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Anime Studio Pro 10

Anime Studio Pro 10

The all-in-one animation tool for professionals and digital artists!


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Window Menu

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Animation Length

2 minutes (3000 frames)

Unlimited

Motion Tracking

3 Points

Unlimited

Audio Tracks

2 Tracks

Unlimited

Video Tracks

1 Track

Unlimited

Physics

NO

YES

Poser Scene Import

NO

YES

3D layer and object support

NO

YES

Morph Targets

Read Only

Read and Create

Automatic Image Tracing

Black and White Only

Black and White, Color and Edges

Particles

Read Only

Read and Create

Import Photoshop Files

Yes (1)

Yes (2)

Real-time media connection

NO

YES

Patch Layers

Read Only

Read and Create

3D Video Rendering

NO

YES

Global Rendering Styles

NO

YES

Scripting

YES

YES

64-Bit Architecture

NO

YES

Wacom Multi-Touch Support

YES

YES

Character Wizard

YES

YES

Render Cache

 

Separate Batch Export Process

 

Separate Render Process

 

Preview Animation

 

Multiple Document Support (Tabs)

Keyboard Shortcut Editor

Automatic Update Checking

Activation, Serialization and License Management

(1) Layered using Anime Studio script (2) Import directly through File menu.


Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Tools

Beginner's Mode Tools

Layers

Timeline

Style

Actions

 

Library

Audio Recording

Poser Parameters

 

Character Wizard

• (1)

(1) Character Wizard in Pro lets you use and create reusable actions that can be applied to any character created with the Wizard..


Vector Drawing Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Text

Select Points

Translate, Scale & Rotate

Add Point

Hide/Show Points

Delete Edge

Curvature

Freehand

Multi-brushes

Blob Brush

Eraser

Point Reduction

Rectangle

Oval

Arrow

Shear Points X

 

Shear Points Y

 

Perspective Points H

 

Perspective Points V

 

Bend Points H

 

Bend Points V

 

Noise

 

Magnet

 

Snap to Grid

 

Reset Line Width

 

Random Line Width

 

Variable Width Curve


Vector Modifiers

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Peak

Smooth

Flip Points Horizontally

Flip Points Vertically


Fill Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Select Shape

Select Multiple Shapes

Create Shape

Paint Bucket

Delete Shape

Line Width

Hide Edge

Stroke Exposure

 

Curve Profile

 

Texture Transparency

 


Fill Modifiers

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Lower Shape

Raise Shape


Bone Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Select Bone

Transform Bone Tool (Translate, Scale & Rotate)

Add Bone

Hide/Show Bones

Re-parent Bone

Bone Strength

Manipulate Bone

Bind Layer

Bind Points

Offset Bone

Bone Physics

 

Bone Constraints

 

Smart Bones™

 

Smart Bones Setup

 

Color Bones

Bone Labels

 

Nested Layer Controls


Layer Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Set Origin

Transformation

Switch Layer

Rotate Layer X

 

Rotate Layer Y

 

Shear Layer X

 

Shear Layer Y

 

Particle Layer

 

Follow Path

Poser

 

• (1)

Image Masking

Video Tracking

• (2)

Audio Layers

• (3)

Vector Shape Selector

Undo/Redo Layers

Layer Comps

 

Flexi-Binding

Depth Shifting

 

Fade Unselected Layers

 

Multiple Layer Editing

Colorize Layer

(1) Requires Poser 7 or newer (2) Limited to 3 tracking points (3) Limited to 2 audio layers


Layer Modifiers

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Flip Layer Horizontally

Flip Layer Vertically


Layer Types

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Vector

Image

Bone

Switch

Group

 

Particle

 

3D

 

2D to 3D Layer Conversion

 

Patch

 

Text Layer


Camera Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Track Camera

Zoom Camera

Roll Camera

Pan/Tilt Camera

Orbit Wordspace

 

Depth of Field

 


Workspace Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Pan Workspace

Zoom Workspace

Rotate Workspace

 

Orbit Workspace

 


Timeline Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Keyframes

Playback Controls

Animation Channels

Ruler

Onionskins

 

Graph Mode

 

Smooth Interpolation

 

Linear Interpolation

 

Ease In/Out Interpolation

 

Bezier Interpolation

 

Step Interpolation

 

Noisy Interpolation

 

Bounce Interpolation

 

Elastic Interpolation

 

