Install TupiTube Desk on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Ever thought to create animations on your Ubuntu machine? This is possible with an excellent open-source and free piece of software known as TupiTube. Its is basically a simple and easy-to-use animation tool. TupiTube comes with a dozen of extensions that can be activated when needed. Software development, testing, and maintenance are supported by a vast community.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Linux Software Installation queries.

In this context, we shall look into how to install, launch, and remove TupiTube on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS system.

Steps to install TupiTube on Ubuntu

1. Download TupiTube

TupiTube is not available in any distribution's standard repositories. The team only distributes .deb binary files for installation which you can get from here:

You will need to go to the above link to download .deb files for TubiTube installation.

If you are interested in any extensions, you will need to go to the following page to find out if any are available for you:

2. Install TupiTube

To install TupiTube on Ubuntu, you can either use gdebi installer or run the installation using dpkg command on the command line. As all dependencies are satisfied, we will choose to install it via gdebi installer.

Run gdebi installer as a superuser and you will be good to go.

Gdebi installer will show a success message once TupiTube is installed.

How to access TupiTube ?

TupiTube can be accessed via command-line only. It does not appear in the system dashboard. Therefore, the only choice you have is to invoke it in the terminal to begin TupiTube:

$ tupitube

It will start with a blank canvas. The TupiTube interface will be in dark mode.

How to uninstall TupiTube from Ubuntu Linux system ?

In order to remove TupiTube Desk from your Ubuntu Linux system, you need to run the below command:

$ sudo apt remove tupitube

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This article covers how to install TupiTube Desk on your Ubuntu Linux system. In fact, TupiTube Desk is a desktop application that targets 2D vectors like images (PNG), storyboards (HTML), and animations (OGG, AVI, MPEG, etc.). 

With TupiTube, you will be able to create and share drawings and animations in a simple way. This project is developed and maintained by the Colombian startup MaeFloresta. It is a project that is covered by the terms of the GNU General Public License v2, which means that TupiTube is a free and open source software.

Main features of TupiTube Desk:

  • TupiTube Desk is a software designed to create and export animations using different techniques such as frame by frame, cut-out animation, stop motion, etc.
  • This is a free-to-use tool. We will be able to find it available to be installed in equipment with Windows, Mac and Gnu / Linux.
  • According to its creators, this is a social project from which seeks to offer a simple tool for all those who want to start in the world of animation. According to its website, that is the main reason for its license and that it is free.
  • Its interface has been designed to provide a high-level user experience for artists and non-artists, using as main development resource the Qt framework.
  • By using this software, we will find basic tool stand for vector illustration It includes rectangles and other shapes, ellipsis, fills, lines, text, and polygons.
  • The tool Paint pot We will be able to use it to fill delimited areas of vector objects in a simple way.
  • We will find Gradient tools, a brush editor, or pencil with smoothness support.
  • We can use the option animation module preview.
  • Option to export the animation. Finished animations can be exported to various formats Archives including: Ogg Theora, AVI, MPEG, SWF. Or as a sequence of images in format PNG, JPEG and SVG.
  • Images can be imported and used as static funds or animated assets.
  • Includes basic support for interpolation of positions, colors, rotation, scale, transparency and opacity have been added.
  • The panel of the Library it will allow us to organize and reuse imported media resources.

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