Hiya folks! New here, so I hope this isn't one of those annoying noob questions, if it is, I apologize in advance.
I'm attempting to create one of those "dating sim" style games using Ren'py, but I'd like to animate my characters, so it would seem like they were talking or whatever, I'd also like some cutscenes. Problem is I only have SAI and Photoshop CS5, and even though I can use PS to create gifs and stuff is there any software that isn't going to cost an arm and a leg (preferably free) that I can easily learn to use that I can create animations that last longer than 3 seconds?
Also, are there any tips or advice that anyone can give me about anything I have mentioned? I'd be really grateful for any help.