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Anime Studio Pro 11 Review – Is Smith Micro’s Top Animation Software Any Good?

The latest addition to Smith Micro’s line of animation software, Anime Studio Pro 11, has been earning rave reviews since its release in May 2015. Anime Studio Pro 11 is the next step up from Anime Studio Debut and includes a whole range of additional features that make it even easier to produce professional quality […]




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Toonz Goes Open-Source – Digital Video, Dwango and Studio Ghibli Deal

Toonz animation software, used on Princess Mononoke and Futurama will be released as a free open-source version with a souped-up feature set.     Leading Japanese media company Dwango, has signed a deal to acquire Toonz, the 2d animation software from the Italian-based company Digital Video. As a result of this merger, Dwango will be […]




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Toon Boom Harmony 12 Review – The Best 2D Animation Software Yet?

Toon Boom Harmony version 12, while often seemingly daunting in its complexity, is quite possibly the best and most useful 2d animation software on the market today. Given the extensive character rigging functions and versatile effects modules, Toon Boom finds itself well ahead of animation programs like Adobe After Effects and Flash. Whether you’re planning […]




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Anime Studio Debut 10 Review – Flash-Style Animation For Beginners

  Anime Studio Debut from Smith Micro is the trimmed down “beginner’s version” of their ever popular Anime Studio Pro animation software. At a significantly reduced price, is it lacking in features or just great value for money? Let’s find out in this review.   Installation and Interface   Coming as a hard disc or […]




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The Future of 2d Animation Software? (From Disney Of Course…)

While browsing YouTube as I find myself doing far more than I should, I came across this pretty interesting short documentary about Disney’s 2013 Oscar-winning short animated film “Paperman“.     It seems that the director John Kahrs wanted to bring back more of a 2d look and feel to the short while still keeping […]




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The Illusion of Life – The 12 Principles of Animation in under 3 Minutes

Just got sent a link to this great little video on the 12 principles of animation. It’s a great little reference for anyone who’s looking to learn or refresh their animation skills. Got to thank Cento Lodigiani for the vid. Enjoy! Did you enjoy the video? If you want to find out more about the principles […]




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