Panthera - animation software for Defold


Panthera (Demo v0.7.0) - the online tool for visual creation animation for Defold

Panthera Online Editor Link
Panthera Editor GitHub


Panthera is the online editor for animation, made for Defold on Druid. I’ve start this project for myself to make easier animation creation for a lot of stuff (I’ve used it almost for GUI simple animations)

Since the workflow: “write animate code → build → test → repeat” is a quite time consuming, it’s should help you :slight_smile:

You can see twitter thread with some gifs of this editor:
You can see the Panthera GUI export example here: -- The animation file is generated with Panthera Animation Software-- https:// -

Panthera have a lot of additional features, like

  • collection/gui import
  • draggable input fields
  • project manager
  • timeline keys copy/paste
    and others

Online editor features

  • Custom online editor with various export for Defold animate functions (both go and gui)
  • Properties supported: position, scale, size, rotation, color, slice9
  • Add different triggers at specific time (events, set node state, set images, etc)
  • Use stub node or upload image for every node
  • Create you nodes layout as in your game scene or specific entity
  • Save, load, copy, import or export your projects
  • Undo / Redo! (temporary disabled)
  • Full Druid powered Defold project


See the Manual here to learn Panthera Editor

Issues and Suggestions

If you have any issues, questions or suggestions please create an issue or write right here!


It’s first Panthera Demo release. Probably a lot of stuff will work bad, also undo/redo is currently disabled (and autosave works not pretty well without it, so use save button now)
I need your comments and experience with this.

There are a lot of things to do, like animation list, more export variants, more control etc. But it will be in the future :slight_smile:


Here is example of exported animation, works for GUI and GO
But GO have several restrictions, so size and slice9 property will be not animated


Omg this looks absolutely amazing. I’ve actually tried to make something like this but I found creating it was taking longer than the slow method of code - test - recode. I cannot wait to get started on this and will download it first thing tomorrow morning. Thanks for your hard work.


Well done @Insality ! This will be useful to a lot of Defold developers.


I’m really looking forward to trying this. Looks amazing!

I was trying to animate a main menu intro and background, and this seems like it will save me tons of time.


Used this yesterday to set up a sequence for my game, and I was amazed by how easy the process became when using Panthera. While normally it would have taken several hours of work to get something working, I was able to get it done within just an hour.
Thanks for creating this awesome and much needed tool :heart:


Thanks! This is sounds great!
I’m glad what Panthera can save you a hours of work!

Probably, you can share your results here. All is ok working?


It still is missing some finishing touches, will definitely share later.

Yep. Loved the experience of using it. Everything felt well designed and smooth. Even the exported file is very readable and easy to edit to add more custom logic.


Wow it looks amazing

I’ll give it a try as soon as possible :sunglasses:

Thank you!


This is fantastic! Exactly what I intended for my old defanimate-project, but so much more polished, great work! :smiley: