The Kraken shall be released.

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Toon Titan 5 is coming! (Code named Kolor Kraken) We are currently in the process of redesigning our site, adding new content, and galleries. I appreciate all the support over the last couple of months and to all my Toon Titan customers and fellow animators who have waited patiently for the update.

I have some great news: Toon Titan 5 is almost done. The Kraken shall be released in early 2015.

New Features to look forward to:

  • UI redesign – The UI has been redesigned for a more natural feel when working with a stylus.The amount of “clickidy-clack*” has been further reduced.
  • Skeletal Stroke Rendering – (I will find a better name for this tool, basically allow you to predefine the exact look of the brush stroke to be used when rendering outlines.
  • Heavy Outliner Function – Take any drawing and applies a heavy outline around it. A very popular technique used by most mayor studios these days.
  • Redesigned Color management system – You will now be able to export style sheets based on series. Each series will have as many characters defined inside as you want, and and each character as many props or objects as you want.
  • Interactive Color Model Sheets – you can save images of each character (or prop) to be used as interactive color models within the coloring environment.

*Clickidy-Clak also known as “Clicky-Dicky” is the made up technical terms I use to describe all the button switches, sliders, and setting-toggling crap that is added to a software product so as to make it more “useful”.

Programmers loves to infuse their software with clickidy-clack, cause it allows you to tweak the settings with mathematical precision. Well I’m not a programmer, I’m an animator, and as an animator, I want my software to just be intuitive and natural. I don’t want to spend more time tweaking settings than I actually spend working on the project itself. In the past, Toon Titan’s clickidy-clack has always been rather minimal, Toon Titan 5’s clickidy-clack will be practically invisible.

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