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Toon Boom Animate Pro 3 Free Trial


Cut-out Rigging and Animation software

Download the Personal Learning Edition (PLE) of this software. This is a free software, with no time limit. However, work that you do in this version can not be brought in to the retail version when you do purchase. Work done in the PLE is exported with a watermark. Use this version to try out this software, practice using the software, and to learn the tools. Access learning materials in the Animation Resources and Animation Tips section to help you evaluate the software.


When buying Toon Boom Animate Pro, you’ll be part of a big community. Access the Animating Resources section to take advantage of a variety of learning materials. Check out the User Forums to contact other members of the animation community.


Toon Boom® Animate Pro™ is the best software for doing cut-out style animation. Build character rigs, animate, and create special effects all in one software. Learn from the full set of free, online video tutorials. Benefit from the robust, Emmy® Award-winning code base.

Whether you’re doing animation for the web, commercials, shorts, games, or special subjects, own your creativity with a solution made just for you.

Key Features in Toon Boom Animate include:

  • Real Media Tools, including brush and pencil with pressure sensitivity and texture
  • Smart Palettes for adjusting colours on-the-fly
  • Character Rigging for creating flexible, sophisticated cut-out puppets with effects and Bone Deform
  • Cut-Out Animation, using the Timeline to create keyframes and swap out drawings, saving drawings in the integrated Library
  • Content Integration for importing from Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, and more
  • True Space for creating multiplane scenes and animating the camera directly in the software. Rotate drawing layers in all three axes in a true 3D space.
  • Built-in Effects, using a powerful node-based compositing system with over 50 effects
  • Export your project as an image sequence, Flash SWF movie, or QuickTime movie

Recommended Additional Equipment

When creating drawings, it can be useful to have a drawing tablet. All Wacom devices are supported, including the Bamboo, Intuous and Cintiq.

System Requirements

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  • MAC OS 10.7 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel® Core 2 Duo processor or higher
  • 4 GB RAM (Minimum)
  • 650 MB available hard disk space for the software
  • Video card fully supporting OpenGL with 256 MB RAM
  • Monitor supporting 1024 x 786 resolution
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  • Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit)
  • 2 GHz Intel® Core 2 Duo processor or higher
  • 4 GB RAM (Minimum)
  • 500 MB available hard disk space for the software
  • NVIDIA® fully supporting OpenGL with 256 MB RAM
  • Monitor supporting 1024 x 786 resolution
  • Free Apple QuickTime® Player

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