash content in different ways which you can adjust easily. The developer’s website hosts a very handy help manual with many tutorials to guide you through. Although it features full ActionScript 2.0 support, designers won’t need to think about this as the animation is created without any coding required.
If you are wondering what is the difference between Giotto and Adobe Flash Professional? Here’s what the developers are saying:
Vectorian Giotto is simpler, easier to use and much cheaper alternative software to Adobe Flash. Both applications use similar approach (with Giotto being easier to use) to produce SWF (“Small Web Format” or “Shockwave Flash”) files that can be embedded into websites to enrich them with animation and/or interactivity.
Using the free flash creator software you can create from simplest to complex vector illustrations, apply effects to them (blur, shadow, glow) and then animate them. You can create Movie Clips and Buttons, store them in the library and use them later. You can easily work with text elements and adjust things such as kerning and alignment. The animation can be executed using motion, shape tweens. Sounds can be included in your creations to make more advanced animations.
The built-in editor of the application’s color palettes is very intuitive. The editor uses special algorithms build upon human perception of colors instead of the old school mathematical models.
To conclude, Vectorian Giotto 3.0 is certainly a very remarkable tool for designers who don’t want to code but instead concentrate on their designing, plus the application is completely freeware for all. You can download Vectorian Giotto 3.0 freeware from the official webpage.