Press Release from Toon Boom
Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced the new Harmony solution, which was demonstrated during MIPTV 2011, at the Toon Boom booth. With this most advanced Harmony solution, Toon Boom is calling on all studios to get on board.
Draw the Line Between Flash and a True Animation PipelineHarmony delivers capabilities that simply did not exist before. Starting with MagicBrush, the ability to draw with pencil lines supporting textures, then on to FlexiBone, the ability to deform images and drawings over a period of time using advanced bone animation features, Effects Inside, the ability to access built-in particle effects and dozens of other effects, and finally, 2D-3D Integration, the ability to import and modify 3D assets within Harmony as well as transform elements on all 3 axes. As the main animation production backbone, Harmony offers full artistic freedom with ease of use and total control.
Draw the Line Between The Past and NowBuilding upon its solid foundation in traditional animation, Harmony skyrockets your animation styles to untapped creative ground, offering mind-blowing digital capabilities to creators. By adopting Harmony, studios join a vibrant community in which Toon Boom acts as the glue to connect and facilitate introductions.
Draw the Bottom LineWith its impressive track record and field-proven efficiency, Harmony is the industry standard for animation production. As a studio owner or artist, relying on a technology that takes you on a growth path makes pure business sense. Harmony can be set as a scalable pipeline to reflect your needs and production volume. In addition, Toon Boom offers flexible options to make Harmony available to studios of any size: you can choose to lease, work on a project-base or purchase.
"Studios and animators will be very impressed, especially the Flash studios who will see in this latest version, an opportunity to jump the fence and join the Toon Boom community," said Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer of Toon Boom Animation.
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About Toon Boom Animation Inc.Toon Boom Animation Inc. (toonboom.com) is the worldwide leader in digital content and animation creation software. Toon Boom carries user-friendly animation applications for all, catering to the needs of children, home users, creative professionals as well as students, educators and schools.
As importantly, 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. In 2006, the IT Federation of Quebec (FIQ) awarded an OCTAS 2006 in the Multimedia – educational and cultural sector category, for Toon Boom Studio. In 2007, FIQ awarded an OCTAS 2007 in the Technological Innovation category, for Toon Boom Storyboard Pro. In 2008, Flip Boom was granted a Parents’ Choice Gold Award and a New Canadian Media Award in the Excellence in Children’s category. In 2009, Flip Boom was selected as Editor’s Choice by the prestigious Children’s Technology Review for excellence in design. In 2010, Flip Boom All-Star was granted a Parents’ Choice Silver Award, the NAPPA Honors Award and the Tech & Learning Award of Excellence.
Toon Boom's client base ranges from major studios creating Hollywood blockbuster animated films to individual animators creating their first masterpieces. Market-leading studios using Toon Boom's products include Nelvana, Warner Bros., Mercury Filmworks, Yowza Animation, Bento Box, China Central Television, Toonz Animation India, eMation, Rough Draft Korea, Alphanim, 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, Chico & Rita and The Princess and the Frog.