Using Harmony in Trial Mode In Japanese

If you are using Harmony in Japanese, the method for using the software is very different than in other languages.

To try Harmony in Japanese, simply launch it without having a license for it activated on your machine. Harmony will launch in trial mode. This way, your trial of Harmony does not expire, and does not require any steps to activate it. However, the Japanese trial mode has several important limitations to ensure that the software is only used to familiarize with it which you must take in account before using it.

Saving Scenes

Scenes saves in Harmony in trial mode are saved in a different format, the Trial Stage (.tstage) format, which cannot be opened in the full version of Harmony. Hence, it is not possible to work on a project in trial mode and continue working on it with the full version of the software.

You can open a scene created in the full version of the software in its trial version, but if you save that scene, it will be converted to a Trial Stage (.tstage) file, and you will no longer be able to work on it in the full version.

Templates and Drawings

Templates created in trial mode are also saved in the Trial Scene (.tstage) format, making it impossible to use templates created in trial mode in the full version.

Drawings created in trial mode are saved in a format specific to the trial version of the software, and cannot be imported in the full version of the software.


Frames, movies and layouts exported from a Harmony scene in trial mode will have a Toon Boom watermark tiled over them. If you render a scene in Toon Boom Vector Graphic (.tvg) format, the exported images will not be compatible with the full version of the software.

Importing and Exporting

In trial mode, Harmony is not able to export Flash (.swf) movies. It is also unable to import Flash (.swf) movies, Adobe Illustrator (.ai) projects and Photoshop Document Files (.pdf).

NOTE: Harmony will launch in Japanese if the language for your operating system is set to Japanese.