At some point Smith Micro is bound to release a new version of Anime Studio. While the software is great, I think it could be made even better. Here are my three suggestions or wishes for AS10. If you have any suggestions, post them in the comments! I may talk about them in an upcoming Chad Chat.
I recently got word that Adobe is planning to switch over, exclusively, to their cloud based service for future product upgrades. That means if you want access to new features you will have to pay $50 a month, which in the end, will cost us more. This is especially true if you only use a few select products from their lineup. If you feel as strongly about this as I do, please click on the link above and sign the petition. Perhaps we can change the minds of the powers that be before it’s too late.
Chad Chat is back and today’s topic focuses on a way for you to monetize your YouTube videos. By joining MotionPXL, you gain this ability, plus access to community forums and a vast audio library. I know many of my subscribers out there are looking for a way to become a YouTube partner. Why not try MotionPXL instead? I’m a proud partner!
http://IncredibleTutoring.com This month I will be hosting a webinar each Thursday at 11 AM MST. You can request a private tutoring session if none of these seminars are of interest or if you’re looking for something more custom tailored to fit your needs. Here are the list of topics I will be covering:
Adobe Flash VS Anime Studio: There are several factors to consider when choosing a piece of animation software. Should you choose the popular brand name? Which software makes animation easier? What if you want to build games or apps? This seminar will discuss all the main points.
ActionScript 3.0 Basics: ActionScript is a powerful coding language used by Adobe Flash. This course is designed to slowly introduce the student to the basics. Trace statements, creating text, drawing graphics and more will be discussed.
Character Animation in Anime Studio: This seminar will go over how to rig up and animate a character in Anime Studio. Learn how to create a walking animation, utilize Switch Layers for talking scenes as well as hand gestures. The student will gain a basic grasp on animation after attending.
Introduction to Cartoon Production: Do you have a great idea for a cartoon but lack the knowledge of how to put the pieces together? Animation can be daunting for beginners. This class is designed to help you organization and set up a cartoon in it’s pre-production phase.
http://eprof.com/ctroft With the start of the new year, I am ready to teach classes through the eProf system! Every Wednesday this month, you will have an opportunity to attend class and interact with me and other students via web cam, microphone and text. This is a great way to learn about animation and get some personal assistance along the way!
Here is the schedule for January 2013:
Polishing Up Cartoons – January 9th
Creating a Head Turn in Anime Studio – January 16th
Introduction to Flash Animation – January 23rd
Introduction to Cartoon Production – January 30th
For more information, and to sign up for my classes, follow this link: https://eprof.com/ctroft/
New to eProf? Learn what it’s all about right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l512RGg-abM
In this week’s episode I answer a question regarding how to create a flow for character and story development in an animated cartoon. If you would be interesting in attending an online class in regards to this subject where you can interact with myself and fellow students, let your voice be heard in the comments section below!
Sign up for my new class: http://www.eprof.com/courses/72-creating-a-head-turn-in-anime-studio-pro-9
In this Chad Chat I discuss the new eProf system and how it will benefit users who are learning new software.
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In this review of Smith Micro’s Anime Studio Pro 9, I touch on the new upgrades and tweaks introduced to the animation environment. Is it worth the upgrade? Watch to find out!
If have a new movie and you’re ready to publish it to the web. Except, you don’t know how to copyright the work, to protect your creative ideas from infringement. This Chad Chat will explain the process in regards to online work.
The top three winners have been picked! Watch and find out who will win the grand prize. Thanks again to everyone who participated in this contest. I would also like to thank Smith Micro for their generous donation of prizes for this contest. It was a lot of fun, lot’s of great talent out there.