I have been working as freelance animator for several years now and am looking into branching out into using other kinds of software for different effects. There are so many different 2D softwares on the market, I was wondering if anyone could make a recommendation?
I use Flash a lot and am also traditionally trained in cell and paper animation. I would like software that would allow me to create a more painted or inky look and be able to experiment with textures and layers as I'm a bit bored with the vector based flat look of flash. I would like to keep it entirely digital as possible as I'm not interested in scanning in paper or anything like that. I am considering the toonboom animate set and have also had a look at TVP-Animation Pro 9.
Could anyone give me some advice?
Thanks and all the best