MONTREAL — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 6, 2012 — Emmy® Award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. ( toonboom.com), the market leader in animation technology, is proud to announce the release of Toon Boom Harmony 10 at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles, Booth #1030. This new version delivers all the benefits that a 64-bit engine brings to your hardware, namely overall enhanced performance, a much faster user interface and interactive playback, as well as the ability to render projects and images in 2K, 4K, 8K and more. In addition, the 64-bit engine amplifies Harmony’s unique capabilities related to pencil line technology with textures, deformation tools, particles and 2D-3D integration.
Impressive New Features
Benefit from a powerful 64-bit engine, driving enhancements in speed, performance, and handling of this ground-breaking animation software.
Take advantage of all the available memory on your system. The new engine powers the ability to go further than ever before. Render high definition projects, as well as high quality images, in 2K, 4K, 8K, and more.
Experience the advantages when handling the software directly, with both a faster user interface and interactive playback. See these improvements when working with very simple, or very complex, scenes with character rigs and deformation.
Experience the benefits of 64-bit when compositing and rendering special effects. Take advantage of the multi-thread technology and rendering improvements to export faster and more elaborate scenes. Notice the difference when exporting large bitmaps, gradients, and complex backgrounds. Output very sophisticated scenes with particles, complex effects, as well as 2D-3D integration.
"SIGGRAPH being one of the most important technology conferences in the industry, we felt it was the best event to unveil Harmony 10 and showcase its leading-edge features to all attendees," said Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toon Boom.
A world tour to promote Harmony 10 will be launched in the fall of 2012, covering key cities in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Dates and locations will be published on toonboom.com.
About Toon Boom Animation Inc.
Toon Boom Animation Inc. ( toonboom.com) is the worldwide leader in digital content and animation creation software, delivering products and services online to its global community. Toon Boom carries user-friendly applications for all, catering to children, home users, creative professionals as well as students, educators and schools. Toon Boom is fully dedicated to education and goes far beyond just developing technology and curriculums that will enhance the classroom experience. Toon Boom is an influential advocate of bringing industry and education together, while partnering with value-added partners to help students achieve their goals.
At the high-end studio level, Toon Boom offers a wide product range from powerful pre-production tools to leading-edge animation production solutions. Relying on its extensive expertise in animation production, Toon Boom provides consulting services in the fields of optimization, pipeline integration, production assistance and custom development.
In 2005, Toon Boom was granted the Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award
by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its significant
contribution made to the animation industry targeted for television. In
2006, the IT Federation of Quebec (FIQ) awarded an OCTAS 2006 in
the Multimedia – educational and cultural sector category, for Toon Boom
Studio. In 2007, FIQ awarded an OCTAS 2007 in the Technological
Innovation category, for Toon Boom Storyboard Pro. In 2008, Flip Boom
was granted a Parents’ Choice Gold Award and a New Canadian
Media Award in the Excellence in Children’s category. In 2009, Flip
Boom was selected as Editor’s Choice by the prestigious Children’s
Technology Review for excellence in design. In 2010, Flip Boom
All-Star was granted a Parents’ Choice Silver Award, the NAPPA Honors
Award and the Tech & Learning Award of Excellence. In
2011, Toon Boom won the HSBC International Business Award in the
small and medium size category. In addition, both Flip Boom Classic and
Flip Boom All-Star Curriculums were granted the 2011 Distinguished
Achievement Awards in the Art category, for K-5 and 6-8 markets by The
Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). The Flip Boom Classic
Curriculum was also a AEP Innovation Award finalist for its excellence
in educational resources. Garfield’s Comic Boom was awarded the 2011
Preferred Choice Award granted by Creative Child Magazine,
the 2011 NAPPA Honors Award and the 2011 Parent Tested Parent
Approved Seal of Approval. Flip Boom All-Star received the 2011
Media of the Year Award , granted by Creative Child Magazine
and the 2011 Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval . Toon
Boom Studio received the 2011 Tech & Learning Award of Excellence .
In 2012, Frost & Sullivan granted Toon Boom the 2011 Global
Animation Software Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award .