Scotts Valley, CA - E frontier America Inc. has released Anime Studio 5, a 2D animation and cartoon creation software offering. Anime Studio employs a "bone rigging" system common of 3D graphics software designed to streamline the animation workflow, reduce production time, and save money by requiring a smaller team of animators than normally used in animation.
The software's manipulation and drawing tools can be used with digital photos to create cut-out animations similar to those found on Jibjab.com and SouthParkStudios.com. Anime Studio also enables the importation of drawings, movies, and sounds to create quality, entertaining animations.
Anime Studio was previously known as "Moho," a respected name in the animation community that has been used by professionals and studios to
create feature films, short films, and commercials.
Anime Studio will be available for an estimated street price $49.99, and Anime Studio Pro for an estimated street price of $199.99. Anime Studio can
be purchased as an 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 $29.99, with Anime Studio Pro available for $99.99.