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Toon Boom launches professional animation app

05/24, 7:00pm

Toon Boom Animate Pro

Toon Boom Animation has announced its latest high-performance animation tool, Toon Boom Animate Pro. The program offers a variety of animation, lip-sync and cell-swapping tools for creating tradigital and bitmap animation. The software includes a graph editor and over 50 effects that range from blurs to color correction, deformation and keyframing. A morphing tool enables users to automatically create in-betweens.

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Briefly: iLife up-to-date, Toon Boom; iSync plugins

01/08, 5:40pm

Mac iLife promo

In brief: Toon Boom has now reached an agreement and acquired Intellectual Property from Cambridge Animation Systems. Apple has released a new iLife up-to-date program for customers purchasing a new Mac in the next couple of months. If the computer does not include iLife ’09 customers will be able to upgrade to the new software for $10. Meanwhile, nova media has released the latest update to its iSync plugins that add Mac OS X support for cell phones that are currently unsupported by Apple’s iSync.

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Toon Boom releases Animate creation software

11/11, 12:00am

Toon Boom Animate

Toon Boom has released its latest vector-based animation software, Toon Boom Animate, that includes a variety of tools for content creation, animation, and delivery to audiences. Users can create tradigital and bitmap animations, or combine elements of both. Multiple brush tools, textures, and gradients can be used to further develop particular styles. The software also offers morphing, inverse kinematics, and a set of common special effects for advanced projects.

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Toon Boom Studio 4.5 debuts, Flip Boom Classic ships

07/25, 6:40pm

Toon Boom announcements

On Friday, Toon Boom Animation announced the upcoming release of Toon Boom Studio 4.5, and the immediate release of Flip Book Classic. Toon Boom Studio 4.5 has been updated to offer extended ease of use, more export options, and better integration with various flies. Users can now import multi-layer Photoshop files for more detailed multi-plane effects, characters and backgrounds. They can also import photos and build a library of key poses, which can then be animated using various cut-out techniques. The update further looks to streamline the animation process by integrating drag-and-drop functionality with templates, movies and photos. This allows a user to quickly consolidate all of the required materials for a project. After finishing a project users are offered more export options, such as iTunes and YouTube.

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Comic Boom lets kids write their own comics

07/14, 8:20pm

Comic Boom for kids

Known for its comic-book and animation software, Toon Boom says it has designed a comic book application for children. Comic Boomincludes unlimited drawing placement, allowing kids to quickly design four-panel comic strips to post on blogs, websites or saved as PDF or JPG files. The company says the product features an easy-to use interface, and built-in clip art.

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Toon Boom Studio Express 4 adds over 30 new features

04/05, 4:00pm

Toon Boom Studio Express 4

Montreal-based Toon Boom Animation today unveiled Toon Boom Studio Express 4, a major update to its "light" animation software suite that introduces many new features and a revamped user interface. Toon Boom says that the interface is more user friendly, with docking interface items. A new calligraphic brush style was added to give animations a unique look. Toon Boom Studio Express 4 is available directly for a special of $100, $50 off its normal price.

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Toon Boom releases Storyboard 1.5

03/14, 3:00pm

Storyboard 1.5

Toon Boom Animation has announced the release of both Storyboard and Storyboard Pro 1.5 today. In addition to several performance improvements and the support of Mac OS X 10.5 that apply to both products, version 1.5 also brings new features in the Pro version only. In this latest release, Storyboard Pro adds support of Final Draft, Acrobat and Photoshop file format and improved editing capabilities in the timeline as well as enhanced drawings tools.

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Briefly: Stereo Orb, Rush's Mac rant

02/14, 7:30pm

Toon Boom harmony

In brief: We have a review of mStation's 2.1 Stereo Orb, a Toon Boom Harmony update has been released, Rush Limbaugh complains about Time Machine, Back to My Mac, and there's a new fix for AppleScript's interaction with Google Desktop in Leopard ... We have posted a review of mStation's 2.1 Stereo Orb, which provides deep, rich bass and upscale features at a lower price than most other systems with a sub-woofer. This charming, yet innocuous little ball packs quite a punch. The matching colored plastic covered dock attachment is interchangeable with any of the six included iPod adapters. These are held in place by rubber rings, which is another sign of attention to audio detail, especially in a device that is designed to put out a lot of bass.

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Toon Boom Studio 4 supports Leopard

12/10, 9:35pm

Tune Boom Leopard update

Toon Boom Animation Inc. recently updated Toon Boom Studio 4 to be compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The update is available for free for registered users of the latest incarnation of the animation software. Originally released in September, Toon Boom 4 brought with it a brand new user interface and photo animation, as well as some new styles and web publishing options. Now Leopard users can use the 30+ new features of Tune Boom 4 without complications. Toon Boom Studio 4 is available for $400 as a direct download from the company's website.

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