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Pencil2D Animation Software

Pencil2D Animation Software

Pencil2D is a free and open source 2D animation and drawing software for Linux, OSX, and Windows operating systems. Using both raster and vector graphics you can make traditional hand-drawn animations and cartoons. Pencil2D is developed in C++ and Qt Framework and uses the GNU General Public License.

Pencil2D Animation – An easy, intuitive tool to make 2D hand-drawn animations.


  • Minimal Design – Lightweight and easy to use so you can focus on animating and not what button to hit next.
  • Raster & Vector – Seamlessly switch between raster and vector workflows, allowing you to sketch, ink & paint on the go.
  • Cross-Platform – Pencil2D is cross-platform and runs on Windows, macOS, Linux & FreeBSD.
  • Open Source & Free – Pencil2D is completely open source and free to use, even commercially!

Source: Pencil2D’s home page


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