Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced the launch of Toon Boom
Studio 4.5 and its Toon Boom Studio Importer to Flash (TBSi). This
latest version widens the animation possibilities by enabling users
to create photo animation and live-action cartooning. Additional new
features include a better integration with Photoshop files, extended
ease of use, the ability to print, more export options to iTunes and
YouTube as well as the import of Flip Boom and Animation-ish
projects. TBSi lets users import Toon Boom Studio projects directly
into Adobe Flash CS2 and CS3, resulting in a streamlined workflow for
adding interactivity to their projects.

Studio 4.5’s feature highlights include:

Live-action cartooning

Import video files and draw over them to create Roger Rabbit style
live-action cartoon animation. Explore rotoscoping by tracing over
live-action videos and create even more realistic animation.

Animate photos in cut-out

Import photos and portraits to build a library of key poses which you
can animate using cut-out techniques. The more facial expressions,
the more interesting your animation!

Photoshop layers are there too

Create multi-layer graphics in Adobe Photoshop and import them into
Toon Boom Studio 4.5 preserving all layer information. Create some
impressive camera moves and explore cut-out techniques.

Import Flip Boom or Animation-ish files

Bring your Flip Boom and Animation-ish projects to the next level by
adding sound, effects and camera moves in Toon Boom Studio 4.5.

Buy Toon Boom Studio 4.5 now for $399.99 US. Current customers owning
Studio 3.5 and 4 can upgrade for $99.99 US.Information about Toon
Boom Studio 4.5 is now available online at