Pencil2DOnce upon a time, there was a wonderful software called Pencil, by Pascal Naidon and Patrick Corrieri. It was a tool for creating traditional animation, using both bitmap and vector graphics; which was intuitive, cool, light, opensource 1, cross-platform… and very promising !

He needed to grow a little more; he needed some light and love; but it’s original developpers did not have the time to work on it anymore.
One of it’s previous developpers, once even said :

Pencil as it stands today is dead.

Bou-hou. It was very, very sad. Like in very, very dark stories. And yes, “dead” was written in bold.

But this is internet guys.  There is something to do with all that code.  Matt started a fork called, guess what, Pencil2d.  This website intend to be a place, a community where people can talk about it and eventually help to make it happen !

With light, and love !



  1. Generally, open source refers to a program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design. Open source code is typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and share the changes within the community. Open source sprouted in the technological community as a response to proprietary software owned by corporations. @wikipedia