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Toonloop Live animation editor
Original author(s)Alexandre Quessy[1]
Developer(s)Alexandre Quessy, Tristan Matthews, Vasilis Liaskovitis
Initial releaseApril 11, 2008; 13 years ago (2008-04-11)
Stable release
2.2.2 / March 19, 2013; 8 years ago (2013-03-19)[2]
Written inC++ (GTK+)
Operating systemUnix-like
Size0.2 megabytes
Available inEnglish
TypeAnimation software
LicenseGNU General Public License

Toonloop is a software application for live stop-motion animation.[3] "Live" means that the animation is constantly playing while being edited. Toonloop allows animators to create stop-motion animation, pixilation, and other animation techniques and the result is constantly seen while the user is adding images to the animation. It is a project of Alexandre Quessy[4] with help from Tristan Matthews.[5]

Alexandre Quessy presented artistic performances using this software at SAT[6] and ETS[7] in Canada and at the Piksel 09 Festival in Norway.[8][9]

Toonloop is free and open-source software subject to the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL). It is programmed in C++ and GTK+ as well as GStreamer. It has a Debian package.[10] Toonloop was mentioned briefly at the 2009 Open Video Conference.[11]

Toonloop has also been the topic of blogs.[12]


Toonloop can be used to create time-lapse animations.[8]


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  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2009-12-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Le logiciel ToonLoop d'Alexandre Quessy fait le tour du monde". Le Lien MULTIMÉDIA :: le portail des professionnels du numérique au Québec. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
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  9. ^ "poptronics ' Piksel, l'art en mode free a rendez-vous en Norvège". Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Debian -- Details of package toonloop in wheezy". Retrieved 1 April 2016.
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  12. ^ esme_design. "SENIOR MEDIA THESIS". Retrieved 1 April 2016.

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