Platform: Mac OS X
Number of downloads: 191
This is the software publisher's description.
Pencil is animation/drawing software that lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics.
Why was Pencil created? I have always loved animation. As a child, I tried to make some animation by drawing in notebooks but the result was somewhat unsatisfactory. Nowadays, computers make animation much easier. However, there is surprisingly almost no free cross-platform software for traditional animation. I was lucky to find "Pencil Planner" by Patrick Corrieri, a little programme for pencil tests. I decided to improve it and use it as a basis to build a bitmap/vector animation program.
Pencil is not intended to mimic 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 programme enabling anyone to make 2D animation.