What Is Toonly?
Use drag and drop to easily create animated cartoon, explainer-style videos.
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Reviews of Toonly
The easiest 2D animation software out there.
I like how easy it is creating an explainer video for my youtube channel.
Well, the animations, and characters are limited.
Not very stunning, but Toonly can deliver a decent and personalized explainer video.
Comments: I use Toonly whenever the project I am working on requires more character poses for a target niche. Toonly truly delivers flexibility and customization.
The best part of Toonly is its wide selection of character poses even for a standard version. I also love the lipsync feature which is not available on most animations sofware.
The characters look very simple, flat and outdated. The software also lags a lot on longer (more than 1 minute) videos which can be time consuming.
An average product.
Though the software is easy to use, it lacks the additional and critical features required for creating animated videos. Characters are 2D only.
There are better softwares in the market though they are slightly pricey.
Beginner's Best Choice. Definitely Get the Job Done.
Comments: If you get the Enterprise version, which is an upsell option for Toonly, you will have a much more complete set of characters to use. I like Toonly with the Enterprise version. I think you can get the job done in a relatively short period of time (within an hour even for beginners). But as you progress, the editing time will definitely be much shorter as you can reuse many assets from scene to scene. Also, the lipsync function is absolutely great...!!
I recently tried Toonly, an animation creator, and found it to be very easy to use. It had a great user interface and the tutorials were extremely helpful when it came to creating animations. I was able to make some really cool animations with minimal effort. The library of characters and templates makes it easy to customize videos for any project. Overall I am really impressed with the quality of the animations that I created using Toonly and would definitely recommend it.
If the development team can more "choice of action" for every character, that would be great.
High Learning Curve and Difficult to Master
Comments: Initially, I enjoyed using Toonly. I had great ideas and plans for how I could use the cartoon software in my author/training business. But the more I used it, the more I began to be frustrated with the lack of templates and the gap between what I knew how to do and what I saw the product should be able to do. It was hard to create a product that was not cheap looking, unprofessional, and lacking in style. In order to get an excellent product, too much time was required, but there was no training to help users get that excellent end-product. Most people using the product are trying to start up something, be it a restaurant or some sort of educational training. But the promises of how a Toonly video can help in this start up actually backfire and became detrimental to the start-up because there was no theory-training videos to enable the user to make the product feel and look professional. If it were simply marketed to people trained in design, I wouldn't be here writing this review. I used their sister product Doodly, found out about this, and eagerly bought it as well. I had hoped to include both types in my training videos. In the end, I stopped using both products because it took too much time for the low quality that resulted. Yes, it's that I didn't study design. But it's also because they promoted it to me without giving me the additional tools I needed to make of the videos what I could. To be fair, compared to Doodly, this end product is easier to master.
The cute videos that can possibly result. It's an amazing idea to be able to animate cartoons to use for business start-ups or education.
The lack of training in how to create a masterful product as well as the relative lack of template designs to use.