Smith Micro is offering full version of Anime Studio 5 as free download for both Mac & Windows. Amazon.com sells for 40$. The latest version is 6.
Anime Studio is your complete animation program for creating 2D movies, cartoons, anime or cut out animations. Create your own desktop animated shorts in the style of SouthParkStudios.com and JibJab.com, or use it to produce full-length animation for film, video or streaming over the web. Some features of Anime Studio 5 are
- Create your characters and objects by drawing or scanning directly into Anime Studio.
- With bone-rigging, vector-based graphics, and layer-based workflow you can create animated shorts up to two minutes in length
- Add a soundtrack or other special effects, such as lip-synching, line effects, camera angle, glows, particle effects and more, to your animation
- Output your finished animations to popular movie formats, including AVI, MOV, and Flash
Below video is a sample character animation that was entirely done inside Anime Studio, from initial drawing to final rendering.