Anime Studio

Job Submission

You can submit Anime Studio Standalone jobs from the Monitor.

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Submission Options

The general Deadline options are explained in the Job Submission documentation, and the Draft/Integration options are explained in the Draft and Integration documentation. The Anime Studio specific options are:

  • Anime Studio File: The scene file (*.anme) to be rendered.
  • Output File: The path to where the rendered images will be saved.
  • Add Format Suffix: If this option is enabled, the format name will be appended to the file name of the output path. Version 9.5 and later.
  • Version: The version of Anime Studio to render with.
  • Layer Comp: Render a specific layer comp, or select All to render all layer comps to separate files.

Additional Rendering Options:

  • Antialiased Edges: Normally, Anime Studio renders your shapes with smoothed edges. Uncheck this box to turn this feature off.
  • Apply Shape Effects: If this box is unchecked, Anime Studio will skip shape effects like shading, texture fills, and gradients.
  • Apply Layer Effects: If this box is unchecked, Anime Studio will skip layer effects like layer shadows and layer transparency.
  • Render At Half Dimensions: Check this box to render a smaller version of your movie. This makes rendering faster if you just want a quick preview, and is useful for making smaller movies for the web.
  • Render At Half Frame Rate: Check this box to skip every other frame in the animation. This makes rendering faster, and results in smaller movie files.
  • Reduced Particles: Some particle effects require hundreds of particles to achieve their effect. Check this box to render fewer particles. The effect may not look as good, but will render much faster if all you need is a preview.
  • Extra-smooth Images: Renders image layers with a higher quality level. Exporting takes longer with this option on.
  • Use NTSC-safe Colors: Automatically limits colors to be NTSC safe. This is only an approximation - you should still do some testing to make sure your animation looks good on a TV monitor.
  • Do Not Premultiply Alpha Channel: Useful if you plan to composite your Anime Studio animation with other elements in a video editing program.

QT Options:

  • Video Codec: The video codec (leave blank to not specify one). Version 10 and later.
  • Quality: The quality of the export. Version 10 and later. 0 = Minimum, 1 = Low, 2 = Normal, 3 = High, 4 = Max, 5 = Lossless
  • Depth: The pixel depth of the export. Version 10 and later.

iPhone/iPad Movie Options:

  • Format: The available formats for m4v movies.

AVI Options:

  • Format: The available formats for avi movies.

SWF Options:

  • Variable Line Widths: Exports variable line widths to SWF.

Plug-in Configuration

You can configure the Anime Studio plug-in settings from the Monitor. While in super user mode, select Tools -> Configure Plugins and select the Anime Studio plug-in from the list on the left.

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Render Executables

  • Anime Studio Executable: The path to the Anime Studio executable file used for rendering. Enter alternative paths on separate lines. Different executable paths can be configured for each version installed on your render nodes.

FAQ

Which versions of Anime Studio are supported by Deadline?

Anime Studio 8 and later are supported.

Error Messages And Meanings

This is a collection of known Anime Studio error messages and their meanings, as well as possible solutions. We want to keep this list as up to date as possible, so if you run into an error message that isn’t listed here, please email Deadline Support and let us know.

Currently, no error messages have been reported for this plug-in.