About Pencil2D

Pencil2D is a free and open-source animation tool that helps businesses create 2D hand-drawn animations using vector graphics and bitmap images. The platform allows designers to edit images, add layers and duplicate or remove keyframes via a unified platform.

Pencil2D enables users to configure and switch between raster and vector workflows to create digital sketches or paintings. Graphic designers can use various integrated editing tools including resize, fill, blur, or erase to add custom colors, blur images or change the canvas size. Additionally, it provides a variety of other features including data import/export, task management, data visualization and more.

Pencil2D lets professionals view previous or upcoming frames, create animated cartoons, view...


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February 2021

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Pragya from Sensyblee

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Publishing

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2021

Pencil2D - The Best Free 2D Animation Software

A very good beginner-friendly 2D animation application. Best for personal use and for learning and practicing 2D animation. Best for people looking for a free tool for creating hand drawn animations on a computer.

Pros

1)Beginner-Friendly - The User Interface is very easy and simple. Even a new user can pick up this tool in a few hours. 2)Completely Open Source - Free 2D animation software. You don't need to pay anything to use this application. 3)Cross-Platform - Can be used on any operating system or device. 4)Supports both Raster and Vector graphics. You can animate both Raster and vector assets. 5)Free to use, even commercially! It's completely free! 6)Comparitively works smoothly even on budget-friendly systems. You don't need a high-end system for the smooth running of this application. Yes, it works nicely on standard systems as well.

Cons

1) Need to animate frame by frame which takes a lot of time and patience. 2) No 3D support. Can only create 2D animations. 3) Limited options compared to other animation software. 4) Not much used by professional studios.

April 2021

Kasongo from karter supplies

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer & Network Security

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2021

What I like the most is that its Simple and simple to utilize

Pros

i like Pencil2D because its easy to use, its an open source and can run on different operating systems and also good for beginners

Cons

1)it is limited compared to some other animation software`s 2)its not used that often by big studios.

March 2021

Alexandre from Fazendo Arte

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Arts and Crafts

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

March 2021

A great tool to start animation with vector drawing

I liked using Pencil2D, it is a free tool that allows a good base and an initiation for 2D animation with vector drawing, it is simple but for those who are starting and looking for new paths like 2D animation, this software is a good way .

Pros

I like Pencil2D because it is free and open-source software, it has easy tools to work with, intuitive and with simple icons and runs on various operating systems not limited to just one system.

Cons

The main point against Pencil2d is the absence of complex tools, there is a lack of tools to bring better color effects, drawing tools, curves etc. but honestly this is not a giant problem, the tool does not have this intention, the intention to be the best the most robust in the world but to be a tool that brings a great introduction to animation with vector drawing.

May 2021

Adnan from Allied Bank

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Banking

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2021

The best tool to make Incredible 2D animations

I have a very nice and professional experience with Pencil2D, because I have created and designed a number of 2D animations using this software. I have found it so incredibly professional for my business and individual requirements.

Pros

Pencil2D is an amazing and professional tool that allows you to design 2D hand-drawn animations. The software is so easy to use so anyone can learn it easily. It's lightweight and runs almost on every operating system.

Cons

The tools, features and options of Pencil2D are amazing and fabulous. I never faced any issues and cons. According to my point of view, it's best without cons and issues.