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Simple Image Animation With Pencil 2D

Hi friends, we meet again on my channel. Today I will explain how to create an animated video using Pencil 2D software. And this time I will explain the video making which using an image. The image will move and in the end it will stop at a certain point. There are two things to note here, the first thing is the tools and the second one is the Timeline. Why I could said that, is because both of that things are an important part of creating a simple image animation.
In this software there is a Timeline feature that serves to create animations. In the timeline feature there are three layers. The first layer is a bitmap, the second layer is Vector, and the last layer is the camera. And I don’t want to explain more details about those three layers. In this website I just focus in making simple animations only. Alright, let’s get started and watch carefully.


First steps, open the Pencil 2d Software program. Make sure the Program is installed on your computer.

Second steps, choose the File menu.

Third steps then choose Import and then select the image.

Fourth steps, once the image import is complete then the image will automatically be entered in the template.

Fifth steps placing your mouse in the Camera layer inside the timeline.

Sixth steps is to make a point based on key. And there are some people who call key as keyframes. KeyFrames are a crucial part of the movement of an animation that we will create. The beginning of the key or keyframe is at number one and also as the default number.

Seventh steps is creating a key at number 12, after it done then create a key again with range distance of 12. So after creating the key in the number 12 then we create the key again at number 24.
When creating the key in the number 12 or creating key in the number of 24 at the same time move the image that has been imported using the Hand tool in the section of template that you want.
Keep doing on creating key on timeline with moving of the images until it reaches a certain key point that you think is enough as the end of the process of motion or raw animation.

Eight steps, to see the results of the movements made in the timeline, move your mouse over the animation button on the menu located at the top. And you’ll see a simple animation result that you’ve made.

The final steps is to make that simple animation a movie that you might be able to collect as an assignment from your school or upload it to YouTube.

That’s all for today see you again on my next article.
Thank you

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