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ArtStudio 1.1.2 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — ArtStudio 1.1.2

Corner-A ArtStudio is powerful animation software that can bring to life boring static images.
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User rating: 729 (67%) 364 (33%) 117 comments

ArtStudio 1.1.2 was available as a giveaway on February 10, 2009!

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A light and powerful software that can change your voice in real time.

Corner-A ArtStudio is powerful animation software that can bring to life boring static images. ArtStudio has a lot of build-in filters, it has hardware acceleration support, various export possibilities and simple interface - you don't need to be an artist or designer to use ArtStudio. There are a lot of "screen-saver-makers" on the market, there are a lot of animation programs, but who else can give you extreme realtime perfomance with simplest interface?

System Requirements:

Windows XP/Vista; Video accelerator card with Pixel Shader 2.0 support; Microsoft .NET framework 2.0; Microsoft DirectX 9

Publisher:

Corner-A

Homepage:

http://corner-a.com/page.php?7

File Size:

8.77 MB

Price:

$29.99

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#117

Concerning ArtStudio 1.1.2

I've been forgetting to submit this, but this may be important feedback for the creators and publishers of ArtStudio 1.1.2

Unfortunately - this company and software may be further victims of Microsoft.

The install was going well until a mssg came back stating that .NET support was required. There was a link to a Microsoft website (a good attempt) However there was no direct link to the required additional drivers etc.

Microsoft tried to install the FULL BLOWN .NET package on my machine. A 60 meg software shouldn't require a 600 meg install of support software (which is where it seemed to be going) After about 45 minutes of installing the full version I had to mercifully kill the install.

The only suggestions are to
A) not use the .NET framework
B) include the needed support programs and drivers or
C) Get Microsoft to clean up their act and provide a direct link to what's required to run the application (probably unlikely - MS is everything but user-friendly at the moment) VISTA ... need I say more.

One additional note: In installing another set of memory resident drivers to support .NET there again is another application stealing memory, slowing the system down. Just that alone will steer some people away. Direct X is already bad enough.

All in all - It didn't go well, but it may not be the software creators fault

Reply   |   Comment by Al Burgin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

overall this is a quality software. The most impressive results come from an understanding of the layers. learning not to over over use the effect appears to show the best results.

It would appear that you need fairly upto date computer specification to get the best results.

One problem I found was that I could not get the various screensavers etc to work on computers which did not have the this free download on its system.

However I cured this by copying the d3dx9_33.dll file from the computer with the program and pasting it into the system32 windows folder of the computer I wanted to play it on.

Reply   |   Comment by The Lad Z  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

After seeing the demos I was very exited about this app, as I do a lot of Flash animation. But after installing the program that was OK (my system has all the requirements) when I ran the app It was simply 'slow motion' and when I tried to save the sample file in a .swf flash - it froze and I wasn't even able to call Task Manager to get out. It's my fist time in two years that Vista (home basic) CRASHES like that, that I couldn't even call Task Manager. I tried to run the app another couple of times, but the same story. Not only that, now it has messed up my system fonts, and after spending a few hours trying to get them back, I still did not manage, and I have a very annoying look on my screen.
Very, very disappointing indeed.

Reply   |   Comment by Niki  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#114

I have a 200m ATI chip on my notebook and this software works great.A great product and it's free.

Reply   |   Comment by sash_x  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#113

I down loaded this i needed it, and it said that the soft ware was not compatable with my op system what's up with that??
I run XP

Reply   |   Comment by susan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#112

What a bummer my computer does not support Pixel Shaders 2.0 can anyone tell me if there is a free one that does not require Pixel Shaders 2.0 to work?

Reply   |   Comment by tkelly46  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#111

Installed and registered without any problem in Win pro sp3 and it works correctly what it says.since it works well now I understood that my computer got installed pixel shaders which was bought two years back.I also say that just after installation it has updated windows frame work.I thank GOTD for giving me a such a good and valuable software.AAAAAAAAAAAAA biGGGGGGGGGG thumbssssss uppppppp from me

Reply   |   Comment by delavictoire  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#110

Does not work on my computer, (a 2 year old Vaio laptop) installed and said it activated, but then when I tried to start the program it said "The application failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem" Reinstalling did not fix, even after multiple tries.

I had wanted a decent program to make animated screensavers, so am very disappointed that this one requires a video card that it seems a large percent of the computers out there do not have.

