Toon Boom Animation has launched the latest version of its wildly popular storyboarding software: Storyboard Pro 6. Available now, the release empowers artists to do more than ever and take creative control with features like: drawing tools that enable a true-to-life experience; a complete toolset for storyboarding and animatics creation; 3D models in 2D scenes; and innovative and improved animatics editing to turn storyboards into full animatics.
Storyboard Pro fuels industry leaders to do more with their stories, including Disney (United States), Ubisoft (Canada) and Method Animation (France). There are over 18,000 active licenses globally and credits include award-winning FOX animated series Bob's Burgers, Japanese anime blockbuster Your Name and critical darling The Breadwinner. Storyboard Pro 6 further establishes Toon Boom as the premium choice toolset among not only storyboard artists, but all artists.
“I first used Storyboard Pro on The Goode Family in 2008; it was a game changer and when we founded Bento Box Entertainment the following year, it became a permanent fixture in our production pipeline,” says Joel Kuwahara, cofounder of Bento Box Entertainment. “From Brickleberry to Bob's Burgers, we have used it on every production the drawing tools have enhanced our ability to push the creative, while remaining fully digital and integrated with our paperless Harmony workflow. It truly is the only choice for storyboarding."
Jefferson Allen, VP Studio Operations at Mercury Filmworks, is already thrilled with Storyboard Pro 6's features: “With the enhancement of their drawing tools and library functionality, to streamlining the process from boards to locked leica, to new export options for multiple pipeline models, Storyboard Pro 6 is responsive to studios' growing needs and in helping with the creative challenges of tomorrow.”
What's New in Storyboard Pro 6
Textured Vector Brushes Go from rough sketches to rendering and do more with textured brushes driven by a bitmap engine redesigned to enhance quality and complement the flexibility of vector technology.
New Centerline Editor Propel production by reshaping vector brush strokes without altering texture for faster corrections and drawing. Plus reuse the same artwork in different poses with just copy and paste, and minor adjustments to lines.
Stamp Tool Enhancements Reuse walk or run cycles, cycle through and stamp drawings, and create patterned effects with the pressure-sensitive Stamp Tool. Go further with new parameters that modify angle, size, spacing and more.
Multi-panel Templates Take creative control by sharing multiple panels and scenes between different storyboards faster simply save them to your library as a single template and then drag them into storyboards.
3D Models in 2D Scenes Import a 3D model as a prop or set in a 2D storyboard, position it, take a snapshot and add it as a layer all within Storyboard Pro.
Movie Import to New Video Tracks Add movie and image files to video tracks easily and efficiently for timing, opening titles, key elements, backgrounds and more. Edit all your animatics in Storyboard Pro 6.
Pricing and Availability
Storyboard Pro 6 software is now available via Desktop Subscription or a Perpetual license with Support. Free, full-featured trials of Storyboard Pro are available online. A full breakdown of pricing can be found on the Toon Boom website.
About Toon Boom Animation, Inc.
Toon Boom Animation Inc's award-winning software is the global standard for 2D animation and storyboarding. Toon Boom solutions (toonboom.com) provide everyone from enthusiasts to professionals with the artistic freedom to create in any style and efficiently publish anywhere. Customers include Disney Television Animation, Amazon, Fox Television Animation, Nelvana, Ubisoft, Toei Animation, The SPA Studios, Xilam and Boulder Media. Toon Boom technology is available in Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Spanish.