Anime Studio Pro is perfect for professionals looking for a more efficient alternative to tedious frame-by-frame animation. The intuitive and affordable feature set offers a solution to traditional animation tasks that are not available anywhere else at the same price point. With an intuitive interface, a visual content library and powerful features such as a bone rigging system, bitmap to vector conversion, integrated lip-synching, 3D modeling, physics, motion tracking, a character wizard and more, Anime Studio Pro delivers advanced animation tools to speed up your workflow.
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.
Revolutionary Smart Bones
Smart Bones is an incredible feature that reduces or entirely removes distortion around your character’s joints – specifically around knees and elbows. Group a set of points and use the Smart Bones control levers to create 3D looking motion that you can easily repeat with the turn of a dial. For example with Smart Bones you can control facial expressions and head-turning on a character with simple dial movements instead of having to touch each bone point.
Import Photoshop Files
Import your existing Photoshop files with all layers intact. Changes made in Photoshop instantly appear in the imported file in Anime Studio, allowing you to continually refine your Photoshop document.
Real Time Media Connection
The new Real Time Media Connection in Anime Studio Pro automatically updates image, movie and audio files in your imported Anime Studio files when edited in an external program.
Editable Motion Graphs
In Motion Graphs, the animation channels of the current layer are displayed graphically, rather than just as points along a line. Now get maximum control of your animation with Editable Motion Graphs.
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. Built-in lip-syncing in Anime Studio is a huge timesaver.
Flexible Import and HD Export Capabilities
Anime Studio can import several kinds of other media files into an animation project. Import QuickTime, AVI or MPEG-4 video or even 3D scenes from Poser. Image Based Modeling allows you to create 3D objects from 2D vector layers.
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.
NEW! Bone Constraints
Several major enhancements have been made to Anime Studio’s bone features. The new bone constraints feature will include rigging options that will help set up characters that are more complex and powerful. The independent angle constraint allows a bone to maintain its global angle similar to a camera crane and is not affected by inverse kinematics or its bone parents. The squash and stretch bone scaling enhancement allows bones to squash and stretch objects. New target bones help bones point in the right direction rather than having the need to consistently set angles.
NEW! Enhanced Smart Bone Setup
Setting up a Smart Bone Dial is now easier. Options include Maximum Angle, Minimum Angle, Duration and Name. Once you apply this, your bone name and label will be set, along with your lifetime frames for the action. All there’s left for you to do is start creating!
NEW! Bounce, Elastic and Stagger Interpolation
By applying the Bounce keyframe type to the timeline, any object interpolated will appear to bounce, all within two keyframes. Elastic provides a rubber band effect, making objects spring back and forth before reaching their end point. Stagger creates the effect that the animation is stuttering or staggering between two keyframes.
NEW! Updated Drawing Tools
New tools mean more ways to create and achieve awesome results. The Paint Bucket Tool has been enhanced. The new Blob Brush Tool allows you to easily create shapes by freehand drawing anything you desire. The Eraser Tool, a much requested addition to the software, is like the Blob Brush Tool, except now whichever area you paint over will see a removal or shift in points.
NEW! Separate Render Process
NEW in Anime Studio Pro 10 – The Batch Exporter and Renderer are now performed as a separate process. Even if you quit from Anime Studio Pro, the render process continues until the job is completed.
NEW! Multiple Document Support
Anime Studio now allows you to open more than one document at a time, and switch from one to another in a tabbed interface.
NEW! Keyboard Shortcut Editor
Create and save your own keyboard shortcut configurations.
NEW! GPU Acceleration
GPU Acceleration takes advantage of your computer’s hardware, boosting performance and quality for several layer types while allowing you to see exactly what the tool is doing as you apply a stroke or shape to the Workspace.
NEW! Content Library Update
The Content Library has been completely updated with new content. The new content has been created by professional animators and is an awesome guide for those wanting to learn firsthand how pros create their characters, bone rigs and scenes in Anime Studio.
- Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or newer
- 1.3 GHz Pentium 4 or newer, Athlon 64 or newer
- 2 GB RAM recommended
- 1.6 GB (Universal) or 800 MB (32-bit) free hard disk space minimum
- OpenGL enabled GPU recommended
- 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended)