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Spine

2D animation for games

Bring video games alive

Bring video games alive

Animation brings video games alive. We believe creating great 2D animation requires not only powerful software, but a powerful workflow. Spine is dedicated to 2D skeletal animation, providing an efficient workflow both for creating amazing animation and for integrating it into your games.

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Features

Live Demos

Our live demos show a sample of what is possible with Spine, right in your browser window. Play animations in layers, manipulate skeletons dynamically, and much more.

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Features

Features

Animating is an iterative process. Spine provides numerous tools to shape and refine your 2D animations. Bend and deform images with mesh skinning/weights, adjust timing with the dopesheet, visualize motion with ghosting, pose your characters with inverse kinematics, create pseudo 3D effects, and much more.

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Spine Runtimes

Spine Runtimes

Spine doesn't stop at designing beautiful animations. Export your 2D skeletal animation data, then use our runtime libraries to load and display your animations in your game, just as they do in Spine. We provide runtimes for nearly every major game toolkit and programming language.

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Download the trial

Explore Spine firsthand by downloading the Spine trial, free for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Purchase Spine

Support Spine development by purchasing Spine and enable save, export and use of the Spine Runtimes.

We were able to quickly create movements for 2D characters. When revising the motion, it was helpful that we could make adjustments to bones and change timing in the dopesheet without needing to waste time redrawing, as we do for hand drawn animations.— Masayuki Onoue, GAME FREAK