Toon Boom Technologies Toon Boom Studio version 1.1 optimized for Mac OS X version 10.1 is now available. Developed by the Software MacKiev Company, this upgrade release includes new features, including export to iMovie projects, as well as a number of Aqua user interface improvements. New output options open up at least two new opportunities for iMovie users. Users can now use iMovie to add titles, transitions or effects to animated movies or enhance live-action footage with animated clips. Version 1.1 also features an enhanced Aqua interface, which includes customizable toolbars at the top of each window instead of floating tool palettes. Additionally, Toon Boom Studio's screen layouts and utility palettes have been optimized and redesigned to provide much more on-screen workspace. Other improvements include full dual monitor support and custom screen arrangements for the wider G4 PowerBook and Cinema displays. This new version is available in the Apple Stores as well as on the Toon Boom Website at toonboomstudio.com. Toon Boom will release the Japanese version of Toon Boom Studio v1.1 in Spring 2002.
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