Create cartoons and animations from start to finish. Everything you need to get started with 2D animation.
Anime Studio Debut is fun, easy, and exciting. It’s a great tool for artistic expression and ideal for any age group. While it is very affordable, this entry-level animation software program is also very powerful. You won’t find your ideas or projects limited by the features of the software. Detailed video tutorials make learning the tools a snap and pre-made content and characters help you get started right away. Get started today!
View larger View larger 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.
Export to the most popular web and video formats, or upload and share on YouTube or Facebook directly from within Anime Studio.
Tons of Tutorials
Access videos and sample files to master powerful features and start animating right away.
Bring Your Photos to Life with Automatic Image Tracing
Import your scanned drawings or existing images and photos then convert them to vector drawings with the click of a button. Trace as black and white or edges only and adjust a number of settings to style your vector image. Color your vector art, resize without loss in image quality and animate it using bones.
View larger Character Wizard
Quickly design ready-to-animate characters using the built-in Character Wizard. Select preset, dial-in body proportions, and choose from dozens of predesigned 2D components such as hands, feet, mouths, eyes, noses, and heads.
Start animating right away by choosing Beginner’s Mode. Get exactly the help you need for each tool or feature with automatic roll over tips and built-in tutorials and sample files. You don’t even have to leave the application to watch a video tutorial.
Add an object to an imported video that will follow the position and rotation of something, like a person’s thumb. Just add tracking points that identify the item on the screen you want to follow.
Audio Recording, Sound Effects, and Automatic Lip Syncing
Add a soundtrack and lip-syncing to your animations. Record your own sound clips inside Anime Studio and adjust the pitch from high to low to fit your animated characters or import existing audio files into your project. Anime Studio will automatically insert them into your timeline, where you can adjust the timing and length to fit your scene. Using the Sequencer, freely move multiple sounds along the timeline to adjust syncing. Anime Studio supports WAV, AIFF, MP3 and M4A formats.
Enhanced, Powerful Drawing Tools; Easy-to-Use Automatic Effects
Customize colors and fills for your objects using the Style palette. Add line effects such as Shaded, Soft Edge, Halo, Image Texture, and Gradients. Apply a cartoon style effect to any image or video with a couple of mouse clicks. Easily select and remove unwanted background colors from your images using the Image Masking tool. Draw with pattern brushes and create perspective shadows with Anime Studio’s layer masking feature.
Wacom Multi-Touch Support
Wacom Multi-Touch support allows you to use Wacom’s new generation touch tablets with Anime Studio. Easily edit characters, scale, rotate, pan, zoom in and out of the canvas with simple finger gestures. Available on Bamboo, Intuos, and Cintiq touch-based tablets.
View larger View larger View larger NEW! Updated Content Library with Free Characters, Props, and Scenes
There is a huge variety of content included with Anime Studio. Browse through existing content, save your own creations to the library, and easily categorize content and search for items by keyword. Add selected content to your scenes through a simple drag and drop.
NEW! Enhanced Drawing Tools
New tools mean more ways to create and achieve awesome results.
NEW! Multiple Document Support
Anime Studio now allows you to open more than one document at a time, and switch from one to another in a tabbed interface.
NEW! Combined Bone Tools
The scale, rotate and translate bone tool functions have been combined into the new Transform Bone Tool.
NEW! Combined Point Tools
The new Transform Point Tool allows you to move, resize and rotate any point you wish. More focus is dedicated to your drawings with live Freehand previews.
NEW! Point Hiding
You can now hide any point or bone you wish!
NEW! Edit Multiple Layers Simultaneously
Select multiple layers, including layers of different types, and apply changes to multiple layers at the same time.
NEW! Automatic Updates
Anime Studio now automatically checks for updates. Saving you time from having to check manually!
And many more NEW features!
Windows: Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or newer 1.3 GHz Pentium 4 or newer, Athlon 64 or newer 2 GB RAM recommended 700 MB free hard drive space minimum OpenGL enabled GPU recommended 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) DVD-ROM drive (physical version only) Internet connection for product activation recommended Windows Internet Explorer 9 or newer Macintosh: Macintosh OS X 10.8, 10.9 or newer 64-bit OS required 1.3 GHz Intel Processor or newer 2 GB RAM recommended 700 MB free hard drive space minimum 1024×768 display (1280×800 recommended) DVD-ROM drive (physical version only) Internet connection for product activation recommended