Thank you to Smith Micro

Thanks goes out to this week’s sponsor, Smith Micro. Smith Micro is a company with software geared towards artists. Two such products include Anime Studio and MotionArtist.

Anime Studio is a great piece of software for animating your cartoon. They sent me a demo version of Anime Studio a year or so ago and I found it to be pretty simple to use – much, much easier than some other products out there. It has a cool feature called ?Bone-rigging? that maps your character?s joints to a skeleton so that your drawing can move and stay proportional. It can import Photoshop files and convert them to vector. It?s worth checking out if you?ve had the idea of animating one of your comics or editorial cartoons.

The other package is MotionArtist. MotionArtist helps build interactive sequential stories in an easy drag, drop, point and click process with a ?Director?s View? that helps you keep the whole story straight so you can focus on the details. The end product is your story exported as a HTML5 website, or a video you can upload to YouTube or Facebook. There?s a few examples on their website worth checking out.