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Mike Scott & "The Anime-tors" Celebrate the Release of Anime Studio 8

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Aug 2, 2011 4:15:49 AM

We recently celebrated the release of Anime Studio 8 and asked our old friend Mike Scott to help us promote our new version. With this release, Anime Studio Pro 8 expanded its animation capabilities with new Automatic Image Tracing tools, Real Time Media Connection, and Global Rendering Styles. Mike Scott’s world-premiere “The Anime-tors” video showcases the Anime Studio Pro advanced toolset.

"Anime Studio is the most advanced and versatile software tool I've worked with," said Mike Scott, an independent animation director whose work includes the award-winning Goldfish music videos, as well as animated shorts, designs, and cartoons. "I am a big fan of the mass-retaining, squash-and-stretch, and bone-rigging functionality. Version 8 handles animation cycles more simply and with a greater deal of control and efficiency during my design process."

"I won Anime Studio in a little animation competition. That was great! Before Anime Studio, I kind of hacked my way through Adobe Premiere but that was NOT ideal. I used After Effects a bit, but found Anime Studio to be awesome. After Effects is a bit pricey and not as suited to 2D animation as I wanted. I also have Toon Boom Animate 2, but I don't really use it that much."

"The Goldfish "Get Busy Living" music video was inspired by the Lucasarts point-n-click adventures...The 'Get Busy Living' project went smoothly thanks to Anime Studio. I had two laptops so the 'pack up and go' option (or 'gather media and go' or something) made life easier when I wanted to render on my other laptop. It didn't crash ONCE!"

Curious how the 'The Anime-tors' all came together using Anime Studio 8?
Check out "The Making of The Anime-Tors" by Mike Scott:

Topics: Moho (Anime Studio)

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