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I am by no means an expert, but I have done some 2D and 3D animations for church and school. That said, I have used only open source software and I see how easy you could produce very profesional looking products. If this young friend of yours is willing to work in the open source world, this is what I've tried:

2D tools:



3D tools:


  • Here, I've only used Blender, but Blender is a "batteries included" product


Blender is not good in everything it does, but it does everything you need(*); from character design to creating and applying textures, to animation, to video production, and video & audio editing. All the steps necessary to produce high quality, professional looking videos. There is also a myriad of free online resources so you can learn how to use it, even some full courses on youtube.

There are many, many free, open source tools to do animation and digital art, INKSCAPE is another tool I've used. Gimp and Krita are other MUST HAVES.

Take a look into this article: 11 Free and Open Source Software for Artists but trust me; there is more than just 11 tools.


HTH

(*) The video editor for example, is dreaded by some people but it was good enough for my (rather simple) needs. And fear not, there are also a few open source video editors which ended up too complicated for a non-expert like me.
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