Toon Boom Animation Inc. on Wednesday announced the release of
Toon Boom Animation Studio v3, a major new release of its 2D animation software for Mac OS X and Windows. Toon Boom Studio v3 costs US$329 and can be upgraded starting at $99.99. System requirements call for a G4, Mac OS X v10.3 or later, 256MB RAM, 100MB hard disk space.
New features in Toon Boom Studio v3 include the Free Transform tool, which lets you use any combination of scaling, rotation and skewing. Other new features include a text tool, scissors tool and skew tool. Also new in the Mac OS X release is support for anti-aliasing.
Improved sound scrubbing in this release helps adjust lip synchronization, and the Timeline has been improved in this new version to help organize layers, set the timing and attach motion paths to elements.
What’s more, version 3 introduces a simplified user interface that integrates drawing and and 3D scene planning modes.