Toon Boom has always been committed to animators, developing leading-edge technology to support their creative process. As a testament to that, Toon Boom Pencil Check Pro is the most flexible line testing software available in the industry. Developed for the most prestigious and demanding studios, Pencil Check Pro provides an extensive feature set designed around a user friendly interface. Pencil Check Pro is the classic animators’ best friend, sitting next to the animation table for fast and accurate line tests. An easy to use must-have tool for students learning animation principles.
Animators' best friend
Create and preview the line test movie with synchronized sound, in real-time
Fill the exposure sheet using industry standard tools and the audio waveform display
Annotate and draw directly in the exposure sheet column using the pen tool
Animate camera motion with pencil drawing composited on top of a background
Educational animation school
Enjoy an easy-to-use application to quickly test your drawings with
Capture paper drawings on-the-fly with any kind of supported image device
Draw intuitively to produce frame-by-frame paperless animation
Paint characters while you refer to colour models
Professional Line Testing Tools
Developed with professional animators, Pencil Check Pro integrates an extensive feature set including real-time capture preview, vectorization presets, paper feeder support for batch capture, alignment and registration for acquisition of large backgrounds and automatic matte creation for instant overlay preview. You can
also import images and capture or draw directly within Pencil Check Pro to quickly create a line test. Complete your line test by easily adding camera motion.
Extensive Capture Devices Supported
Toon Boom Pencil Check Pro comes with an impressive list of built-in
capture technology such as Microsoft DirectShow and WIA as well as
Apple QuickTime and Image Capture. Combine this with TWAIN interface
and proprietary drivers for high speed production scanners, Pencil Check Pro supports the widest variety of devices available for a line test application and fits into your pipeline and your budget.
Draw, Ink and Paint Digitally
Line testing can also be done paperlessly with Pencil Check Pro, thanks to its unique vector and pressure-sensitive drawing tools. Sketch, draw, clean and paint in colour to produce a high quality line test. Pencil Check Pro comes with all the tools required for animation
such as Onion Skin, Light Table, Backlight and Toon Boom’s legendary
rotary animation table to fully mimic a traditional animation workspace.
Playback Composition Instantly
Preview your line test animation with a real-time playback interface synchronized with sound and camera motion. Define the transparency and colour of each column to identify drawings easily. Resolution independent, Pencil Check Pro can render line test as an image sequence, a QuickTime movie or a SWF vector animation at any resolution.
Overlay time code information for easy referencing of later modification.
Acclaimed Exposure Sheet
With more than ten years of legacy in animation, Toon Boom Pencil Check’s exposure sheet includes everything an animator could dream of. Fill the Xsheet manually, randomly or sequentially, adjust the duration on-the-fly or simply let the capture module fill it for you. Pencil Check Pro Xsheet can display the sound waveform for accurate timing. You can also draw or import annotations as if you had a paper margin and mark key and breakdown drawings.