In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Synfig Studio on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Synfig Studio is a free and open-source 2D animation software, designed as a powerful industrial-strength solution for creating film-quality animation using vector and bitmap artwork. Synfig Studio is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Synfig Studio open-source 2D animation software on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Synfig Studio on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Synfig Studio on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install Synfig Studio using Snap Store.
sudo apt install snapd sudo snap install synfigstudio
- Install Synfig Studio from Ubuntu Repository.
By default, Synfig Studio is available on the Ubuntu base repository. Now run the following command below to install it:
sudo apt install synfig
Step 3. Accessing Synfig Studio on Ubuntu.
Once successfully installed, open the application by using
synfig the command from CLI is shown below:
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Synfig Studio. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Synfig Studio free and open-source animation software on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Synfig Studio website.