Moho Pro 12


Moho™ Pro 12 (formerly Anime Studio Pro)

Everything you need to make amazing, professional animation.

Moho™ Pro is perfect for professionals looking for a more efficient alternative to traditional animation. With an intuitive interface, a visual content library and powerful features such as a bone rigging system, Smart Bones™, Smart Warp, Bezier handles, frame-by-frame animation, bitmap to vector conversion, integrated lip-synching, a professional Timeline, physics, motion tracking, editable motion graphs and 64-bit architecture and more, Moho™ Pro delivers advanced animation tools to speed up your workflow and combines cutting-edge features with powerful technology for the most unique animation program for digital artists. Moho™offers the most powerful 2D rigging system of the market and mix it with traditional animation tools, allowing to get professional results easier and faster.

What's New in Moho™ 12

Bezier Handles
Get more design control with customizable vector bezier handles. Create unique line bends with fewer points! Freehand Tools produce less points and better lines as well!

Select Switch Window
Lip syncing and other frame by frame animations are easier to achieve! All Switch Layers can be viewed and keyed with the Select Switch Window. Having a visual interface speeds up animation tasks!

Smart Warp
Create custom meshes that can bend, shape, twist and animate assets. Works for both images and vectors!

Improved Vector Import/Export
Import or export vector files without compromise! With improved SVG support, all points, lines and colors will transfer. This creates possibilities for true multi-software workflows.

Realistic Motion Blur
A new setting allows for true motion blur. Control the amount of frames and blend. Apply to any moving asset for instant results!

New Layers Window
The column based setup allows better layer organization. The columns are customizable and finding the layers you need has never been faster.

Auto Freeze Pose
With Auto-Freeze Keys turned on, when you move a bone, all other bones in the rig will be keyed. This ensures body parts only move when intended. No more floating bones!

Animate Multiple Layers at the Same Time
Get MORE done by editing multiple layers on the timeline in Moho™ 12. No more jumping back and forth between layers for complex tasks!

More Timeline Enhancements
Mute individual channels to isolate actions, split X, Y and Z channels for more control over your animations and more.

Pin Bones
Add one point bones to alter, move and reshape assets in fun new ways. Combine with traditional bones for more complex animations. Works with both vectors and images!

Export/Import Actions
Share actions with other rigs! Export an action to use later or import it into another rig. As long as the rig has a similar structure, your action will work!

Icons are bolder, the library and layers panels have been revamped and a new backend panel allows for easy color and brightness customization.

Bone Improvements
Smart actions now autoname based on the selected bone. The new ignored by IK constraint feature allows independent bones to animate with connected bones. Other minor enhancements round out the package.

New Library
Rebuilt from the ground up, the new library allows for multiple project folders and integrates more seamlessly with Moho™. Creating a library of assets or actions has never been easier!

Workspaces creation
Setup custom folders and assets that can be used at any time. This is suitable for multi-episode or team projects that reuse systems, document settings or assets.

Moho™ Exporter
Queue up and export multiple files at once. Save with multiple formats and locations. This is terrific for large or team-based projects.

