Pencil 2D is an animation and drawing software program for Windows and MacOS. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Nowadays, computers make 2D animation much easier. If you love drawing cartoons and creating animations then this is the software for you.
The software is kept simple so you can focus on your creativity. The drawing toolbox contains the basic tools you need like brush, pencil, coloring tool and erase. There is a color selection tool, pen width tool, a layer tool and simple timeline at the bottom. With the timeline features, you can add layers such as a Bitmap Layer, Vector Layer, Sound Layer and Camera Layer.
This is an animation application so you can also add and remove KeyFrames. On the Time Line you can also choose to use onion skinning to see the previous frame and the next frame so that you can trace what you drew to animate it. You can also loop your animation while playing to save you from pressing play over and over again. The default FPS is 12 but on the Time Line you can choose up to 50 FPS.
The entire animation viewing windows can be defined using the camera layer. You can also add music to your animation using the sound layer. Once you have finished creating your 2D animation you can export it an Image Sequence, X-Sheet, Quicktime Movie or a Flash Movie (.swf). You can also import and export your Color Palette.
Windows and MacOS Compatible:
* Windows XP
* Windows Vista
* Windows 7
* Windows 8
* Windows 8.1
* Windows 10
This software is compatible with all Intel based Mac computers from MacOS 10.6 Snow Leopard to the latest new release.