TechNews with TechNYK

I apologise to my all my readers for my absence as I went into hibernation for a week due to unforeseen circumstances but now NYK is back with a bang so be ready for the feast. So, let me first update you all about what all has happened this week in the world of tech obviously with NYK humor embedded 🙂

  • Google plans to launch Google Chrome OS (I wonder what happened to Android Dreams?)
  • Microsoft sees light at the end of the tunnel with Silverlight(Adobe Flash is way Ahead Dear MS)
  • Google Apps is out of BETA (Oh Really! I though it will stay till Chrome OS is launched)
  • All Windows Vista system sold starting August 2009 will have an option to upgrade to Windows 7 once its launched(Xp Users doomed yet again)
  • RIP Michael: your passing has shown the power of Twitter(MJ – King of Pop/Web/World forever)
  • Sarah Brown’s G8 summit tweets and blogs(Has the BBC server crashed?)
  • Luxury Notebooks are non-starters(So are Luxury cars like Jaguar & Land Rover)
  • Windows 7 Build 7600 rumored as RTM(It’s not a rumor its a fact,we have launched it)
  • Nvidia Launches 3d graphics card(Take of your specs and put on the 3d glasses)

Enough News for a week, now its time for some freebies to be distributed to all my loyal readers  and specially to animation enthusiast:

Anime Studio is a proprietary vector-based 2D animation software for animators originally distributed by LostMarble, later by e frontier. The software comes in two different versions, named Anime Studio and Anime Studio Pro, the first being restricted in terms of possible length and image size, as well as not having all the functions of the Pro version. Anime Studio is available for the Windows and Macintosh operating systems.

The software was originally developed under the name “Moho” by LostMarble, the last Moho version 5.4 was identical with the first release of Anime Studio Pro. Current release version is 6.0. LostMarble is still the home of Papagayo, a free lip sync software which works with Anime Studio.

Anime Studio, despite what its name suggests, is also capable of other styles of animation. It can export its animations as flash cartoons, create cutout-style animation, and, within its restrictions, mimic some pencil-drawn animation. Since it features some basic 3D functionality, it can be seen as a 2½D program. Short films, especially those which tell their story in one scene, can be produced relatively quickly compared to other programs, because of the usage of vector morphing instead of frame-by-frame animation. On the 6th of June, 2009, Smith Micro released Anime Studio 6, which has more features, including motion tracking, lip-syncing and more.

Features:

  • Anime Studio features layers of different types for artwork as well as for grouping and switching assets. Layers can be animated in perspective.
  • Layer ordering can be animated (since v5.6)
  • Camera movements.
  • Pressure-sensitive tablets in combination with brush shapes can be used to create natural-looking strokes. Artwork created in Anime Studio is basically resolution-independent.
  • The animator can create a skeleton of Bones to which pieces of artwork are attached. The skeleton works with inverse and forward kinematics and makes it easier to animate characters.
  • Tweening of all layer, vector shapes, and bone animation.
  • Styles for outlines and fills.
  • Masks are possible.
  • Anime Studio has some 3D abilities, useful for multiplane camera effects and even complex set building.
  • Anime Studio supports several file formats to import pictures and video. Alpha channels of PNG and video files are recognised.
  • Multiple soundtracks can be added. In combination with Papagayo Anime Studio provides automatic lip sync.
  • Anime Studio exports films to .swf, but without certain effects which are not part of the .swf file format. Export to video or image includes everything and can be done in any resolution. Videos can be rendered with an alpha channel.
  • Most tools are completely scriptable

Here is the link for it : http://my.smithmicro.com/freeanime/

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