Apr 27, 2021

Apple M1 Chipset & Toon Boom Software

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Dare to be you. Dare to create.

Harmony 20, the industry’s leading 2D animation software, brings the latest in digital drawing sensitivity to its brushes — every marking, every style, every texture you want to create and leave for the audience is felt. Rulers, guides, colour control & features as well as innovative deformers enrich your animation, bringing reality and fantasy within millimeters of each other. Rulers, guides, color control and features, along with innovative deformers, enrich your animation. This allows you to add whimsy to reality, while the two are only a few millimeters apart.



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. 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 20 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.


Available in Three Versions

Harmony 20 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 20


Introductory edition for students and enthusiasts.

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


Advanced edition for freelancers, studios and other creatives

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


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

  • Unlimited creative freedom on your terms
  • Flexibility, functionality and sensitivity of tools allows you to create with the highest quality
  • All-in-one tool for efficient animation — from drawing to final production
  • Cost and time savings
  • Reliable team that stands behind their software and services; we are reachable — speak with our team live.
  • Value; while we do not have the lowest prices, we do ensure the highest quality ensuring the integrity of your artistic expression
  • Chosen by the leading animation studios worldwide who are setting the industry standard, for over 25 years
  • We don’t say we are the best, our Emmy-winning 2D animation technology has the awards to prove it
  • Our community and network makes us unique; we were built for animation professionals and we intend to stay that way
Key Features

Discover the Industry Leading Production Animation Software

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Most advanced brush engine
Defined colour pallets and painting
Unlimited traditional paperless animation
Innovative cut-out animation and rigging
2D/3D integration for limitless possibilities
Deformers for even more textures and depth realism
Special effects and compositing
Pipeline integration for seamless end-to-end animation – all in one tool

New NOTEWORTHY FEATURES included in Harmony 20

  • The smoothest texture deformation with the Weighted-Deform Node
  • Create depth, volume, and more realistic animations with new Lighting & Shading
  • Advanced color management environments and effects give artists and studios full control over the accuracy of their project’s colours from initial illustration to final export New colour effects nodes: colour curves, colour levels, gamma and colour-fade
Character running
  • Drawing and creativity live hand-in-hand and snapping Alignment Guides make it faster & easier
  • Des améliorations ont été apportées au dessin avec à l’esprit les artistes de l’animation, et elles facilitent et accélèrent la création d’animations

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, Basic 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 7 (64-bit, excluding Starter and Home Basic)
  • Windows 10 (64 bit)
  • macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra)
  • macOS 10.14.6 (Mojave)
  • macOS 10.15.4 (Catalina)
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 GB
Disk Space (macOS) 1.25 GB

Harmony 20

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.


Have a Question?

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