Everything you need to make
amazing, professional animations.
• Revolutionary Bone Rigging system takes the work out of tedious frame-by-frame animation
• Intuitive animation Timeline simplifies complex animation tasks
• Physics Engine allows for super realistic movement and collisions
• Auto Trace your own artwork and then animate it
• Work with vector based art for maximum control and scalability
• Import or record audio and automatically lip-synch to characters
• Work in 2D or 3D space and import 3D objects
Whether you're an experienced artist animator or just getting started with a new hobby and want to come up to speed super fast, Anime Studio 9 is an investment that you won't regret. Our entry-level Debut product is chock-full of tutorials and videos to help you learn the basics and our Pro level version is one of the most powerful animation products on the market, but at an incredibly affordable price. If you're at all serious about animation, there's no reason not to jump into the Pro level product.
Anime Studio was already an amazingly powerful animation tool before, but with the latest release you'll find even more solid features.
Anime Studio Pro 9 Product Tour
Anime Studio Pro 9 is one of the most powerful animation products on the market at an incredibly affordable price.
"Anime Studio doesn't imitate, it innovates. The amazing new additions to version 9 will animate you off your seat!
The single most requested feature that our users have been asking for is finally here!
In Motion Graphs, the animation channels of the current layer are displayed graphically, rather than just as points along a line. With Editable Motion Graphs, now users can get maximum, detailed, control of their animation, instead of relying on pre-set interpolations.
You can now edit motion curves with Bezier handles directly instead of relying on tweening, ease-in and ease-out. [Pro Only Feature]
Anime Studio 9 uses a unique smart bone rigging system to create a character skeleton and then effortlessly move the character over the Timeline. This is a phenomenal advantage and really helps to accelerate my workflow. With Anime Studio, a process that might have taken weeks, takes just hours - or sometimes even minutes!
~ Victor Paredes, renowned Anime Studio artist whose animation credits include Nestle, Becker Beer, Chevrolet, Axe, Pepsico and the Chilean government.
BETTER QUALITY & CONTROL Revolutionary Smart Bones
New in Anime Studio Pro 9, 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 lever movements instead of having to touch each bone point. Smart Bones not only steps up the quality and realism of the bone actions, but makes it MUCH easier to repeat complex movements and control your rigged elements. [Pro Only Feature]
MORE FLEXIBILITY ON EXPORT 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. [Pro Only Feature]
For professional animators, Anime Studio offers an end-to-end tool that makes it possible for a single person or small animation teams to produce work on par with a full animation house.
~ Don Varga, Director of Product Marketing for Wacom Technology
MORE CONTROL Improved Onionskins
Onionskins within Anime Studio Pro 9 have been completely redesigned and now include transparencies to help you tweak your animation exactly how you want to. [Pro Only Feature]
MORE POWER Scripting Enhancements
More scripting access and control. Updates include keyup and keydown detection, non-modal and floating windows, more GUI widgets such as sliders, scroll-bars, side-on dials, radial dials, etc.[Pro Only Feature]
FASTER THAN EVER 64-Bit Architecture & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) Acceleration
Anime Studio 9 Pro is now 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. As well, get maximum usage of your graphics card with Anime Studio Pro. The setting to enable or disable this option is located in the Preferences dialog. [Pro Only Features]
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.
SAVES TIME & EASIER TO USE Smart Tool Palette
The Smart Tool Palette provides a super-efficient, improved interface, which make using Anime Studio's enhanced drawing tools faster than ever. The translate, scale and rotate tools have been combined into one super tool called the Transformation tool.
Text Input, Line width and Word Balloons
Text input now allows for greater flexibility in specifying font, line width, color, kerning, and more. Use built-in word balloons in your animations. Adjust thickness of line width with more control. Magnet mode allows you to adjust and influence multiple points on a line.
Put your animation dreams on the screen, with style and ease .
MORE SPEED & ORGANIZATION Enhanced Keyframe Editing
Key Frames are a core element in creating animations and the enhancements in Anime Studio 9 provide a level of speed and organization to your workflow that will impress even the most proficient animator. You can now double click on the Timeline to add key frames. One or several key frames can now be moved past each other. Scale your key frames vertically on the motion graph and apply relative key frame changes. Assign colors to keyframes in the Timeline, to help keep track of animation sequences that relate to each other. You can also hold the duration of a particular key frame as long as you want now.
EVEN EASIER TO USE Enhanced Timeline with Colored Layers
Even easier to use than before, with a more intuitive user interface, faster access to critical and often-used tasks and tools, and new color-coding options that keep your project organized. Assign colors to layers in the layers palette, helping you keep track of layers that relate to each other in some way. You can also Undo/Redo layers now too.
GREATER COMPATIBILITY 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.