MONTREAL (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Toon Boom Animation has introduced Storyboard Pro 5.5, the latest release of its Emmy® award-winning software for storyboarding and animatics production. Storyboard Pro fits into any project’s creative and production processes for animation, CG, live action, or games cinematics. With new drawing and editing capabilities, and support for super crisp high pixel density displays, Storyboard Pro 5.5 offers the most complete set of storyboarding and animatics tools yet available. Most storyboard artist for hire are doing a freelance job now meaning they work from the comfort of their own home, or in their client’s studios.
“There really isn’t anything else like Storyboard Pro on the market,” explains Frank Summers, Animator at Sockeye Media. “Drawing, editing, and organizing panels is a breeze plus Storyboard Pro offers a host of exporting options to suit your production. “
What’s New in Storyboard Pro 5.5
New drawing tools – Guides and Vanishing Points work in conjunction with existing drawing tools to make perspective drawing easier. Scenes can now be mirrored in one click with the Flip Selected Scenes tool to facilitate storyboard revisions. Generate Auto-Matte makes it easier to shade characters on a background by automatically creating a matte from one or more drawings.
New editing capabilities – Storyboard artists and animatics editors can now set visual cues in the Storyboard Pro’s timeline for story and audio events. Timeline Markers remain in place even as panels are reordered, providing reliable visual references for progressing the story and timing specific actions. Sound editing has been enhanced, and storyboards can be kept in sync between Storyboard Pro and Avid Media Composer using the AAF Interchange Format.
Support for high density pixel displays – The user interface for Storyboard Pro is more crisply defined on modern high pixel density displays. With Retina and HiDPI display support, artists avoid eyestrain and focus on what is most important – the artwork.
“With the release of Storyboard Pro 5.5 we forged ahead with our commitment to artist driven efficiency. We added some workflow gems that really improve the day-to-day experience of creating storyboards and animatics,” said Francisco Del Cueto, CTO at Toon Boom Animation.
Pricing and Availability
Storyboard Pro 5.5 software is available for Desktop Subscription or a Perpetual license. Free, full-featured trials of Storyboard Pro are available online. Details on pricing, upgrades and free trials of Storyboard Pro 5.5 can be found on the Toon Boom website.
About Toon Boom Animation
Toon Boom Animation’s award-winning software is the global standard for 2D animation and storyboarding. Toon Boom solutions provide everyone from enthusiasts to professionals with the artistic freedom to create in any style and efficiently publish anywhere. Customers include Bento Box Entertainment, Disney Television Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Fox Television Animation, Mercury Filmworks, Nelvana and The Spa Studios. Toon Boom technology is available in Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Spanish. For more information, visit: toonboom.com.