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Anime Studio Pro 11

Anime Studio Pro 11

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General

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Bone Rigging

X

X

Smart Bones™

 

X

Frame-By-Frame Animation

 

X

Animation Length

2 minutes(3000 frames)

Unlimited

Motion Tracking

3 Points

Unlimited

Audio Tracks

2 Tracks

Unlimited

Video Tracks

1 Track

Unlimited

Physics

 

X

Poser Scene Import

 

X

Layers

X

X

3D layer and object support

 

X

Layer Referencing

 

X

Animated Shape Ordering

 

X

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

X (1)

X (2)

Real-time media connection

 

X

Patch Layers

Read Only

Read and Create

3D Video Rendering

 

X

Global Rendering Styles

 

X

Scripting

X

X

Layer Outline

X

X

64-Bit Architecture

 

X

GPU Acceleration

 

X

Wacom Multi-Touch Support

X

X

JSON Based File Format

X

X

Character Wizard

X

X

Render Cache

 

X

Separate Batch Export Process

 

X

Separate Render Process

 

X

Preview Animation

 

X

Multiple Document Support (Tabs)

X

X

Keyboard Shortcut Editor

X

X

Automatic Update Checking

X

X

Activation, Serialization and License Management

X

X

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


Window Menu

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Tools

X

X

Beginner's Mode Tools

X

X

Layers

X

X

Timeline

X

X

Style

X

X

Actions

 

X

Library

X

X

Audio Recording

X

X

Poser Parameters

 

X

Character Wizard

X

X (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

X

X

Select Points

X

X

Transform Points (Translate, Scale & Rotate)

X

X

Translate, Scale & Rotate

X

X

Add Point

X

X

Hide/Show Points

X

X

Delete Edge

X

X

Curvature

X

X

Freehand

X

X

Color Points

X

X

Multi-brushes

X

X

Blob Brush

X

X

Eraser

X

X

Point Reduction

X

X

Rectangle

X

X

Oval

X

X

Arrow

X

X

Shear Points X

 

X

Shear Points Y

 

X

Perspective Points H

 

X

Perspective Points V

 

X

Bend Points H

 

X

Bend Points V

 

X

Noise

 

X

Magnet

 

X

Snap to Grid

 

X

Reset Line Width

 

X

Random Line Width

 

X

Variable Width Curve

X

X


Vector Modifiers

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Peak

X

X

Smooth

X

X

Flip Points Horizontally

X

X

Flip Points Vertically

X

X


Fill Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Select Shape

X

X

Select Multiple Shapes

X

X

Create Shape

X

X

Paint Bucket

X

X

Delete Shape

X

X

Line Width

X

X

Hide Edge

X

X

Stroke Exposure

 

X

Curve Profile

 

X

Texture Transparency

 

X


Fill Modifiers

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Lower Shape

X

X

Raise Shape

X

X

Color Points

X

X


Bone Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Select Bone

X

X

Transform Bone Tool (Translate, Scale & Rotate)

X

X

Add Bone

X

X

Hide/Show Bones

X

X

Re-parent Bone

X

X

Bone Strength

X

X

Manipulate Bone

X

X

Bind Layer

X

X

Bind Points

X

X

Offset Bone

X

X

Bone Physics

 

X

Bone Constraints

 

X

Smart Bones™

 

X

Smart Bones Setup

 

X

Color Bones

X

X

Bone Labels

 

X

Nested Layer Controls

X

X

Animated Bone Targets

 

X

Animated Bone Parenting

 

X

Bone Flipping

 

X


Layer Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Set Origin

X

X

Transformation

X

X

Switch Layer

X

X

Rotate Layer X

 

X

Rotate Layer Y

 

X

Shear Layer X

 

X

Shear Layer Y

 

X

Particle Layer

 

X

Follow Path

X

X

Poser

 

X (1)

Image Masking

X

X

Video Tracking

X (2)

X

Audio Layers

X (3)

X

Vector Shape Selector

X

X

Undo/Redo Layers

X

X

Layer Comps

 

X

Flexi-Binding

X

X

Depth Shifting

 

X

Fade Unselected Layers

 

X

Multiple Layer Editing

X

X

Colorize Layer

X

X

Frame-By-Frame Animation

 

X

Layer Referencing

 

X

Animated Shape Ordering

 

X

Group with Selection Layers

 

X

Normalize Layer Scale

 

