[ #Animation ] London, UK August 3, 2015– Today, Toon Boom Animation and The Foundry announced tha...
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“Efficiencies in pre-production pay huge dividends down the line, and a connection among Storyboard Pro, FLIX and editorial will advance the pre-production process,” said Francisco Del Cueto, CTO at Toon Boom.
In addition to the business arrangement, Toon Boom and The Foundry are integrating Storyboard Pro and FLIX, including a new workflow between the two solutions. Now, artists can feed panels from Storyboard Pro into FLIX, where they can review and manage them in step with changes from multiple departments during story evolution. Changes that require artist revisions can be easily routed back for updates in Storyboard Pro. FLIX maintains version control and keeps track of all pre-production assets throughout the process.
“Story development is an area that is ripe for further technical innovation and with this integration between Storyboard Pro and FLIX, artists will have access to the collective power that makes visual story development across teams that much easier,” said Yiotis Katsambas, FLIX product manager at The Foundry.
Linking these two software packages together provides a solution for pre-production, from the first sketch in Storyboard Pro to final, approved boards or animatics done in editorial to the collaborative review in FLIX.
The benefits of getting things done right from the beginning are multiplied for large-scale projects and when simultaneous productions are in the pipeline. “With multiple projects underway and numerous co-production partners in the mix, efficient pre-production for us is vital,” says Joel Kuwahara, early tester of the integration and co-founder and executive producer at Bento Box Entertainment. “Toon Boom and The Foundry are making story development that much more fluid, which is just what we need.”
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