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Converting Anime Studio Objects into Flash Symbols

If you are an Anime Studio user looking to import your assets into a Flash project file, this tutorial will show you one way to do it.  Benefits to this would be wanting to use Flash to animate Anime Studio drawn objects and program in ActionScript using Anime Studio artwork.  This may also provide a […]

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Chroma Keying Anime Studio Cartoons

Sometimes you may want to take your animations to the next level by applying post-production effects using a piece of video editing software. In this lesson, we explore how to export and chroma key footage with Anime Studio and Adobe Premiere.

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Online Classes for Flash and Anime Studio

I am excited to announce I will be teaching the first official class on the eProf website! eProf allows for interactive teaching with the teachers and students having access to web cams and microphones. Students can ask questions during the lesson and teachers can use interactive materials like PowerPoints, YouTube videos and more to teach […]

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Anime Studio 9 Tutorials Now Online!

Anime Studio 9 is now available! With this new release, I teamed up with Smith Micro to deliver the official tutorial series spanning over 50 different lessons. These lessons cover both Debut and Pro versions of the software and should be valuable to newcomers. You can find the tutorials in the Anime Studio section of […]

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Animation Project Creation for Beginners – Lesson 4: Animation, Polishing, and Extended Q&A

In this session the actual animation will be recorded and you will see the final result. Chad will then explain how to build more complex animations and show you a little on video editing. Note: This webinar was recorded and hosted by Smith Micro.

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Animation Project Creation for Beginners – Lesson 3: Setting up the Animation

In this session Chad will teach you how to apply bones to a character and prepare elements in the scenery for animation. Note: This webinar was recorded and hosted by Smith Micro.

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Animation Project Creation for Beginners – Lesson 2: Creating Scenery

In this session Chad will show you more of the tools in Anime Studio and explain the camera system as he demonstrates how to draw a set for his animation. Note: This webinar was recorded and hosted by Smith Micro.

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Animation Project Creation for Beginners – Lesson 1: Designing a Character

In this session Chad will show you how to create characters using a variety of tools in Anime Studio. Learn the functions of the drawing tools and why it’s important to work with layers. Note: This webinar was recorded and hosted by Smith Micro.

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The Benefits of Anime Studio for Flash Users

Join Chad Troftgruben in this one-hour session as he outlines the differences between Anime Studio and Flash from an animation perspective. He will go over the features that each software package brings, and show you how the toolset in Anime Studio is better suited for creating character animations and in less time. Chad will also […]

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Advanced Workspace Tools in Anime Studio Pro 9

The workspace tools in Anime Studio Pro allow you to move, zoom and rotate the canvas in a 3D space. This will not affect your animation and is meant for work purposes. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio Pro 9 tutorial list.

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Vector Shape Selector in Anime Studio Pro 9

By default, you can only select an object if its current layer is selected. With the Vector Shape Selector, you can select any vector you see on the canvas and automatically select the layer it currently sits on. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio Pro […]

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Introduction to Anime Studio Pro 9′s Timeline

The timeline allows us to map out every animation in the project file. The timeline contains three tabs: Channels, Sequencer and Graph Mode, which will all be discussed 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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Color Effects and More with the Styles Palette in Anime Studio Pro 9

The Styles Palette allows us to not only choose different colors and adjust stroke widths, but create special gradient, shaded and texture effects. This tutorial will walk you through the basics. 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 Smart Bones in Anime Studio Pro 9

Bones can be a great help in Anime Studio. Sometimes though they tend to glitch or bend in ways we don’t like. With the new Smart Bones system we can create pre-set actions to help fix the way bones move. On top of that, we can create a system of dials that control the movements […]

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Downloading and Using Scripts in Anime Studio Pro 9

One of the great benefits of Anime Studio Pro is being able to expend its tool and feature set with custom coded scripts. If you have the knowledge you can program these scripts yourself or download them from an external source. This tutorial shows you how to use, downloaded and install new scripts. Note: This […]

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Connecting Your Files in Anime Studio Pro 9

The Real Time Media Connection in Anime Studio Pro allows you to alter imported files outside of the software and then see the changes take place instantly. This is great if you quickly need to edit an imported image or audio file. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the […]

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Configuring Project Settings in Anime Studio Pro 9

Adjusting the resolution, frame rate and frame count are just some of the features you can tweak in Anime Studio Pro. The background color, depth of field and render settings can also be adjusted in this panel. Check out this video to see how to access all the features. Note: This tutorial was created for […]

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Importing 3D Poser Objects into Anime Studio Pro 9

With Anime Studio Pro, you not only have the ability to import 3D objects, but Poser project files as well. This makes working between the two Smith Micro projects seamless and easy. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio Pro 9 tutorial list.

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Creating Physics with Anime Studio Pro 9

With Anime Studio Pro, you can create physics so that objects interact with each other when touched or dropped. This can be useful for creating realistic looking movements. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio Pro 9 tutorial list.

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Hiding Seams with the Patch Layer in Anime Studio Pro 9

Introduced in Anime Studio Pro 8, the patch layer allows you to hide seams that may be appearing when animating a limb. This tutorial shows you how to implement a patch. Note: This tutorial was created for Smith Micro and is part of the official Anime Studio Pro 9 tutorial list.

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Improved Onionskinning in Anime Studio Pro 9

The new onionskin system in Anime Studio Pro 9 allows for better distinction between frames with color coded outlines. On top of that, frames that come before or after the selected frame will gradually fade out, giving you a better idea of distance between frames. Finally, you now have an option to turn on a […]