April 12, 2010 – Emmy® Award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced the upcoming release of Toon Boom Animate Pro 2.A new version that propels professional animators into a new world of creative freedom.
Animate Pro 2 is the most complete professional animation software, offering superior content creation, animation and compositing toolset for any style of animation, all within a single desktop application.
“Toon Boom Animate Pro 2 has a tool that comes along and you just know you have to learn how to use.
It was designed by animators for animators. If you are an animator and have or are thinking of adopting the paperless art of animation, Toon Boom Animate Pro 2 simply can not be ignored” says Chris Georgenes-an Art and Animation Director.
Its new features include:
* Fast distribution of character parts to layers
* Easy adjustment of velocity on multiple character parts
* Efficient creation of richer-looking ambiance
* Full-fledged SWF export with new vector effects
* Direct import of scanned drawings (TWAIN)
* Convenient text capability
Toon Boom Animate Pro is versatile and a powerful animation software for independent professional animators. It can be used to create all styles of animation, traditional, Flash-style, cut-out or paperless.
From start to finish, Animate Pro enables you to draw digitally, scan paper drawings, colour, animate, synchronize sound; perform advanced compositing using 3D camera and node-based effects; and render your projects in the leading output formats.
The Animation pro2 has:
The ability to combine the benefits of vector animation with textured pixmap, preserving artistic details while creating unique organic styles.
A built-in multiplane camera with full 3D rotation that automatically produces a real perspective effect.
Smart Colour ID system and palette management tools that make the colouring process a breeze.
Ability to create 3D stereoscopic results.
Access to over ten special effects, and the ability to apply them using powerful nodal compositing and preview your final animation, without having to use another package.
Toon Boom Animation Inc. (toonboom.com) is the worldwide leader in animation software solutions. Toon Boom carries user-friendly animation applications for all and develops new geographies to make the animation community as global as can be. In that market segment, Toon Boom caters to the needs of children, home users, creative professionals as well as students, educators and schools.
Toon Boom is fully dedicated to the needs of independent animators and studios, offering a wide product range from powerful pre-production tools to leading-edge animation production solutions. Relying on its extensive expertise in animation production, Toon Boom provides consulting services in the fields of optimization, pipeline integration, production assistance and custom development.
In 2005, Toon Boom was granted the Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its significant contribution made to the animation industry targeted for television.
Toon Boom’s client base ranges from major studios creating Hollywood blockbuster animated films to individual animators creating their first masterpieces.
Toon Boom’s products include Nelvana, Warner Bros., Mercury Filmworks, China Central Television, Toonz Animation India, eMation, Rough Draft Korea, Alphanim, BKN, Cromosoma and Enarmonia, to name a few.
Some of the prestigious productions done with Toon Boom’s technology include Les Triplettes de Belleville, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, The Rugrats, SpongeBob The Movie, Hanuman, Curious George, Go West: A New Lucky Luke Adventure, Simpsons The Movie and The Princess and the Frog.
Toon Boom Animate Pro 2 is now selling at the special pre-launch price of US $1499.99, valid until April 16, 2010.
As of April 9, 2010, all new clients will receive a Toon Boom Animate Pro 1 product code. Upon product release, all Animate Pro 2 customers will receive by email instructions on how to access their version 2 product code. All orders requiring shipping will be processed upon product release.