Montreal (June 4, 2008) – Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced the launch of Toon Boom Pencil Check Pro, the most flexible line testing software available in the industry. Pencil Check Pro completes the animation pipeline by offering a wide array of capture options, an efficient line testing process and an advanced feature set.
Plug and capture
Pencil Check Pro supports a full range of devices from scanners to DV / HDV cameras, webcams and digital cameras. Pencil Check Pro performs all capture operations from a unique interface and has a real-time preview for devices equipped with live video stream.
Easily learn animation principles
Sketch key poses directly in the software, playback instantly and use the audio track capabilities while filling the exposure sheet. Draw the in-betweens, clean the animation and prepare your work for inking and painting. Finally, add camera motion to deliver a complete line test of your animation.
Beyond line testing
Easily control the colour and opacity of Xsheet columns for accurate preview. Enjoy the digital exposure sheet and use its annotation columns to add comments and sketches. Maximize a highly integrated pipeline with Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, Digital Pro and Harmony.
“Toon Boom has always been committed to animators, developing leading-edge technology to support their creative process. As a testament to that, Pencil Check Pro offers an extensive feature set designed around a user friendly interface, and is fully compatible with Storyboard Pro, Digital Pro and Harmony,” shared Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toon Boom.
Pencil Check Pro is available online and retails at $399.99 US. Educational pricing is also offered: $299.99 US for a single license, and $2499.99 US for a 10-unit lab-pack. For more information, please visit http://www.toonboom.com/products/pencilcheckpro/