We are happy to announce the release of Synfig Studio 1.3.10. This development version  introduces just one small, but important enhancement – a button, which allows to quickly enable and disable Draft rendering mode.

Draft rendering mode was introduced in Synfig Studio 1.3.5 by our hired developer Ivan Mahonin and it is intended to improve the usability of application with “heavy” scenes. When Draft mode is enabled Synfig turns off rendering of all time-consuming filters and applies a set of approximations to get faster updates workarea. This is useful if you wish to concentrate on animation process and need fast workarea updates while making changes to your characters and scrubbing your time cursor.

Original scene – 694 milliseconds


Draft mode – 124 milliseconds


In previous versions the only way to enable (or disable) Draft rendering mode was visiting the Preferences dialogue, which was neither fast or convenient. Now you can easily switch Draft mode on and off using a button in workarea window. Thanks to Artem Konoplin for this addition!

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For your reference: versions marked as 1.3.x represent current development version with all latest features and fixes; stable version marked as 1.2.x.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Had to download it from another site as the original site is ruled by fucktards who try to harvest our emails to spam us.


    1. Konstantin Dmitriev

      Dear Anonymous, at the bottom of our download page you can find a link to anonymous download, which doesn’t requires you to provide your email address. The purpose of entering email address is provided only for those who wish to receive notifications about new versions of Synfig and development updates.

  2. Sherman

    Amazing as always, Synfig helped me complete a major animation development deadline. Sad to see such coarse comments leveled against developers of what should be premium software in my view. I’d pay for it any-day! In gratitude. Sherman.

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