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Aug 10, 2021

Price Adjustment / Coming September 7th

On September 7th, Toon Boom’s licensed products will be subject to a price adjustment up to 2.5% in comparison to our previous year’s MSRP.

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Apr 27, 2021

Apple M1 Chipset & Toon Boom Software

Apple is in the process of transitioning their line of macOS computers to a new ARM-based hardware architecture. The first Macs powered by the Apple M1 chipset were released on November 17, 2020.

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Dare to be you. Dare to create.

Harmony 21 offers the 2D animation market a taste of performance paired with the spice of gaming.

This year has seen a rise in the demand for 2D animated TV series, feature films as well as gaming and Toon Boom has responded by adding additional power and performance to its industry leading 2D animation software as well as a whole new feature set designed for independent 2D game developers. The largest animation studios from around the world choose Harmony to produce the highest quality animation, setting the standard for creative storytelling. Our all in one, end to end animation software allows animators to create cut-out and paperless animation in every style imaginable.

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Overview

Create art and emotion in every style

Artists express themselves through their work, creating distinctive markings on a surface — each as unique as their maker. The right tool can capture both the true essence of an image and offer a glimpse into the creative spirit of the person behind it.

Create art and emotion in every style with one powerful end-to-end animation software. Whether you prefer paperless or cutout animation, Harmony 21 is helping to set the trends for award winning animation that is hitting the market by storm. The latest in lighting, shading, special effects and others give more life to your features and series. Advanced rigging and master controller functionality support creative expression, while saving time and money!

The best animation studios and storytellers around the world rely on our software to produce their stories, while maintaining creative integrity.

Versions

Available in Three Versions

Harmony 21 enables 2D animation studios and artists to express their dreams and tell their stories in their creative voice, bringing ideas from concept to screen.

Each has differing progressive features and price points based on the number of advanced features. Let’s explore the benefits and features available in all versions of Harmony and delve into some new and noteworthy features of Harmony 21

Essentials

Introductory edition for students and enthusiasts.

Provides the fundamental drawing, painting, and animation tools needed to create outstanding animation.

Advanced

Advanced edition for freelancers, studios and other creatives

Designed for full traditional, paperless style animation. Also includes support for simple cut-out style animation.

Premium

Complete professional edition for studios, small creative businesses, freelancers and schools working on the most demanding projects.

Adds ability to create sophisticated cut-out rigs, very natural and realistic character movement plus unlimited special effects for any style of animation.

Key Benefits

Benefits of Harmony

  • All-in-one 2D production animation software; from drawing to final production render
  • Cost and time savings
  • Unlimited creative freedom
  • Flexibility, functionality and sensitivity of tools allows you to create with the highest quality
  • Reliable team that stands behind our software and services; we are reachable — speak with our team live or through the community.
  • Highest value: while we do not have the lowest price, we do ensure the highest quality and integrity of your artistic expression
  • Harmony is chosen by the leading animation studios worldwide who set the industry standard (Emmy-winning 2D animation software)
  • Our community and network makes us unique; our grassroots initiatives keeps us connected to our market of studios, freelance artists as well as students & schools
Key Features

Discover the Industry Leading Production Animation Software

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Most advanced brush engine
Manage color: color space, colour palettes and painting
Traditional paperless animation or innovative cut-out animation and rigging
2D/3D integration for limitless possibilities
Deformers for even more textures, depth and realism
Special effects and compositing
Sound management and manipulation
Pipeline integration for seamless end-to-end animation

New and Noteworthy

NEW Features for Studios

  • Top performance – 2 times faster than ever before
  • Faster cut-out scenes
  • Reduced batch render times
  • Faster interactive compositing
  • Improved interactive manipulation performance
  • Apple ProRes
  • Alignment with compliance for HDR color management
  • New stencil brush
  • Creation of brushes in any style, and from any software. Dynamically control line/brush thickness with new presets
  • Improved manipulation of deformers / Rigid point deform node
  • New Shine Effect – sunbeams
Gaming

NEW Gaming features

Bringing the power of our 2D Animation to game developers!

  • Solid vector and texture bitmap brushes
  • Onion skin
  • Ink & paint tools
  • Color pallets

Interested? Let’s Get You Started!

Choose the Harmony edition that meets your needs.

per month
( annual billing)
  • Target usage for 2D Games, Cut-out, Paperless (Basic)
  • Vector drawing tools
  • HD and 2K camera resolution
per month
( annual billing)

Includes all features from Essentials, as well as:

  • Target usage for 2D Games, Cut-out, Paperless, Traditional Scan & Paint for TV Series and Film
  • Vector and Bitmap drawing tools
  • HD, 2K and 4K Camera Resolution
  • Advanced tools for paperless animation
  • Harmony Server
per month
( annual billing)

Includes all features from Essentials + Advanced, as well as:

  • Target usage for 2D Games, Advanced Cut-out, Paperless, Traditional Scan & Paint for TV Series and Film, Effects Compositing
  • Vector and Bitmap drawing tools
  • HD, 2K, 4K and 8K+ Camera Resolution
  • Advanced tools for paperless animation
  • Harmony Server

System Requirements

An Internet connection is required to activate the software.

The following requirements are for users of Harmony Stand Alone and client workstations of Harmony Server. Harmony takes advantage of a fast multi-core CPU, high RAM capacity and high-end video cards.

System requirements can be updated or changed without notice.

Software Requirements
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra)
  • macOS 10.14.6 (Mojave)
  • macOS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
  • macOS 11.4 (Big Sur)
Hardware Requirements
Hardware Recommended Minimum
Processor Intel Core i7, Xeon or better Intel Core i5
Memory 32 GB 8 GB
Monitor 4K monitors with scaling up to 200% supported (Windows)Retina display supported (macOS) 1920 x 1080 1280 x 800
Video Card (Windows) NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1060 (Recommended)
NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2070 (Best)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
Video Card (macOS) Radeon Pro 560 (Recommended)
Radeon Pro Vega 64 (Best)
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
Drawing Tablet Wacom Bamboo, Intuos or Cintiq
Disk Space (Windows) 1.15 GB
Disk Space (macOS) 1.45 GB

Learn
Harmony 21

Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to Toon Boom software, we offer learning resources to meet your needs. Explore free videos, webinars, and expert tips and tricks.

Support

Have a Question?

We’re here to make sure that you get the most out of your Toon Boom software. Please contact Support Team for software-related questions, or to get help from our experts on your special projects.

*Apple ProRes codecs provide an unparalleled combination of multistream, real-time editing performance, impressive image quality, and reduced storage rates. All Apple ProRes codecs support all frame sizes (including SD, HD, 2K, 4K, and 5K) at full resolution.