Toon Boom Technologies has announced the release of ToonShader, the latest addition to the USAnimation system. ToonShader lets Alias|Wavefront's Maya users import their 3D models and motion capture data directly into USAnimation, giving animators the ability to bring a 3D flair to their 2D animation as well as ouput to all media platforms including the Internet. "Alias|Wavefront is very pleased to welcome USAnimation and ToonShader to the family of integrated plug-ins available for Maya," said Tom Reyburn, developer relations manager for Alias|Wavefront. "With ToonShader for Maya, artists will be able to easily animate complex 3D scenes and render them with a cartoon shaded look by converting 3D models created in Maya into 2D vector images for use in USAnimation. These Maya animations can then be rendered complete with line and color art, tones and highlights or exported to Macromedia Flash for use on the Web." For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.