MONTREAL, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced today the release of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 4. After receiving a 2012 Primetime Emmy ® Engineering Award, Storyboard Pro has leaped forward with a new version that efficiently and elegantly caters to live action, gaming, and animation studios alike.
Now in 64 bit, Storyboard Pro 4 offers the ability to draw directly in the software using bitmap drawing tools. In addition to its time-proven vector tools, Storyboard Pro 4 enables users to draw with different styles and textures for full artistic freedom.
"Storyboard Pro is considered one of the most innovative technologies and enables studios and professionals to keep pre-production under the same roof, resulting in local job creation" says Joan Vogelesang, president and chief executive officer of Toon Boom.
Storyboard Pro 4 highlights:
- Bitmap Drawing Tools allow users to draw with different styles and textures for full artistic freedom.
- 64-bit gives users the freedom to use more of the computer's resources, and allowing the use of the new bitmap technology.
- Playback Enhancements ensure a smooth playback through panels.
- Sequences allow users to organize projects into four divisions: Acts, Sequences, Scenes, and Panels.
- Integrated 3D Technology enables users to work in a 3D space, import 3D models, and export to FBX.
- Collaboration tools allow multiple users to work on a project simultaneously.
Pricing and Availability Buy Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 4 now at the price of $999US. Customers owning Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 2 can upgrade to version 4 for $499US. Customers with a valid support and maintenance agreement can upgrade for free. Toon Boom will be showcasing Storyboard Pro 4 at MIPTV 2013, Booth C1.09. A cocktail to celebrate the Storyboard Pro 4 launch will be held at the booth on Tuesday, April 9, from 5 pm to 7 pm. RSVP link available here. Information about Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 4 is now available online at: toonboom.com/storyboardpro/ About Toon Boom Animation Inc. Toon Boom Animation Inc. ( toonboom.com), a Corus ® Entertainment Inc. company and a 2012 and 2005 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award recipient, 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 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.