Toon Boom Animation has announced a new cel animation package aimed at independent animators and small studios. According to the company, Toon Boom Solo offers a simplified workflow containing all of the steps necessary for animation production.
The software includes start-to-finish tools from scanning and drawing directly onto workspaces, through inking and painting, compositing, laying out animation in 3D space, applying special effects and rendering. According to Toon Boom, this enables any style of animation style or workflow to be replicated, including traditional, digital and cut-out.
Digital animation features such as morphing, inverse kinematics and glue are included. Toon Boom says that these speed up the creation of projects.
Toon Boom Solo is expected to ship on September 30, and it will run on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows systems. Pricing has yet to be announced.