Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pencil | open source animation and drawing software

@ibeardslee has pointed me to a forked, updated version of this software called Pencil2D, which appears to be a better option than the link I give below.
"Pencil is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source.
Pencil is not intended to mimick web-oriented vector-based animation software such as Flash. Its main purpose is to make traditional animation. Neither does it try to rival commercial software targetting the professional animation sector. Pencil is intended to be a simple programme enabling anyone to make 2D animation."


  1. Wow, that software is wonderful. I believe that this can be of great help for those people who love to draw and try their skills on 2D animation. Having this software for free is fantastic! I will try to check this out and refer to my brother.