Debut vs. Pro


  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Animation Length 2 minutes
(3000 frames)
Unlimited
Motion Tracking 3 Points Unlimited
Audio Tracks 2 Tracks Unlimited
Video Tracks 1 Track Unlimited
Physics No Yes
Poser scene import No Yes
3D layer and object support No Yes
Morph targets Read Only Read and Create
Automatic image tracing Black and White Only Black and White,
Color and Edges
Particles Read Only Read and Create
Import Photoshop Files Yes (1) Yes (2)
Real-time media connection No Yes
Patch Layers Read Only Read and Create
3D Video rendering No Yes
Global Rendering Styles No Yes
Scripting No Yes
Layer Outline Yes Yes
64-Bit Architecture No Yes
GPU Acceleration No Yes
Wacom Multi-Touch Support Yes Yes
Character Wizard Yes Yes
Render Cache   X
Separate Batch Export Process   X
Separate Render Process   X
Preview Animation   X
Multiple Document Support (Tabs) X X
Keyboard Shortcut Editor X X
Automatic Update Checking X X
Activation, Serialization and License Management X X
(1) Layered using Anime Studio script
(2) Import directly through File menu.

Window Menu

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Tools X X
Beginner's Mode Tools X  
Layers X X
Timeline X X
Style X X
Actions   X
Library X X
Audio Recording X X
Poser Parameters   X
Character Wizard X X (1)
(1) Character Wizard in Pro lets you use and create reusable actions that can be applied to any character created with the Wizard..

Vector Drawing Features

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Text X X
Select Points X X
Translate, Scale & Rotate X X
Add Point X X
Hide/Show Points X X
Delete Edge X X
Curvature X X
Freehand X X
Multi-brushes X X
Blob Brush X X
Eraser X X
Point Reduction X X
Rectangle X X
Oval X X
Arrow X X
Shear Points X   X
Shear Points Y   X
Perspective Points H   X
Perspective Points V   X
Bend Points H   X
Bend Points V   X
Noise   X
Magnet   X
Snap to Grid   X
Reset Line Width   X
Random Line Width   X
Variable Width Curve X X

Vector Modifiers

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Peak X X
Smooth X X
Flip Points Horizontally X X
Flip Points Vertically X X

Fill Features

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Select Shape X X
Select Multiple Shapes X X
Create Shape X X
Paint Bucket X X
Delete Shape X X
Line Width X X
Hide Edge X X
Stroke Exposure   X
Curve Profile   X
Texture Transparency   X

Fill Modifiers

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Lower Shape X X
Raise Shape X X

Bone Features

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Select Bone X X
Transform Bone Tool (Translate, Scale & Rotate) X X
Add Bone X X
Hide/Show Bones X X
Re-parent Bone X X
Bone Strength X X
Manipulate Bone X X
Bind Layer X X
Bind Points X X
Offset Bone X X
Bone Physics   X
Bone Constraints   X
Smart Bones™   X
Smart Bones Setup   X
Color Bones X X
Bone Labels   X
Nested Layer Controls X X

Layer Features

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Set Origin X X
Transformation X X
Switch Layer X X
Rotate Layer X   X
Rotate Layer Y   X
Shear Layer X   X
Shear Layer Y   X
Particle Layer   X
Follow Path X X
Poser   X (1)
Image Masking X X
Video Tracking X (2) X
Audio Layers X (3) X
Vector Shape Selector X X
Undo/Redo Layers X X
Layer Comps   X
Layer Colors X X
Flexi-Binding X X
Depth Shifting   X
Fade Unselected Layers   X
Multiple Layer Editing X X
Colorize Layer X X
(1) Requires Poser 7 or newer
(2) Limited to 3 tracking points
(3) Limited to 2 audio layers

Layer Modifiers

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Flip Layer Horizontally X X
Flip Layer Vertically X X

Layer Types

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Vector X X
Image X X
Bone X X
Switch X X
Group   X
Particle   X
3D   X
Physics (Layer property)   X
Note   X
2D to 3D Layer Conversion   X
Patch   X
Text Layer X X

Camera Features

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Track Camera X X
Zoom Camera X X
Roll Camera X X
Pan/Tilt Camera X X
Orbit Wordspace   X
Depth of Field   X

Workspace Features

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Pan Workspace X X
Zoom Workspace X X
Rotate Workspace   X
Orbit Workspace   X

Timeline Features

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Keyframes X X
Playback Controls X X
Animation Channels X X
Ruler X X
Onionskins   X
Graph Mode   X
Smooth Interpolation   X
Linear Interpolation   X
Ease In/Out Interpolation   X
Bezier Interpolation   X
Step Interpolation   X
Noisy Interpolation   X
Bounce Interpolation   X
Elastic Interpolation   X
Stagger Interpolation   X
Sequencer X X
Keyframe Hold Duration X X
Colored Keyframes X X

