Create animated comic books and enjoy hours of unlimited fun
Pencil is a drawing and animation software that allows users to create their own digital comics and animations. The main purpose of this program is to mimic traditional, hand drawn animations with a simple and easy to use interface allows anyone to make traditional 2D animations.
Users can create traditional animations or cartoons using bitmap or vector graphics in this free, open source program. Layers for sound and camera images can be added to give animations more detail and authenticity. Animation works by setting key frames on individual layers and arranging the layers in chronological order on top of one another. Users start out by sketching their animations on a bitmap layer with a traditional pencil tool. Once the sketch is finished, it can be inked in and made sharper on a new vector layer, and later sound effects and graphics can be added.
The interface is much clearer than expensive, high-end animation tools, such as Flash, and allows for a certain amount of customization. One of the most convenient features of Pencil is that all tools and options are on display from the beginning, with no required searching to locate additional tools and options. Palettes and tools can still be detached or removed to create space or further simplify the interface, however.
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