McCoy Buck is a Freelance animator making animated tutorial videos for clients using Anime Studio and a full-time instructor on Udemy teaching 1200+ students Character Design MADE EASY in Anime Studio Pro. He also has three YouTube channels dedicated to teaching other Anime Studio users – tips, tricks and techniques, with step by step tutorials, as… Read More


We asked Jake Zhang, animator, designer and illustrator and creator of the Anime Studio Music video “USB,” to tell us how he creates animated music videos. He shares his method with us in 5 quick and easy steps. I’ve used Anime Studio since 2011, back when I first made “USB.” Anime Studio is my favorite program for making animation.… Read More


We asked Ryan Cooper, award winning director, artist, animator and all around funny guy, to tell us how he started his successful Kickstarter project for his new animation Sasquatch & Son. I know that starting your own kickstarter campaign can be a bit daunting. I mean what’s more nerve wracking than sending your own precious… Read More


Doug Craven, “The Crave” to his students, is the Communication Technology instructor who developed and runs the Animation and New Media Specialist High Skills Major program at Anderson C. V. I.  in Ontario, Canada. He uses Anime Studio Pro in his classroom and in his own animations. This blog follows on from his first in… Read More


Paolo Ciccone, the creator of Reality teaches us how to create great catch lights in a portrait with Poser by emulating the same process as photographers use. He shows us how to do this by using Reality, a rendering solution that gives Poser the ability to use Physics-Based Rendering (PBR). When we look at a captivating portrait,… Read More


Doug Craven, “The Crave” to his students, is the Communication Technology instructor who developed and runs the Animation and New Media Specialist High Skills Major program at Anderson C. V. I.  in Whitby, Ontario. He uses Anime Studio Pro in his classroom and in his own animations. We ask him to tell us why he… Read More


It’s Poser Add-on week here at Smith Micro and we thought this would be the perfect time to have our Project Manager for Poser, Charles Taylor aka Nerd3D to tell us a bit about some new exciting features and to let you all know that Poser is here to stay!  I want all of our users to know that Poser is… Read More


Try these 8 quick and easy steps to help you start creating with Manga Studio! 1.COMPLETE ARTISTIC CONTROL– Sketch, scan or import your artwork directly! 2. DIGITAL INKING– Ink your drawings with precision using advanced inking tools. 3. SHADING– Customize your projects with professional shading tools and pattern brushes. 4. APPLYING TONES– Choose from tons of print-ready screen… Read More


Try these 4 quick and easy steps to start creating animations with Anime Studio! 1. Create Art or Import Content. Make your own characters and objects with intuitive vector-based, draw, pain and fill tools. Easily import artwork or video from popular graphics programs or use pre-built content. 2. Animate Quickly with Bones. Just point-and-click to create… Read More

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