Other Moho™ 12 features

  • Revolutionary Bone Rigging system takes the work out of tedious traditional animation.
  • Intuitive animation timeline simplifies complex animation tasks.
  • The Smart Bones feature will speed up your workflow.
  • Import complex Adobe® Photoshop® and Clip Studio Paint® files.
  • Work with vector based art for maximum control and scalability.
  • Work in 2D or 3D space and import 3D objects.
  • Get maximum control of your animation with Editable Motion Graphs.
  • Edit motion curves with Bezier handles directly instead of relying on tweening, ease-in and ease-out.
  • Record audio, add sound effects and use automatic lip syncing to get fast results.
  • Export only selected items in your scene with layer comps.
  • Motion Tracking allows you to incorporate your animations with live action video.
  • Hardness the power of your computer with speed and memory improvements on 64 bit machines.
  • Wacom Multi-Touch support allows you to use Wacom's new generation touch tablets natively using simple finger gestures.
  • Physics Engine allows for super realistic movement and collisions.
  • Nested Layer Controls gives you more hierarchical control over your rigs.
  • Flexi-Binding provides your maximum flexibility by isolating the influence of bones.
  • Depth Shifting helps preserve size of objects.
  • Styles improvements include viewing of real-time changes on the canvas.
  • Switch Layer enhancements improve your workflow.
  • GPU Acceleration takes advantage of your computer's hardware, boosting performance and quality for several layer types.
  • Frame-by-frame Animation - Frame-by-frame animation is possible in Moho™!
  • Layer Referencing - Propagates changes from one design layer to all related layers, even across multiple documents, improving accuracy and saving significant time for team-based productions.
  • Animated Shape Ordering - Easily change the layer order of shapes within a single vector layer over time eliminating the need for multiple layers.
  • Animated Bone Targets - Now you can easily switch from one target bone to another when working with animated bone targets.
  • Animated Bone Parenting - Now you can switch parents for your bones mid-animation and Moho™ will automatically keyframe the result.
  • Improved Photoshop File Support - Now new PSD layers will be applied into Moho™ when the active file is updated in Photoshop. If layers are re-arranged, Moho™ will maintain its own layer ordering but still reflect the visual changes made from Photoshop.
  • Bone Flipping - Now any bone set up can be flipped more than once for more flexibility.
  • Point colors - The Color Points tool allows you to create a gradient-type fill for the objects, based on point positions.
  • Group with Selection Layers - Now you can easily group layers after they have been created with the new Group with Selection Layer option.
  • Normalize Layer Scale - Matching stroke widths on differently scaled layers can now be done in an instant with the new Normalized layer Scale.
  • Timeline Enhancements - You can now show and hide channels on the timeline based on your preferences.
  • Styles Enhancements - Multiple Styles can now have the same name. Moho™ now references each Style you create or import with a unique ID saving you time and hassle.
  • Other Features - The default camera positions now reflect the functionality of a 35mm lens and the Properties panel is now easier to navigate and adds a section for organizing tools. A new preview function allows for faster renders by disabling antialiasing while a new script allows for more shape generation. Viewing your 3D axes can now be done by accessing the View menu.
  • Gather Media - Moho™ 12 now organizes your imported files for you! All of your files are now put into a new directory keeping them in one central location.
  • File format - Moho™ 12 utilizes a new JSON-based file format with an .moho extension. This is a more modern file format that delivers faster processing when working with files. Backwards compatibility is available to version 5.

System Requirements

  • Windows ® 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
  • 64-bit OS required for 64-bit installation
  • 1.3 GHz Pentium 4 or newer, Athlon 64 or newer
  • 2 GB RAM recommended
  • 1.6 GB (Universal) or 800 MB (32-bit) free hard disk space minimum
  • OpenGL enabled GPU recommended
  • 1440x900 regular density display (1920x1080 recommended)*
  • DVD-ROM drive (physical version only)
  • Internet connection for product activation required

    *For high pixel density displays, minimum resolution will vary according to the operating system recommend scaling level. For example, if the OS recommends a scaling level of 200%, the minimum requirement may be as high as 2736x1824 resolution. Or if the OS recommends a scaling level of 150%, the minimum requirement may be as high as 2160x1440 resolution.

  • OS X 10.9*, 10.10, 10.11 or macOS 10.12
  • 64-bit OS required
  • 1.3 GHz Intel Processor or newer
  • 2 GB RAM recommended
  • 800 MB free hard drive space minimum
  • 1440x900 regular density display (1920x1080 recommended); 2880x1800 for high resolution displays
  • DVD-ROM drive (physical version only)
  • Internet connection for product activation required
* The Moho 12.3 installer will be provided for users of 10.9. Moho 12.4 installer provided for 10.10 and higher.