Features

We created Giotto for designers, not coders

Giotto is the free Flash animation package made for you to design, not to code. With Giotto you can relax and focus your imagination on creative concepts, integrating stunning graphics and music into masterpieces of design.

The latest versions of Adobe® Flash® are moving away from designers. They are becoming more and more oriented towards coders. With the introduction of ActionScript 3, creating a simple action such as button click now requires ten times more coding than before.

Giotto has full support for ActionScript 2, but we made built-in effect generators that will help you create outstanding effects without any scripting at all. This software is made for you, designers.

Vector drawing, animations, sounds, filters…

Create complex vector illustrations in Giotto, anything from simple shapes to custom ones like polygon, star, or rounded rectangle. Transform vector objects in any imaginable way. Use bitmap filters like blur, drop shadow, glow, and all blend modes.

Organize all objects in the Library, create symbols like Movie Clips and Buttons for multiple use. Add text fields, with font kerning and paragraph alignment.

Animate objects with motion tweens and shape tweens. Add sound to movies and create advanced interactivity.

Powerful animated effects without any scripting at all

Giotto comes packed with more than 50 great effects that can be applied to both shapes and text. All effects are fully and easily customizable through the effect editor, and the results are immediately visible on the screen for you to play and explore.

There are more than 100 effect presets, to show the new user the different ways the effects can be adjusted.

These effects are based on ActionScript, but you don’t need to know the code behind them. Creating a perfect banner has never been easier!

Color palette editor that you can actually use

One of the main advantages of Giotto is its built-in editor for color palettes. Most color palette editors out there are quite useless, but we made Giotto’s very applicable in real life.

The Color palette editor uses special algorithms based on human perception of colors, rather then traditional mathematical models which produce poor results.

Once you select the base color of your project, you would have countless options to create palettes using many various matching algorithms. This makes the start of your new project quite easy!

User interface very similar to Adobe® Flash®

Switching from one animation software to another can be hard. We hate learning to use completely new software as much as you do. That’s why we created Giotto’s user interface very similar to Adobe® Flash® and simplified it further in order to enable designers to achieve results easier and faster.

Although it’s freeware, there’s no lacking of major features, and everything is where you think it should be – tools, context menus, object properties… so you will have the sense of familiarity and ease of use from the very first moment you open it.

We have added some new elements like natural color palette editor, effects generator, and other tools that create stunning effects without ever touching the ActionScript.

Screenshots

Vectorian Giotto isn’t just yet another animation software. Giotto is the full flash animation making application. It looks and feels like the sort of design application you’d see around; and yet, it runs – fast and effective, with practically no competition over freeware flash makers.
And did we mention it’s FREE? Here are a few screenshots to show you how Giotto works, and what you can do with it:

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Testimonials

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Jason Clarke

Professional Designer

“We have been using Giotto for few months now. I have no other words than complete praise for guys who made a tool that communicates well with me and my fellow designers. The simplicity of use is way beyond expected, the effects are completely out of this world.”

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Philip Ravelle

Amateur Designer, Insurance Rep

“I tried several other tools, trying to achieve shape morphing of my company logo – I was soooo frustrated, wanted to give up on forget the whole thing – but then I tried Giotto and made the whole thing working in few minutes!”

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Mandy Dickinson

Amateur Designer

“I believed that the only way to achieve animation is to code it in some scripting language. Since I never-ever coded, I wasn’t willing even to try Giotto. But my sister urged me to give it a try – and I was amazed by ease of getting decent results right away.”

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Paul Lucke

Freelance Designer

“I mostly use Flash animations for small size productions. Adobe Flash was always out of reach while other similar products just weren’t as capable as I needed them to be. When I stumbled upon Giotto it was like a dream come true. The ease of use and feature set is simply amazing!”

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Mathew Rodger

Unknown Occupation

“I never liked bloatware in software, all those unnecessary features that I would never need. Giotto is just the opposite, it gives me all I need to create miracles in Flash, nothing more, nothing less!”

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Jana Pavlovic

Professional Designer

“There’s all this buzz about HTML5, Silverlight, and other “Flash replacements”. The day somebody makes an animation editor for them that’s as easy and as powerful as Giotto I’ll start to believe that Flash did its time. But, I’m sure that day isn’t coming soon!”

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System requirements

A medium-powered PC computer with a keyboard and a mouse. And a bit of creativity.

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