MONTREAL, Nov. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Emmy® Award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. (toonboom.com), the market leader in animation technology, is proud to announce the
release of a new version of Toon Boom Harmony in its standalone version for small businesses, as well as its network
version. Recognized as the industry standard for animation, special
effects, and 2D/3D mix, Harmony now offers additional powerful and
impressive new special effects, making its compositing engine the most
advanced in the market within a complete animation software.
Impressive New Special Effects
Take advantage of the wide array of blur tools, including new Gaussian
and box blurs, rotational blur, zoom blur, and spiral blur. Achieve
effects such as blur around a circle, which is similar to blurring a
rotating merry-go-round. With zoom blur, you can blur towards a central
point, like when a character is running towards a camera. And spiral
blur gives the effect of water draining down a drain.
Take advantage of the lens flare to create lens flares with up to 10
flares. Adjust the hotspot, angle, and spread, and animate these
values over time for cool effects.
Use the Turbulence effect to modify a drawing and break it apart. Create
interesting effects like making a drawing disintegrate or explode.
Create vibrating lines, heat waves coming off a road, or ripples on
water. Break up the lines to look like crayon or other paper effects.
Play around with Turbulence Noise to create new effects like lighting or
sun rays. Make your drawing look like an overexposed photograph.
Experiment with creating walls of fire, smoke, mist, or clouds.
Use the Channel Swap effect to extract red, green, blue, and alpha
values and use the channels to make adjustments. Use the new
Hue-Saturation effect to perform colour correction or colourize the
drawing to get looks like sepia tones.
Harmony 10.3 delivers also many other improvements, such as navigation
in the Network view, Expression column, scripting, and SDK
"You know that moment when you've just done something beyond what you
thought possible and you ask yourself "..whoa, did I just do that?"
Harmony 10.3 is full of those. I can say without exaggeration that the
new effects are astonishing. The new colour adjustments, zoom and spin
blurs and mind-blowing turbulence open up possibilities previously
inaccessible to the average 2D effects animator" shared Adam Phillips, bitey.com
Video tutorials developed by Adam Phillips are available online in Toon Boom Harmony's
Harmony Stand Alone runs on Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8, and Microsoft
Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit). For the network version
Harmony, refer to the Tech Specs online.
For more information, please visit toonboom.com/harmony or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About Toon Boom Animation Inc.
Toon Boom Animation Inc. (toonboom.com), a Corus® Entertainment Inc. company and a 2012 and 2005 Primetime Emmy
Engineering Award recipient, is the worldwide leader in digital content
and animation creation software, delivering products and services
online to its global community. Toon Boom carries user-friendly
applications for all, catering to children, home users, creative
professionals as well as students, educators and schools. Toon Boom is
fully dedicated to education and goes far beyond just developing
technology and curriculums that enhance the classroom experience. Toon
Boom is an influential advocate of bringing industry and education
together, while partnering with value-added partners to help students
achieve their goals.
At the high-end studio level, Toon Boom offers 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.
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SOURCE: TOON BOOM ANIMATION INC.
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