Pencil
Pencil
0.6.4

4.3

Pencil free download for Mac

Pencil

0.6.4
21 August 2019

Simple animation planning tool.

Overview

Pencil is an animation/drawing app which lets you create traditional hand-drawn animation (cartoon) using both bitmap and vector graphics.

What's new in Pencil

Version 0.6.4:
Fixed:
  • Crash when trying to manually scrub while flipping
  • Saving issue with certain locales
  • Some move export issues on Windows
  • Various English typos throughout the program
  • Some subtle display issues
  • A potential program crash when deleting a keyframe while a selection is active
  • Transformations temporarily applying to all frames during playback
  • The first item in the color palette not changing the bitmap brush color
  • A partial file wipe issue when using Save As to convert pclx files to pcl files
  • The cursor getting stuck with the wrong icon sometimes when deselecting
  • Selection changing size during moving sometimes
  • Bucket tool occasionally filling the wrong pixel
  • Semi-permanent display bug when right clicking in the middle of a stroke
  • Autocropping for frames loaded from a file
  • General UI & Tooltip typos
  • Inverted active layer focus shortcuts
  • Incorrect redo text
  • Crash for Flipping & Rolling feature when clicking on timeline + General improvements
  • Update checker on Windows
  • Crash on vector layers when drawing on empty frame without existing previous keyframe
Enhancements:
  • Fix canvas flip icons in main menu
  • Tweak frame flipping timing & behavior
  • Set minimum value for the bucket fill tolerance to 0
  • Reset the autosave counter if the user manually saves
  • Add more warnings when attempting to modify a hidden layer
  • Improving tabbing order of the camera layer properties dialog
  • Automatically select the first action when first viewing the shortcut preferences

Full changelog available here.

4 Pencil Reviews

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iMacintoshPower
04 January 2011

Most helpful

plain and simple animation app and its FREE! wow i tried this app before, and was kind of amazing from its basic animi tools. it is not advance like it said but it is pretty good. and save lots of money in your wallet beside purchasing another animations app for your mac. i'v been searching another free animation app and this the only app thats free for anyone out their.
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Version 0.4.4b
SickTeddyBear
02 July 2013
This has been forked and replaced by Pencil2D: http://www.pencil2d.org
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Version 0.4.4b
iMacintoshPower
04 January 2011
plain and simple animation app and its FREE! wow i tried this app before, and was kind of amazing from its basic animi tools. it is not advance like it said but it is pretty good. and save lots of money in your wallet beside purchasing another animations app for your mac. i'v been searching another free animation app and this the only app thats free for anyone out their.
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Version 0.4.4b
2 answer(s)
23surrea1
23surrea1
10 April 2011
i was wondering, does anyone know if you have to draw everything using the mouse? or is there another way to do that, because it's really hard to draw with a mouse.
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iMacintoshPower
iMacintoshPower
08 February 2012
@23surrea1 yes, its called a trackpad. all you need to do is get a writing material like a pencil eraser tip or a stylus (recommended) and just draw on the the trackpad like its paper. There are other ways to do this but this is like the best/basics to animate on a simple computer.
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Nanobite
29 August 2007
Very impressive for an open-source animation program. Are there any chances of a universal binary in the future (if that's even possible considering the nature of the libraries)? That aside, it shows some great potential. Definitely keeping my eye on this one.
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Version 0.4.3b
Leo-Spill
29 May 2007
. Great release from Patrick Corrieri. Nice to see some entry level animation software for the Mac. ( I don't know if the Windows version came first or vice-versa but it is a shame that Mac developers don't produce great applications for young minds to grow/develop with and to explore their creative potential with ) Apart from a few exceptions there are no well-made tools for kids and beginners to experiment with digital art for the Mac. There are also not enough applications/games that aren't just beat'em-ups or inane puzzle games - Which often leads people to lump Mac users in the same mindless nerdy groupings as our PC users often are. Try finding some decent Mac learning applications for the young - They don't exist. Kudos to Mr.Corrieri for bringing a little bit of creative fun back to the Mac !
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Version 0.4.2b
Free

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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