August 6, 2007

Toon Boom Debuts Digital Pro

Toon Boom Animation Inc. has released Toon Boom Digital Pro, professional animation software offering advanced content creation, animation, and compositing capabilities. Among its productivity tools are a vector engine, palette management, lip-sync, true 3D space, morphing, and inverse kinematics. Toon Boom Digital Pro comes with kick-start programs, training material, and customer support to ensure successful and seamless studio integration.

The new software features:

Animation tools -- a rigging tool made for robust framework, morphing for automatic in-betweens, inverse kinematics for natural looking animation, automated lip-sync, a virtual light table and a rotary animation disk


Asset library to store animated cycles, sounds, effects, characters, backgrounds, props, and templates for reuse, and to maximize the drawing substitution tool to swap elements and create new poses and expressions


Advanced palette management to create color models with independent palettes and change colors of any element at any time during production


True 3D space to place elements at different depths and automatically preserve their perspective using the real-time multiplane camera


Integrated workflow, covering all the production steps from storyboarding to final rendering, working freely in a nonlinear workflow


Toon Boom Digital Pro is offered in three versions: commercial, educational, and personal learning edition. Toon Boom Digital Pro sells for $2999.

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