Anime Studio Pro 7 Delivers Cutting-Edge Tools to Speed Up Production Workflow and Create Stunning Animations

Jun 11th 2010
Eliminates Tedious Frame-by-Frame Editing with Powerful New Features Including 3D Shape Design, Physics, Integrated Lip-Synching and Many New Innovative Features

ALISO VIEJO, CA – June 10, 2010 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group today announced the availability of Anime Studio® Pro 7, the all-in-one tool for professionals and digital artists to create stunning 2D movies, cartoons and cutout animations. To speed up production workflow, Anime Studio Pro 7 provides a new, fully stocked Content Library and cutting-edge new features such as simulated physics, 3D shape design, integrated audio recording, and advanced animation tools.

Anime Studio Pro 7 alleviates the need for tedious frame-by-frame design through its revolutionary bone-rigging system that enables users to create a character skeleton that moves the figure over time, offering a greater deal of control, flexibility and efficiency in the design process. The new Simulated Physics toolkit allows users to apply movement parameters to characters and objects so that they fall, rotate and react in a natural manner. Users have the power to control density, gravity, friction and springiness of objects, and adjust how objects collide.

"Our training and background is with traditional pencil and paper animation," said Jonathan Dower, former Disney animator and Director of Tui Studios, creator of the popular iPhone apps Little Bella and Monster Melody Mash. "When we discovered Anime Studio Pro, we were blown away by its flexibility. We now have the fluidity and subtlety of traditional animation with a much more streamlined work process."

Anime Studio Pro 7provides the power and flexibility to mix and match traditional 2D cartoon images with 3D figures, photographs and video to create cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind animations. Anime Studio offers motion tracking, integrated audio recording and built-in lip-synching to enable artists to quickly add sound, music or dialogue without ever leaving the application. Once created, shorts and high definition full-length animations can be easily exported to any number of file formats, including AVI, MOV and Flash.

"Anime Studio Pro 7 delivers everything needed to create and share professional quality animation in a complete package that saves time and resources for artists," said Sarina DuPont, Product Manager, Productivity and Graphics Group at Smith Micro Software. "With new features such as 3D shape design and simulated physics, we're pleased to introduce the most powerful animation program available on the market with a price point that simply cannot be beat."

Anime Studio Pro 7 Features and Benefits

New Simulated Physics - Offers a powerful new feature set, allowing users to set density, gravity, friction and springiness of objects.
NEW - 3D Shape Design -Convert 2D vector layers into a 3D object

NEW - Integrated Audio Recording - Record your own sound clips within Anime Studio with integrated Audio Recording

NEW - Content Library - Quickly organize and access content with the new Library

NEW - Poser® Scene Import - Import Poser Scenes into Anime Studio to combine 2D and 3D animation style·
NEW - Follow Path Tool - Select any character or object to follow and bend along a pre-drawn path, making animating along curves easy

NEW - Gather Media Function - Collects all files (audio, video, and images) and creates folders for the collected media to prevent the hassle of lost info and broken.

NEW – File Transfer- Create and archive projects within Anime Studio and then seamlessly upload them to the Web, with free 2GB of storage space.

Pricing and Availability:

The MSRP for Anime Studio Pro 7 is $199.99 and is available direct from the Smith Micro online store at: http://www.smithmicro.com/animepro and from popular resellers, catalogs and distribution partners worldwide.


Owners of Anime Studio Pro can upgrade to Anime Studio Pro 7 for $129.99 at


www.smithmicro.com/proupgrades.


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ANNOUNCING NEW ANIME STUDIO DEBUT 7 - THE QUICKEST WAY FOR BEGINNING ANIMATORS TO BRING CARTOON CREATIONS TO LIFE


Easy-to-Use Tools Now Include a Beginner's Mode to Help Aspiring Animators Create Animations and Share Finished Projects via Facebook and YouTube


ALISO VIEJO, CA – June 10, 2010 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group today announced the availability of Anime Studio® Debut 7, the complete animation program for creating 2D movies, cartoons, anime and cut-out animations in styles of South Park, JibJab and much more. Anime Studio Debut 7 features an intuitive interface, built-in Audio Recording and Lip-Syncing, as well as a stocked Content Library.

Learning to use a new animation program can feel intimidating for beginners, who are often overwhelmed by the amount of options, screens, and features available to them. Anime Studio Debut 7 offers a brand new Beginner's Mode that can be turned on or off and gently guides first time animators through key animation tools and techniques. The Beginner's Mode gives anyone quick access to the essential features of Anime Studio with short video tutorials, roll-over instructions and a streamlined interface to enable anyone to start creating animations within moments of opening the software.

The program provides the power and flexibility to mix and match your own drawings with stock content assets and photographs to create cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind animations. For those users who want to add sound, music or dialogue to their finished product, Anime Studio offers integrated audio recording and built in lip-synching. Once complete, users can upload their creations to popular sites like YouTube and Facebook to share their projects with friends and family online.

"With the latest version of Anime Studio, we wanted to address the experience of many first-time users who dive straight into the program, but need a little assistance in getting started," said Sarina DuPont, Product Manager, Productivity and Graphics Group at Smith Micro Software. "Designed for cartoon and film fans who are inspired to tell their own story through animation,Anime Studio Debut 7 is the ideal application for any user, regardless of experience or age."

Anime Studio Debut 7 Features and Benefits:

NEW - Beginner's Mode -Beginner's Mode helps users start animating right away

NEW - Integrated Audio Recording - Ability to record your own sound clips within Anime Studio with integrated Audio Recording

NEW - Content Library – Users can quickly organize and access content with the new Library

NEW - Toon Image & Video Filter - Apply a cartoon style effect to any image or video

NEW - Freehand Brush Styles - A variety of customizable brush styles make creating original artwork a snap

NEW - Image Masking Tool – Allows users to easily select and remove unwanted background colors from photos using the Image Masking tool

NEW - Follow Path Tool - Select any character or object to follow and bend along a pre-drawn path, making animating along curves easy

NEW - Gather Media Function - Collects all files (audio, video, and images) and creates folders for the collected media to prevent the hassle of lost info and broken.

NEW - More Included Content - More ready-to-use content such as characters, audio and props

NEW – File Transfer - Create and archive projects within Anime Studio and then seamlessly upload them to the Web, with free 2GB of storage space.

Pricing and Availability:

The MSRP for Anime Studio Debut 7 is $49.99 at http://www.smithmicro.com/anime, with upgrades from previous versions priced at $19.99 at www.smithmicro.com/debutupgrades and from popular resellers, catalogs and distribution partners worldwide.

Owners of Anime Studio Debut can upgrade to Anime Studio Pro 7 for $129.99 at www.smithmicro.com/proupgrades.

For Site Licensing and Educational pricing, email [email protected], or contact Smith Micro at: 831-768-3612.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops mobility solutions that enable seamless broadband connectivity and next generation media and mobile convergence products over wireless networks.

The Company's Productivity and Graphics Group provides software solutions for people who want their computing experience to be more secure, organized and creative. Smith Micro Software's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information, please visit: http://www.smithmicro.com.

Smith Micro, the Smith Micro logo, and Anime Studio are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

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