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Get to Know Moho 13!

Posted by Matthew Yakshe on Jul 17, 2019 7:00:00 AM

If you’re checking out this blog, then you’ve more than likely heard or seen something about the release of Moho 13 and you want to learn more.

This blog is going to introduce you to the platform, answer some of the most common questions we get asked about Moho, take you on a tour of the new and refreshed features, and provide you with some fun tutorials to get you started. It’s like speed dating without any of the awkwardness. 

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Topics: Insider, News, Moho, Animation, Moho13, 2D Animation, Animation Software

2.5D Animation: What Is It & Why Should You Care?

Posted by Matthew Yakshe on Jun 18, 2019 6:58:00 AM

If you saw this blog and decided to check it out, then you might not have heard of 2.5D animation, or, if you have, you don’t know much about it.

Well lucky for you, you’re about to learn. But why should you care about what 2.5D animation is and what makes it an exciting art form? Well, you should care because 2.5D is the next evolution of a rich history.

Let’s take you on a quick journey of the history of animation and how we got to today's 2.5D. 

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Topics: Insider, News, Moho, Animation

Smith Micro Announces New Strategic Partnership with Renderosity - Updated

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Sep 14, 2018 12:04:30 PM

Updated November 9, 2018

We have some exciting news to share with you!

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Topics: Insider, News, Poser

Animating a Photoshop Sketch in Moho with Mike Roberts - Updated

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Jul 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Originally published in September 2016, we decided this blog post would be great to resurface for anyone working with Photoshop and Moho. Enjoy!

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

Quick Poser Tip: Measurement Tools - Updated

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Jul 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM

With Poser users asking, "How tall is Paul?", we thought this would be a good time to resurface this blog post by Charles Taylor. Poser 11 and Poser Pro 11 include the Measurement Tool, which can help you scale the height of most figures.

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

How To Make Beautiful Realistic Physical Materials in Poser - Updated

Posted by Smith Micro Blogger on Jun 27, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Originally published by Charles Taylor in September 2016, we have had several questions about Cycles lately and thought it might be a good time to remind Poser users of this blog. 

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Topics: Insider, Other Graphics Software, Featured Artists, News, Education, Poser, Digital Artists

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

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

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