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November 7, 2011

Best 2011 Animation Software Programs

Filed under: Best Animation Software — admin @ 7:07 pm

SoftwareInReview looked at animation software programs. Listed below are our top seven animation software programs for 2011. Each program was ranked based on the ease of installation, the user friendliness and the availability of both help and support for the consumer.
The table below provides an overall rating given to each program. We have also included the price of each program and a short review along with a link to the manufacture’s website that can be accessed by clicking on the links provided below.

Best Animation Software for 2011

Animation Software
Price Full Review Go To Site Ease of Use Effectiveness Help/ Support Overall Rating
Toon Boom Studio 6
$329.99 Review Order 5 5 5
Anime Studio Debute 8 and Pro 8
$49.99, $199.99 Review Order 5 4.5 5
Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe
$59.99 Review Order 4.5 5 5
Animation Workshop 4.0a
$29.99 Review Order 4.5 5 4.5
Easy GIF Animator
$19.85 Review Order 4.5 4 4


Toon Boom Studio 6

http://www.toonboom.com/products/toon-boom-studio/

$329.99

Ease of Installation: 5

User Friendliness: 5

Help/Support: 5

Toon Boom Studio is known for their 2D animation software products due to the fact that they are perfect for everyone at any level of experience from new users to pro users. It allows you to create animation content in a range of different ways which include paper drawings that you scan in, digital drawings, live image imports and also importation of other artworks. You can then publish your finished works in every way for HDTV, Facebook, the iPod and iPad range as well as the web and TV.

Anime Studio Debut 8 and Pro 8

http://anime.smithmicro.com/

$49.99 and $199.99

Ease of Installation: 5

User Friendliness: 4.5

Help/Support: 5

The Debut version is ideal for those who are new to animation and need to learn the basics. The Pro version is perfect for those who already have a background in animation or are a professional who are looking to take the next step in how to fully bring everything to life without having to suffer through hours of frame by frame animation. Fun, easy to use and with excellent support you will love this cheeky program that brings animation into 21st Century fully without hesitation.

Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe

http://www.honestech.com/main/claymation-studio-30-standard.asp

$59.99

Ease of Installation: 4.5

User Friendliness: 5

Help/Support: 5

Cheaper than most animation software programs on the market the Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe is easy to use and a huge amount of fun to use. Designed ideally for children and teenagers it is the perfect place for adult beginners to learn the basic of how this type of product works without spending a large amount on an expensive software program. It also comes with a camera to save you even further money.

Animation Workshop 4.0a

http://www.mindworkshop.com/animwork.html

$29.99

Ease of Installation: 4.5

User Friendliness: 5

Help/Support: 4.5

This is not your usual 2D animation software program as it does not come with software that you can create cartoons etc what it does come with is everything you could ever need to create up-to-date and impressive commercial advertisements and banners. Perfectly devised and aimed at want to create their own advertisements without having to go through a massive learning program. This software program gives you a big head start and is very easy to use.

Easy GIF Animator

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/easygif.html

Free Trial or $19.85 to purchase

Ease of Installation: 4.5

User Friendliness: 4

Help/Support: 4

The free trial will give you a reasonable idea as to how the program helps you to create a GIF animated image. With the purchase version you will be then taught further how to layer on various effects and is a frame by frame interface program. For the price it is a very interesting and fun way to begin your journey into animation.

FotoMorph

http://www.diphso.no/FotoMorph.html

Free Download

Ease of Installation: 4.5

User Friendliness: 4

Help/Support: 4

This photo animation software can provide you some amazing results with several photos morphing into each other seamlessly. The sky is limit with this program but can for some seem very advanced and hard to understand so it is best used to its full potential by those who already have at least a basic understanding of how animation software works. Professionals can really go far with this product allowing them to create some hugely popular and impressive animations.

DigiCel FlipBook Pro 6

http://www.digicel.net/flipbook.htm

$598

Ease of Installation: 4

User Friendliness: 4

Help/Support: 4

This animation software is a cut above the rest as it allows you to draw right onto the computer using your mouse, scan a picture drawing in via your web cam and also scan them. There are a wide range of different tools and perfect for all ages as it can help beginners to learn the art of animation and also help those who have used other platforms to adapt and improve on their current skills by challenging them.

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