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Anime Studio Pro 8 [Old Version]

Platform : Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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  • Ideal tool for professional artists and animators looking for an alternative to tedious frame-by-frame editing
  • Make your own characters, objects and scenes using powerful vector-based drawing tools;
  • Instantly convert existing drawings to vector art using Automatic Image Tracing
  • Point-and-click to attach bones to your characters for easy manipulation; speed up workflow using simulated physics
  • Formats including NTSC/PAL D1/DV Standard and Widescreen; HDV and HDTV 780p and 1080p; AVI, MOV, Flash, and more

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Platform:PC/Mac Disc

Product Description

Packed with a broad range of image categories, styles and file formats, you're sure to find the perfect image for almost any project


Anime Studio Pro 8

Complete Animation for Professionals and Digital Artists

Powerful bone based animation speeds up your workflow. View larger.

Anime Studio Pro is the efficient alternative to time-consuming, frame-by-frame animation. Ideal for professional animators, digital artists and content creators, Anime Studio is equipped with the powerful features you need to produce film, video and online media. Complete your creative arsenal today with this essential application.

The Character Wizard lets you quickly design fully rigged characters with multiple views, walk cycles, expressions and more. View larger.

Anime Studio Improves Workflow with New, Comprehensive Tools

Create High-Quality Animations

Make characters, objects and scenes using powerful vector-based drawing tools. Import your scanned drawings and images, including layered Photoshop files.

Automatic Image Tracing

Speed up production by automatically converting existing artwork and sketches to fully editable vector drawings.

Character Wizard

Design fully rigged characters with multiple views, walk cycles, expressions and more. Access dozens of predesigned components or add your own creations and reusable actions.

The Global Rendering Styles in Anime Studio Pro 8 allow you to easily change the entire look of your animation. View larger.

Real Time Media Connection

Imported media files edited in their native applications are automatically recognized and updated within Anime Studio.

Global Rendering Styles

Quickly change the overall design of your animations by choosing from various fill, stroke and layer presets.

Powerful Production Tools

Robust bone-rigging tools make character creation and animation easier than ever. Save time with Curve Profile, Follow Path and Stroke Exposure tools, along with automatic line-smoothing features.

Browse through existing content or organize your own content using the Library. View larger.

Utilize an Array of Powerful and Versatile Features

Content Library: Organize your files and quickly preview and access ready-to-use bundled content, both locally and on Content Paradise.

3D Integration: Orient and animate OBJ files from your favorite 3D apps. Poser users can add scenes and characters to combine 2D/3D elements.

Integrated Audio Recording: Record sound clips and adjust pitch to fit your characters; automatic lip-syncing is powered by the AST ProductionSync library.

Video Motion Tracking: Attach animated objects to multiple target points in your video and watch them track accordingly throughout the clip.

Automatic Lip-Syncing powered by the AST ProductionSync library. View larger.


New! Automatic Image Tracing

Import your scanned drawings or existing images and photos then convert them to vector drawings with the click of a button. Trace as black and white, color, or edges only and adjust a number of settings to style your vector image. Anime Studio Pro 8 increases production and allows artists to work much faster by automatically converting existing artwork to fully editable vector drawings.

Simulated Physics lets you set the density, gravity, springiness and friction of colliding objects. View larger.

A variety of customizable brush styles make creating original artwork a snap. View larger.

New! Import Photoshop Files

Import your existing Photoshop files complete with layers. Changes made in Photoshop instantly appear in the imported file in Anime Studio, allowing you to continually refine your Photoshop document. Many Photoshop features are supported in the imported PSD files, including blending modes, layer opacity, smart objects and smart filters. Groups are also supported and can be setup in Photoshop to automatically get imported into Anime Studio as switch layers for quick animating.

New! Real Time Media Connection

The new Real Time Media Connection in Anime Studio Pro 8 automatically updates image, movie and audio files in your imported Anime Studio files when edited in an external program. This is a great workflow enhancement for individuals and production studios alike.

New! Global Rendering Styles

Global Rendering Styles allow you to quickly change the overall design of your animations. Choose from various presets such as sketchy, cutout, crayon and more to easily transform the look and feel of your entire animation. Create your own custom combinations by mixing and matching different styles for fills and outlines.

New! Character Wizard

The Character Wizard is the ideal tool for anyone working on concepts or looking for a fast alternative to drawing and rigging each character from scratch. Quickly design your own fully-rigged characters complete with multiple views, walk cycles and more. 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 or load in your own creations to design custom characters. Choose from various clothing choices and custom color combinations, or create a virtually endless amount of unique characters using the Randomize feature. Complete with pre-animated walk, jump, kick and wave cycles. You can also easily create your own animated actions that can be applied to any character created with the Character Wizard.

Automatic Image Tracing instantly converts existing drawings to fully editable vector drawings. Trace as black and white, color or edges only. View larger.

New! Vector Shape Selector

Quickly find and edit vector layers using the Vector Shape Selector. You no longer have to worry about naming each layer to easily find the one you're looking for. Just click on a shape in your project, and the corresponding layer automatically gets selected for editing. This eliminates tedious searching for the layer you want to edit.

New! Enhanced User Interface

Anime Studio 8 introduces new User Interface colors, allowing you to choose from various preset color schemes or create your own. The new Smart Tool Palette provides a less cluttered interface and a better user experience by hiding irrelevant tools, creating a smoother workflow.

Anime Studio Pro 8 offers an intuitive interface packed with powerful features for professional animators and digital artists. View larger.

Import and animate your own video and artwork. View larger.

New! Enhanced Drawing Tools

Combine the freehand tool's smart welding feature with the Delete Edge tool to create complex shapes quickly. This eliminates the need for precise drawing, giving you the freedom to sketch as you desire. Additional brush styles have been included and optional rounded end caps have been added to the drawing tools.

New! Patch Layers

Patch Layers were designed for constructing characters and are similar to masks by allowing you to hide certain parts of a layer. Create each body part separately and then hide the overlapping lines. Adjust the size of the patch to perfectly blend the layers to get the desired style.

New! More 3D Video Rendering Options

Output your rendered 3D movies in various 3D formats for Web and TV. Share your 3d rendered movies on Youtube with full support for Youtube's 3D formats.

New! Scripting Enhancements

Anime Studio 8 offers advanced scripting support and includes several new scripts. More functions and data structures of the program have been exposed through the scripting api, allowing advanced technical users to create tools and add-ons for the program.

  • Audio recording and automatic lip-syncing
  • Simulated Physics gets you animating quickly
  • Create 3D objects from 2D vector layers
  • Content Library features hundreds of ready-to-use characters, props and more
  • Track, zoom, roll, pan and tilt the camera
  • Import Poser Scenes into Anime Studio
  • Pen tablet support simulates drawing on paper
  • Special effects such as motion blur and shadows
  • Import Quicktime, AVI or MPEG-4 video and WAV, AIFF and MP3 audio files
  • Output to formats including NTSC/PAL D1/DV standard and widescreen; HDV and HDTV 720p and 1080p; AVI, MOV, Flash, Stereoscopic 3D and more
  • Upload directly to Facebook and YouTube

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