Sep 7 2006
e frontier today announced the release of Anime Studio 5, a 2D animation and cartoon creation software. Anime Studio utilizes a unique and revolutionary “bone rigging” system normally found only in 3D graphics software that streamlines the animation workflow, reduces production time, and saves money by requiring a smaller team of animators than normally used in animation. Powerful manipulation and drawing tools can be used with digital photos to create cut out animations similar to Jibjab.com and SouthParkStudios.com. Importing of drawings, movies and sounds to create high-quality and entertaining animations has also been made easy with Anime Studio.
Anime Studio will be available for an estimated street price USD$49.99, and Anime Studio Pro for an estimated street price of USD$199.99. Anime Studio can be purchased as electronic download direct from e frontier’s web site or from select online partners, and will be available in late September from e frontier’s retail partners worldwide. Anime Studio is available free to educational institutions as part of e frontier’s Lab Pack Program, and available to educational users for USD$29.99, with Anime Studio Pro available for USD$99.99. Both Anime Studio 5 and Anime Studio Pro 5 require Mac OS X v10.3.9 or better (Universal Binary) (Mac OS X v10.4 recommended) and a Mac with a PowerPC G5/G4 Processor 500MHz or above (Intel Processor recommended).