Dont get me wrong here I love TurboCAD & Animation Lab V5 and all the plugins that Ive paid for, have tried other applications on trial versions but I always come back because for me its just ease of use and the forum rocks with valuable people that take their time to explain all manner of stuff. Thanks to those experts. In my opinion IMSI needs to address this topic via the softdev developers to give us the users an updated version from V5 Anilab. Why? well others have mentioned that the anilab interface needs attention, but are we missing out with the current version of anilab when compared to other companies products?
So I did a google search on "turbocad animation" and all references were to turbocad alone, so that on face value it appears that we can only use anilab within turbocad. Is that correct? To the newbies coming to turbocad Animation Lab V5 is cool ( I was once a newbie and in some cases still are! ) to use and you can employ some really valuable animation with your designs so please dont be put off by post here!
To IMSI and Softdev ( like Jeff said blah blah blah "business model" when referring to animation lab ) I too dont understand the business model or case for paying a one fee alone and getting anilab to use in multiple turbocad aplications ( tcw 2015/2016/2017 etc). I would prefer to and be happy to pay for improvements in design, ease of use, more features and innovative content in animation lab over time, so from point of view I would purchase updates to animation lab if the updates became available. Also that animation lab appears to lack some new features based on other companies product offers, therefore IMSI can something be done here to help us provide better presentation content? I do hope that this topic is received in manner of its intent!
My purchases todate: TurboCAD 2015 Deluxe, TurboCAD 2015 Platinum, TurboCAD 2016 Platinum, TurboCAD 2017 Platinum, Animation Lab V5, GraphiCalc, Lightworks, TurboPDF ( rocks), BeamTool, TCMaps, U3D PDF, MagicTracer
TCW V21, 2016-2018 PP, Animation Lab V5, TurboPDF V2-V3 & LightWorks Rendering Engine mostly.