Reply   |   Comment by Sandra  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#109

Uninstalled. “Pixel Shaders 2.0″ error and no way to fix it without buying card I can't afford/don't need.

Reply   |   Comment by Dani  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

con must install the frame work first if you did'nt have it if your windows isnt genuine it wont work pretty much unless you already have the frame work form elsewhere. pirated xp sp2 dont seem to work on that it seems?

Reply   |   Comment by herb  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

Love this program! I had it before and spent many an hour making cool screen savers,but had to reformat my drive and lost it.And to think I almost forgot to check the site today!

Reply   |   Comment by Iamtim  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

Sorry, host error in my previous post.
This link leads to the previosly mentioned jiggly sports car swf animated pic made with ArtStudio and the so-called "radial blur":
(2.96mb swf file)
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2T93WTHU

Reply   |   Comment by Beaks  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

Installed and runs fine on my old 1.8Ghz Pentium4, NVidia Geforce 7600GS AGP, 1.5GB RAM w/WIN XP; DirectX9c computer and obviously fine on my 2.7Ghz Core2Duo, NVidia 8800GTX 4GB RAM w/Vista HP; DX10.x

There is no ACTUAL "motion blur" available. The feature called "blur" actually just makes the pic slightly out of focus. Dragging your cursor left and right to increase the blur intensity is barely noticable even at max.
The feature called "motion blur" actually just makes the object in the pic appear as if you are observing it thru heat waves. Like what you see when observing something through the heat coming rising off a campfire. Therefore I would call thie feature "HEAT WAVE".
Finally the feature called "radial blur" make the object in the pic you apply it to appear to be... uhhh, jiggling..?
I tried all three features on this pic of a sports car, but blur was just a barely noticable loss of focus, and motion blur was just wavey like as if seen on a summer day (on hot pavement). So this is what the (saved as a .swf file) sports car looks like with the "radial blur" applied to it: A jiggling car made of "Jello?!"...
Image hosting
or Copy/Paste into browser:
http://s3.supload.com/free/Porsche.swf/view/
(Viewable in Int Explorer)

Otherwise, this is a good program. Just think they should take a look at other image editing programs to see what "motion blur" actually is. (And change theirs to "focus loss" and "heat wave")

Reply   |   Comment by Beaks  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

This software does NOT work on 2 computers that I have. Gives me the CTRL-C error message and locks the other machine up.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#103

I have attempted to install this program on 2 different computers - one with XP SP2 and the other one with Vista. It does NOT work on either. I am getting the following error on my XP machine:
---------------------------
Error, CRTL+C to copy message
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Exception message [.\ArtStudio.cpp:70]: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt.
Stack trace:
at ArtStudio.Scene.InitEngine(Scene* )
at ArtStudio.MainForm.CreateEngine()
at ArtStudio.MainForm..ctor(String openfile)
at main(String[] args)

On the Vista machine it locks the computer up and have to reboot.
This program does NOT work properly.
Do NOT download it.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#102

Isn't it handy that I just replaced my graphics card last month :) ; my old card was the one that came pre-installed 6 years ago, and definitely did NOT have Pixel Shaders 2.0. The new card does. No problems with the install or activation and it seems to work just fine on my XPSP3 machine. Another one of these "not sure how often I'll use it" programs, but it'll be fun to tinker with it.

Reply   |   Comment by sherwood01  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

Disappointing, the program does not work for me.

“The application failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem”

I have a compatible video card with Pixel Shader 2.0. Running WinXP SP2.

Reinstalling and reactivating does not solve the problem.

Reply   |   Comment by thurdy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

Thumbs DOWN!
If I can install Photoshop CS on my computer, I should be able to install a cheap graphics program.

I have Paintshop Pro and its animation program installed, but this program won't install due to "special requirements".

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#99

You can't do that Tekkii. Give away OF THE DAY is called as such because it is only "FOR THE DAY". You need to resort to buying the software instead on your new computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Jamus  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#98

I had the same problem as #43 on my XP system. I have 4meg of memory might that cause this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

wait I'm stupid I got it to work.

