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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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Bone Rigging and Animating with Anime Studio Pro 9

Bones are the most important element to Anime Studio as they allow for the character animation process to take place. With this tutorial we look at how to rig up a character with bones and then animate. On top of that we look at the new Smart Bones feature which was implemented in Pro 9. […]

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Animating with Blend Morphs in Anime Studio Pro 9

Blend Morphs, a new addition to Anime Studio Pro 9, allows us to create seamlessly looking head turns and other animations. By using a series of pre-set actions, Blend Morphs allows ease of use with precise control. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio Pro 9 […]

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Creating and Using Actions in Anime Studio Pro 9

Sometimes when a project file becomes really complicated, it’s best to create a list of actions that you can implement for a character or object. The best thing about this is you can combine actions to create complex motions. This tutorial details how to setup and reuse character actions with the Actions Panel. Note: This […]

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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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Creating an Animation in Anime Studio Pro 9

In this 40 minute lesson, we go from start to finish on creating a simple animated scene. This involves drawing a character, some scenery, applying bones and working with the new interval settings in the timeline. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial […]

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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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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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Creating a Layer Outline in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

Using a layer outline is useful if you want to create a cut-out effect for your Anime Studio assets. This tutorial details how to access the option. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial list.

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Accessing Layer Options in Anime Studio Debut 9

Anime Studio Debut has many powerful layer options you can access. Transparency percentage, blur effects, shading and shadows are just some of the options you can adjust in the Layers Setting Panel. This tutorial will detail the basics. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 […]

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Recording Audio Files in Anime Studio 9 Debut and Pro

With Anime Studio, you have the ability to record audio right in the software and integrate it with you project file. This can save time when it comes to working with dialog and other audio files. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial […]

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Getting Help in Anime Studio 9 Debut & Pro

New to Anime Studio Debut? Let the help menu guide you through any questions you may have. This tutorial details what you will find in the help menu. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio 9 Debut tutorial list.

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Content Library in Anime Studio 9 Debut & Pro

The Anime Studio content library comes packed with pre-set assets, both static and animated, that you can use in your own projects. Along with this, you can build your own library using original assets that can be reused in future project files. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the […]

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One-Click Character Creation in Anime Studio 9 Debut & Pro

The Character Wizard in Anime Studio 9 Debut & Pro allows for the creation of characters using built-in pre-set assets. You can combine elements to create characters that are complex, humorous, realistic and more. You can also click once to create a character assembled by random parts. All of this is explained in the tutorial. […]