1. Birth of 9VAe

1.1 Making animation was difficult

I (Danjiro Daiwa) liked watching animation and wanted to make it myself. At first, I made a one minute animation with 8mm film worked together at a university club to draw many frames on paper. It took a lot of time and effort.

Next, I thought it would be easier to take photos with a camera than to draw a picture, so I bought a video camera that can take time-lapse pictures. As I moved the doll and pressed the shutter many times. The sun went down, and the background color changed. …


Click here for how to make other animations.

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1. 9VAe's screen design

  • 9VAe consists of one icon picture “afa9va.png”. If you change this, the design will change. It is common to all OS versions. You can design the 9VAe to your liking. Try making your own icon picture.

2. The site that released the icon picture of 9VAe

  • It’s easy to change the picture, but it’s hard to make a beautiful design. The following site shows the result. Thanks. …

This article shows how to make a short animation using 9VAe for Android. It takes about 10 minutes to complete the process. You can also use 9VAe for iPhone/iPad, the PC version of 9VAe

To learn how to make other animations, click here.

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Free Talking Characters

In the following instructions, operate…


This article shows how to make a short animation using 9VAe for iPhone/iPad. It takes about 5 minutes to complete the process. You can also use the PC version of 9VAe and the Android version of 9VAe.

To learn how to make other animations, click here.

Download 9VAe

In the following instructions, operate in the order of ABCD in the figure.

1. Press “1.” to start creating a stroke order animation.

  1. If the background of the 9VAe is black, change the background to white by going…

This article shows how to move a photo using 9VAe for Android. It takes about 15 minutes to complete the process. You can also use the PC version of 9VAe and the iPhone/iPad version of 9VAe.

To learn how to make other animations, click here. Learn how to add moving text to a photo, click here.

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1. Put the photos in the 9VAe or Download folder (Android version only)

  1. If you want to add photos or sounds to 9VAe for Android, it is necessary to put the…

This article shows how to create this animation from SVG by using Free Software 9VAe .

Other Making Animations is here. Click here for 9VAe data.

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1. Download SVG image

Download SVG vector image from Openclipart — WTF Skeleton.


This tutorial explains how to trace over a video using 9VAe. You can make this using 9VAe for Android, PC and iPad/iPhone. To learn how to make other animations, please click here.

For trace over videos, the basic method is to capture the video and trace all frames by hand. For example, for the following 14-second video, 24 frames per second,you have to trace 336(=14x24) frames.

With 9VAe, however, you can trace only the key frames and automatically interpolate the intermediate frames. So you can greatly reduce the number of pictures to be traced. With this video, you can recreate…


This article shows how to create this animation from SVG by using Free Software 9VAe (PC or Android or iPhone/iPad).Making time is 10 minutes. Other Making Animations is here. Click here for 9VAe data.

1. Download 9VAe

2. Click on [1.] in 9VAe

  1. Open 9VAe.
  2. Click [File] on the menu bar > Click [New].
  3. Click [1. Pencil ] button (A below) on the right side of the page. Click [OK] if you see “Draw figures. Click this button again.”. This action is important for creating animation.

This article shows how to create this animation from photo by using Free Software 9VAe (PC or Android or iPhone/iPad).Making time is 10 minutes. Other Making Animations is here.

1. Download 9VAe

2. Click on [1.] in 9VAe and then add background page

  1. Open 9VAe.
  2. Click [File] on the menu bar > Click [New].
  3. Click [1. Pencil ] button (A below) on the right side of the page. Click [OK] if you see “Draw figures. Click this button again.”. This action is important for creating animation.
  4. Click [<] (B below) on the left side of the page. Click [Add Background Page] from the menu. …

This article shows how to create following 2D animation by using Free Software 9VAe .

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https://codepen.io/danjiro/post/9vae-introduction

Hand-drawn animation from Photo

How to make is here. (15 minutes)

School girl

Danjiro Daiwa

Software engineer, 9VAe evangelist, Teacher of animation workshop for kids and parents.

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