Anyone got any tutorials for the program?
MySpace it to me?
myspace.com/edgeyoukated

Reply   |   Comment by Haylee  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

I love it! I been messing with it for quite some time today. Be sure to use the great little tutorial at their webpage to get you started on the learning curve: http://corner-a.com/page.php?13 . Helped me alot, though I learned a good bit on my own before I found the help. I have created and uploaded a couple files if anyone cares to see them here: http://www.yadtel.net/~chucksm2/animations/ . The smoke is a little bit too straight on the snow scene. I embedded some non intrusive music too. Just so you know, one of them is a .exe. The other file is a .arw file, which Art Studio uses. Anyway, I have never had more fun with any giveaway more than I have this one!! I rate Art Studio a 10 out of 10!!

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#95

I had the same problem as #58. Tried to load my own photos to play with and nothing/nada. Doesn't do me any good if I am limited to just the three that came with the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Liz Ramsey  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

Two installs....same error message.
Exception message [.\ArtStudio.cpp:70]: Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt.
Stack trace:
at ArtStudio.Scene.InitEngine(Scene* )

at ArtStudio.MainForm.CreateEngine()

at ArtStudio.MainForm..ctor(String openfile)

at main(String[] args)

Reply   |   Comment by Sherry McQueen-Pieper  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

having problem in saving. HP laptop, 512 nvidia gforce 9400, 4gb RAM, 2.53 core 2 duo, 6MB L2 catche

Reply   |   Comment by fateh  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#92

@ # 67, Suki...

only a "C" drive here, but when i tried to run the installer, the warning box popped up: "Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the existing version of this product, use Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel."

sorry i can't help more...

Reply   |   Comment by Violet4714  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

Nice program. Apparently can share with those who already have this program installed unless someone can show me how to convert it to GIF format.

Reply   |   Comment by b4bose  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#90

Wow!!! 2 days in a row GAOTD, this is a great offering.
Just got to remember not to go overkill with these effects.
/!\ Also have to take care when exporting to final that you set your sizes and frame rates how you want them.
Overall a fantastic piece of software, installed and activated fine on XPsp2.
Will be keeping this one too...

Reply   |   Comment by Secret Wheel  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#89

For those getting an error trying to start the program, please double check the ArtStudio shortcut in your start menu. Mine was invalid -- left out the program's exe file & just pointed to the folder -- but I also changed the install folder. The desktop icon worked, & so did double clicking the ArtStudio's exe file.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#88

This offer suchs !!!

I have installed it now 3 times and " repaired " it 3 times but I still cant make it run.

It gives error message " incorrect application configuration " but I have had no chance to configure anything, except installation folder.
And that I have tried to leave unchanged too, but same error message.

gert

Reply   |   Comment by Gert  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#87

After spending half an hour downloading a framework I got an error Pixel shaders so I am unable to use this what looks like a cool program...Disappointed!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Julie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

So is this an image program or a screen saver and animation program?
please answer.

Reply   |   Comment by c03b205d9ded34705a544b7bfc  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#85

Win2k Pro,
I downloaded ArtStudio.zip from the main download link.

"Scanning Setup.msi.... Nothing Found"
"Scanning Setup.msi.... Nothing Found"

Setup.msi = 9,442 KB

Tried the mirror, it also contains the same file / error.

Reply   |   Comment by Bummer  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#84

I got he error: "Activate.exe has encountered an error and needs to close" on XP. Tried reinstall and same thing. Anyone else?

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Jacobson  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#83

It would be a big help if ones who comment on success of installing would also tell what OS & type of computer they are using? Same info would be helpful if there was problems, glitches, etc. I've only been playing with computers the last ten years. All of your input is very helpful. Thanx. organic granny93265

Reply   |   Comment by granny93265  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Hi Everyone:
Even though I ran the "setup" file first and then the "activate" file, as instructed, and then got the usual "successfully activated" page from GOTD; when I clicked of the "registration" tab under the "help" menu, it says my version is not registered. It further advises me to go to their website to download the "regular version", and purchase a key to unlock all the features... I closed and reopened the program, but still got the same messages. Is this the regular version or not, and is it registered or not? Anyone know what's up with this? Thanks for any help with this issue.
Lloyd

Reply   |   Comment by Lloyd  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#81

Re: #70

I am having the same problem. I know there is just something we must be missing. After completion of my animation, I can export as an .avi only. When I try exporting as a .gif the colour is distorted and there is no animation at all.

I did take the avi into PSP's Animation shop and save it to .gif that way but.......

Can anyone tell us if we are missing a step here? I am not terribly experienced with animations but love what I have seen of this program so far. Also pretty sure that is the problem here, my lack of experience not the program. Love learning new things though.

