Pencil2D’s sound import options
A. Go to the topbar menu File > Import > Sound
B. Go to menu Layer > New Sound Layer
C. Press CTRL + ALT + W
D. Press the
LayersPlus button on the left part of the timeline widget.
Option A will create a sound layer and skip to step and automatically. Other options will only create the layer so you have to follow the steps in order.
A name field will appear to write. Give the sound layer a descriptive name.
When a new sound layer is added, to create a new sound container either press:
The Plus button next to the
F7 keyboard shortcut.
This will create a blank keyframe and immediately open a file explorer / folder browser.
Find the sound file you want to import. Select it . Press
If the sound loads successfully, you should see the keyframe container grow to show the entire duration of the sound.
Note: You will not see a waveform; this is pending implementation.
_In release version 0.6.5 currently there’s an issue where you HAVE to add the sound by using the add frame button in step #3
Right now other sound formats are in preview. The only ones that we expect to work are WAV and MP3’s encoded with open codecs e.g Audacity’s MP3 L.A.M.E codec
Animation playback will lag incrementally in files with multiple layers and frames, so you might perceive sound delay. However the audio scrubbing feature in 0.6.5+ will provide a more accurate perception of the sound position similar to the final movie
Many sound issues have been improved or fixed in our recent test builds. Consider downloading a development test version or “nightly build” (January 2021+) from our automated deployment repository to verify if you problem is solved.