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2D Animation Software   by Dhanaraj

in Computers / Software    (submitted 2012-08-01)

2D computer animation is the computer-based generation of digital imagesâ€"mostly from two-dimensional models (such as 2D geometric models, text, and digital images) and by techniques specific to them. The word may stand for the branch of computer science that comprises such techniques, or for the models themselves. In this thread we will take a review about two different leading computer animation softwares called "Toon Boom Animate" and "Anime Studio".

1. Toon Boom Animate

Toon Boom Animate is the perfect training tool for any student embarking on a career in animation production. Recognized as the industry standard cartoon animation tool, Animate is used by the world's top production houses for all media platforms. Animate is the most complete paperless package to teach paperless and cut-out animation techniques, it has also proven to be essential when learning how to manage and repurpose assets in a multi-user environment.

Teaching Animate to students empowers them with marketable knowledge, giving them access to a worldwide network of users to enhance their job search. Animate is delivered with a host of practical extras, including a Getting Started Guide covering the various workflows you can explore with your students to create animation, video training and many ready-to-use templates for a speedy learning experience.

For more information visit Toon Boom Animate Official Website

System Requirements

Windows: 7, Vista and XP. Anime Studio Pro is compatible with 64-bit Windows operating systems however Anime Studio is a 32-bit Application. 500 MHz Intel Pentium or equivalent. 630 MB free hard drive space. 256 MB RAM. 1024x768 resolution; 16-bit color display. CD-ROM drive (for physical version of application). Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or newer (embedded library). Windows® Internet Explorer® 7.

2. Anime Studio

Anime Studio Pro is perfect for professionals looking for a more efficient alternative to tedious frame-by-frame animation. With an intuitive interface, a visual content library and powerful features such as a bone rigging system, automatic image tracing, integrated lip-synching, 3D shape design, physics, motion tracking, a character wizard and more, Anime Studio Pro delivers advanced animation tools to speed up your workflow.

Automatic Image Tracing in Anime Studio Pro 8 speeds up production by automatically converting existing artwork and sketches to fully editable vector drawings.

With powerful, vector-based drawing tools and the ability to import scanned drawings and images, you can quickly create your own characters and objects in Anime Studio Pro 8.

The revolutionary bone-rigging system provides a fast and efficient alternative to tedious frame-by-frame animation. Add a skeleton to any image by pointing and clickingâ€"then bring it to life while keeping your project organized with the sequencer and timeline.

The built-in Character Wizard is the ideal tool for anyone working on concepts or looking for a fast alternative to drawing and rigging each character from scratch.

Global Rendering Styles in Anime Studio Pro 8 let you change the overall design of your animation by simply adjusting a couple of settings.

The Photoshop document import with support for layers speeds up your workflow

Real Time Media Connection automatically updates image, movie and audio files in your imported Anime Studio files when edited in an external program, allowing you to make the necessary changes on the fly.

Anime Studio Pro 8 enables you to create your own 3D objects by converting your 2D vector layers into 3D Objects, and simulated physics allows you to automate parts of your animations. Import your Poser scenes and combine 2D and 3D animation.

Record your own sound clips right within Anime Studio and sync them to your animated characters using the built-in lip synching functionality.

Choose from a library of ready-to-use characters, props, scenes, stock audio and video clips, scatter brushes and more to get you animating quickly in Anime Studio.

Output video and animation of unlimited length to formats including NTSC/PAL D1/DV Standard and Widescreen; iPhone, iPad and Droid; HDV and HDTV 780p and 1080p; AVI, MOV, Flash and more