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Pencil2D

Animation tool for creating 2D drawings using vector graphs

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Pencil2D Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Pencil2D product overview

What is Pencil2D?

Pencil2D is a free and open-source software (FOSS) designed to help businesses create two-dimensional animations using bitmap images and vector graphics. The application enables graphic designers to import images, upload and save files, add layers, and add, remove, or duplicate key frames on a unified platform.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Phone Support

Training options

Videos

Pencil2D pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

9

Price starts from

Free

Per Feature

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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Pencil2D features

Functionality

4.1

/5

9
Total Features16 2 categories

Most valued features by users

Third Party Integrations
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Video Editing
Image Tracing
Configurable Workflow
Project Management
Media Import

Pencil2D users reviews

Overall rating

4.3

/5

9

Positive reviews

89%

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Rating breakdown
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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.78/10
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Animation and open source

Reviewed a month ago

In general, it seems like a great software for someone who wants to enter the world of animation.

Pros

I love that it is open source software. It is very easy to use and the interface is very intuitive, it is also a very light program, it is totally free and runs on any operating system.

Cons

It is a software for beginners in my opinion, the animations are frame by frame, which is tedious after a while, and it does not support 3d animations.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Pencil2D - The Best Free 2D Animation Software

Reviewed 10 months ago

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.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Decent software to step into the world of animation.

Reviewed 3 months ago
Pros

Simple interface. Easy to move around the key frames Basic yet powerful feature set.

Cons

Some of the actions are not intuitive like rotating your drawings, no option to multiply layers, changing bitmap layer to lighter, shading layers. May not be suitable for advanced animations.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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2d convenience Pencil2D

Reviewed 3 months ago

pencil is a very good software for starting with in animation and graphic designing

Pros

pencil is straight forward it is user friendly. its rendering speed even in slow computers. its frame rate works perfect mostly for starters who are starting with 2d animation.

Cons

pencil UI is not colorfull enough.so its not easy to make realistic blending color

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best tool to make Incredible 2D animations

Reviewed 7 months ago

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.

Pencil2D FAQs and common questions

Pencil2D has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free, Open Source


Pencil2D has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Pencil2D supports the following languages:
English


No, Pencil2D does not have an API available.


Pencil2D offers the following support options:
Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support

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