Creating, Saving and Combining Character Movements in Anime Studio

Did you know you in Anime Studio you can create movements for characters and save them to be used later on? You can also combine actions to create more complex effects! The Actions Panel in Anime Studio is your key to saving time and creating more dynamic animations.

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48 Comments

  1. Having read this I thought it was rather informative.

    I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this short article together.
    I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and commenting.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

  2. Robby Crawford says:

    It worked once (the first time). But I didn’t know how to save my finish work in Actions. So I have been trying to redo it several times…starting over each time. But now as following instructions, the Insert Reference button doesn’t become available for use. As I said, I have tried doing the whole process of doing over the Time Line Actions over and over each time. But that button now doesn’t come available. What happened?

  3. Robby Crawford says:

    After each action is listed and preformed, how do you save the project along with diagrammed actions? PS sometimes after I’ve finished listing the individual actions,the needed apply button is not activated.

  4. NellaEruzaStudio says:

    thanks so much. i have about a year to finish my animation for high school. this will make the process SOO much faster

  5. djmlan says:

    Tnx a lot!

  6. techgenius2000 says:

    yes

  7. Dane Custance says:

    Thanks helpful <3

  8. TheGreenfield1000 says:

    Okay, Thanks.

  9. wekkooizzo says:

    You need anime studio pro to see it

  10. occfilms says:

    Is this feature only on AS Pro?

  11. TheGreenfield1000 says:

    I can’t find the Actions panel on my version of Anime Studio (Debut 6)

  12. KC says:

    Is there a way that I can speed up or down the actions over time to get a smoother transition from one action to another?

  13. winxclubfantotally says:

    Okay, first you create a switch group, called “Hand” or something. Put all your hand layers into that group. Then bind the GROUP layer (not the hands, just the group layer itself) to the hand bone. That should do it. :D

  14. [..YouTube..] Okay, first you create a switch group, called “Hand” or something. Put all your hand layers into that group. Then bind the GROUP layer (not the hands, just the group layer itself) to the hand bone. That should do it. :D

  15. lproductionstudios says:

    You don’t need to put extra bones for extra hands. You already have the hand bone there, all you need to do is to declare which layer (i.e the other hands you have made) goes to which bone. So you would click on the pointing hand layer and then (making sure you are on the Bind layer tool in the bone pallett) click the hand bone on the character. Hope you get my explanation. I’m not the best at explaining

  16. [..YouTube..] You don’t need to put extra bones for extra hands. You already have the hand bone there, all you need to do is to declare which layer (i.e the other hands you have made) goes to which bone. So you would click on the pointing hand layer and then (making sure you are on the Bind layer tool in the bone pallett) click the hand bone on the character. Hope you get my explanation. I’m not the best at explaining

  17. appleEed2 says:

    Hi< The more i watch the more impressed I am~ Not least of all because you { CLEARLY and AT THE BEGINNING of every video } state whether it’s for Debut beginners or the Pro versions. THANKS FOR THAT~ I wish others would do so too.

  18. appleEed2 says:

    [..YouTube..] Hi< The more i watch the more impressed I am~ Not least of all because you { CLEARLY and AT THE BEGINNING of every video } state whether it’s for Debut beginners or the Pro versions. THANKS FOR THAT~ I wish others would do so too.

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  21. yugalmehra says:

    Hide the body so you can see the hand

  22. yugalmehra says:

    [..YouTube..] Hide the body so you can see the hand

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  24. BadassPhillip says:

    Hi Chad,I am kind of worried about my animation ebcause i can’t actually put a bone tool on my extra hands like pointing hand or closed fist hand for example they can’t follow the bone of the hand because it doesnt appear when i select them What should I do…I wanted to make the arm mvoes and the type of the hand changes with it like from fist to pointing at soemthing

  25. [..YouTube..] Hi Chad,I am kind of worried about my animation ebcause i can’t actually put a bone tool on my extra hands like pointing hand or closed fist hand for example they can’t follow the bone of the hand because it doesnt appear when i select them What should I do…I wanted to make the arm mvoes and the type of the hand changes with it like from fist to pointing at soemthing

  26. YungCasual says:

    how do i make my character walk across my stage or how do i make a scrolling background

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  28. vozogar says:

    Excellent. Thanks for the tutorial!

  29. vozogar says:

    [..YouTube..] Excellent. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    great tutorial ..that was really helpful

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