Harmony 16 Essentials for Schools Click on images to enlarge

Harmony 16 Essentials for Schools

Toon Boom Harmony 16 Essentials is for artists who want to create paperless and cut-out style animation. Basic animation capabilities with vector as the primary drawing technology. Harmony Essentials is an incredibly creative and efficient animation software solution with even more tools to help you realize your ideas. Animate with confidence, knowing that these tools are the same ones used by major studios & Animators around the world to create dozens of award-winning productions. Harmony 16 has new tools that unleash your creativity and improve productivity.

New Features of Toon Boom Harmony 16 Essential

Effortless Drawing Substitutions
Cut-out rigs can contain many drawing substitutions, enabling animators to quickly swap one drawing for another during the animation phase. With the new Drawing Substitutions view in Harmony 16, all drawings for the selected layer are now conveniently displayed as thumbnails. You can:

  • Quickly view all available substitutions and easily make your selection.
  • Zoom in/out to view larger or smaller thumbnails.
  • Pop out the window and resize it to display more thumbnails.

Instantly Modify Multiple Frames
The need to adjust the position of a prop or character over multiple frames is often required. To speed up these changes, two innovative tools have been added to Harmony.

Animate Onion Skin Range
Expedite the task of manually editing a prop, character or pose over multiple frames with this new tool. Select your element, define the frames via the Onion Skin and make your modifications. It's as simple as that!


High School Career Program

(Annual Term license - Silver Support)



Institution Post Secondary - Annual License

(Includes Silver Support)



Institution Post Secondary - Annual License

(Includes Gold Support)



System Requirements:
An Internet connection is required to activate the software.

For Windows:

  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (64-bit, excluding Starter and Home Basic)

For Mac:

  • macOS 10.14
  • macOS 10.13
  • macOS 10.12

Hardware Requirements:


  • Intel Core i7 or Xeon
  • Intel Core i5 minimum


  • Optimized for 1920 x 1080 or higher
  • Monitor Minimum requirement is 1280 x 800
  • Support for both 4K and retina monitors


  • 16GB Recommended
  • 8GB Minimum

Windows Video Card:

  • Best: NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070
  • Medium: Nvidia Geforce GTX 960 TI
  • Slow: Intel HD Graphics 4000

Mac Video Card:

  • Best: Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 1536 MB
  • Medium: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
  • Slow: Intel HD Graphics 5000

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