* PENCIL 2D
* SYNFIG 2D
The paint software is a fast and easy graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. The software comes with a large brush collection including charcoal and ink to emulate real media, but the highly configurable brush engine allows you to experiment with your own brushes and with not-quite-natural painting.
* exists for several platforms
* supports pressure sensitive graphics tablets
* extensive brush creation and configuration options
* unlimited canvas (you never have to resize)
* basic layer management and support
* canvas of unlimited size
Pencil 2D is an animation and drawing software program for Windows. It lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics. Nowadays, computers make 2D animation much easier. If you love drawing cartoons and creating animations then this is the software for you.
The software is kept simple so you can focus on your creativity. The drawing toolbox contains the basic tools you need like brush, pencil, coloring tool and erase. There is a color selection tool, pen width tool, a layer tool and simple timeline at the bottom. With the timeline features, you can add layers such as a Bitmap Layer, Vector Layer, Sound Layer and Camera Layer.
Synfig is a powerful, industrial-strength vector-based 2D animation software package. The software has been designed from the ground-up for producing feature-film quality animation with fewer people and resources. 2D Animation has traditionally been very expensive because every frame must be drawn by hand. Even with today's digital inking and painting software, the process still relies on individuals hand-drawing each frame. This laborious task is called ‘tweening’. Synfig eliminates the task of manual tweening, producing smooth, fluid motion without the animator having to draw out each frame individually. This allows you to produce 2D animation with fewer people while producing art of a higher quality.
As a true front-end and back-end-application, it is possible to design the animation in the front-end and render it at a later time with the backend Synfig Tool. This could be done another (potentially faster) computer without a graphical display connected.
* Windows XP
* Windows Vista
* Windows 7
* Windows 8
* Windows 8.1
* Windows 10