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Complete 2D Animation Software

Anime Studio Pro 11 is perfect for professionals looking for a more efficient alternative to traditional 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, Smart Bones™, frame-by-frame animation, layered PSD import from Adobe® Photoshop®, bitmap to vector conversion, integrated lip-synching, 3D modeling, physics, motion tracking and more, Anime Studio Pro 11 delivers advanced animation tools to speed up your workflow.

New GIF Export Feature


Anime Studio Pro is dotted throughout Song of the Sea. We animated a lot of environmental elements, especially underwater scenes, where we did all the seaweed floating in Anime Studio Pro. This led us to animate five underwater scenes completely in Anime Studio Pro. I found it a versatile animation tool which helped us achieve the final product.

Real Time Media Connection

The new Real Time Media Connection in Anime Studio Proautomatically updates image, movie and audio files in your imported Anime Studio files when edited in an external program. This is a great workflow enhancement for individuals and production studios alike. Watch Video

Separate Render Process

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. Watch Video

Preview Animation

You can now preview animations before committing to rendering. By going up to File > Preview Animation, a small video file will be created allowing you to view the animation, with no dropped frames, as it appears in workspace mode. While this method should not be used for final exports, you can take these files and save them elsewhere on your computer or even share them with others if needed. This can cut down tremendously on trial and error when animating and save lots of time, which is invaluable for creative projects. Watch Video

Depth Shifting

When moving an object forward and back in Z, Depth Shifting is an option to preserve its apparent size. Anime Studio Pro 11 does this by automatically applying the proper amount of scale. This can be used to arrange landscapes, for example placing mountains far away without forcing them to become tiny. Watch Video

Media foundation

The 64-bit Windows version of Anime Studio Pro 11 will now use Media Foundation. It is no longer necessary to install QuickTime to import popular audio and video formats like MP3, AAC, MP4, and QuickTime. When exporting animations on Windows 7 and higher, the application can create movies using the Windows Media Foundation media library. When exporting animations on Windows XP and higher, the application can create movies using the DirectShow media library.

GPU Acceleration

Graphics Processing Unit (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. The performance boost will help reduce pixelation and artifacting when working with certain graphical elements, such as Vector and Image layers. Watch Video

Random Line Width Refined

In previous versions of Anime Studio, random line width could prove to be a bit jarring from point to point. Version 10 introduces a refinement to this feature by making the thickness between neighboring points more consistent when using random line width. More consistency means a more polished drawing. Watch Video

Nested Layer Controls

Previously, bones could only control their direct children. Now, bones can control the children of their children. If you have a group inside a bone layer and then vector layers inside that group, the bone layer can manipulate the artwork in those vector layers if nested layer control is turned on. This allows for more powerful rigging options, while simultaneously simplifying and allow more organization in the layer hierarchy. Watch Video

Flexi-Binding

Flexi-Binding allows you to isolate the influence of a set of bones from the rest of the skeleton. For example, only the right arm bones should affect the artwork for the right arm. This lessens (or eliminates) the need to separate artwork on frame zero, and then put it back together again with the Offset Bone tool. This is a great new feature for images and vectors.Watch Video

Adjustable Particle Source

With Particle Layers, you can now use any shape, even ones that contain gaps, as an origin point for your particles. To do this, simply put your reference layer on the bottom of the Particle Layer folder. Turn on "Use base layer as source" in your Layer Settings and you're set! Watch Video

Enhanced Depth of Field

Now when you create a Depth of Field effect through the Project Settings, you will get a visual representation of where your focus will be on the Workspace by using the Orbit Tool. This is a great addition if you have a hard time remembering what the settings for Depth of Field will do to change the effect. Placing the focus line closer to assets will ensure they are in focus, while everything else is blurry, depending on your focus range. Watch Video

Scripting

More scripting access and control. Anime Studio 10 Pro offers advanced scripting support and updates. More functions and data structures of the program have been exposed through the scripting API, allowing advanced technical users to create more personalized tools and add-ons. Watch Video

Layer Comps

Export multiple layers individually with one click. Layer comps are useful if you want to export only selected items in your scene so that you can composite them externally in third party software. For example, you can create a layer comp that relates to background elements, another that relates to characters, and another that relates to foreground elements or titles. Turn groups on and off until you get elements that logically belong together. Then create a new layer comp from that group. At render time, you can then choose to render specific layer comps as a movie file.

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. And the included Content Library contains hundreds of ready to use characters, props and more.

Patch Layers

Patch Layers were designed for constructing characters and are similar to masks by allowing you to hide certain parts of a layer. Create each body part separately and then hide the overlapping lines. Adjust the size of the patch to perfectly blend the layers to get the desired style. Watch Video

64-Bit Architecture

Anime Studio Pro is a 64 bit application. Improvements in speed and memory will be noticed by all those who use 64 bit machines. Improve rendering speeds and preview performance.

Timeline Markers

Take notes and make comments on the timeline for future reference.

Shy Bones

Hide and see only the bones that you currently need.

Image Cropping Tool

Crop your images easily and directly in Anime Studio.

Copying Content

Easily copy layers and content from one document to another.

Copy and Paste Keyframes

Copy and paste keyframes and animations from one layer to another or even to another document.


Complete 2D Animation Software Reviewed by Vipula Dissanayake on 6:05:00 PM Rating: 5 Anime Studio Pro 11 is perfect for professionals looking for a more efficient alternative to traditional animation. The intuitive and affor...

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