Pencil 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.
Pencil is not intended to mimick web-oriented vector-based animation software such as Flash. Its main purpose is to make traditional animation. Neither does it try to rival commercial software targetting the professional animation sector. Pencil is intended to be a simple program enabling anyone to make 2D animation.
Available on the website (http://www.les-stooges.org/pascal/pencil/index.php) :
- Power PC Binary for Mac OS X 10.3.9+
- Intel Binary for Mac OS X 10.4+
- Binary for Windows XP, Vista
- Package for Linux Ubuntu
- Package for ArchLinux
- Sources (tarball and svn)
- more screenshots
- a gallery
- a forum
- a user manual
Please use the forum (french or english) to report your feedback/bugs.
[please note that I'm not the author of Pencil, you can contact the authors through the official website]