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Toon Boom Digital Production Pipeline
A uniform, complete and efficient production pipeline
Created specifically for animation, the customisable Toon Boom Pipeline comprisesEmmy winners Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Toon Boom Harmony. Together, they cover the entire production workflow from storyboarding to final compositing, and deliver the highest throughput within the process.
Live Together in Harmony
Workflow optimisation. Third-party-software integration. Time recuperation. World domination.
You have a job to do: ensure your studio turns out a high-quality product. On time and on budget.Fortunately for you, Harmony Network was designed to integrate seamlessly with the other software that studios like yours use. Import artwork from Photoshop and Illustrator. Experience smooth 3-D integration with Maya.
Create storyboards and animatics in Storyboard Pro and open them directly in Harmony, creating scene files with all the reference artwork in one click.
Do your special effects via Harmony’s node-based compositing system, instead of wasting your time rendering out layers and compositing outside.
Animate using a real hierarchy, while keeping the animation in the main timeline for fast, efficient results.
Benefit from advanced animation tools like Deform to work at a higher quality, yet at a faster pace!
Draw paperlessly in Harmony, using colour palettes for quick changes.
Animate the camera directly in the same software you use to do animation and special effects.
Rich Feature Set
Bring power to your fingertips and integrate your animation team
Bitmap and Vector tools
Draw entirely in bitmap, entirely in vector,or mix them up. Draw lines in vector and fill the shading in bitmap. Draw lines in bitmap and do the fill in vector for colour palette flexibility. Your art. Your choice.
Make the most of 2D and 3D elementsby mixing them together in Harmony. Import 3D models, reposition them in your scene, and fly the camera through the scene. Render everything in Harmony through Maya.
Bend and reshape drawings usingthe powerful Deform tools. Use Curve deform to twist drawings based on curves, Bone deform to bend rigid bones, and the brand new Mesh Warp to animate a drawing based on a grid.
Animate the way you like, using a realhierarchy directly on the main Timeline. Create advanced rigs with the Network, using Deform to push the quality to the next level while animating even faster than before.
Create stunning special effects directlyin your animation software. No need to render out various layers to composite outside. You'll love its striking, amazingly useful special effects including Turbulence, Highlights and Shadows…
and a full Particle system.
With the paperless workflow, work in bothbitmap AND vector with a simplified user-interface designed for the steps you use when you work tradigitally. Create rough drawings in Sketch; ink and paint in Draw, and move to Stage for effects.
If you're a studio or production manager,animation director of technical director, you'll particularly love Harmony Network’s outreach and integration: a single server hosts all your assets, storing your library for everyone to share – client machines simply pull data from the server. It's the efficient workflow you always craved!
Access Via the Cloud
Harmony Network’s Control Centre(from which you can manage your production database and users, visualise your rendering queue and more), is now available in a cloud-based format, so freelancers and staff can download scene files, work on them, and upload them back again without on-site assistance.
Don't just do it. Do it with style.
Behind the perfection of a man's style must lie the passion of a man's soul. – Oscar Wilde
Efficiently turn out projects in any style: frame-by-frame, paperless, on paper, cut-out animation,mixed media, 2D-3D Integration. You name it, you can do it. How often have you asked yourself why your animators can't use bitmap and vector interchangeably in the same project? Well, guess what? In Harmony – and only in Harmony – you can. Now that's style.
Here's a revolutionary concept: helpdesk people who actually help
Because we're a tight team that really is drawn to a higher power, our helpdeskpeople don't just read from a script – they know the program. Well. And if you have a particularly tricky issue, they can just stroll down the hall for you and talk to one of the people who actually wrote Harmony.
Learn the best way.From your peers. Ask people who use Harmony every day.
Our support team is on hand duringextended weekday hours for any technical queries you may have. We'll get back to you within 24 hours.
Learn how, when, and where you wantto learn: watch video tutorials, read informative documents, or check out our industry tips.
Real People. Real Reviews.
I am anxiously awaiting the next
By Peter Gend
Overall, though, Harmony is quite
By Tammy Coron
Toon Boom Harmonyallows 2D and 3D integration. Users can import and use 3D assets within Harmony, and transform objects on all three axes. The same Pencil tool is included, and a Deform tool for images and drawings animated over time using advanced bone and curve deformers.
Don't just do it. Do it in Harmony.
We love Harmony Network. But then, it's our baby. So our marketing guy, who's just a bit jaded, said you mightwant to see what other people think – people who use Harmony to get the most out of their studios. How much do they love Toon Boom's Emmy award-winning software? See for yourself:
The incredible part, which I have not
For Bridgit Folman Films Gang
Animator and Illustrator
We always strive to not let the
We used to have a very advanced
WANT US ON YOUR TEAM?
Get custom support from Toon Boom's consulting group
Sure, our helpdesk people are Harmony experts. They know the program cold. But, if youhave a professional team you need to bring up to speed right away, and specific requirements for your projects, we also offer the following:
Our team of trained consultants will
conduct on-site training to bring your
staff up to speed with the latest version
of Harmony. Nothing beats having
an expert there to lend a helping hand.
We have a team of trained consultants
ready to connect to you remotely via
the web, to teach, answer questions, all
at your schedule. Record the sessions
so that you can go back and look at
them again later!
Benefit from our wealth of experience
helping studios to transition from other
software. Among other things, we can
help you set up your studio, set up
a timeline, create an efficient pipeline,
and manage your workflow.
Toon Boom’s team can even take your
assets and transfer them into Harmony.
We can build character rigs for you,
to help you get up and running faster.
Use the rigs as examples of how to build
future rigs on your own.
The Certification program is designed
to train one or more of your staff
members to become your resident
studio expert so you can bring
everyone else up to speed while they're
at work. Studios operate best with
Get help with your own unique project!
Our team can guide you to establish
the right nomenclature, write scripts for
repetitive tasks, define proper asset
locations, analyse pipeline efficiency
and production tracking methods.
Your project has the go-ahead?
Toon Boom can help you find animators,
storyboard artists, production managers
or art directors. Ensures a pool
of qualified candidates and a solid
Ideal if you require custom-made
functions not yet available in the
animation solution. E.g. effect plug-ins
and specific file format support,
workflow modification or integration
with an in-house asset management
system and database.
We can help you create your
production budget, depending
on the project type, animation style
and timeframe. Haven't decided
between tradigital and cut-out?
We can help compare and forecast
the impact on your budget.
Underpinning the Industry
Winner of both the Primetime Emmy Engineering and Ub Iwerks awards
You probably already know that Toon Boom Harmony 11 is the most powerful, efficient and versatile software created specifically for animation. But did you know that it's also the industry standard? Because they need the best tools, major studios all over the world use it.
For instance, The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad!, Phineas and Ferb and The Cleveland Show all use Harmony. The Princess and the Frog, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and both Curious George movies as well. Plus Wild Kratts, The Simpsons Movie, and Geronimo Stilton. Disney uses it. 20th Century Fox Animation uses it. And Universal.
The ultimate animation software for all styles
If you're seriously considering using Harmony, give you a demonstration and answer any technical questions you may have.but would like to see it in action first, our resident experts would be happy to remote-connect or pop into your studio to