Montreal-based Toon Boom Animation has released Opus II, the latest version of its complete animation solution encompassing integrated workflow, sceneplanning, effects, compositing tools and 2D and 3D integration. This new version debuts in conjunction with the release of Concerto Service Pack 1, an add-on for its popular solution for paperless animation.
New features offered with Opus II include the ability to render a QuickTime movie in Linux and Windows, the ability to control line thickness when zooming in the Read Module, access to a basic timeline and scripting functions, the ability to customize the user toolbars for every view and the use of a new and improved Template window with element types.
According to Toon Boom, Opus is now in use at such production houses as King Camera, Warner Bros., Universal Pictures, Cromosoma, DPSI, Mercury Filmworks, Jamination, Film Graphics, Hahn Film and Fat Cat.
Opus II is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. In addition to Opus and Concerto, Toon Boom Animation Inc.s product line includes offers such leading animation tools as Symphony and Toon Boom Studio. The company also offers consulting and training services dedicated to increasing animation production efficiency and quality. See www.toonboom.com for more information on products and services.