The radical price drop might make you skeptical of the software, but don’t be, these 2 are full working versions. SmithMicro’s current Anime Studio versions as of this moment are Anime Studio 7 Pro and Anime Studio 7 Debut.
Since they are trying to promote the newest version they decided to drop the price on version 6, they were reduced from $199.99 to $29.99 for the Pro version, and from $49.99 to $19.99 for the Debut version, wich means big savings to you.
This is what version 6 offers you:
Anime Studio 6 Debut
- Sketch your original art, scan in or import graphics
- Quickly work in any style you choose
- Add an audio soundtrack to your animation
- Publish for multiple media
Anime Studio 6 Pro
- Create Professional Animations
- Integrated Lip Synching
- Powerful Animation and Creation Tools
- Advanced Compositing
- Unlimited Professional Output
Those are pretty good deals if you ask me, saves you the hazzle of trying to find a used version on eBay, and the trouble of trying to download a pirated version and deal with serials and cracks, so it’s way better to spend $20 to $30 than having to deal with obsolete cracks and workarounds.
Some people think that having the latest versions of every software will give them an advantage over everyone else, or just bragging rights, but in the end it doesn’t really matter what version you use, if you’re good at something you could even use MS Paint and do masterpieces.
BTW, if the help files are not enough you could always find tutorials online, or get the official guide.