User Guide > Introduction


Toon Boom Animate is a complete animation software with advanced features for all your animation projects. Animate is the ideal paperless animation solution when working with frame-by-frame animation with a drawing tablet. Animate Pro is the ideal cut-out animation solution. Made specifically for creating and animating cut-out characters.

No matter your preferred animation work-style, Animate manages your entire project, from importing assets and content creation, all the way to animation, compositing and multi-platform rendering. Animate boasts a 64-bit engine, allowing you to export content faster, including elaborate scenes, large bitmaps, gradients and complex backgrounds. Output sophisticated scenes at full resolution with effects.

Animate works in conjunction with Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, which allows you to plan your project, and time the scenes to audio before animating in Animate or Animate Pro.

To learn all about the features available in Toon Boom Animate and how to use them in a production context, refer to the following chapters:

Getting Started
Traditional Animation
Character Building
Scene Setup
Animation Paths
Cut-out Animation
In all Animate documentation, the default keyboard shortcuts used are the Toon Boom Animate set.

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