Anime Studio 8.0 Debut
The Anime Studio 8.0 Debut features vector-based tools and functions such as squash-and-stretch, bone-rigging, and mass-retaining that help make creating artwork and animation easy and efficient. The software also has a lip-sync feature that can make your characters lip-sync with any recorded voice. It lets you import existing media files and share your animation or cartoons directly on YouTube or Facebook.
However, no matter how sophisticated animation software such as Anime Studio 8.0 is, creating complex digital art and animation requires experience, hard work and plenty of patience. You have to navigate through loads of menus and tools to perfect your work. Fortunately, this is where Bamboo multi-touch tablet shines. It has a dependable, precise touch sensitivity that lets you draw just as you would on paper and makes it easy to manipulate your artwork.
At the HomeGear Lab, we tried the Anime Studio 8.0 Debut with multi-touch Bamboo Capture tablet and were able to create a basic character that moves across the screen in only 30 seconds; without the tablet, it took us about a minute.
Anime Studio 8.0 Debut works best with the Bamboo multi-touch Capture tablet. The Bamboo Capture tablet is available for $99, and Anime Studio 8.0 Debut is available for $49. HomeGear Lab gives this duo the highest rating, 4 Lights On.
Bamboo Capture tablets and pen
Pen input: 1,024 pressure levels
Multi-Touch input: Four programmable ExpressKeys
UPC: 753218 992772
Anime Studio 8
Audio recording and automatic lip-syncing
Simulated Physics gets you animating quickly
Create 3D objects from 2D vector layers
Content Library features hundreds of ready-to-use characters, props and more
Track, zoom, roll, pan and tilt the camera
Import Poser Scenes into Anime Studio
Pen tablet support simulates drawing on paper
Special effects such as motion blur and shadows
Import Quicktime, AVI or MPEG-4 video and WAV, AIFF and MP3 audio files
Output to formats including NTSC/PAL D1/DV standard and widescreen; HDV and HDTV 720p and 1080p; AVI, MOV, Flash, Stereoscopic 3D and more
Upload directly to Facebook and YouTube