Since the release of Anime Studio 5 earlier in the fall, e frontier America Inc. has seen impressive sales of its 2D animation and cartoon creation software. Anime Studio was previously known as Moho.
Anime Studio utilizes a "bone rigging" system normally found only in 3D graphics software that streamlines the animation workflow and reduces production time. Manipulation and drawing tools can be used with digital photos to create cut out animations similar to JibJab Media and SouthParkStudios.com.
GreyKid Pictures director Stu Gamble said, "Anime Studio's ease of use and excellent features enables us to produce high quality animation at an international level. It is the true hybrid of 2D and 3D animation; the results that the software produces are second to none. The only thing that limits its use is your imagination."
Mike Clifton, creator of Moho and Anime Studio said, "Anime Studio empowers digital artists of all skills and levels with the ability to animate."
e frontier vp of sales Mark Leitch added, "Anime Studio makes exporting to the Web and other popular movie formats easy. I expect users to share their home made animations on popular viral sites like YouTube.com and portable devices like Apple's Video iPods."
Anime Studio will be available for $49.99, and Anime Studio Pro for $199.99. Anime Studio can be purchased as electronic download direct from e frontier's website or from select online partners. Anime Studio is available free to educational institutions as part of e frontier's Lab Pack Program, and available to educational users for $29.99, with Anime Studio Pro available for $99.99. More information about the educational Lab Pack Program can be found at www.e-frontier.com/go/education/labpack.
e frontier, Inc., and its subsidiary companies publish and distribute computer graphics software for digital artists and hobbyists worldwide, including Poser, Shade, Amapi Pro, Manga Studio and MotionArtist and Anime Studio and produce computer graphic content and software-related books and magazines. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and has offices in Scotts Valley, California, and Bordeaux, France. For more information, go to www.e-frontier.com.