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Anime Studio Japan

Post by artfx » Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:21 am

With a name like Anime Studio, you would think this tool should be getting noticed in Japan. Different than Manga Studio, which, as I understand it, actually came from Japan and was translated to English by E-Frontier (now Smith Micro), Anime Studio was simply named so by them to catch a new audience. Still, this move should turn some heads in Japan as well.

I haven't seen much Vector animation happening at all in Japan. If it is, are users picking up Anime Studio? Is there a Japanese Anime Studio forum out there? I'd like to check it out.
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Post by Rudiger » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:00 am

The bottom line is that I don't think Anime Studio has even been released in Japan, so I'm pretty sure that the Japanese userbase consists of little more than this forum's own Patmals. The problem is there is already a bitmap-based Japanese animation program called "Anime Studio" in Japan http://animestudio.jp/, so if Smith Micro wanted to release it over there they would have to change it's name. Hey, maybe they could do the reverse of what they did with Manga Studio and call it Cartoon Studio or something! It would take some doing as a wannabe animator in Japan is better of buying RetasStudio as it's only $100 or so more than Anime Studio is over here and it's exactly what they would be expected to use as a professional animator working for a Japanese studio.
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Re: Anime Studio Japan

Post by Patmals » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:38 pm

artfx wrote:With a name like Anime Studio, you would think this tool should be getting noticed in Japan. Different than Manga Studio, which, as I understand it, actually came from Japan and was translated to English by E-Frontier (now Smith Micro), Anime Studio was simply named so by them to catch a new audience. Still, this move should turn some heads in Japan as well.

I haven't seen much Vector animation happening at all in Japan. If it is, are users picking up Anime Studio? Is there a Japanese Anime Studio forum out there? I'd like to check it out.
Hi Artfx,

there are users of AS here in Japan.

http://www.noy.jp/as/
http://mion-orz.cocolog-nifty.com/oboeg ... index.html
http://suiseikobo.sakura.tv/Tool/ASP.html

I think there is a forum at e-frontier jp's artside site but i haven't logged for a while

http://artistside.com/

Retas HD and RetasStudio are vector. And Flash is popular here - i also have flash 8 professional

http://www.adobe.com/jp/products/flash/basic/

I think stuff like Re:Cutey Honey was done in Flash.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceve51NEqn4

And about that animestudio.jp website. that product has been around for a long time - much longer than E-frontier US changed Moho to AS.
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Post by uddhava » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:11 pm

Hi,

I wish I could read Japanese. It looks like there are some interesting tips or tutorials on some of those sites. Also at this site, (pg. 2)
http://suiseikobo.sakura.tv/Tool/ASP.html
There is a little program ASPconv. that can take PSD files and PNG files and put them in a ASP file in a bone, group or switch layer. Interesting.

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Post by Víctor Paredes » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:40 pm

uddhava wrote:It looks like there are some interesting tips or tutorials on some of those sites. Also at this site, (pg. 2)
http://suiseikobo.sakura.tv/Tool/ASP.html
There is a little program ASPconv. that can take PSD files and PNG files and put them in a ASP file in a bone, group or switch layer. Interesting.

Udd
Oh, that tool looks very cool. I'm working with Sai an AS and would be great to export the files without using photoshop. Sadly, AS doeesn't open the files created with with ASPconv.
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Post by uddhava » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:52 pm

Selgin,

I tried it using Artweaver to create the Photoshop (PSD) file and after I created the ASP file in ASPconv. it opened in Anime Studio pro with no problem.

udd
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Post by Víctor Paredes » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:03 pm

uddhava wrote:Selgin,

I tried it using Artweaver to create the Photoshop (PSD) file and after I created the ASP file in ASPconv. it opened in Anime Studio pro with no problem.

udd
thanks. that's weird, I tried with psd from photoshop, sai and photopaint and no one worked. maybe it's because of my dirty windows. I must format soon.
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Post by Patmals » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:15 pm

Rudiger wrote:The bottom line is that I don't think Anime Studio has even been released in Japan, so I'm pretty sure that the Japanese userbase consists of little more than this forum's own Patmals. The problem is there is already a bitmap-based Japanese animation program called "Anime Studio" in Japan http://animestudio.jp/, so if Smith Micro wanted to release it over there they would have to change it's name. Hey, maybe they could do the reverse of what they did with Manga Studio and call it Cartoon Studio or something! It would take some doing as a wannabe animator in Japan is better of buying RetasStudio as it's only $100 or so more than Anime Studio is over here and it's exactly what they would be expected to use as a professional animator working for a Japanese studio.
Thanks Rudiger! Haha that name Cartoon Studio would be amusing! ;)

You could try the memberlist above - search for users in Japan.
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Post by Patmals » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:17 pm

uddhava wrote:Hi,

I wish I could read Japanese. It looks like there are some interesting tips or tutorials on some of those sites. Also at this site, (pg. 2)
http://suiseikobo.sakura.tv/Tool/ASP.html
There is a little program ASPconv. that can take PSD files and PNG files and put them in a ASP file in a bone, group or switch layer. Interesting.

Udd
I mentioned that PSD tool before, but it seemed to be ignored :(
hehe.. anyway, i hope it gets more use - i think it's a very good tool, especially as you create different kinds of layers from the PSD files.
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Post by Patmals » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:31 pm

There is a very small community on that artistside website for AS.

http://artistside.com/?m=pc&a=page_c_ho ... ommu_id=21

4 PEOPLE!!! and that is NOT including myself! :D
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Post by Patmals » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:44 pm

Something on Niconico video (japanese youtube-like website - you MAY need to have an account.. hmm


http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm6296240
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