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Toon Boom Animation Releases Storyboard Pro 5

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  • Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced today the release of Storyboard Pro 5. This new release streamlines the pre-production and storyboarding process with new creative tools for artists, adds improvements to the 3D workflow, and provides better integration with editorial. Storyboard Pro 5 has also been improved in order to enable pre-production pipelines for CG, live action and games cinematics.

    “The features in Storyboard Pro 5 provide users a new opportunity to increase pipeline efficiency along with creative output,” said Francisco Del Cueto, CTO at Toon Boom Animation. “Both studios and artists benefit from the blend of new creative tools and new technical capabilities in a solution that can handle any project regardless of production constraints.”

     New Features in Storyboard Pro 5

    •3D Workflow Enhancements – Provide better integration between 2D and 3D with the ability to snap 3D models to surfaces, create layers on models, import Collada and Alembic files and work with a more responsive 3D camera.

    •Customizable Brush Tips – Allow artists to change the roundness, hardness, and angle of tips as well as add randomness.

    •Layer Grouping – Makes it easier to organize and share content for an even more fluid creative development process and exchange between artists.

    •Qt Application Scripting – Lets you create tools and scripts to automate manual tasks. Several example scripts are available to get you started.

    •Support for 23.976 NDF Timecode – Enables the seamless transfer of animatics from Storyboard Pro to the editing suite.