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 9.5 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. For users who've already been working with a previous version of Anime Studio, we have great discounts on upgrades. Check out the new features in version 9.5 below and then upgrade today.
Anime Studio 9.5 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!
HIGHER QUALITY & MORE CONTROL
UPDATED in Anime Studio Pro 9.5 - 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. 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. UPDATE to Smart Bones now allow the ability to control Switch layers, Layer order, Layer visibility, Follow path, Flip layer horizontally/vertically, Stroke exposure, Shape effect positioning, Shape effect parameters (like gradient colors), 3D thickness of vector shapes that have been converted to 3D and even more smart bones controls. [Pro Only Feature]
NEW in Anime Studio Pro 9.5 - When moving an object forward and back in Z, Depth Shifting is an option to preserve its apparent size. Anime Studio Pro 9.5 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.
NEW in Anime Studio Pro 9.5 - The 64-bit Windows version of Anime Studio Pro 9.5 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.
MAJOR TIME SAVER
UPDATED in Anime Studio 9.5 - 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. UPDATE to bones now allows you to add labels and assign colors to bones. The keyframes for colored bones show up in the timeline in special colored channels to match.
POWERFUL RIGGING OPTIONS
NEW in Anime Studio 9.5 - Up until 9.5, 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.
NEW in Anime Studio 9.5 - 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.
SPEED UP YOUR WORKFLOW
UPDATED in Anime Studio 9.5 - Improvements to Styles now allow you to see real-time changes to shape's fill color, stroke color, brush settings, etc. on the canvas so you can see exactly what effect your changes will have.
PICK ANY COLOR
UPDATED in Anime Studio 9.5 - The updated and improved Eyedropper has options to just select fill color or stroke color, or copy a color to the clipboard.
Fisheye - Turn a fisheye image into a curved, wide-angle surface that can be panned around with the camera tools.
Tiling Script - Allows the user to create repeating texture patterns to fill the workspace (they can be animated as well).
MORE CONTROL & SAVES TIME
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]
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.
Onion skins within Anime Studio Pro 9.5 have been completely redesigned and now include transparencies to help you tweak your animation exactly how you want to. [Pro Only Feature]
SAVES TIME & EASIER TO USE
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.
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MORE SPEED & ORGANIZATION
Key Frames are a core element in creating animations and the enhancements in Anime Studio 9.5 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
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.
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