Pencil2D

Pencil2D, based on old Pencil software, has been started in may 2013 by Matt Chang.

Pencil2D Animation

Pencil2D is an animation/drawing software for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Pencil is free and open source.

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Pencil2D v0.5.4 beta

2013-07-26

  • ScribbleArea code refactoring.
  • Custom keyboard shortcuts (Preferences->Shoftcuts)
  • Interactive brush resizing. SHIFT + Mouse Drag to change brush size, CTRL + Mouse Drag for FEATHER, CTRL+SHIFT applies brush size to the eraser and temporarily selects it.
  • Smoother brush stroke on Mac OS X.
  • Saving/loading project is more stable now.
  • Misc bug fixes.

Pencil2D v0.5.3 beta

2013-06-28

  • Upgrade to Qt 4.8.4
  • ToolSet code refactoring.
  • Menubar code refactoring.
  • Color Palette code refactoring.
  • Bug fixed: brush cannot change color in 0.5.2

Pencil Animation v0.5 beta (Morevna Branch) - September 15th 2010

Changes by Konstantin Dmitriev:

  • Support for some command-line options. Now it's possible to specify file to open: $ Pencil file.pcl Export to image sequence using command-line: $ Pencil file.pcl --export-sequence file.png
  • Load dialog: Allow to choose "Any file" filter - that allows to load files without extension (old Pencil files).
  • Fix transparency issue when exporting to png sequence
  • Desktop integration (linux)
  • Other minor fixes

Changes by davidefa:

  • Export movie exports audio and video. Audio layers are mixed. To select video format use an 'appropriate' filename extension ( ex: .avi, .mov, .mpg, .mp4 ... ), movie framerate is selectable ( but output codecs don't support all framerates, a safe and usual choice should be 24, 25 or 30 fps )
  • Minor fixes in audio layers ( corrupted audio passed end of 'audio frame' ).
  • Improved undo/redo functionality
  • Fixed saving animation ( removed 'optimization', now saving is slower but safer )
  • Added fps parameter in saved animations
  • 3 'layers' of onion skinning ( configurable trough edit->preferences->tools, to remove a layer set its opacity to 0 )
  • Added import movie ( frames are imported at the current fps, there is no check to limit the imported frames )
  • Compiles fine with min 0.4.x on linux
  • Other minor fixes ( moving selection on bitmap layers, moving layers... )

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  1. Eric

    The saving works now, right?
    Absolutely perfect program for me but the last version of Pencil did ruin a couple animations.

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