Toon Boom Animation has announced that Toon Boom Studio 2.5 will ship in early December.

New features include support for scanning, the ability to draw in the 3D Sceneplanning space and improved sound scrubbing. It also offers visualization and manipulation of drawings and keyframes in the Timeline.

A beta version of Toon Boom Studio 2.5 for PC has also been released, which offers functionality similar to that in the Mac version released in April this year.

Toon Boom has announced that the PC beta will only be available to current registered PC customers and instructions will be sent to them directly.

The full price of version 2.5 hasn't been announced, but upgrades will cost $199 from version 1 and $99 from version 2 (around £110 and £55 respectively).

Customers who purchase Toon Boom Studio for PC between today and the customer release will receive the update at no charge, according to Toon Boom.