Cambridge Animation Systems has released Animo 4.0 for Mac OS X. The cartoon animation system includes output to Macromedia Flash - giving Web and broadcast animators access to scene graphs, exposure sheets, plus effects and filters for creating Web animation. The release brings the software to parity with the Windows release.
Features in version 4.0 include accurate scanning and image processing to digitize hand-drawn art, tools to scan painted backgrounds and overlays, flexible colour modelling, fast ink and paint application, a graph-based compositor, and high-resolution output to TV, HDTV, and film.
It costs around £4,000 plus VAT.