Smith Micro and Wacom Announce New Partnership

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Smith Micro Software and Wacom have announced a partnership to bring the ease of multi-touch functionality to animators and digital artists. The first in a series of exclusive releases with Wacom, Anime Studio customers can now use finger gestures on Bamboo Multi-Touch tablets with a special upgrade to Anime Studio 8.1. The Anime Studio 8.1 update includes over 30 new features, performance enhancements and integrated user feedback.

“Over the past few years, the iPhone and multi-touch finger gestures have dramatically changed the way people expect to work with their favorite tools and software,” said Steve Yatson, senior director of productivity and at Smith Micro Software. “We are thrilled to be the first in the industry to pioneer the use of multi-touch technology to create one-of-a-kind Anime Studio artwork and animations using Wacom tablets.”

Multi-touch offers a new way for digital artists and animators to speed up design time and make the entire process smoother. The solution lets anyone use simple finger taps and finger gestures to create and adjust characters, objects and scenes, zoom in and out of the canvas, drag and drop, rotate and scale and much more. Multi-touch technology senses input from more than one finger at a time, making it possible to use intuitive multi-finger motions to perform common commands.

The Anime Studio 8.1 Update Features:

  • The Wacom Feel Multi-Touch API
  • 30+ performance enhancements and integrated user feedback
  • Support for importing SVG vector files

The MSRP for Anime Studio Debut 8 is $49.99 and Anime Studio Pro 8 is $199.99, available at http://www.smithmicro.com/anime. Current users with a valid serial number can download and update their copy of Anime Studio 8 or 8.1 to version 8.2 for free by visiting http://anime.smithmicro.com/updates.html. Users with Anime Studio versions 7 or earlier can upgrade to Anime Studio Debut 8.2 for $19.99 or Anime Studio Pro 8.2 for $129.99 by visiting http://anime.smithmicro.com/upgrade.html.

Anime Studio Pro 8

Smith Micro's Anime Studio Pro 8

Wacom’s Bamboo Capture ($99.95 USD) and Bamboo Create ($199.95) pen and touch tablets are available at most consumer electronics retailers as well as Amazon and Wacom’s own online store. Visit www.wacom.com/bamboo for more information.

Wacom's Bamboo Capture / Bamboo Create

Wacom's Bamboo Capture / Bamboo Create