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Harmony 16: Produce exceptional animation more efficiently than ever

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Toon Boom is empowering artists like you to animate more efficiently, with less effort. Introducing Harmony 16.

 

The global animation industry is booming — projected to be worth $270 billion by 2020, opportunities for studios, professionals, freelancers and students have never been greater. The ability to produce animation faster and better today will help you secure work for tomorrow. Enter: Harmony 16, Toon Boom's most powerful and productive animation software ever.

 

Whether it's cut-out or paperless, Harmony 16's innovative enhancements make producing exceptional animation more efficient and easier. As a leader in the industry, used in over 80 percent of 2D productions worldwide, Toon Boom software is responsive to the needs of real artists — across TV, film, advertising and gaming. That's why Harmony 16 is packed with cutting-edge, powerful new tools that support pipeline integration and help you be more productive, solidify your workflow process, and stay focused.

Experience a new level of ease in production with Harmony 16's innovative features like the Shift and Trace tool to create more natural, smooth animation in less time. The new Drawing Substitutions view and Onion Skinning capabilities streamline your workflow and give you total control. Plus, with Harmony 16's brand-new Shake Node, infinite background tiling and ability to convert 3D models into 2D without a third-party software, you can be more creative and productive when compositing.

Explore how else Harmony 16 can help you produce animation more efficiently, with less effort below.

 

Discover Harmony 16's powerful, productive new features

 
Shift and Trace in Camera View

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Shift and Trace in Camera View

 

Artists now have the Shift and Trace tool right where they need it: The Camera View. Streamline work and save time when producing frame-by-frame paperless animation, and create a smoother, more natural flow.

Onion Skinning

Images courtesy of Les Films d'Ici

Onion Skinning

 

Harmony 16's new Onion Skin View keeps you productive and focused on the task at-hand by consolidating your go-to Onion Skinning tools with new built-in opacity sliders simply in one window. Advanced Onion Skin gives you the power to choose which drawings or frames you see for finer control over your animation.

 
Drawing Substitutions

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Drawing Substitutions

 

Cut-out rigs can contain multiple drawing substitutions so you can quickly and efficiently swap one for another during the animation phase. With Harmony 16's new, user-friendly Drawing Substitutions view, all drawings on selected layers are conveniently displayed as thumbnails.

Instantly Modify Multiple Frames

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Instantly Modify Multiple Frames

 

Animators often need to adjust the position of a prop or character over multiple frames; Harmony 16's Animate Onion Skin Range makes the task of manually editing a prop, character or pose over multiple frames faster and easier. Also, swiftly apply changes to multiple frames with the new Apply to Onion Skin Range's Paint and Select tools.

 
Shake Node and 2D-3D Integration

Images courtesy of Studio Redfrog

Shake Node and 2D-3D Integration

 

Streamline compositing tasks with Harmony 16. In just a few steps, instantly loop animation cycles or infinitely tile backgrounds. Also, simulate a natural-looking camera shake with the new Shake Node and cut out third-party 3D software when rendering 3D models into 2D directly in Harmony 16.

Modify Deformers

Images courtesy of Studio Redfrog

Modify Deformers

 

In a single move, you can effortlessly select multiple points on a Curve or Envelope Deformer to modify its shape. Then, nudge your points for precise positioning.

 
Master Controller Setup Wizards
 

Master Controller Setup Wizards

 

For improved usability, Harmony 16 comes with pre-packaged Master Controller Setup Wizards. It has never been easier for riggers and artists to adopt this powerful tool — no scripting required.

 

Performance Enhancements

 

Stay on-track and productive with Harmony 16's key performance enhancers. Work from a local cache when using Harmony Server to increase productivity, reduce latency and shorten times for loading and saving files. Plus, render at the speed you need — including 4K scenes.

 

Experience the efficiency now!

 

Harmony 16 is the most powerful, productive animation software for artists ever, and there are even more features for you to discover.

Try it for yourself here.

Explore our pricing options: from as low as $15USD per month to $375USD for a Perpetual Licence.

 

What Harmony 16 features are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below or @toonboom on social media with the hashtag #Harmony16.

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