Toon Boom Studio 8.1 Release Notes

Here are the new features and improvements in Toon Boom Studio 8.1:

Bug Fixes and Enhancements
Important Information

Bug Fixes and Enhancements

(Windows) Adjust the values of properties by single clicking or scrolling.
(Mac) The drop-down menus of toolbars expand faster when pressing or holding the tool’s button.
(Mac) The dock is now appearing in the workspace: Full Screen Drawing Mode.
Improved Storyline view: 1) When zooming, the focus is now on the cursor or playhead location instead of at the beginning of the Timeline. 2) When scrolling, you can go past the limits of the Storyline view.
Smoother Instant Motion animation while using the Orient to Path option.
Improved Drop Shadow effect relative to the Parent Colour Transform.
In Color Transform effect, the Flatten option no longer reverses layer ordering.
Grouped .psd layers are now visible in the Camera view.
The peg’s pivot can now be applied to both rotation and scale on drawing elements.
(Mac) Fixed performance issue with Xsheet view on Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9).
Improved memory management.
Improved overall stability.
Minor bug fixes.

Important Information


The preferences for your former version of Toon Boom Studio will not be carried over to the new version. You must re-establish your preferences for Toon Boom Studio 8.1.


Installation of Studio 8.1 will not uninstall previous versions. You can continue to use the version 8.


Your previously activated version 8 license will work correctly for version 8.1. There are no additional steps necessary.

Backward Compatibility

All projects created with previous versions of Toon Boom Studio will open in 8.1, but not vice versa. This means that all projects saved in version 8.1 will be converted to the version 8.1 file format and will no longer be accessible in previous versions.


Due to the compatibility of Toon Boom Studio 8.1 and previous versions, you will receive a message whenever saving an older project in version 8.1. This message states that the respective project will be converted to version 8.1 and does not constitute an error message.