Posts Tagged ‘animation’

Daz Studio 4.5 Pro Free Download

January 15, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve visited Daz 3d website and was surprised that they’re offering a free download of Daz Studio Pro 4.5 edition of they’re popular 3d modeling program. This is the first time I’ve ever known them to offer the premium edition free(usually it’s the standard version); and not sure for how long. If you are an artist looking for 3d models to help with reference for your drawings, paintings, etc. This is a great program for that; as well as hobbyists interested in exploring 3d software for free.

DAZ Studio 4 Genesis™ Figure Platform wins the 3D World CG Technology Award. The Genesis Figure was voted Software Innovation of the Year for “breaking new ground and providing a clear benefit for artists in the creation or implementation of CG assets.”

DAZ Studio 4.5 Professional is simply the most powerful version of DAZ Studio. It includes everything you need to bring your work to 3D software applications, games, real-time apps, animations, high resolution art, and more.

DAZ Studio 4 has been updated to deliver more stability and reliability, higher performance and a number of new features.

It includes an entirely new file format that enables easy-to-use file saving and sharing, an updated version of the 3Delight render engine that delivers new features and faster render times, and many other enhancements that dramatically improve the overall user experience.

DAZ Studio 4.5 includes the full-featured DAZ Studio 3D application and numerous add-ons such as the Content Creator Toolkit for creating your own 3D content, 3D Bridge for Adobe® Photoshop®, The Texture Atlas, the GoZ Bridge For DAZ Studio 4 to ZBrush®, the Autodesk® FBX Exporter, and more.

Simply put, this makes up the most powerful collection of 3D software available for FREE for a limited time.

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Anime Studio 8 New Release

June 15, 2011

Create Your Own Cartoons and Animations

Create Animations in Minutes

The fun, quick and affordable way to create animations, Anime Studio is the ideal solution for first-time animators, hobbyists and digital artists. A Beginner’s Mode and Character Wizard allow you to design your own ready-to-animate characters in minutes.

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.

Share Everywhere

Export to the most popular web and video formats, or upload and share on YouTube™ or Facebook® directly from within Anime Studio

Press link above to purchase!

Free 2d animating software Flipbook

May 24, 2010

I ran across this free 2D animating software called Flipbook. Used by many professionals in the industry; From Rugrats, Simpsons, and Princess and the frog to name a few.


Anime Studio 5 Free Animation Software

May 8, 2010

Create your own cartoons and animations! Anime Studio includes everything aspiring artists and hobbyists need to create quality animations from start to finish. Anime Studio simplifies the animation process, empowering artists to create their projects faster and easier than ever before.

  • Get started quickly – Anime Studio is packed with ready-to-use anime style characters so you can start creating your own animations right away. Tutorials and sample files show you how to maximize Anime Studio’s powerful features giving you the jump needed from your first project onwards.
  • Your art, your way – To get started, sketch your original art, scan in or import graphics, or if you use a pen tablet you can recreate the sensation of drawing on paper.
  • Vector graphics provide power and flexibility – Use multiple layering and resize your images with no loss in quality.
  • Animate your characters using bones – Using Anime Studio’s bone rigging system, you can add a skeleton to any image by point-and-click to bring it to life. With Anime Studio, there’s no need to create new art for each individual frame as you animate. Just adjust the bones to your desired position and the program will generate the movement for you. It’s that easy!
  • Direct your action with an intuitive timeline – Setting your movements to a timeline makes animation easy to understand. Anime Studio will create animations up to two minutes long.
  • Add audio soundtracks to your animations – Add emotion and style to your animations by adding sound. Anime Studio supports WAV and AIFF formats.
  • Integrate with Adobe Photoshop – Import layered PSD files using a Photoshop plug-in that converts files to Anime Studio format, included free with Anime Studio.
  • Publish for multiple media – Output your animations to video, TV, and web formats. Whether you’re a digital enthusiast, a newcomer to animation, or if you want to create art for work or fun, Anime Studio provides what you need to create your own animations faster than anything else available! System RequirementsWindows:
    • Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, 2000 (Service Pack 2 or higher), Windows XP Home/Professional/Tablet PC Edition • 500 MHz Intel Pentium or equivalent Processor minimum • 256 MB RAM minimum • 50 MB free hard disk space minimum • 16 bit color (65,536 colors) display or above 1024×768 resolution • CD-ROM (for physical version of application)

    • Mac OS X v10.3.9+ (Universal Binary), Mac OS X v10.4+ recommended • PowerPC G5/G4 Processor 500MHz or above (Intel Processor recommended) • 256 MB RAM minimum • 50 MB free hard disk space minimum • 16 bit color (65,536 colors) display or above 1024×768 resolution • CD-ROM (for physical version of application)


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    Blender 2.5 alpha release (3D program)

    March 20, 2010

     Blender 2.5 is a powerful all in one free 3d program. Familar with Poser, Daz3d, etc.  It’s very similar to those 3d programs and if buying programs aren’t in your budget right now, I highly recommend getting this program.

    model • shade • animate • render • composite • interactive 3d

    Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.

  • Revolutionary non-overlapping and non-blocking UI delivers unsurpassed workflow
  • Flexible and fully configurable window layout with as many screen setups as you prefer
  • Undo support on all levels
  • Anti-aliased fonts with international translation support
  • Any window space can be easily switched to any window type (curve editor, NLA, 3D view etc)
  • Built-in text editor for annotations and editing Python scripts
  • Graphical user interface for Python scripts
  • Custom themes
  • Consistent interface across all platforms
  • Rigging

             Fast skeleton creation mode

    • Interactive 3D paint for vertex weighting
    • Fast envelope based skinning
    • Automatic Skinning that really works (heat equilibrium based)
    • Mirror editing (bone creation and weight painting)
    • Double Quaternions reduce shrinking and other bone deformation errors
    • Volume deformer uses a mesh cage to deform complex meshes with great results
    • Bone layers and colored groups for better rig organization
    • B-spline interpolated bones; forget about elbow twists
    • Constraint stack for IK solver setup and other constraints
    • PyConstraints; if you need something not yet implemented code it in python with real time feed back, no compiling needed


    • Armature (skeleton) deformation with forward/inverse kinematics with pole target support
    • Auto IK allows posing FK chains easily
    • Non-linear animation editor for mixing individual actions created in Action editor
    • Automated walkcycles along paths
    • Animated constraint system
    • Vertex key framing for morphing, with controlling sliders
    • Edit and create new blendshapes from existing targets
    • Character animation pose editor
    • ‘Ipo’ system integrates both motion curve and traditional key-frame editing
    • Audio playback, mixing and editing support for sound synchronisation
    • Timeline offers fast acces to many playback functions, autokey, help markers
    • Python scripting access for custom and procedural animation effects