|Stable release||RETAS STUDIO|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X|
|Website||RETAS STUDIO Homepage|
RETAS (Revolutionary Engineering Total Animation System) is a 2D animation software bundle developed and sold by Celsys that's available for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. It handles the entire animation production from digitally drawing or tracing to exporting in Flash and QuickTime, and is considered to be a leader in Japan's anime industry.
RETAS! PRO HD Series
RETAS! PRO HD is the most current software being offered to the English-speaking community through Celsys. It is sold as four different pieces of software in which each handles a specific task in the animation process.
Stylos is a vector and raster graphics editor used to draw the key frames and inbetweens of a scene. Designed to work with a graphics tablet as an alternative to paper, it is capable of multi-layer editing, onion skinning, and advanced vector editing.
TraceMan is scanning software which supports vector tracing and 48-bit image scanning. Created to convert hand drawings into line art, it is an alternative to the paperless Stylos editor.
PaintMan is a coloring utility designed to color images created in either Stylos or TraceMan.
CoreRETAS is a rendering utility which allows one to set up a scene and render it as an animation, following a process similar to the traditional shooting of cels and backgrounds with an animation camera. The software features various functionality such as panning, multiplane effects, moving images, and exporting. Some of the most commonly supported formats are Flash, QuickTime, and AVI (Windows Only).
On December 18, 2008, Celsys introduced a new version of RETAS entitled RETAS STUDIO to the Japanese-speaking audience. RETAS STUDIO is Celsys's latest and competitively-priced animation software that incorporates the entire RETAS suit (Stylos, TraceMan, PaintMan, and CoreRETAS) into a single package.
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