How to install VPaint on Ubuntu – Vector Graphics and 2D Animation Editor

VPaint is a free and open source vector graphics and 2D animation editor for Windows, MacOS and Linux. VPaint is still in beta stage. It is based on Vector Graphics Complex technology. According to its creator, this is a just research experimental prototype. But it works good. You can create resolution independent illustrations and animations using this software. Some of the main features are free-form sketching, sculpting, Painting, animation and onion skinning. It comes with layer and timeline support. And you can export files in PNG (frame and sequence) and SVG file format. It is released under Apache 2.0 License.

Install VPaint Vector Graphics & 2D Animation Editor on Ubuntu:

You need at least Ubuntu 16.04+ with 4GB+ RAM with OpenGL 2.1 with FBO support for this to run smoothly. Download the latest version of VPaint Vector Graphics & 2D Animation Editor in .AppImage file format from the below link.

Download VPaint:

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Here my downloaded file path is Downloads folder and file name is VPaint-1.7-x86_64.AppImage. you can change the below commands based on your path and file name. Open the terminal app (Ctrl+Alt+t) run the below command to navigate your download path.

cd Downloads

Then run the below command to change the file permission.

sudo chmod +x ~ VPaint-1.7-x86_64.AppImage

you can also do this by right clicking on the downloaded .AppImage file and select Properties.Then go to the Permissions tab and check the Allow executing files as program option. then run the below command to start VPaint application.

sudo ./VPaint-1.7-x86_64.AppImage
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