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I want to create a video. The idea is to make a large (fixed) image where camera is flying above. I am familiar with Inkscape so I would prefer to make the image with it.

I need a program to move the camera across the image and save it to a video file. Alternatively I need another program to create and animate the video.

Does somebody have an idea? A couple of years ago I worked with Fireworks, but I don't have a Windows system or a Fireworks license here.

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How about Blender? http://www.blender.org/

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  • That is a very good idea. I'll create that image with Inkscape an move the camera with Blender. Thank you! – svenwltr Apr 18 '11 at 18:23
  • @SvenWalter: LOL - why didn't you say 3D was fine? (Glad you found your solution, I was going to suggest blender if you wanted something 3D...) – RolandiXor Apr 18 '11 at 23:24
  • Sorry, I didn't think about 3D. I knew Blender before, but I didn't had the idea to make my animation therewith. – svenwltr Apr 19 '11 at 14:55
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Try synfig Install synfig studio. It's similar in some ways to Inkscape, and geared toward vector based animation.

Screenshot:

Synfig Studio

The interface is obviously a bit confusing at first (even overwhelming), but fortunately in the help menu there are tutorials and more to get you going.

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  • Thanks, I think this is a good program for 2D animations, but I think it don't fit my needs. – svenwltr Apr 18 '11 at 18:21

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