For anyone who's ever toyed with the idea of animating, this is a real bargain opportunity. For the price of less than the Debut version, you can get AS Pro for $19.99 until Jun 14
. That's a crazy $180 off. I've been using AS Debut 7 and have thoroughly enjoyed it.
I love AS for animating as I have loved Photoshop for digital art. It's newbie-friendly and most things are intuitive. I was able to get started after a quick read-thru of the quickstart guide and AS 101 guide and get my feet wet in animation. This is from someone who still
can't do a single successful render with a 3D program. Even so, AS is full of features that can make your animations look spiffy, and professionals do use this software. For myself, I've made simple animations with it, which make for great birthday gifts x'D I can also see it being a nifty addition for those who offer commissions. And it's just plain fun.
The main stumble I had with AS was an ambiguity in selecting objects across layers. It seems to be a feature that was omitted in the Debut version, so the issue was poorly documented. My AS Pro friend managed to figure it out eventually though, when he realised that the Debut didn't have a Timeline option his Pro version had. Still, I've been able to do everything I wanted with Debut, but sometimes it's just more menial. Think "Photoshop CS" vs "Photoshop Elements" (which doesn't have layers). So I've been waiting to grab Pro when the price is right. Once, I had seen AS Pro for $70 during a Black Friday sale, but I wasn't ready to get it then. Lucky! Now here's an even better super duper deal. I was so amazed that i just had to spread the word. And yes, they take Paypal.... This community service message was brought to you by AnimeStudio Fan... As I'm typing this, AS Pro is downloading to my desktop xD