Toon Boom Animation has released Harmony 14, the latest iteration of its popular 2D solution. The new version boasts additional tools for artists and an enhanced 3D workflow to streamline creative development and animation production. Available in three editions — Essentials, Advanced and Premium — Harmony is ideal for artists working on feature film, TV, games, web and educational animation.
New features in Harmony 14 include:
+ Deep Image Compositing – Take quality to a new level when you render 2D with 3D in Harmony. Support for rendered images from Arnold and Renderman that include deep pixel information allows artists to seamlessly composite 2D characters with 3D elements.
+ Animate 3D – Streamline production with new tools to animate your 3D models and their individual parts directly in Harmony – no more back and forth with 3D software. Artists have more creative control when integrating 3D elements with 2D characters in a unified environment.
+ Sync Layer for drawings – Be more efficient when animating your rig with unlimited art layers that are always in sync. Great for advanced rigs and effects creation, Sync Layer is a simple but powerful way for artists to build the look they want, using as many layers as they need.
+ Outline Mode – Reveal drawings that are behind other layers without losing reference to the drawing above. This enhancement provides a better and faster way for artists to work in complex scenes.
Pricing breakdown and free trials of Harmony are available online at the Toon Boom website.