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Part 11. Toon Boom Animate Pro
Features and Functions:
· This is the firstfree animation software for Macunder this list. The toon boom animate pro is a Canadian software company that specializes in the production and storyboarding software.
· The software can be used for the storyboarding for television, web, films, mobile phones, animation, games etc.
· The software can be used by a variety of people whether they are professionals working in the animation field or whether they are aspiring students who eventually want to placed somewhere in the animation world.
Pros of toon boom animate pro.
· The software has a centralized databa_x_se system and is extensively used in the film and animation industry. The databa_x_se is quite efficient and it also allows the animators to use the software with least difficulty.
· Thisfree animation software for Maccan be used easily by the beginners.
· It has almost all the opus features and can be easily used for cutout animation style. The software has tools that can be used to draw textures with pencil; it has the morphing tools, deformation tool, particles, built-in compositor, 2D or 3D integration.
Cons of toon boom animate pro.
· There are no online tutorials for some of the versions.
· It loads very slowly even on higher RAM
· Non-NVidia chipsets are not supported by thisfree animation software for Mac.
· PLE edition very limited. -http://animation.about.com/od/softwarereviews/gr/tbanimatereview.htm
·Toon Boom is next on my shopping list of mindbogglingly expensive software tools for starving artists. -http://www.awn.com/forum/thread/1014088
·Used to use 'Animo' back in the day, and ToonBoom reminds me a lot of that, since it has tools for detecting line weight in scanned art, formulating colour regions etc. It seems to be built specifically for 2d character animation - either scanned or drawn directly. -http://www.awn.com/forum/thread/1014088
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