Action Features

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Store Reusable Animation   X
Edit Reusable Animation   X
Delete Reusable Animation   X

Style Features

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Save Style   X
Pattern Brush X (1) X
Blur X X
Threshold X X
(1) Pro version contains more brushes

Preferences

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Options X X
Editor Colors X X
GUI Colors X X
GUI Color Themes X X

Project Settings

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Save Project Settings X X
Edit Dimensions X X
Background Color X X
Depth of Field   X
3D Camera   X
Stereo Rendering   X
Sort layers by Depth X X
Sort by True Distance X X
Noise Grain   X
Up to 120 Frames/Second Maximum    
Maximum export size (pixels) 900 x 900 9000 x 9000
Maximum number of frames 3000 Unlimited

Content

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Built in Content X X
Third Party Content X X
3D Object   X
Character Wizard X X

Scripts

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
3D   X
Camera   X
Draw   X
Image Sequences   X
Layer Effects   X
Particle Effects   X
Sound   X
Warp   X
Visibility   X
Script Writing   X

View

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Grid   X
Adjust Grid Size   X
Side by Side View   X
Over Under View   X
Four-Way View   X
Display Quality   X
Advanced Current Layer View   X

Import

2D FORMATS Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
JPEG X X
BMP X X
PSD X (1) X (2)
PNG X X
TGA X X
EPS, AI, Tracing Image   X
3D FORMATS Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
OBJ   X
Poser Files and Scenes (Poser 7 or newer)   X
SOUND FORMATS Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
WAV (Mac and Windows) X X
AIFF (Mac and Windows) X X
MP3 (Mac and Windows) X X
M4A (MPEG-4) X X
MOVIE FORMATS Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
MOV (Mac and Windows) X X
AVI (3) X X
MP4 X X
MOHO FORMATS Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
MOHO File Format X X
(1) Layered using Anime Studio script.
(2) Directly through File menu.
(3) AVI Import works on Windows, and on Macintosh systems depending on codecs. If you can play the AVI file in QuickTime on a Mac, you should be able to import it into Anime Studio.

Export Formats

IMAGE FORMATS Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
JPEG X X
BMP X X
PSD (Layered)   X
PNG X X
TGA X X
Batch Image Export   X
MOVIE FORMATS Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
SWF (1) X X
MOV (Mac and Windows) X X
AVI (Windows Only) X X
MP4 X X
Sequential JPEG   X
Sequential BMP   X
Sequential PSD   X
Sequential PNG   X
Sequential TGA   X
Batch Movie Export   X
TV FORMATS Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
NTSC Format X X
PAL X X
HD Movies   X
(1) SWF: Vector animations only; image layers can be used as long as they are not warped by bones.

Upload Features

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
Upload to Facebook® X X
Upload to YouTube™ X X

Optimization Features

  Anime Studio Debut Anime Studio Pro
64-bit Architecture   X
GPU Acceleration   X
Render Cache X X
Separate Batch Export Process   X
Separate Render Process   X
Preview Animation   X
Multiple Document Support (Tabs) X X
Keyboard Shortcut Editor X X
Automatic Update Checking X X
Activation, Serialization and License Management X X
     
Note:
  • 64-bit Windows does not support QuickTime. As such, there are import and export limitations with the .mov format. While the application supports the import of .mov files that use a general codec (like H.264 or AAC) by using the Windows Media Foundation library, other QuickTime specific codecs are not supported. Also, QuickTime allows for the import of audio formats like .mid, .midi, .m4p and .m4b. If you require the use of QuickTime, then we recommend using the 32-bit Windows version of Anime Studio Pro 9.5.
  • When exporting a QuickTime movie with alpha channel on Mac OS, the resulting movie always has a premultiplied alpha channel, regardless of the checkbox that says "Do not premultiply alpha channel."
  • When importing QuickTime movies with alpha channels, there is a new option in the Image tab of the Layer Settings dialog labeled "Premultiplied alpha". This is not documented in the manual, but allows Anime Studio to support both premultiplied and straight alpha channels. (Previously, Anime Studio only supported straight alpha channels.)
  • QuickTime on 32-bit Windows does not handle paths that contain Unicode characters. To workaround this issue, Anime Studio will copy a media file with Unicode characters to a temporary folder before it is opened. This temporary media file will be deleted when it is no longer needed. Due to this extra step, very large media files with Unicode characters in the path will take longer to import. Renaming or moving the source media to a path that has no Unicode characters will avoid this performance issue.
  • If you don’t want any cropping, select a preset that does not include a resolution in its name.



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