Bring your imagination to life! Anime Studio is your complete animation program for creating 2D movies, cartoons, anime and cut out animations. Create your own desktop animated shorts in the style of SouthParkStudios.com and JibJab.com or use it to produce animations for film, video or streaming over the web.
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.
Revolutionary Smart Bones
New in Anime Studio Pro 9, 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 lever 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. [Pro Only Feature]
Import Layered Photoshop Files
Import your existing Photoshop files with all layers intact. 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 set up in Photoshop to automatically get imported into Anime Studio as switch layers for quick animating. [Pro Only Feature]
Real Time Media Connection
The new Real Time Media Connection in Anime Studio Proautomatically 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.
Automatic Image Tracing
You don't have to start from scratch or reproduce imagery you've already created in Photoshop or other drawing programs. You can even work with a drawing you sketched on paper. With Anime Studio's Image Tracing tool you can automatically convert existing artwork and sketches to fully editable vector drawings. Anime Studio's powerful, vector-based drawing tools and the ability to import scanned drawings and images, let you quickly animate or create your own characters and objects in Anime Studio.
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. Choose from hundreds of thousands of combinations of bodys, heads, arms, eyes, and more each individually scalable and under your complete control. The Character Wizard is also pre-loaded with pre-set animations, walk, jump, kick and wave cycles. Choose from a library of ready-to-use characters, props, scenes, stock audio and video clips, scatter brushes and more to get you animating quickly in Anime Studio.
Audio Recording & Sound Effects
Add a soundtrack and lip-synching to your animations! Record your own sound clips inside Anime Studio and adjust the pitch from high to low to fit your animated characters or import existing audio files into your project. Anime Studio will automatically insert them into your timeline, where you can adjust the timing and length to fit your scene. Using the Sequencer, freely move multiple sounds along the timeline to adjust syncing. Anime Studio supports WAV, AIFF, MP3 and M4A formats.
Automatic Lip Synching
Built-in lip-syncing in Anime Studio is a huge timesaver. Simply load a sound file, and from the layer options of the layer you wish to synch, select the sound file from a pull-down menu. Anime Studio does the rest. Easily synchronize characters' lip and mouth movements to a sound file through a simple and intuitive process.
Global Rendering Styles & 3D Rendering Options
With Anime Studio's incredible rendering style options you can change the look of your project with just a couple clicks. Choose from seven different styles to create a totally new and unique feel to your project as you render it. Anime Studio also gives you the option to render your output in 3D with full support for YouTube 3D formats. Get on your 3D glasses! [Pro Only Feature]