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A_W_O_L__
03-29-2012, 03:52 AM
hello
does anyone here know of any good manga animation softwares... im not talking about small animations like animated comics but like what they would use to make somthing like death note or bleach.

Rubisko
03-29-2012, 04:28 AM
My guess would be that they use software that is suitable for any type of animation. If you're completely new to animating I would recommend you to pick up the trial of Adobe Flash, since there are a lot of help available for it. You should also keep in mind that the animes you mentioned are created by large teams, and that they are very likely to use a wide range of different software

GunZet
03-29-2012, 06:37 AM
hello
does anyone here know of any good manga animation softwares... im not talking about small animations like animated comics but like what they would use to make somthing like death note or bleach.

I'm gonna be honest with you. There's no -program- out there that can just do what you're asking, and no specified program really. You have stuff like Flash and Anime Studio, but your examples are like Rubisko said, made by large teams, each working on different stuff, and over HUGE amounts of time.

Cloudy
03-29-2012, 06:49 AM
It's not really about the software you use but more about your skill level as an artist, a good artist would never blame the tools they use you can make animations in photoshop or flash, you just need to learn how :)

Sylux
03-29-2012, 07:18 AM
Use flash if you have any questions ask me or jaidurn

apples13
03-29-2012, 10:03 AM
anyways the program set you were looking for is http://www.celsys.co.jp/en/products/retas/index.html.
some animation studios use their own built programs though however. This should be more calibrated to the anime products than the ones named above.

here is a video for it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeprFkEkXEg

A_W_O_L__
03-30-2012, 12:59 AM
yea i know there was huge teams of people that were involved in big name manga animations. im just looking for user friendly software.


It's not really about the software you use but more about your skill level as an artist, a good artist would never blame the tools they use you can make animations in photoshop or flash, you just need to learn how

this is very true but there is also software thats not to easy to use such as Synfig Studio. ( not saying its bad software. its just not user friendly. )


Use flash if you have any questions ask me or jaidurn

yea ill have to give it a try. I've seen some very impressive animations come from flash and seems reasonably priced.


anyways the program set you were looking for is http://www.celsys.co.jp/en/products/retas/index.html.

this looks like exactly what ive been looking for. and i see they have a demo i can try :) my only concern is that they didnt say a price for the software bundle which can get scary sometimes.
but im going to go ahead and see if i like these two
btw i know that there is no magical software that you can buy that makes you animations. but ive decided that i would like to try making animations and im just looking for the right tools to do so.

GunZet
03-30-2012, 01:41 PM
I think seeking out Jaidurn, Nextweek, Sylux, or Sho for a few tippers on animation would be beneficial if they're willing. They're the animators around here, so they'll know wassup with the right tools. I've made some tutorials for Easytoon, but nothing since then.

Now as for programs, and prices.

Adobe Flash CS5.5 (Fukin' Expensive)
Trial Here (http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=flash)

EasyToon (Free)
Download Here (http://www.flat2d.com/telechargement/EasyToon_1.99_EN_Setup.exe)

Anime Studio (Pro- $199.99 Debut- 49.99)
Trial Here (http://anime.smithmicro.com/trial-offer.html)

Plastic Animation Paper (Free)
Download Here (http://www.plasticanimationpaper.dk/)


Here's a link to an old thread linking to various animation softwares. (http://www.mangatutorials.com/forum/showthread.php?666-Free-Animation-Programs-(Sticky-)&highlight=animation)

Sylux
03-30-2012, 02:12 PM
CS6 is coming out soon!

A_W_O_L__
03-31-2012, 07:27 PM
wow 2 more free ones ive never heard of i always try out the free ones first.
im gunna give these 2 a try then im gunna look at a few flash tuts so i can know some what how to work the tools in it to make the most of the 30 day trial

thanks for all your guy's help with finding some of the animation software out there

nextweek
03-31-2012, 07:50 PM
When it comes to animation he software is just a tool. What is most important is the knowledge of animation and the pinciples behind it. Granted, some software come with better tools. The adobe programs are very reliable in having the most tools within the software. I use toonboom studio (toonboom animate is way to expensive). But again, the principles are the important part. If your wanting to look into some research tools, I suggest looking into Richard William's animators survival kit. His knowledge and lessons are amazing, but his book isn't cheap... But it truly is worth taking a look at if you are serious about animation.

(edit): the reason I was talking about software like this though is because you nessesarly don't need it. People have been animating traditionally for a long time... And some still do. Bill Plympton is one of these animators. He usually animates by hand. And it's still respected as much as it was back then, he's been nominated. But, technology really does make animating easier and is a great tool to have. (/end edit)


Truly though, I do wish you luck and success down this road. I can tell you it's rewarding and fun to see your work come to life.
(I am also honored to be mentioned above, thanks!)

Cloudy
04-01-2012, 09:46 AM
lol I actually own a copy of animators survival kit it has some interesting stuff in it :)

Sylux
04-01-2012, 01:03 PM
I have a copy from ebooks on my iPhone, I literally could not survive without it.

Owithrow
05-28-2012, 02:05 AM
Limited in knowledge as I am, from what I hear you either get a studio to allow you to use their software (expensive) or you make your own or you use flash or the program that was stated in another post.
For mainstream animes like the ones you said, I'm sure they have their own software.

ram
05-29-2012, 11:55 AM
The OP of this thread is basically insulting us artists who make comic/manga..
It's hard enough for us who make manga/comic..

then this guy wants to make an anime like bleach and deathnote by himself(or with 2 or 3 people).. and he doesn't want small animations.
Well if you happen to succeed dude, I'll be one of your voice actor XD