Stagger Interpolation

 

Sequencer

Keyframe Hold Duration

Colored Keyframes


Action Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Store Reusable Animation

 

Edit Reusable Animation

 

Delete Reusable Animation

 


Style Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Save Style

 

Pattern Brush

• (1)

Blur

Threshold

(1) Pro version contains more brushes

 

 


Preferences

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Options

Editor Colors

GUI Colors

GUI Color Themes


Project Settings

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Save Project Settings

Edit Dimensions

Background Color

Depth of Field

 

3D Camera

 

Stereo Rendering

 

Sort layers by Depth

Sort by True Distance

Noise Grain

 

Up to 120 Frames/Second
Maximum

 

 

Maximum export size (pixels)

900 x 900

9000 x 9000

Maximum number of frames

3000

Unlimited


Content

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Built in Content

Third Party Content

3D Object

 

Character Wizard


Scripts

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

3D

 

Camera

 

Draw

 

Image Sequences

 

Layer Effects

 

Particle Effects

 

Sound

 

Warp

 

Visibility

 

Script Writing

 


View

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Grid

 

Adjust Grid Size

 

Side by Side View

 

Over Under View

 

Four-Way View

 

Display Quality

 

Advanced Current Layer View

 


Import

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

JPEG

BMP

PSD

• (1)

• (2)

PNG

TGA

Display Quality

EPS, AI, Tracing Image

 

3D FORMATS

 

 

OBJ

 

Poser Files and Scenes (Poser 7 or
newer)

 

SOUND FORMATS

 

 

WAV (Mac and Windows)

AIFF (Mac and Windows)

MP3 (Mac and Windows)

M4A (MPEG-4)

MOVIE FORMATS

 

 

MOV (Mac and Windows)

AVI (3)

MP4

MOHO FORMATS

MOHO File Format

(1) Layered using Anime Studio script. (2) Directly through File menu. (3) AVI Import works on Windows, and on Macintosh systems depending on codecs. If you can play the AVI file in QuickTime on a Mac, you should be able to import it into Anime Studio.


Export Formats

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

IMAGE FORMATS

 

 

JPEG

BMP

PSD

 

 

PNG

TGA

Batch Image Export

 

 

MOVIE FORMATS

 

 

SWF (1)

MOV (Mac and Windows)

AVI (Windows Only)

MP4

Sequential JPEG

 

Sequential BMP

 

Sequential PSD

 

Sequential PNG

 

Sequential TGA

 

Batch Movie Export

 

TV FORMATS

 

 

NTSC Format

PAL

HD Movies

 

(1) SWF: Vector animations only; image layers can be used as long as they are not
warped by bones.


Upload Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Upload to Facebook®

Upload to YouTube™


Optimization Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

64-bit Architecture

GPU Acceleration

Render Cache

Separate Batch Export Process

Separate Render Process

Preview Animation

Multiple Document Support (Tabs)

Keyboard Shortcut Editor

Automatic Update Checking

Activation, Serialization and
License Management


Note:

  • 64-bit Windows does not support QuickTime. As such, there are import and export limitations with the .mov format. While the application supports the import of .mov files that use a general codec (like H.264 or AAC) by using the Windows Media Foundation library, other QuickTime specific codecs are not supported. Also, QuickTime allows for the import of audio formats like .mid, .midi, .m4p and .m4b. If you require the use of QuickTime, then we recommend using the 32-bit Windows version of Anime Studio Pro 9.5.

  • When exporting a QuickTime movie with alpha channel on Mac OS, the resulting movie always has a premultiplied alpha channel, regardless of the checkbox that says "Do not premultiply alpha channel."

  • When importing QuickTime movies with alpha channels, there is a new option in the Image tab of the Layer Settings dialog labeled "Premultiplied alpha". This is not documented in the manual, but allows Anime Studio to support both premultiplied and straight alpha channels. (Previously, Anime Studio only supported straight alpha channels.)

  • QuickTime on 32-bit Windows does not handle paths that contain Unicode characters. To workaround this issue, Anime Studio will copy a media file with Unicode characters to a temporary folder before it is opened. This temporary media file will be deleted when it is no longer needed. Due to this extra step, very large media files with Unicode characters in the path will take longer to import. Renaming or moving the source media to a path that has no Unicode characters will avoid this performance issue.

  • If you don't want any cropping, select a preset that does not include a resolution in its name.