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Toon Boom Harmony

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Toon Boom Harmony

  -  287 MB  -  Trial
Used by top studios all over the world, Toon Boom Harmony lets you work fast and animate in any style. The app has all the tools you need for traditional paperless, cut-out, and hybrid animation productions. From major animation companies to small studios, customers use animation software to produce movies, TV shows, games, explainer videos, and advertisements. The software has 3 variants: Harmony Premium, Harmony Advanced, and Harmony Essentials!

It stands as a flagship in the world of animation software, offering a comprehensive suite for both 2D and 3D animation. Developed by Toon Boom Animation Inc., Harmony caters to professional animators, studios, and enthusiasts alike, providing a versatile platform for creating stunning animations across various industries, including film, television, gaming, and web content.

When working on a production, efficiency is key and ToonBoom Harmony for PC is all about helping you stay focused. Through a set of new powerful tools, Toon Boom supports pipeline integration and helps you be more efficient, increase your productivity, and solidify your workflow process.

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Discover New Features
  • Ink, paint, rig, and animate
  • Compositing and effects
  • All the tools you need to create your entire project in one tool
  • Sketch, Draw, and Paint
  • Bitmap and vector tools for creating art
  • Create any style with advanced tools that speed up production
  • Combine 3D imported models with 2D for hybrid productions
  • Enhance the Look
  • Create multiplane scenes using Z-depth
  • Introduce occlusion and 3D camera moves
  • Animate in any style, apply effects and composite in 3D
Features and Highlights

Brush Engine
Revolutionary vector/bitmap drawing technology with unlimited artistic potential.

Palettes and Painting
Advanced color palettes provide efficient control over texture and color on every frame.

Traditional Paperless Animation
Access to a complete toolset for traditional frame-by-frame animation.

2D/3D Integration
Animate 3D models and their individual parts directly in the app Premium version for more creative control when integrating 3D elements with 2D characters.

Powerful tools to create cut-out animation from rubber hose to hand-drawn looks.

Cut-Out Animation
Build simple to advanced rigs with specialized tools. Master controllers save time when animating sophisticated rigs.

Effects and Compositing
Add special effects, camera angles, and composite scenes seamlessly. Add volume and lighting effects to characters with automatic tones and highlights that can be animated.

Export to Game Engine
Create a 2D animation for your game that is lightweight and compatible with game engines like Unity.

Pipeline Integration
The program is designed to integrate with other software in a production pipeline. Import multilayer PSD and PSB files, Illustrator, PDF, bitmaps, and audio.

New Onion Skin View
It helps you stay focused on the task at hand by neatly consolidating your go-to onion skinning tools and newly added features into one window.

Shift and Trace in Camera View
A new Shift and Trace tool is now available in the Camera view. Having this tool available right where artists need it helps streamline work and save time when creating frame-by-frame paperless animation.

Node View Improvements
It's now easier than ever to build node graphs that are organized, simple to navigate, and will help streamline workflow.

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User Interface

it boasts an intuitive and customizable user interface designed to streamline the animation workflow. The interface is organized logically, with panels and tools easily accessible for efficient navigation. Artists can customize their workspace to suit their preferences, optimizing productivity and creativity.

Installation and Setup

Installing this software is straightforward, with the software available for download from the official website. Upon installation, users are guided through the setup process, including license activation and configuration options. The installation wizard ensures a smooth experience, allowing users to get up and running quickly.

How to Use

It offers extensive documentation and tutorials to help users get started with the software. From basic animation techniques to advanced features like rigging and effects, users can access a wealth of resources to enhance their skills. Additionally, the software includes interactive guides and tooltips to assist users as they explore its capabilities.

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Can I import/export files from/to other animation software?
Yes, it supports import and export of files in various formats, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects.

Is Toon Boom Harmony suitable for beginners?
While Harmony is feature-rich and primarily targeted at professional animators, beginners can still learn and create with the software, thanks to its extensive documentation and tutorials.

Can I animate in both 2D and 3D with Toon Boom Harmony?
Yes, it offers tools and features for both 2D and 3D animation, allowing users to create diverse and dynamic animations.

Does Toon Boom Harmony support collaboration among team members?
Yes, it includes collaborative features such as version control and network rendering, facilitating teamwork and project management.

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Adobe Animate: Known for its vector-based animation capabilities, Adobe Animate is popular among designers and web developers.

Blender: As a free and open-source 3D creation suite, Blender provides robust features for 3D animation, modeling, and rendering.

Moho (formerly Anime Studio): Moho is a versatile animation software that combines 2D animation with rigging and motion graphics capabilities.

OpenToonz: An open-source animation software used by both hobbyists and professionals, OpenToonz offers comprehensive features for 2D animation and compositing.


Essentials - $28.50/m (USD 230.50 annual billing)
  • Target usage for 2D Games, Cut-out, Paperless (Basic)
  • Vector drawing tools
  • HD and 2K camera resolution
Advanced - $71/m (USD 551.50 annual billing)
  • Target usage for 2D Games, Cut-out, Paperless, Traditional Scan & Paint for TV Series and Film
  • Vector and Bitmap drawing tools
  • HD, 2K and 4K Camera Resolution
  • Advanced tools for paperless animation
  • Advanced plan is available in the Server form factor; Studios should speak with a sales representative.
System Requirements

The system requirements for running Toon Boom Harmony vary depending on the version and the complexity of projects. Generally, users will need a modern multi-core processor (Intel Core i5 or higher recommended), 8GB or more of RAM, and a compatible graphics card (Minimum NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560) with at least 1GB of VRAM, disk space 1.21 GB. The app is compatible with Windows 11 or Windows 10, macOS 10.15 or later, and select Linux distributions.

  • Comprehensive suite for 2D and 3D animation.
  • Rich set of drawing and painting tools.
  • Advanced rigging and deformation capabilities.
  • Seamless integration with other software.
  • Intuitive and customizable user interface.
  • Steep learning curve for beginners.
  • High price point for professional editions.
  • Resource-intensive, especially for complex projects.
Note: 21 days trial version, no credit card required.

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What's new in this version:

Toon Boom Harmony 22
- Change log not available for this version

Toon Boom Harmony 21
- Top performance: 2 times faster than ever before
- Faster cut-out scenes
- Reduced batch render times
- Faster interactive compositing
- Improved interactive manipulation performance
- Apple ProRes
- Alignment with compliance for HDR color management
- New stencil brush
- Creation of brushes in any style, and from any software. Dynamically control line/brush thickness with new presets
- Improved manipulation of deformers / Rigid point deform node
- New Shine Effect: sunbeams

Toon Boom Harmony 20
- Change log not available for this version

Toon Boom Harmony 17.0
- Industry-leading, improved stylus responsiveness
- Stay on-point with new rules and guides
- Add life to your animation
- Upgraded performance and efficiency

Toon Boom Harmony 16.0
- Change log not available for this version

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