Pencil2D is an Open Source 2D animation/drawing application that is used for the creation of traditional hand-drawn animation using both vector and bitmap graphics.
Pencil2D is lightweight and easy to use, allowing you to focus on animating and not what button to hit next. The Pencil2D website also offers FAQs and forums where you can find answers and ask questions.
Pencil2D is cross-platform—available for GNU/Linux, OS X, and Windows operating systems. You can use this application on a desktop/laptop with a mouse or on a tablet using a stylus. If you are an artist who enjoys sketching or animation, this free application is definitely worth trying out.
Proprietary applications it could replace:
- Anime Studio (Moho)
- Adobe Animate CC