Moho, the popular vector-based 2d animation software, is back in the hands of its creator. It has been acquired from Smith Micro by Lost Marble, a company founded by Mike Clifton — who developed the program two decades ago — and Victor Paredes, an animation supervisor at Irish studio Cartoon Saloon.
Lost Marble will continue to develop the software, which is becoming more popular on mainstream productions. Paredes, who is also a former Moho product manager, said in a statement: “We are thrilled to continue developing Moho’s unique approach to 2d animation. Having Mike back working on his creation is a dream come true. We have received a lot of feedback from animators worldwide and already have many ideas we want to implement.”
The acquisition has received the endorsement of Cartoon Saloon, which has used Moho on a number of productions, including for parts of its features Wolfwalkers, The Breadwinner (image at top), and Song of the Sea.