@oluseyi_s Hey man, glad to see you around. I do remember your posts briefly, although I began taking interest in Pencil2D near the time you left so we never crossed paths.
What you say is true, however we took a stance regarding that broad idea that is Pencil2D, and so far we’ve been collecting data on what Pencil2D should be in the future. So far it is clear we want it to be a simple, minimalistic and easy to use animation application for moderate production. It is clearly geared towards “tradigital” animation, and I think we could incorporate some interpolation concepts to improve on the software to ease the workload on the user.
So far people like Pencil2D because of this, some even have put OpenToonz aside to favor Pencil2D as users. We have a large user base of hobbyists and animation enthusiasts. And professional animators have used it sparsely to entertain their own work.
I’ve spoken with animators from all venues and some have given feedback, mostly would use it if it was more stable; but what you speak is true. We need to define if we want to take this further as a tool for professionals or just allow it to be a tool for people who are initiates to the medium. Either path has a very distinct set of steps we would need to take in order to make it plausible though.
Also we’ve migrated these kind of discussions to the github repository, because very few people visit this forum to help out. I also wanted to have a proper roadmap but we’re still getting there, so if you’d like please let us know what you think by posting on this github thread here:
Honestly there’s barely few devs now. Most contributors have left too and we only have help from a few guys from time to time, so i’ll tell you what I tell everyone. If you’d like to help out and can commit even a few lines of code at any given time, it would help the project enormously.
Even the most minuscule fix will help shape the program for the better, and it has worked until now. This of course meanwhile we decide for a proper goal to focus everyone’s efforts.
Thanks a lot for thinking of the project again and hopefully your own project is going great!