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Pencil

Posted 02 November 2007 - 11:33 PM (#1) User is online   marko 

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    File Name: Pencil
    File Submitter: marko
    File Submitted: 03 Nov 2007
    File Updated: 06 Sep 2010
    File Category: Animation
    Version No: 0.4.4b
    Will Run On: NT/2K/XP/Vista/7

    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.

    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 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 programme enabling anyone to make 2D animation.

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    Posted 02 September 2010 - 03:38 AM (#2) User is offline   TheRaven 

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      This application is rooted heavily in the style that Flash Animation design perches on. The tool outputs your projects in either the Flash format and XML. So, with the output formats in mind it would not be difficult to do pure Flash; it would also be just as easy to incorporate the animation in a web 2.0 or desktop application with the XML output.
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