Would be so appreciated if someone could help, tried the Help feature and the forum with Corner-A ArtStudio but there was nothing there about this problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Ilean  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#80

@67 Sukibabe



The only difference after looking through the program folder was an extra filter in the filter folder. But it seems to run the same. I had a very slight jittery mouse in the older version and it’s still the same. I didn’t see anything on their website comparing any older versions to this newer one. I ended uninstalling the old one, used my Ccleaner to kill any left over registry entries, restarted then installed the new one.
Not sure if putting a 2nd version on another drive would work well with the registry.
Some programs will work and some won’t work that way.
I would just uninstall the old one and use this one if you want to change the drive. Providing the old one didn’t give much trouble installing and running.

Reply   |   Comment by Messenger  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#79

Great program. Installed fine on Toshiba Satellite with XP. Is it me or did someone get caught sleeping while putting to install program together? GOATD? Oh well, does GAOTD care about mis-spelled names?

Reply   |   Comment by JJ  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#78

Installed no problem, setup was easy.Ran program after activating. Advised :pixel shading not supported".Uninstalled as quickly and easy as installed.What a stupid program. Only people that bought computers or installed vista/game video supported cards would have this.I dont need vista nor do I play games on my computer that need those kinda graphics.I give it a thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben Grim  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#77

#67, Suki, yes, uninstall the previous version first. According to #48, mike, you may need to fix the start menu shortcut if you install it to a non-default location.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#76

Don't think I will be installing this version!

The other version 1.0 had you run activate first then the installer, this one has you run the installer first then activate...I like to have a program where I can run the installer again in case it screws up in the future...

This post will probably not go through!

Suki

Reply   |   Comment by sukibabe  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#75

HELP!
My card ATI Radeon™ HD 2400 XT has:

-Full support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10

-Shader Model 4.0 . Is that like Pixel Shaders 2.0?

Will it work w/ Artstudio?

Reply   |   Comment by GAOTD #1 FAN  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#74

Here is the thing. Downloaded on XP SP3 and it runs well.
Played with it and amazed with the creation. Saved it to animated GIF and exited the program.

Opened up Irfanview to view the gif, but Irfanview cannot handle the animated gif, showing flashes instead of correct animation.

Then tried to open with GIMP, but GIMP says the gif is not a Window 32 file. ??

Then tried to open with Photoshop and succeeded to take in a single frame of the the gif.

So, in conclusion, there are some viewers that cannot handle the animated gif.

My Faststone viewer can view the animated gif without any problem.

PS: Can anyone suggests a FREE (not a trial copy please) animated GIF creation software for me to try out?

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Lu Hulu  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#73

Tried to install X3. Never able to activate. It acts like it working fine but when I launch I get the window that says it didn't activate. Oh, lovely --- I just realized I have two desk top icons. Looks like it is time to test that Recovery Software.

Definetly a thumbs down. Sad too, looked like it might be fun to play with.

Reply   |   Comment by Ed Snyder  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Any idea on how to archive this program. I'm getting a newer computer in several months and would still like to use the program. Currently don't have the hardware to do so.
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Tekkii  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#71

It won't install on my computer...says "Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation," yet I AM the administrator.!Runnimg Vista Home.. Baffling. Have tried alsorts to get it work work. Given up. ! Will have to uninstall.

Reply   |   Comment by JK  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#70

Looked superb, until I tried to save an animated gif. The pic came out blinking, turning messy, then showing the image for one second, then back again. The same with various photos, and also a sample from the program saved to black and intelligible imege. I suppose, my system or hardware is lacking something, but I wish I knew what is it!! Have XP SP2, integrated graphic card. No warnings about lack of hardware or software, though. Anyone help?? I could really love this program! (ps. An scr is fine, but the swf also is no good..)

Reply   |   Comment by Cassie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#69

I download the ZIP but did not get a "Setup.exe" file in the ZIP file but instead got a "setup.msi" file which wne run does not install the program.

Can someone help. -- thx

Reply   |   Comment by user2  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#68

I liked this so much from the last giveaway that I bought the full version after my motherboard crashed late last year, no regrets.
It's an excellent program that is only limited by your imagination,and maybe your video card all though your video card neither has to be new or expensive to support pixel shading.

Reply   |   Comment by Ziffelpig  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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