Animate 3 is a software made specially for paperless, frame-by-frame animation. The highlights of this product:
True pencil – the tool creates a pencil line with variable thickness that supports pressure sensitivity. The drawn lines are also easily modifiable.
Texture brushes – Animate allows you to draw with texture brushes. This feature allows the user to create that rough drawing effect as if it was drawn on paper, simulating that pencil-on-paper feeling.
Tool presets toolbar – this feature allows the user to sae presets for any tool, remembering the properties of that tool.
Some of the features in Animate 3:
- Real Media Tools
- Smart Palettes
- Frame-by-frame Animation
- Shift and Trace
- Camera Moves
- Motion Paths
- Edit Ease
- Simple Effects
- Full-quality Render
The other announced product is Animate Pro 3. This is the best software for doing cut-out style animation. You can build character rigs, animate and do special effects – all in one software.
Additional Animate Pro 3 highlights:
Bone deform – this feature is meant to allow the user to add deformers to bend drawings around bones and articulations. Apply deform to vector drawings, textures or imported bitmaps.
While Animate Pro 3 basically has the same features as Animate 3, this software is a little more expanded in the presented options:
- Bone Deform
- Advanced Rigging
- Integrated library
- Cut-out Animation
- Full 3D Rotation
- Built-in Effects
Both products are now available on a 64-bit core. This gives you the freedom to use more of the computer’s resources and output high-resolution files for a professional-quality production. In addition, they both support standard two-finger Touch Gestures for zooming, rotating and scaling of the canvas when using a tablet. Finally, they both benefit from interface enhancements designed to simplify workflow and streamline the animation process.