Using a Toon Boom Product in Trial Mode
If you are using your Toon Boom software in Japanese, you can try the software without purchasing and activating a license. The product will prompt you to launch in trial mode, in which you can try most of the features of the activated software for an unlimited time.
- Projects and files created and saved in trial mode cannot be opened in the activated version of the software, and images and videos exported in trial mode will contain a watermark. For more information on the limitations of trial mode, see the Limitations of Trial Mode section below.
- At the moment, Trial Mode is only available when launching the software in Japanese. The software will launch in Japanese if the language for your operating system is set to Japanese. For instructions on how to try the product in another language, see Activating a Trial License.
- Install the software without activating it.
Launch the software.
The following prompt will appear:
In the bottom-right corner, click on the Try (実行) button.
The software will proceed to the Welcome screen, where you will be able to create a project in Trial Mode.
When using a Toon Boom software in trial mode, the trial never expires. You can keep using the product in trial mode for as long as you like. However, the trial mode of a Toon Boom product has several important limitations that you must take in account when using it. Those limitations are implemented to ensure that the trial mode of the software only allows users to get familiarized with it.
Creating Scenes and Projects in Trial Mode
Scenes and projects created in trial mode are saved in a format is different from the format used by the full version of the software. This format is exclusive to the trial version of the software, and files in this format cannot be opened in the full version of the software. Hence, it is important to keep in mind that it is not possible to start working on a project in the trial version of the software and continue working on it with the full version of the software.
You can open a project created in the full version of the software in trial mode, but if you save that project, it will be converted to the trial-only format, and you will no longer be able to work on that project in the full version.
Drawings and Templates in Trial Mode
Drawings and templates created or exported in trial mode are saved in a format that can only be used in trial mode. Hence, it is not possible to create assets in the trial version of the software and then use them in the full version of the software.
Rendering in Trial Mode
Rendered frames, movies, thumbnails and other images and documents exported in trial mode will have a prominent Toon Boom watermark burnt in over them, rendering them improper for production and publishing.
It is not possible to export Flash (.swf) or Filmbox (.fbx) movies in trial mode.
When using Harmony in trial mode, only Harmony Stand Alone applications and features are available. You cannot use Harmony in trial mode to set up or connect to a Harmony Server database.
In trial mode, it is not possible to import Flash (.swf) movies, Adobe Illustrator (.ai) projects and Photoshop Document Files (.pdf).