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Adding a 3D Effect to Your Pictures with Moho Pro 12! - Updated

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Jun 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Originally published in October 2016, we think Moho users will find this useful to help liven up their pictures with 3D effects.


Smart Warp is one of the most exciting features included in Moho Pro 12. This feature is powerful, yet so easy to use. It allows you to create a mesh and use it to animate images in any way you want.

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Topics: Insider, Moho (Anime Studio), Other Graphics Software, Featured Artists, News, Education, Digital Artists, Back to Basics for Animation

Channel Your Inner Stan Lee With Poser - Updated

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on May 24, 2018 11:15:00 AM

Originally published in January 2016, we thought it was worth resurfacing to show an important part of the Poser feature set, in this case for comic book creators.   

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Topics: Featured Artists, News, Education, Poser, Digital Artists

4 Steps to Animating Your Toys in Moho - Updated

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Apr 18, 2018 7:46:00 AM

Originally published in May 2016, we felt it was important to bring this to the surface. As you will see, this can have broad appeal to not only the professional animator, but also to the hobbyist just looking to get started. Happy Animating!  


With Moho you can animate just about any object you'd like! Just take a photo of it and go from there! In this post we will show you how to animate your Teddy bear as an example (because we know you still have one)!

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Topics: Insider, Moho (Anime Studio), Featured Artists, News, Education, Digital Artists

4 Ways Poser Pro 11.1 Speeds Up Your Visual FX Pipeline

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Apr 12, 2018 11:20:00 AM

Originally published in July 2016, this article has been updated for Poser Pro 11.1 with additional ways Poser can improve this important process.  


Today’s artists and studios need to increase the efficiency of their production pipelines. That requires the best technology to be successful. For freelance artists and teams that are part of a large production studio, Poser Pro 11.1 offers several ways to create your 3D art more efficiently. Here are just a few of the ways you can speed up your visual effects pipeline with Poser Pro 11.1.

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Topics: Insider, Featured Artists, News, Education, Poser, Digital Artists

How to Use Moho’s Curve Profile Tool in 7 Seconds - Updated

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Apr 4, 2018 7:01:00 AM

Originally published in June 2016, this is another great example of the great tools available in Moho and how easy it is to get started. Okay, maybe 7 seconds is a little ambitious for a new user. But you get the idea! Happy animating!


The Curve Profile tool is a very powerful feature in Moho. It allows you to create and animate complex shapes rather quickly. You might be wondering when this tool comes in handy. Lets use a gear for example, let's say you have to draw a gear using the Curve Profile tool, in just 7 seconds!

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Topics: Insider, Moho (Anime Studio), Featured Artists, News, Education, Digital Artists

The Making of an Animated GIF in Moho - Updated

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Mar 28, 2018 11:31:00 AM


This was originally published in May 2016. We thought it was pretty cool and wanted to bring it back to the forefront as it shows the versatility of the Moho application and how different artists are using Moho.

 


 

We asked Moho Artist Emanuel Rodriguez to explain how he made his Zen Froggie GIF. And though it may seem like a simple GIF, he explains that the process is a bit more in depth. To accompany his explanation, he also shares a 2 minute time-lapse video of the actual animation process – from conception to completion. Enjoy!

 

 

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Topics: Insider, Moho (Anime Studio), Featured Artists, News, Education, 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

CLIP STUDIO PAINT 1.6.2 Now Available for Download!

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Dec 16, 2016 6:18:55 AM

The latest update of CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO and EX is now available for Macintosh and Windows. This FREE update for owners of CLIP STUDIO PAINT PRO/Manga Studio 5 or CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX/Manga Studio EX 5 includes major bug fixes, multiple feature enhancements, and access to 8,000 free assets and materials through the new CLIP STUDIO asset platform. New features with CLIP STUDIO PAINT 1.6.2 include:

  • Layer Blending Modes
  • Brush Opacity Adjustments based on Pen Pressure
  • Mac Retina Display Support
  • And many more! 
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Topics: Insider, Featured Artists, News, Education, CLIP STUDIO PAINT (Manga Studio), Digital Artists

The NEW Moho 12.2 Update is Here!

Posted by Victor Paredes on Nov 14, 2016 1:56:09 PM

Since the release of Moho™ 12, we have continued working to improve it. We've listened to user feedback and have added many new features to the software. This FREE update for Moho Pro 12 and Moho Debut 12 owners includes fixes, improvements and new features which help to have a more consistent work flow. 

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Topics: Insider, Moho (Anime Studio), Other Graphics Software, Featured Artists, News, Education, Digital Artists, Microsoft

Poser is Your Complete 3D Character Design Solution

Posted by Charles Taylor on Nov 11, 2016 1:44:41 PM

Poser is the most complete 3D character design suite for the money. While other solutions may offer similar tools they come in the form of expensive plugins and by the time you've completed a working tool set you will have spent quite a bit. Even then, the plugins may not give as much power because they are aren't as tightly integrated as Poser's tools are.

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Topics: Insider, Featured Artists, News, Education, Poser, Digital Artists

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