Some time ago I tried blender and I couldn’t do almost anything, everything was weird and I couldn’t make it stay in 2D, I tried it for a long time … but it didn’t work and I decided to use synfig for 4232. Now thanks to the change of The interface and pencil grease blender changed a lot and I managed to do things I hoped I could do with free software.
Bones with Pencil Grease
Armature 3D in 2D
I use “Bump” (relief) create with 2D ilumination de G’Mic
Mix Animation and software in real time
I will not use that in 4232 but it is very good to make cheap or “live” animations