Right from its early days, the aim of Antics was to provide an easy-to-use tool that would allow a single individual to produce animation that otherwise might require a whole team of people.
Antics is inspired by a belief in animation as the most powerful medium... not only for cartoon entertainment, but also for communicating ideas and 'explaining things' in almost any field... science, medicine, business, education, journalism, and more...
From the beginning there was the vision that this tool would one day be easily available to all, including the individual home user -- not just the professional studios. Antics Classic++ for Windows now makes this a reality.
For everything from small-scale web graphics to full-scale animation for cinema or HD-TV.
Drawings can be composed of any number of separate "Cels".
Contouring tool automatically converts photo images into drawn lines (vectorisation).
Fully-illustrated Tutorial and context-sensitive Help pages.
Create compositions and patterns.
Add any number of Animation Effects ("FX") to any drawing or cel.
Unlimited canvas size in all directions.
Skeleton FX: animate any drawing or photo using a simple matchstick framework.
Graphic FX: Flip, Pinch, Wave, Wobble, Squash, Freak, Twist, Mirror, Sphere... etc
Copy, re-use or modify drawings and animation for different scenes or figures.
Add Colour FX, such as colour balance, posterize, solarize, mosaic, blur... etc.
Easy to use - needs no technical knowledge or formal training.
Versatile drawing tools allow virtually any style of drawing or painting.
Clear uncluttered screen layout, easy to navigate.
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Drawing tools for geometric shapes, circles, squares, polygons, stars... etc.
Texture mapping of live-action video scenes in 3-D perspective.
Versatile colour selection, with variable opacity, transparency, and luminosity.
Grid FX: distort a drawing or cel into any shape.
Animate any FX with "Movements": Key-frames, Hand-drawn, Wave, Random... etc.
"Trace'n'paint" automatic colouring from conventional animation pencil drawings.
Set Caption text in any sizes or colours, stretch, italic, backslant, shadow... etc.
Output direct to Digital Video at any chosen resolution.
Drawings and cels can also be images imported from camera or other sources.
Input complete a Digital Video sequence as a single cel, and use in animation.
Alter any aspect or detail of a drawing instantly.
Up to 500 cels animated independently using the simple Animation Chart.
Inbetween FX: automatically transform drawings or cels into others.
Camera FX: Zoom, Pan, Tilt, Fade, Follow, Spin, Cycle, spline-based Path... etc.
Versatile masking tools for soft-edge, variable opacity, texture effects... etc.
Any number of masks can be used together to create multiple image collages.
Antics "2½-D" perspective FX can produce many 3-D results very simply.