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Pencil2D

Pencil2D is an opensource animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux, based on old https://alternativeto.net/software/pencil/ software. It lets you crea...

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
Avg rating of 4.5 (2)| 2 comments

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Pencil2D Features

  1.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Pencil2D, allowing you to change the parameters over time.

Pencil2D information

  • Developed byMatt Chang
  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-2.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.5
  • Alternatives39 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  1,208 Stars
  •  235 Forks
  •  169 Open Issues
  •   Updated
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Our users have written 2 comments and reviews about Pencil2D, and it has gotten 43 likes

Pencil2D was added to AlternativeTo by paulocorceiro on and this page was last updated .

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phillipsalf
  
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A few years later and I have changed my mind about the re-written Pencil2D App. It works so much better now and video export works on Mac and PC. It's now a quick and easy way to try out ideas using the raster layer. Changing framerate and cleaning your work up is so much better and it's actually a lovely little application - which is also free. You can import sound tracks to animate to and this works a lot better now than the old version.

Haven't changed my mind about the vector layer... so my star rating has changed from 2 to 4. If the vector layer and tools worked better, this would be a 5 star application. Sadly, I can't edit my original title which is now misleading.

old review below___

Tried different versions over the years - you can create line tests really easily using the raster layer but the vector layer is a law unto itself.

However.... try and export either a .mov on a Mac or .avi on a PC and I've never found anything happened.

Just me?

[Edited by phillipsalf, July 31]

[Edited by phillipsalf, July 31]

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andrewbeardson
  
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simple use but full of features

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It's very easy to get the hang of and very simple, and that's the best way to go.

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its amazing animation software

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It actually works now - the old Pencil was good but couldn't export.

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Tags

  • Animation Maker
  • Vector Graphic
  • hand-drawn-animations

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  • Pencil2D icondiagrams.net iconStarbeamrainbowlabsdoesn't think diagrams.net is an alternative to Pencil2D
    diagrams.net is great, but it's not an alternative to Pencil3D because it's not an animation editor.
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