System Requirements

Here are the technical specifications for Harmony 12.1.

Harmony Server

Toon Boom Harmony Network is a server-client configuration. The server stores all the assets, and holds the database. The client machines simply run the software and allow the members of your team to work on Harmony and access the assets directly from the database.

NOTE: Note that an Internet connection is required to activate the animation software.

Before installing Harmony, refer to the Harmony and Your IT Department white paper to learn about the network prerequisites for a Toon Boom Harmony installation. This document should be taken as a guide to help you understand the preliminary steps before performing a typical Harmony installation.

There are multiple ways of installing Harmony, as well as numerous types of hardware that can work with Harmony. To perform a custom installation which fits the studio’s requirements, a proper analysis of the studio is required, such as: the type of project, the productivity expected, and the delivery date, etc. If you are not yet familiar with Harmony, you should get in touch with your sales contact at Toon Boom to organize a needs analysis of your studio and production in order to make the best of Harmony and optimize your production pipeline.

The person who performs the installation should have the knowledge and expertise required for setting up and configuring networks, computers, and operating systems. If you do not have an IT department or someone who knows the network technology thoroughly, contact your sales representative at Toon Boom to organize an installation with our consulting department.

White Paper: Harmony and Your IT Department


Here are the specifications to install Harmony on client machines. Note that this does not encompass the network and server specifications for Harmony Server.

Requirements Windows Mac OS X
Operating System

Windows 7 64-bit
Windows 8 64-bit

Mac OS X 10.9.5
Mac OS X 10.10.2 or later



Intel Core i7, 3.4 GHz
Intel Core i5, 3 GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo

Monitor Optimized for 1920 x 1080 or higher
Minimum requirement is 1280 x 800

16 GB
8 GB
4 GB

Video Card


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560, 650


Intel HD Graphics 4000, 5000
Intel Iris Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520, 620, 720



AMD FirePro D500


AMD Radeon HD 6770
NVIDIA GeForce 750M


Intel HD Graphics 4000, 5000
Intel Iris Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
Radeon HD 6630
Drawing Tablet


Wacom Intuos Pro
Wacom Cintiq


Wacom Intuos
Media Player Apple QuickTime Player (free)