Today Smith Micro Software, Inc., has introduced the next major version of their award-winning animation production software, Anime Studio Debut 8 and Anime Studio Pro 8.
Anime Studio 8
Anime Studio Debut 8 is claimed by the company to be the world’s easiest animation program and the best first steps to “becoming the next great animator.” Produced by the Smith Micro Productivity and Graphics Group, Anime Studio Debut 8 offers simple but powerful tools to deliver professional-grade animations that most novices can master quickly.
“Animation has the unique ability to communicate the joy, sorrow, laughter, and adventure that live action can’t always convey,” said Dave Gibbons, Watchmen co-creator and well-known comic book artist. “I’ve used Smith Micro’s graphics solutions for many years. Products like Anime Studio provide fun, easy-to-create tools that let you add life to your storytelling and make character animation a breeze.”
Anime Studio Debut 8 offers new Automatic Image Tracing features, a built in Character Wizard, a new Beginner’s Mode, a tool that helps guide first time animators, better built in help and tutorials and a streamlined interface.
The professional version contains all the features of Debut, including its innovative Automatic Image Tracing features, plus features for professional studio work flows. These include items like Real Time Media Connection, Global Rendering Styles, more advanced uses within the Character Wizard and more.
Both versions feature bone-rigging and the professional version offers more advanced capabilities in this area as well.
Anime Studio Debut 8 is available for 49.99.USD while the Pro version is available for 199.USD. You can learn more about both versions here: http://anime.smithmicro.com/index.html