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AS Pro 5... Should I upgrade?

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:51 pm
by Morbius
I've been toying with the idea to finally use my copy of AS Pro. I bought it a while back and haven't used it. I want to do animation using images I draw and color in PS and then animate with bones in AS.

Some things that are important to me:
-Being able to blur (for DoF)
-Light Effects (which I guess can be done with layers?)
-Good bone controls with images (PNG)
-Secondary bone motion (dynamic bones? - for hair swings)
-And the ability to mask? for eyes and mouth animation? I'm not sure how best to go about that yet. I want to move the eyes around and be able to close it (and not just 1 frame open 1 frame closed - I'd like to have full motion) same for the mouth.
-3d parallax motion

That's the basics of what I'm looking for. Things like lip-sync and particles for smoke would be nice too.

I know my version of AS has a lot of this stuff. SO! Should I upgrade to 7? What major changes (if any) have happened since 5? What will 7 have that 5 doesn't that will help me?


Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:51 am
by chucky
Wait for the next release Morbius.
7 is buggy
5.6 is stable and has all those features.

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:04 pm
by Atout66
Thanks chucky, it's nice to read when you're (still) an ASP5.6 user like me ;-)