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Smith Micro Software Releases Anime Studio Debut 6 - The Easiest Way to Create Animations

Jun 09, 2009
Aspiring Animators Can Quickly Bring Their Cartoon Creations to Life and Share Them on Popular Social Networking Sites such as Facebook and YouTube

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group, today announced the availability of Anime Studio™ Debut 6. Anime Studio Debut 6 offers a comprehensive set of easy-to-use animation tools that help hobbyists, artists, and students create animations and cartoons for home videos, school projects, or their websites, and even share them via popular social networking sites such as Facebook and YouTube.

Anime Studio Debut 6 offers a new, streamlined interface for creating animations and digital shorts in the style of South Park and JibJab for a fraction of the cost of other popular animation programs. Anime Studio artists can import photos, videos and scanned drawings and browse from an extensive library of content that includes ready-to-use characters, props, action words, stock video, images and sound effects. With newly added professional features such as built in lip-syncing and motion tracking, Anime Studio helps artists easily bring their imaginations to life.

"Anime Studio Debut 6 is ideal for anyone looking for a full-featured animation program that is fun, creative and affordable," said Steve Yatson, Sr. Director of Graphics Solutions at Smith Micro Software. "We offer everything the hobbyist or aspiring artist needs to create professional quality 2D animation, such as ready-to-use anime and cartoon style characters, with tutorials and sample files designed to help them master the latest animation techniques. With Anime Studio Debut 6 you will be animating quickly, even if you've never done it before."

Also announced today is Anime Studio Pro 6, designed for more experienced users in production environments. Anime Studio Pro 6 offers HD video support, professional quality output and features such as auto shading to help artists easily create anime and cutout animations, 2D movies, cartoons and full-length animation for film or video.

Anime Studio Debut 6 Features and Benefits:

  • NEW - Enhanced Drawing Tools - Easily create vector-based characters and objects with Anime Studio's new suite of drawing tools that include a vector-based paintbrush and intuitive pen and pencil-style creation tools
  • NEW - Content Library - Boasts a visual content library containing hundreds of content materials including ready-to-use characters, stock video, sound effects and imagery to enhance creations
  • NEW - Publish for Multiple Media - Lets users output finished creations directly to YouTube or save them as popular video, TV and web formats, including SWF Flash animation files, as well as AVI and MOV movie files
  • NEW - Integrated Lip-Syncing - Offers professional quality lip-syncing based on sound amplitude. Easily and accurately synchronizes characters' lip and mouth movement through a simple and intuitive process that yields extremely accurate results
  • NEW - Motion Tracking - Objects can now be attached to visual markers in any video clip, allowing users to easily match object and video motion for professional results
  • NEW - Sequencer - Easily adjust the timing and synchronization of audio and video tracks by utilizing the simple timeline. Mix and match audio, video, images and animated components to create digital shorts and animations

Pricing and Availability:
The MSRP for Anime Studio Debut 6 is $49.99, with upgrades from previous versions priced at $19.99. Anime Studio 6 is available direct from the Smith Micro online store at: http://www.smithmicro.com/anime, and from popular resellers, catalogs and distribution partners worldwide.

For a limited time, owners of Anime Studio Debut can upgrade to Anime Studio Pro 6 for $129.99.

For Site Licensing and Educational pricing, email sitelicenses@smithmicro.com, 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's complete lines of products are available through its sales groups, direct from its websites, retail distributors and value-added resellers. Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information, please visit: http://www.smithmicro.com.

Smith Micro and the Smith Micro logo are trademarks and 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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