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Smith Micro announces new Anime Studio 10 for Mac and Windows

New Anime Studio 10 offers users new bone constraints, new movement interpolation for adding realism and a whole lot more features…

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Smith Micro is celebrating its 10th Edition of the Anime Studio with Wacom Cintiq and Intuos Tablet Giveways.

Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), Productivity and Graphics Group, today announced the availability of Anime Studio Pro 10 and Anime Studio Debut 10 for artists of all ages to intuitively create high-quality 2D animations for personal or professional expression. With enhanced features that provide increased bone control, more movement options and news tools, Anime Studio 10 gives artists improved ways to more easily create stunning animated content.

“Anime Studio has evolved with artist needs and its new features are focused on delivering an increasingly comprehensive animation tool,” said Fahim Niaz, senior product manager for Smith Micro Software. “We’ve worked with our expert community to both develop new time-saving features and also enhance existing features to give artisans complete control over their all aspects of their work. Anime Studio 10 keeps animators at the forefront of their craft with its drawing tools, bone technology and rendering processes, to name a few.”

01 SmithMicro Software has today introduced Anime Studio 10 and Anime Studio Pro 10, for best-in-class 2D animation software.

01 SmithMicro Software has today introduced Anime Studio 10 and Anime Studio Pro 10, for best-in-class 2D animation software.

To celebrate the 10th edition of Anime Studio, Smith Micro has teamed up with Wacom Technology, makers of digital interface solutions, for a giveaway with no purchase necessary. From March 4th, 2014 to April 4th, 2014 users can enter for the chance to win a Wacom Cintiq Companion grand prize or a Intuos Pro Medium or Intuos Medium tablet for second and third place prizes. As well, award-winning animator Victor Paredes has created an exclusive animation clip with Anime Studio 10, highlighting the various ways users can utilize preloaded content available immediately in the software.

“Anime Studio 10 interacts seamlessly with Wacom tablets for an intuitive and natural-feeling animation experience,” said Don Varga, professional products brand director for Wacom Technology. “Wacom’s pen and touch tablets work so well with Anime Studio that we wanted to share the experience with Anime Studio fans, commemorating the launch of Anime Studio 10 with a Cintiq Companion, Intuos Pro Medium and Intuos Medium tablet giveaway.”

Anime Studio 10

Anime Studio Pro 10 features new bone rigging options to help establish more complex characters. The independent angle constraints allows bones to keep their global angle and are not affected by inverse kinematics, while the squash and stretch feature allows bones to retain their shape and direction as they move. There are new Smart Bone Dials that allow users to setup movement templates.

Anime Studio 10 introduces users to the world of 2D animation with useful tools and elements that allow any graphic artists to produce work of the same caliber as experienced animators. New design tools include items like the Paint Bucket, Blob Brush, Eraser and Reduce Points.

10 - Anime Studio Pro 10, this professional level tool sports all of the newest features in their entirety.

10 – Anime Studio Pro 10, this professional level tool sports all of the newest features in their entirety.

“Anime Studio 10 is among the best animation products on the market as it is both powerful and easy to use with tools that users of all skill levels can harness,” said Victor Paredes, renowned award-winning Anime Studio artist of Fluor Films. “Software features such as the Bone Constraints and Smart Bone Dials allow animators to quickly, efficiently and cost effectively bring their imaginations to life with the utmost control. I was thrilled to work with the new content and characters when creating the Anime Studio 10 animated clip and hope that fellow animators enjoy them as much as I did.”

Key Features Include:

  • New Bone Constraints and Smart Bone Setup for streamlined character movement
  • New Bounce, Elastic and Stagger Interpolation for adding realism to character movements
  • Enhanced Drawing Tools that make creating and adjusting animated content faster
  • New and Improved Library Content — includes preloaded characters and material for easy animating

Anime Studio 10 Debut and Pro are available for both Mac and Windows platforms. For OS X, version 10.8 or 10.9 are required (64-bit OS required) and 2 GB of memory is recommended. For Windows users must be running version 7 or higher and must have an OpenGL enabled GPU.

For the full feature and enhancement listing please visit: http://anime.smithmicro.com/as10new/

Pricing and Availability

Anime Studio Pro 10 is available for $299.99 and Anime Studio Debut 10 is $49.99. More detailed product, pricing and upgrade information is available here.

Architosh Analysis

SmithMicro Software is a company that has changed its stable of software goodies over the years but it has not changed its focus on excellence. It has been in possession of 3D stalwart application Poser for many years and and continues to advance that application along with its award-winning Anime and Manga animation and comics software creation lines.

The latest Anime Studio 10 supports GPU acceleration and can import 3D objects. Those who buy Anime Studio Pro 10 can also get Poser Debut for free, the entry level version of Poser. If you want to see just what you can create with Anime Studio 10 check out this official video on YouTube here.

 

Reader Comments

  1. Read @architosh’s compliment in the Anime Studio 10 post “SmithMicro…has not changed its focus on excellence.”
    http://t.co/qa9kIMqU7l ^43

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