Make your characters talk with built-in Audio Recording and Lip-Syncing. View larger.
Anime Studio Debut 8
Create Your Own Cartoons and Animations
Create Animations in Minutes
The fun, quick and affordable way to create animations, Anime Studio is the ideal solution for first-time animators, hobbyists and digital artists. A Beginner's Mode and Character Wizard allow you to design your own ready-to-animate characters in minutes.
Organize Projects with the Timeline, Keyframes and Layers
Move your character naturally along the timeline with keyframes, creating smooth animations. Use multiple layers to edit your animation and add sound, special effects and more.
Use Bone Tools to Quickly Animate Your Characters
A unique bone-rigging toolset allows you to create a skeleton that can be easily manipulated to animate characters, simple drawings, or objects in your animation.
Create Your Own Art or Import Content to Get Started Quickly
Draw your own art with intuitive vector-based draw and paint tools or use pre-built content from the Library to get started. Easily import your hand-drawn sketches or existing artwork from popular graphics programs and automatically convert them to ready-to-animate vector drawings.
Create an endless amount of ready-to-animate characters using the Character Wizard. View larger.
Export to the most popular web and video formats, or upload and share on YouTube or Facebook directly from within Anime Studio.
Utilize an Array of Powerful and Versatile Features
Free Characters: Use pre-built characters including Jace, Liz, Lightning Man, Dexter and Anime Boy. All are royalty-free, vector-based creations.
Import and Export Art: Bring in your Illustrator or layered Adobe Photoshop files; instantly gather all your project files in one location.
Tons of Tutorials: Access videos and sample files to master powerful features and start animating right away.
Bring Your Photos to Life: Import your favorite images from your digital camera, attach bones and easily turn your photographs into animated movies.
New! Character Wizard
Creating your own characters has never been easier. Quickly design ready-to-animate characters using the built-in Character Wizard. Select a preset, dial in the body proportions and choose from dozens of predesigned 2D components such as hands, feet, mouths, eyes, noses and heads. The look and feel of each character is fully customizable with the help of easy to use sliders. Choose from various clothing choices and custom color combinations, or create a virtually endless amount of fun and different characters using the Randomize feature. Each character comes with multiples views and can be imported with a complete walk cycle, allowing you to have your characters walk in your scene with the click of a button. Even attach head shots of you and your friends for fast and easy jib-jab style animation.
The Content Library is packed with hundreds of ready-to-use characters, props, scenes and more. View larger.
New! Automatic Image Tracing
Quickly bring your scanned drawings and photos to life by converting them to ready-to-animate vector art with the click of a button. Color your vector art, resize without loss in image quality and animate using bones. Existing drawings such as heads can quickly get attached to a pre-animated character that you created with the Character Wizard, providing versatility and speed when creating your own characters.
New! Enhanced Drawing Tools
Combine the freehand tool's smart welding feature with the Delete Edge tool to create complex shapes quickly. This eliminates the need for precise drawing, giving you the freedom to sketch as you desire. Additional brush styles have been included and optional rounded end caps have been added to the drawing tools.
Apply a cut-out style effect to any character or object. View larger.
Quickly convert existing drawings to vector art. View larger.
Anime Studio Debut 8 offers an intuitive interface with powerful tools. View larger.
New! Vector Shape Selector
Quickly find and edit vector layers using the Vector Shape Selector. You no longer have to worry about naming each layer to easily find the one you're looking for. Just click on a shape in your project, and the corresponding layer automatically gets selected for editing. This eliminates tedious searching for the layer you want to edit.
New! Layer Outline Effects
Quickly apply a cut-out style effect to any character or object. Set the width and color for each outline and customize the look and feel of your animation.
New! Enhanced User Interface
Anime Studio 8 introduces new User Interface colors, allowing you to choose from various preset color schemes or create your own. The new Smart Tool Palette provides a less cluttered interface and a better user experience by hiding irrelevant tools.
New! More Ready-To-Use Content
Anime Studio Debut provides an extensive content library with hundreds of pieces of ready-to-use content that includes fully rigged, vector-based characters like Jace, Thorn, Anime Boy and Liz, as well as props, scenes, action words, stock video and images, sound effects and more so you can start creating your own animations right away.
- Beginner's Mode helps you start animating right away
- Incorporate sound clips with integrated audio recording and automatic lip-syncing
- Combine your animation with audio and video elements
- Apply cartoon effects to any image or video
- Integrate special effects such as motion blur and shadows
- Track, zoom and roll the camera
- Access the Content Library for hundreds of ready-to-use characters, props, scenes and more
- Pen tablet support simulates drawing on paper
- Built-in tutorials and sample files get you up and running quickly
- Import Quicktime, AVI or MPEG-4 video
- Export your animations in SWF, AVI or MOV format
- Render in popular formats and sizes
- Upload directly to Facebook and YouTube