Free SVG/GIF/APNG Animation editor : 9VAe

dnjiro profile image Danjiro Daiwa ・5 min read

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, Chromebook, iPhone / iPad

Android / Chromebook 9VAe - Google Play How to make
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Amazon Fire 9VAe - Amazon



  • 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-)

Simple and Powerful

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.

Smooth Tweening

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One Picture Animation

  • One picture animation made by only one picture.

One Picture Animation

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SVG Animation

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Add Animation to your software

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.

Available in various Environments

OS Type
Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, 64bit / 32bit
Macintosh OSX 10.4 - (Intel/PowerPC)
Raspberry Pi Raspbian-Buster/Stretch/Jessie-PIXEL/Jessie/Wheezy Linux
Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Xtra-PC Ubuntu 14,16,18 / Linux Mint 17,18 (Linux x86 32bit)
Android / Chromebook Android 5.0-
iOS (iPhone / iPad) iOS 10.0-
Language English, French, Japanese


Free software

Recent Version (History)

Ver.0.7.6(201001) (Octover 28, 2020)

Ver.0.7.0(200402) (April 19, 2020)

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
  3. 9VAe's Frequently Asked Questions

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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