updated 05:35 pm EDT, Thu September 21, 2006
Toon Boom Studio v3.5
Toon Boom Animation today released Toon Boom Studio v3.5, an update to its animation software. Based on customer feature requests, this latest release provides significant improvements to animation creation and color palette management as well as the addition of new special effects. Version 3.5 also offers a more user-friendly interface with an interactive welcome screen, help wizard, and timeline improvements. In addition, it offers OpenGL anti-aliasing functions to preview animation in real-time. It is available for $400 ($100 upgrade from v2.5 or v3.x) with a special $100 of coupon (TBS350823) good through the end of September. It is available in both English and French. Toon Boom is also available as a 30-day trial.
Among the 30 productivity improvements, this release offers animated elements to quickly animate drawings; support for the Drop Shadow effect to create rich looking animation; the ability to import/export color palettes to collaborate between projects and teams; the ability to export to PDF file format to preserve vector quality; a new "Welcome Screen Wizard" to help start new projects; an improved Pegs system to facilitate the animation process, and several improved tools such as the Scene Operator, Contour Editor, Color Transform and Textures and Gradients Mapping.