Pencil 2D Animation Software Review

By Prisim Animations Staff Avery Tyler

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Pencil 2D is an open-source, animation software available on Microsoft Windows, OS X and Unix-like operating systems. The software is a great minimalistic alternative to many of the expensive animation software out. Pencil 2D is cross-platform and comes with the necessary tools needed for animation.


  • Free-To-Use
  • Pencil 2D's animation layout is very easy to use and is already set up for you
  • Has a variety of helpful tools like a timeline & simple drawing tools
  • Cons

  • Not a lot of complex tools for drawing and painting
  • Limited and basic tools available
  • Conclusion

    Overall when it comes to looking for free animation software, Pencil 2D is great for beginners and people who are looking for a simpler design. As an animation software, Pencil works well, but it lacks a lot of drawing and painting tools typically found on other software more art-focused applications. I do recommend Pencil 2D if you're just starting out or looking to use a more minimalist software.