X

(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

X

X

Flip Layer Vertically

X

X


Layer Types

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Vector

X

X

Image

X

X

Bone

X

X

Switch

X

X

Group

 

X

Group with Selection

 

X

Particle

 

X

3D

 

X

Physics (Layer property)

 

X

Note

 

X

Audio

X

X

2D to 3D Layer Conversion

 

X

Patch

 

X

Layer

X

X


Camera Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Track Camera

X

X

Zoom Camera

X

X

Roll Camera

X

X

Pan/Tilt Camera

X

X

Orbit Wordspace

 

X

Depth of Field

 

X


Workspace Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Pan Workspace

X

X

Zoom Workspace

X

X

Rotate Workspace

 

X

Orbit Workspace

 

X


Timeline Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Keyframes

X

X

Playback Controls

X

X

Animation Channels

X

X

Hide/Show Channels

X

X

Ruler

X

X

Onionskins

 

X

Graph Mode

 

X

Smooth Interpolation

 

X

Linear Interpolation

 

X

Ease In/Out Interpolation

 

X

Bezier Interpolation

 

X

Step Interpolation

 

X

Noisy Interpolation

 

X

Bounce Interpolation

 

X

Elastic Interpolation

 

X

Stagger Interpolation

 

X

Sequencer

X

X

Keyframe Hold Duration

X

X

Colored Keyframes

X

X


Action Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Store Reusable Animation

 

X

Edit Reusable Animation

 

X

Delete Reusable Animation

 

X


Style Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Save Style

 

X

Pattern Brush

X (1)

X

Blur

X

X

Threshold

X

X

(1) Pro version contains more brushes

Preferences

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Options

X

X

Editor Colors

X

X

GUI Colors

X

X

GUI Color Themes

X

X


Project Settings

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Save Project Settings

X

X

Edit Dimensions

X

X

Background Color

X

X

Depth of Field

 

X

3D Camera

 

X

Stereo Rendering

 

X

Sort layers by Depth

X

X

Sort by True Distance

X

X

Noise Grain

 

X

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

X

X

Third Party Content

X

X

3D Object

 

X

Character Wizard

X

X


Scripts

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

3D

 

X

Camera

 

X

Draw

 

X

Image Sequences

 

X

Layer Effects

 

X

Particle Effects

 

X

Sound

 

X

Warp

 

X

Visibility

 

X

Script Writing

 

X


View

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Grid

 

X

Adjust Grid Size

 

X

Side by Side View

 

X

Over Under View

 

X

Four-Way View

 

X

Display Quality

 

X

Advanced Current Layer View

 

X


Import

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

JPEG

X

X

BMP

X

X

PSD

X (1)

X (2)

PNG

X

X

TGA

X

X

Display Quality

X

X

EPS, AI, Tracing Image

 

X

3D FORMATS

 

 

OBJ

 

X

Poser Files and Scenes (Poser 7 or
newer)

 

X

SOUND FORMATS

 

 

WAV (Mac and Windows)

X

X

AIFF (Mac and Windows)

X

X

MP3 (Mac and Windows)

X

X

M4A (MPEG-4)

X

X

MOVIE FORMATS

 

 

MOV (Mac and Windows)

X

X

AVI (3)

X

X

MP4

X

X

MOHO FORMATS

 

 

MOHO File Format

X

X

JSON Based File Format

X

X

MotionArtist File Support

X

X

(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

X

X

BMP

X

X

PSD

 

 

PNG

X

X

TGA

X

X

Batch Image Export

 

 

MOVIE FORMATS

 

 

SWF (1)

X

X

MOV (Mac and Windows)

X

X

AVI (Windows Only)

X

X

MP4

X

X

Sequential JPEG

 

X

Sequential BMP

 

X

Sequential PSD

 

X

Sequential PNG

 

X

Sequential TGA

 

X

Batch Movie Export

 

X

TV FORMATS

 

 

NTSC Format

 

X

PAL

 

X

HD Movies

 

X

(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®

X

X

Upload to YouTube™

X

X


Optimization Features

Anime Studio Debut

Anime Studio Pro

Document Gathering

 

X

64-bit Architecture

 

X

GPU Acceleration

 

X

Render Cache

X

X

Separate Batch Export Process

 

X

Separate Render Process

 

X

Preview Animation

 

X

Multiple Document Support (Tabs)

X

X

Keyboard Shortcut Editor

X

X

Automatic Update Checking

X

X

Activation, Serialization and
License Management

X

X


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.