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Pencil2D

Animation tool for creating 2D drawings using vector graphs

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Pragya J.
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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Pencil2D - The Best Free 2D Animation Software

Reviewed on 2021/02/05

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.

Alexandre R.
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1-5 months
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A great tool to start animation with vector drawing

Reviewed on 2021/04/01

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.