Toon Boom Studio 5 Announced

In the great tradition of Toon Boom Studio, when a sale on the previous version is announced it seems that a release of a new version will not be far behind. So when the great sale of Toon Boom Studio 4.5 was announced for only $299, I began to expect that version 5 would not be long in coming.

May has brought those expectations to life, with the announcement of Toon Boom Studio 5.

The biggest addition seems to be the integration of stop-motion animation — no small feat and a welcome feature. You will also be able to digitally remove backgrounds from images, especially useful if you take photographs and import them into the software. If you use a green screen to take those pictures removing the background should be an easy an intuitive process.

For me, this will be my first version of Toon Boom not directly integrated into Quicktime. I hope that the .swf exports can meet expectations.

I’m not entirely sure what this new pirate-themed packaging is all about, but I’m sure the marketing team knows what it’s doing.

If you preorder Toon Boom Studio 5 it will be $79.99 for an upgrade from 4.0 or 4.5, and $329.99 for a full version. If you buy a full version now you’ll be given immediate access to Toon Boom Studio 4.5.

8 Responses to “Toon Boom Studio 5 Announced”

  1. cresshead Says:

    Q. what did you mean when you wrote “Toon Boom not directly integrated into Quicktime”?

  2. Will Says:

    @cresshead, More accurately, Quicktime no longer supports .swf files — the primary output for Toon Boom Studio. Toon Boom has a “Quick Preview” tool that is very useful, but when Quicktime stopped supporting .swf that functionality went away.

  3. Emilee [ amelia no a ] Bree. :) Says:

    @Will & @Cresshead,
    toonboom 5 will have a tutoriall.

  4. Tim Williams Says:

    I think this package is GREAT!

  5. chris Says:

    so i can only assume this blog is dead since no posts since june?

  6. Pramod Pednekar Says:

    If I want to buy this soft Ware (Toon Boon 4.5) Paying by credit card, can you deliver to my country India or what is the procedure of buying from India please explain it.
    Thank You.

  7. renata Says:

    eu quero ver o toon boom tutorials

  8. Cartoon Software Says:

    That is nice information! its pretty expensiv, but you will know that you spend your money well!