Toon Boom Animate 3 and Animate Pro 3 Now Available


Montreal, Canada - July 08, 2013
 

Two-time Emmy award recipient, Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced today the release of Toon Boom Animate 3 and Toon Boom Animate Pro 3. Dedicated to creating frame-by-frame and cut-out rigging animation, these new versions offer the most comprehensive set of features to professional animators, all in one software.

  Toon Boom Animate 3 Highlights:

  • True Pencil
    Animate 3 gives you the ability to draw with True Pencil, a pencil line with variable thickness that supports pressure sensitivity. Draw clean lines with the pencil and have the ability to modify the lines easily. You can apply the style across hundreds of drawings. Incorporate texture on your lines for cool effects.

  • Texture Brushes
    Animate allows you to draw with texture brushes using the Brush tool. Take advantage of this to create rough drawings just like you would on paper, simulating that pencil-on-paper feeling.

  • Tool Presets Toolbar
    When creating paperless animation, you often want to save frequently used brushes or pencils so you can quickly go back to those preferences. Using the new Tool Presets toolbar, you can save presets for any tool, remembering the properties of that tool.

  Toon Boom Animate Pro 3 Highlights:

  • Bone Deform
    Animate Pro 3 now comes with Bone-style Deform! Bring your cut-out characters to the next level by adding deformers to bend drawings around bones and articulations. Apply deform to vector drawings, textures, or imported bitmaps.

  • True Pencil
    Animate Pro 3 gives you the ability to draw with True Pencil, a pencil line with variable thickness that supports pressure sensitivity. Draw clean lines with the pencil and have the ability to modify the lines easily. Incorporate texture on your lines for cool effects.

  • Tool Presets Toolbar
    When working in cut-out animation, you often want to save standard brush or pencil settings for different areas of your character rig. Using the new Tool Presets toolbar, you can save presets for any tool, remembering the properties of that tool.

Both products are now supercharged on a 64-bit core. This gives you the freedom to use more of the computer’s resources, and output high-resolution files for a professional-quality production. In addition, they both support standard two-finger Touch Gestures for zooming, rotating, and scaling of the canvas when using a tablet. Finally, they both benefit from interface enhancements designed to simplify workflow and streamline the animation process.

Take a Tour
Watch the Take a Tour videos for Animate 3 and Animate Pro 3 to see these animation software packages in action!

Pricing and Availability
Purchase Toon Boom Animate 3 for $699 US and Toon Boom Animate Pro 3 for $1199 US. Customers owning Animate 1 and 2 can upgrade to version 3 for $299 US. Customers owning Animate Pro 1 and 2 can upgrade to version 3 for $499 US.

Information about the Toon Boom Animate 3 is now available online at: toonboom.com/animate and for Animate Pro 3 at toonboom.com/animatepro