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OSCAR® Nominated Film, The Breadwinner, Used Moho for Character Rigging

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Feb 22, 2018 8:57:36 AM

Congratulations to the team at Cartoon Saloon, who has once again produced an Academy Award® nominated film! This year, their film, The Breadwinner, has been nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. Based on the bestselling novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner tells the story of 11-year-old Parvana who gives up her identity to provide for her family and try to save her father's life.

But why are we so excited? Because Moho was used! In an interview with The Breadwinner director Nora Twomey, she indicates that Moho was specifically used for “the imaginary world…as a rig-based software to mimic cut-out animation.”

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Topics: Moho (Anime Studio), News

Drum Roll...Poser 11.1 is Here!

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Dec 18, 2017 1:00:00 PM

As 2017 winds down, Poser is heating up. Smith Micro has released Poser 11.1, an upgrade extension to Poser 11 and Poser Pro 11. The new release will include:

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Topics: Poser

Smith Micro's Top Animated Holiday Movies

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Dec 7, 2017 3:30:00 PM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are a time filled with cheer, giving, and best of all, animated movies! At Smith Micro, we love animated movies just as much as you do so we wanted to share our top four of all time. Grab your mug of hot coco and get ready!

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Topics: Moho (Anime Studio), Poser

CLIP STUDIO PAINT's Next Chapter

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Oct 25, 2017 7:15:00 AM

A New Chapter

Several years ago, we took on a challenge with a company called CELSYS. Our challenge was simple yet exciting: get CLIP STUDIO PAINT / Manga Studio 5 into the hands of American comic and manga artists. In this time, we helped build CLIP STUDIO PAINT into the world’s leading comic and manga creation software. Now, we are ready to embark on the next journey of putting our world class technical and business skills to work towards creating the next global brand.

We are pleased to announce that our good partner, CELSYS, is now expanding their capabilities beyond software developer. For Smith Micro customers of CLIP STUDIO PAINT / Manga Studio 5, as of October 28, 2017 you can now look to CELSYS for download licenses, support and technical inquiries.

 

 

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

Staying in the Lines: How to Keep Your Line Smooth While Inking in CLIP STUDIO PAINT

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Sep 26, 2017 7:27:17 AM

One thing many artists have issues with when digital inking is keeping their lines steady. Often this is due to the disconnect or loss of control a person feels when drawing digitally as opposed to drawing traditionally on paper. When working digitally, you don’t receive the same feedback from your stylus as you would your brush or pen. This lack of feedback often leads to people being overly cautious with their strokes, which in turn, causes them to wobble as they go.

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Topics: Insider, Featured Artists, News, Education, CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

Using Poser to Create Winning Photoreal Artwork

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Aug 17, 2017 11:00:00 AM

By Erogenesis

The man in the picture is Wawa, an elderly Wise Man from the troubled planet Triplon. He is a cheeky bugger, but also has a long and sad history, almost etched into his face. Over the years he has grown to care less about the world around him, nothing else matters to him... That is until he meets Sen, the mute girl from a neighboring village that will turn his life upside down.

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Topics: Poser

8 Tips & Tricks Every Moho User Should Know

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Aug 10, 2017 10:51:20 AM
By Tammy Coron 

As an indie game developer, character designer, and animator, I was happy when I discovered Moho. But coming from an Adobe background, getting around Moho wasn’t easy for me in the beginning. However, after using the program for awhile, I figured out how to do things, and how to improve my work — and my workflow.

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Topics: Moho (Anime Studio)

What's Your Flavor of Realism?

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on May 24, 2017 8:15:00 AM

By James W. Rook 

“Realism” has a lot of different definitions in computer-generated art. Everyone has their own understanding of realism in Poser and what that means for them in their artwork.

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Topics: Poser

Creating and Using Custom Brushes in Clip Studio Paint

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on May 17, 2017 8:25:00 AM

Creating And Using Custom Brushes In Clip Studio

By: Tammy Coron

In this Clip Studio tutorial, you’ll learn how to work with custom brushes. This includes importing brushes and creating your own brushes. As an added bonus, you’ll also learn how you can share your custom brushes with other Clip Studio users!

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Topics: CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio)

To Draw or Not To Draw... That is the Question

Posted by Byron Wilkins on May 2, 2017 12:39:58 PM

Here’s something you have probably heard, or even thought about yourself: “It’s too hard to get into comics.” Or: “Drawing is hard.”  And in response to that, you have probably heard “Nothing is easy.” But that doesn’t really help, now does it?

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Topics: CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio)

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