Toon Boom Animation has released Toon Boom Studio 3.5, a new version of their animation software for Mac OS X and Windows.

Toon Boom Studio provides digital drawing tools, the ability to scan hand-drawn animation, animation syncing tools, 3D spatial modeling and publishing capabilities. It can be used for the Web, TV and other media.

New to version 3.5, Toon Boom Studio adds animating elements that make it easier to animate elements over time. A transform tool lets you animate motion, scaling, rotation and skewing using key frame insertion. A new drop shadow effect has been added; import/export colour palettes have been added, and you can now export to PDF file format.

System requirements call for a G4 or better (Intel included), Mac OS X v10.4.7 or later, 512MB RAM, 128MB hard disk space, 64MB VRAM, Wacom pen tablet recommended.