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Smith Micro Software, Inc. (
NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group today announced the availability of Anime Studio® Pro 9 and Anime Studio Debut® 9, the all-in-one animation solutions that enable professional and first-time artists alike to create stunning 2D movies, cartoons and cutout animations for film, television, Web, video games, advertising and much more. Anime Studio 9 boasts a dramatically revamped timeline, 64-bit architecture and GPU acceleration for increased speed and memory, with new advanced features that make it easier than ever to create quality 2D animations.
“With Anime Studio 9, the days of tedious frame-by-frame animation are a thing of the past,” said Fahim Niaz, senior product manager for Smith Micro Software. “We’ve worked closely with our community of artists and animators to understand their workflow needs, and the result is a powerful animation tool built to increase productivity like never before. In fact, our beta testers are unanimously saying that Anime Studio 9 is the best version yet.”
Anime Studio Pro offers a complete animation solution for professional digital artists. With an easy-to-navigate interface and advanced features such as bone rigging, integrated lip-synching, 3D modeling and motion tracking, Anime Studio Pro 9 is packed with cutting-edge tools custom-designed to simplify and expedite workflow.
“Wacom’s partnership with Smith Micro continues to provide animators with the perfect marriage of tools and technology,” said Don Varga, professional products brand director for Wacom Technology. “Anime Studio 9 supports the professional pen and multi-touch control in Intuos5 pen tablets and other new Wacom multi-touch graphic tablets. The combination of these powerful tools makes it possible for a single person or small animation teams to produce work on par with a full animation house.”
Smith Micro Software and Wacom Technologies have partnered once again to provide Anime Studio users with multi-touch capabilities. Anime Studio 9 users utilizing Wacom’s new generation of touch tablets, including the Bamboo, Intuos and Cintiq, can easily edit characters, scale, rotate, pan, as well as zoom in and out of the canvas with simple figure gestures.