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Working with Layer Tools in Anime Studio Pro 9

With the Layer Tools you can adjust the position, size and rotation of a layer. Along with that you can set the origin, create a movement path and rotate the layers in 3D space. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio Pro 9 tutorial list.

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Layer Types in Anime Studio Pro 9

There are many different layer types to choose from in Anime Studio Pro 9. Vectors, Images, Bones, Patches and Notes are just a few we will be covering in this tutorial. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio Pro 9 tutorial list.

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Enhanced Keyframe Editing in Anime Studio Pro 9

With Anime Studio Pro 9, you have new options for altering your keyframes including being able to use your keyboard to copy, paste and delete, moving keyframes past one another on the timeline and mass moving keyframes while keeping an object’s motion path intact. This tutorial covers all of these new features. Note: This tutorial […]

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Importing Photoshop Files (PSD’s) into Anime Studio Pro 9

If you do a lot of work in Photoshop, then this feature will be of value to you. When importing Photoshop files, you have the option to import the document as one image or separate the layers out in Anime Studio. This tutorial demonstrates how to do it. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith […]

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Importing Files into Anime Studio Pro 9

With Anime Studio Pro 9 not only can you import images, audio files and Anime Studio project files, but you can also import 3D objects, Photoshop files and vector graphics created in other another software. This tutorial shows how to do it all. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of […]

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Using the Advanced Fill Tools in Anime Studio Pro 9

The fill tools in Anime Studio Pro 9 give you many options when working with fill and stroke properties. From the paint bucket tool, which allows you to fill in colors, to the shape select which allows for the selection of certain fills and strokes, this tutorial will cover all of that and more. Note: […]

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Exporting Work in Anime Studio Pro 9

Anime Studio Pro gives you several options for exporting your work in video, image and .SWF files. This tutorial will detail those options as well as suggest which codecs and compression types work best. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio Pro 9 tutorial list.

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New Timeline Features in Anime Studio Pro 9

There have been several tweaks and additions to the timeline in Anime Studio Pro 9. Many of these adjustments will speed up workflow as well as increase creativity in key areas. This tutorial covers the new additions. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio Pro 9 […]

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New Editable Motion Graph in Anime Studio Pro 9

The Motion Graph has seen an overhaul in Anime Studio Pro 9 with the new ability to vertically alter the motions in your graph. The introduction of brazier handles allows for more control over selected keyframes. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio Pro 9 tutorial […]

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Drawing in Anime Studio Pro 9

The variety of drawing tools in Anime Studio Pro 9 give you countless ways to tackle the design of your animated projects. With controlled point based tools like the Add Point Tool, to the free drawing style of the Freehand Tool, you can tackle your projects any way you see fit. Note: This tutorial was […]

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Camera Movements in Anime Studio Pro 9

The camera controls in Anime Studio Pro allow us to control the movement of our scenes without disrupting the animation paths of the assets. With these tools we can create professional looking tracking shots, zoom ins, rolls and tilts. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio […]

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Designing 3D Shapes in Anime Studio Pro 9

With Anime Studio Pro, you can easily convert 2D graphic graphics into 3D shapes. You can then use these shapes in conjunction with your 2D assets or create a full blown 3D movie if you wish! This tutorial details the conversion process. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the […]

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Using the Timeline in Anime Studio Debut 9

The timeline is essential to the animation process as it allows us to map out our cartoon from start to finish. This includes animating all of our assets within the project file. This tutorial details the basics of this process. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime […]

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Using Switch Layers in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

Switch Layers in Anime Studio Debut and Pro allow us to display only one sublayer at a time. This is useful for lip syncing and other animations. This tutorial gives the basics of the tool. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial list.

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Using the Workspace Tools in Anime Studio Debut 9

The workspace tools allow us to adjust the view we have our assets without affecting the animation. We can adjust the position and zoom level of the workspace with these tools. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial list.

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Adjusting Project Settings in Anime Studio Debut 9

There are several project settings in Anime Studio Debut that can affect the resolution, frame rate and frame count of your project file. This tutorial details how to access and adjust these settings. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial list.

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Changing Preferences in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

Anime Studio has a lot of options you can change. While some of these options may not directly affect your animation, they can change your workflow and alter different aspects of the program. This tutorial shows you how to tap into these settings. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of […]

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New Text Tool in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

Anime Studio 9 has introduced an update to the text tool. Now, you are able to edit the text’s contents, font, color and more with the use of a text layer. You can still convert the text to a vector shape (like in prior versions of the software) if you wish. Note: This tutorial was […]

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Video Motion Tracking in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

Video tracking is the process in which Anime Studio detects the movement of a group of pixels in a video file and follows it. This can be useful when working with a mixture of video and Anime Studio assets. This tutorial details the basics how to track video. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith […]

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Masking in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

Masking in Anime Studio is useful if you want to hide certain aspects of a layer. This could be useful, for instance, with creating a lid for an eye. This tutorial shows the basics of masking in Anime Studio Debut and Pro. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the […]

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Using the Layer Tools in Anime Studio Debut 9

With Anime Studio Debut’s layer tools, we can move, re-size, rotate, set the origin, and arrange a movement path. This tutorial will show you the basics of each tool. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial list.