Toon Boom Animation hopes to lure animators with the promise of greater power and ease as it begins pre-launch sales of Toon Boom Studio V3.5. The upcoming release boasts a more user-friendly interface with a welcome screen and help wizards, as well as timeline improvements. Other enhancements include animated elements for quickly animating drawings, a real-time drop shadow effect, greater interoperability with other software via PDF export and improved tools such as Select Scene Operator, Contour Editor, Color Transform and Texture and Gradient Mapping
Toon Boom Studio V3.5 will be released in September but can be purchased now for the pre-launch special price of $299.99 (Promo Code:TBS350823). V3 and V2.5 users can upgrade for $99.99.
Toon Boom won a primetime Emmy for engineering in 2005. The company’s client base includes both independent animators and major studios such as Nelvana, Klasky Csupo, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal, Mercury Filmworks, Alphanim, LuxAnimation, Cosgrove Hall, King Camera, Cromosoma and Lanterna Magica. High-profile productions created with Toon Boom products include Sylvain Chomet’s Les Triplettes de Belleville, Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Nickelodeon’s Rugrats, Paramount’s The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie and Universal’s Curious George feature. For more information, go to www.toonboom.com.