Discover the tools you need to plan your next project
Toon Boom Animation announced the release of the latest edition of their Emmy Award-winning pre-production software, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 7. The all-in-one storyboard solution combines drawing, scripting, camera controls, animatic creation capabilities and sound editing to offer everything needed to plan on-screen storytelling. Storyboard Pro 7 also integrates with Toon Boom Harmony, allowing animated projects to move seamlessly from planning to production.
“Whether you are working on a feature film or a 30-second commercial, storyboarding is the first step in the process where the script is adapted into visuals,” says Francois Lalonde, co-president of Toon Boom Animation. “Storyboarding is when artists should experiment and test new ideas, before bringing in camera crews or teams of animators. The newest features in Storyboard Pro 7 support that spirit of creativity and collaboration.”
Trusted by major studios, artists, freelancers and students worldwide, Storyboard Pro is the industry standard for planning animated and live-action productions across television, films, commercials, video games and other forms of media. It has been used to plan feature films from Makoto Shinkai’s Japanese anime blockbuster Your Name to Netflix’s first original animated feature Klaus, to television series like The Walking Dead and Bob’s Burgers.
Storyboard Pro 7: Where your creativity is the only limit
Storyboard Pro 7 gives artists more creative freedom and artistic power with an all-new drawing engine, designed with creators in mind. Customizable sensitivity and stabilizer settings allow users to directly adjust how the software responds to their pen strokes, accommodating loose thumbnail sketches —when creators just want to focus on storytelling— to precise on-model animatics. Additional new features make the process of collaborating, editing and exporting to Harmony seamless.
Storyboard revisionist Mike Morris (DuckTales) collaborated with Toon Boom on Storyboard Pro 7’s demo videos. As with many artists in TV pre-production, Morris has been working in the software for years.
“As an artist, Storyboard Pro has everything I need to go from script to screen with a storyboard, including vector-based drawing and editing tools.” says Mike Morris. “When I want to work independently, this gives me the freedom to create full storyboards and animatics without a large team and a ton of other software.”
Storyboard Pro 7 New Features
- Industry-leading, improved stylus responsiveness
New stabilizer for smoother lines
- Customizable stylus pressure as well as tilt and angle responsiveness
Stay on-point with new rulers and guides
- Drawing ruler, 4 point perspective, fisheye, isometric
It’s all about teamwork and collaboration
- Advanced control, sound editing
Set audio gain, synch audio and video tracks
- Advanced editing and efficiency
Insert empty space between panels and scenes
Visit the Storyboard Pro 7 product page for an in-depth review of all the new features and product enhancements.
Pricing and availability
- Storyboard Pro 7 is available today in English, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Spanish
- Get your free 21-day trial at www.toonboom.com/products/storyboardpro/try
- All pricing, licensing and purchase information can be found at www.toonboom.com/products/storyboardpro/pricing
Find helpful learning resources and join the conversation
- Access free learning material and training resources at Toon Boom Learn
- Connect with the Toon Boom and Harmony Community on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram
- Join product and feature discussions in the Toon Boom Community
About Toon Boom Animation Inc.
Toon Boom Animation Inc.’s award-winning software is the global standard for animation and storyboarding. Storyboard Pro and Harmony solutions provide everyone from enthusiasts to professionals with the artistic freedom to create in any style and efficiently publish anywhere. Customers who chose Toon Boom animation software for the development and creation of their productions include Disney Television Animation, Amazon, Fox Television Animation, Nelvana, Ubisoft, Toei Animation, The SPA Studios, Xilam and Boulder Media, to name a few. The technology is currently available in Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. For more information, visit: toonboom.com.
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