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We recently asked artist Krishna Sadasivam - a steadfast Manga Studio user - to share his experiences using the software. Read on to learn about his challenges as an independent artist, his favorite things about Manga Studio and his step-by-step process for turning sketches into amazing, full-color art.

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Topics: CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

Artist Q&A Feature: Liam Lynch

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Apr 18, 2014 3:02:50 AM

We recently got the chance to chat with musician, writer, director (and puppeteer) Liam Lynch. You may recognize his name from projects such as MTV's Sifi and Olly show, Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny and his hit song United States of Whatever. Check out our Q&A with Liam, where he talks about his career so far, advice for young artists and his extensive use of Poser.

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Topics: Poser, Digital Artists

Infographic: The Professional Animator and Artist Job Market

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Apr 17, 2014 1:53:16 AM

Check out the latest infographic brought to you by Smith Micro.

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Topics: Digital Artists

What's Your Process for Creating Short Animations?

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Apr 11, 2014 4:04:37 AM

Whether you’re a first time Anime Studio Debut user or a seasoned animation pro, we thought you would enjoy this infographic about the steps to making a short animation.

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Topics: Moho (Anime Studio)

What will you create? 3D Printing

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Apr 8, 2014 5:15:51 AM

3D printing has potential, plenty of promises and no shortage of hype. From our point of view, there's a Poser angle for sure down the road. Think about creating a set of custom chess pieces from Poser figures, or printing an armor clad superhero in chocolate, or even prototyping your own ball jointed doll design. A quick search online turns up remarkable stories like how a 3D printer has reconstructed a face or been used to ‘print’ human organs. If you really want to make a hit on the home front, here's a clever idea. How about using Poser's Faceroom to create a 3D model of your significant other in chocolate and giving it to them next Valentines Day?

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Topics: Poser

Artist Q&A Feature: Byron Wilkins

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Mar 28, 2014 6:33:33 AM

This month, Byron Wilkins, owner of TR-1 Studios, creator of web comic 1977 The Comic and Manga Studio artist, shares his experiences in the comic industry. In his video interview, Byron provides insight into current industry trends, influential artists and career successes and challenges.

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Topics: CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

Sock Puppets Come Alive with Darice Partnership

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Mar 18, 2014 9:23:47 AM

Darice is our new Sock Puppets partner! Darice distributes wholesale craft supplies, including Sock Friends Puppets creation kits. This means that your favorite Sock Puppets characters can take center stage on your app or your hand.

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Topics: Other Graphics Software

5 Tips to Get Your Kids Animating

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Mar 17, 2014 3:01:26 AM

1. Use what you have
If you already have animation software, great use it! If this is a new undertaking for you, try Anime Studio Debut or Sock Puppets.

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Topics: Moho (Anime Studio)

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Mar 17, 2014 2:55:02 AM

This International Business Times article gives some interesting and maybe little-known facts about St. Patrick's Day. Did you know the odds of finding a four-leaf clover is 1 in 10,000?

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Topics: Moho (Anime Studio)

Win a Pair of 3-day Passes to C2E2!

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Mar 7, 2014 3:01:40 AM

Enter your email address and favorite comic artist HERE for a chance to win two 3-day passes to Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2)!

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Topics: News

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