Hello fellow creatives, I currently don’t have the funds to get Harmony outright again but am trying out the trial, so wanted to ask a few things:
If the Trial is free, should I may as well just do the full Premium version of it?
Remind me the main thing(s) Essentials is missing. Please don’t say pegs (or whatever else they’re called now that enables camera pan, etc.).
Is there not an actual cheap month by month plan I can try?
I got a new PC-- Is it a pain to re-register or whatever to this new one? I guess not since my sub. is done now, huh?
Thanks a lot friends. Grateful for this community resource.
Thanks Ampy this is helpful
About 2, Essentials only has one layer, no sublayers at all. It doesn’t have bitmap brushes or textured vector brushes, and the Pencil tool has no pressure sensitivity, so unlike other versions the Pencil is not very good for cleaning lines, except if you want a flat, uniform thickness line (you would use the Brush tool for that purpose). It only has bone deformers, but includes the game mode option. You’re also limited to export a 2K/HD file. It has only seven basic effects (like blur, glow, etc.), Advanced has 12, Premium, I’m not sure (there are 40 on the filter category, there’s much more nodes, but not all you would consider an ‘effect’, since some are used to built effects).
The comparison page at Toon Boom site was a bit more detailed a few years ago, but here it is: https://www.toonboom.com/products/harmony/try
One important thing missing for traditional animation is the Desk where you can work with selected drawings and use the Shift and Trace feature (https://docs.toonboom.com/help/harmony-15/premium/paperless-animation/about-drawing-desk.html). It would be nice to have a detailed comparison on the site.