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NAME

       pencil2d - An animation/drawing software

SYNOPSIS

       pencil2d [file]

DESCRIPTION

       A Pencil document is organized in layers. There are currently four types of layers: bitmap
       image, vector image, sound and camera. The Time Line window at the bottom  of  the  screen
       shows the existing layers. By default, a new document contains a bitmap layer and a vector
       layer on top of it, but you can add and delete layers as you wish (using either the '+' or
       '-'  buttons next to “Layers”, or the menu Layer).  The names of the layers can be changed
       to represent what you've put in each by double-clicking on the name of the  layer  in  the
       timeline.  A  window will pop up, allowing you to edit the layer's name. Click OK when you
       have changed it to the name you want and the new name will appear in the  timeline.   Each
       layer  has  a  track which enables you to change it as a function of time. This is done by
       inserting keys (the little gray rectangles) at certain  frames  in  the  track.  Each  key
       contains  information  about  what the layer should show or produce at the frame where the
       key is located. To add or delete keys at a particular frame in a layer track, use the  '+'
       or  '-'  buttons next to “Keys” (shortcut: type “return” to create a new frame). For image
       layers (ie bitmap and vector), each key corresponds to a different image. The sequence  of
       these  images  creates an animation. The current frame is indicated by the red bar and can
       be changed by moving the red bar to scrub through your animation  (or  use  the  left  and
       right arrows). To play the animation, use the controls in the time line. Note that you can
       loop the animation, as well as set the number of frames per seconds.  (note, you can  loop
       and  change the frame rate of the animation whilst the animation is playing; this is great
       in terms of frame rate to find the best speed of your animation).

AUTHORS

       Pencil was written by Pascal Naidon.

       Pencil2d (this program, fork of the former) was written mainly by Matt Chang.

       This manual was copied from ⟨http://pencil-animation.org/wiki/
       doku.php?id=en:users:manual:0.4.3b:index⟩ and was written by Pascal Naidon.

                                          December 2014                               pencil2d(1)