Anime Studio is your complete animation program for creating 2D movies, cartoons, anime or cut out animations. Create your own desktop animated shorts in the style of SouthParkStudios, JibJab and TheSimpsons, or use it to produce animations for film, video or streaming over the web. Get started quickly with the Beginner’s Mode. Create your own custom characters using the built-in Character Wizard and convert your existing paper drawings to ready-to-animate vector images with one click. Draw your own artwork using built-in brushes, import digital photos, add sound and video, and choose from pre-designed characters or create your own and make them talk using integrated lip-synching. The revolutionary bone rigging system makes animating fast and an efficient alternative to tedious frame-by-frame animation.
NEW & Updated Drawing Tools
Brand new and updated tools have been designed to allow you more control. Reduce the point count on simple shapes, merge strokes, and smooth shapes with the Freehand Tool or blend stroke colours with the new Colour Points Tool. New brush improvements provide more flexible and natural looking results.
Simplified shapes mean faster processing and animating. You no longer have to worry about creating jaggy edges with the new smoothing option for the Freehand Tool. Organisation is made easy with Merge Strokes. Molding with the Blob Brush has ever been easier with new enhancements to maintain the original object’s structure. Finally, Brushes give you more pleasing blend results with Merged Alpha and Drift Angle.
NEW Default Camera Positions
The default camera positions now reflect the functionality of a 35mm lens. This means no more awkward stretching with close-up objects.
NEW Properties Panel
Easier to navigate and now includes a section for organising tools.
A new script allows for more shape generation and you can view your 3D axes by accessing the View menu.
NEW Organise Your Imported Images
Anime Studio 11 now organises your imported files for you. All of your files are now put into a new directory keeping them in one central location. A text file listing of your assets is also created for easy reference.
When working on big projects, especially with multiple people, it can be hard to keep track of all the assets used to create the scene. Images, audio files and PSDs can easily get lost, making the process of relocating them a pain. Anime Studio 11 fixes this issue by putting imported files into a new directory. This keeps all your assets in one spot, eliminating the need for file digging. Anime Studio 11 does all your organising for you!
NEW JSON-Based File Format
Anime Studio 11 utilises a new JSON-based file format with an .anime extension. This is a more modern file format that delivers faster processing when working with files. Backwards compatibility is available to version 5. Also, MotionArtist files are now compatible with Anime Studio. This allows for an easier cross platform workflow.
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Start animating right away by choosing Beginner's Mode. Get exactly the help you need for each tool or feature with automatic roll over tips and built-in tutorials and sample files. You don't even have to leave the application to watch a video tutorial.
Hundreds of new characters. Quickly design ready-to-animate characters using the built-in Character Wizard. Select a preset, dial in the body proportions and choose from dozens of predesigned 2D components such as hands, feet, mouths, eyes, noses and heads.
Rigging Your Characters Using Bones Makes Animating Easy
Bone-rigging is a fast and efficient alternative to tedious frame-by-frame animation. Add a skeleton to any image by pointing and clicking to create bones that overlay the parts of your image, to control arms or legs for example. Then bring your image to life by moving any individual bone point to create the pose or motion you want, while keeping your project organized with the sequencer and timeline.
Even easier to use than before, with a more intuitive user interface, faster access to critical and often-used tasks and tools, Anime Studio's timeline is used to control animation timing through key frames. Key Frames are a core element in creating animations and provide a level of speed and organisation to your workflow that will impress even the most proficient animator. Anime Studio Pro 10 includes advanced timeline features such onionskins, enhanced interpolation intervals and editable motion graphs. Users can now get maximum, detailed, control of their animations!
Enhanced, Powerful Drawing Tools
Draw directly in Anime Studio with a suite of powerful drawing tools or import your favourite digital images or artwork to get started. Use a mouse or recreate the sensation of drawing on paper using a Pen Tablet. Anime Studio's vector-based drawing tools allow you to manipulate your art to get the exact look and feel you desire. Choose from a variety of customisable brush styles and pattern brushes when creating your own art.
Add an object to an imported video that will follow the position and rotation of something, like a person's thumb. Just add tracking points that identify the item on the screen you want to follow.
Audio Recording, Sound Effects and Automatic Lip Synching
Add a soundtrack and lip-synching to your animations! Record your own sound clips inside Anime Studio and adjust the pitch from high to low to fit your animated characters or import existing audio files into your project. Anime Studio will automatically insert them into your timeline, where you can adjust the timing and length to fit your scene. Using the Sequencer, freely move multiple sounds along the timeline to adjust syncing. Anime Studio supports WAV, AIFF, MP3 and M4A formats. Built-in lip-syncing in Anime Studio is a huge timesaver. Simply load a sound file, and from the layer options of the layer you wish to synch, select the sound file from a pull-down menu. Anime Studio does the rest. Easily synchronize characters' lip and mouth movements to a sound file through a simple and intuitive process.
Automatic Image Tracing Use Your Own Artwork
Import your scanned drawings or existing images and photos then convert them to vector drawings with the click of a button. Trace as black and white or edges only and adjust a number of settings to style your vector image. Colour your vector art, resize without loss in image quality and animate it using bones.
Follow Path Tool
The Follow Path tool allows you to have any character or object follow and bend itself along a pre-drawn path (like a snake), allowing for endless animation possibilities. All really easy!
Wacom Multi-Touch Support
Wacom Multi-Touch support allows you to use Wacom's new generation touch tablets with Anime Studio. Easily edit characters, scale, rotate, pan, zoom in and out of the canvas with simple finger gestures. Available on Bamboo, Intuos and Cintiq touch based tablets.
Finish for Web, TV, Film and Still Formats
Output finished animations to popular movie formats, including AVI, MOV and Flash (SWF export for vector-based animations). Upload your creations directly to Facebook® or YouTube™ Gather up and organize all your project files in one location using the Gather Media feature.
SynchingCombined Point Tools
Clicking back and forth between Point Tools is now a thing of the past. The new Transform Point Tool allows you to move, resize and rotate any point you wish. This works similar to the Transform Layer Tool. A red box will appear around objects that you select. If you click and hold inside the object, you can translate or move the shape. Clicking and holding between the control points allows for shape rotation. Clicking and holding on a corner point allows for proportionate scaling. Doing this on either the left or right side will scale horizontally. Scaling vertically can be done with the top or bottom control points.
Enhanced Freehand Drawing
More focus is dedicated to your drawings with live Freehand previews. Brushes, tapering effects and more are visible as you apply strokes to the Workspace. Control points and outlines no longer show up with this tool, giving you greater freedom and concentration over your art. If you still like to tweak your points after the fact, don't worry, the points are still there. The difference is you get to choose when these points show up by accessing the Add Point or Transform Point Tools.
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Platform Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Windows: Windows ® 7, 8 or 8.1; 1.3 GHz Pentium 4 or newer, Athlon 64 or newer; 2 GB RAM recommended; 700 MB free hard drive space minimum; OpenGL enabled GPU recommended; 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended); DVD-ROM drive (physical version only); Internet connection for periodic product activation required; Windows® Internet Explorer® 9 or newer.
Macintosh: Macintosh ® OS X 10.8, 10.9 or 10.10; 64-bit OS required; 1.3 GHz Intel Processor or newer; 2 GB RAM recommended; 700 MB free hard drive space minimum; 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended); DVD-ROM drive (physical version only); Internet connection for periodic product activation required.