Learning Anime Studio
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- Draw and rig cartoon assets using a set of robust tools
- Breathe life into your animated productions with in-depth sets and props
- Learn tips and tricks to add appealing effects to your animated cartoons
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 354 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : May 2014
ISBN : 1849699577
ISBN 13 : 9781849699570
Author(s) : Chad Troftgruben
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Other
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Stepping into the World of Animation
Chapter 2: Drawing in Anime Studio
Chapter 3: Exploring Layers and Timelines
Chapter 4: Enhancing Your Art with the Layer Settings Panel and Style Palette
Chapter 5: Bringing a Cartoon Character to Life
Chapter 6: Developing Your Cartoon's Scenery
Chapter 7: Creating a Library of Actions and Assets
Chapter 8: Animating Your Characters
Chapter 9: Exporting, Editing, and Publishing
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Errata- 1 submitted: last submission 19 May 2014
Page no: 96
Errata type: Technical
Resolution: The line "Placing your cursor on one of the nine points surrounding the inside box will resize the layer" should be as follows:
Placing your cursor on one of the eight points surrounding the inside box will resize the layer.
Page no: 97
Errata type: Technical
Resolution: The information box at the start of the page says "If you have Scale Compensation enabled in the Anime Studio Properties panel...". It should be as follows:
If you have Scale Compensation enabled in the Anime Studio Preferences panel...
What you will learn from this book
- Write outlines and screenplays for your projects
- Draw your very own cartoon character with an impressive set of draw and fill tools.
- Rig a character using the advanced bone system
- Take advantage of the different layer types such as Vectors, Bones, and Switches
- Use the Channels, Sequencer, and Motion Graph timelines to control the animation in every aspect of your production
- Create unique effects using different brushes and layer settings
- Design props and set pieces for your character to inhabit
- Combine your animated scenes with video editing software
- Render your videos for distribution on websites such as YouTube and Vimeo
Anime Studio is your complete animation program to help you create cut-out, anime and other types of cartoons. You can create your own animated shorts and use Anime Studio to produce cartoon animations for film, TV, or streaming over the Web. Anime Studio is great for hobbyists and professionals alike, combining tools for both illustration and animation. With Anime Studio’s easy-to-use interface, you will be creating an animated masterpiece in no time.
This practical, step-by-step guide will provide you with a structured path for designing an animated cartoon and gives you a strong foundation to create your future projects. This book also serves as a great reference guide for Anime Studio Pro 10’s new features.
This book starts by getting you acquainted with the tools and features of Anime Studio Pro 10. You will then learn how to utilize them to create a cohesive and polished package. You will dive into the Anime Studio drawing tools, layer types, and various panels to create and rig a cartoon character as well as design background scenes and props. Everything is then combined, animated and polished. Finally, you will take everything you have created and edit it together so that it can be distributed online through websites such as YouTube and Vimeo.
Written in an easy to follow manner with practical exercises, this book takes you through every aspect of Anime Studio, guiding you to create your own original cartoon.
Who this book is for
Learning Anime Studio is for newcomers to Anime Studio or animation in general. Hobbyists and newcomers with ambitions of being an animator will get the most out of this book. However, intermediate and long time users will be able to use various chapters as a reference to some of Anime Studio’s tools and features. The book also serves as a guide for the new enhancements introduced in Anime Studio Pro 10.