Latest release of award-winning 2D animation and storyboarding software employed at studios like Bento Box Entertainment, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks Animation and Fox Television Animation features new toolsets for artists and an enhanced 3D workflow.
Toon Boom Animation has announced the release of Harmony 14, the award-winning software that has become the global standard for 2D animation and storyboarding. With new toolsets for artists and an enhanced 3D workflow, the release of Harmony 14 streamlines creative development and the animation workflow.
Available in three editions -- Essentials, Advanced and Premium -- Harmony is an ideal solution for artists creating feature films, episodic series, games development, webisodes and explainer videos. Customers include Bento Box Entertainment, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Fox Television Animation, Mercury Filmworks, Nelvana and The Spa Studios.
“The 3D toolset within Harmony 14 has provided our creative teams the freedom to develop projects which would have been impossible in the past on a television budget,” said Michael Lahay, Senior Technical Producer at Nelvana. “By placing this power in the hands of the artists, we are discovering new creative ways to reduce costs while not compromising on the creative.”
What's New in Harmony 14
- Deep Image Compositing -- Take quality to a new level when you render 2D with 3D in Harmony. Support for rendered images from Arnold and Renderman that include deep pixel information allows artists to seamlessly composite 2D characters with 3D elements.
- Animate 3D -- Streamline production with new tools to animate your 3D models and their individual parts directly in Harmony - no more back and forth with 3D software. Artists have more creative control when integrating 3D elements with 2D characters in a unified environment.
- Sync Layer for drawings -- Be more efficient when animating your rig with unlimited art layers that are always in sync. Great for advanced rigs and effects creation, Sync Layer is a simple but powerful way for artists to build the look they want, using as many layers as they need.
- Outline Mode -- Reveal drawings that are behind other layers without losing reference to the drawing above. This enhancement provides a better and faster way for artists to work in complex scenes.
Harmony 14 software is now available for customers with Desktop Subscription or a Perpetual license with Support. Free, full-featured trials of Harmony are available online. A full breakdown of pricing can be found on the Toon Boom website.