Harmony

Harmony

ToonBoom Harmony is used in the film and TV animation industry for its professional-quality 2D animation production capabilities. Harmony contains the tools required to handle cutout (puppet), paperless frame-by-frame and traditional animation workflows from scanning to compositing and 2D/3D integration.

Component Recommendations

Processor Processor

Raster and Vector Graphics, 2D Animation

Most tasks in photography and graphics applications only take advantage of a single CPU core given how the software is designed. While some actions utilize multiple CPU cores (such as blurring and color conversion), benchmark tests show that they max out at 6 to 8 cores. Therefore the clockspeed per core is more important than the number of cores.

We recommend quad-core, 6-core and 8-core processors with high clockspeeds (over 3.0GHz).

Memory Memory

In general, 3-6GB of RAM per CPU core is recommended. For example, if you select a single 12-core processor, 32GB will suffice for basic tasks or 64GB for more demanding workloads.

Storage Storage

We recommend a solid-state drive (SSD) for the operating system, software and project files.

Graphics Graphics

This application doesn't utilize (or makes slight use of) GPU acceleration, so a high-end graphics card is not required. Therefore, we recommend a Quadro M2000.

Chassis Chassis

The Z840 is recommended if you require dual processors or dual high performance graphics cards. The Z840 can support up to 6 hard drives or 10 SSDs.

The Z640 is recommended if you require a single high-end processor or single high-performance graphics card. You can always add a second processor and double the memory at a later date using the optional Z640 processor riser. The Z640 can support up to 4 hard drives or 6 SSDs.

The Z440 is recommended if you require a single processor with a low core count or mid-range graphics card. The Z440 can support up to 4 hard drives or 6 SSDs.

Configuration Recommendations

HP Z440

  • Quad-Core 3.5GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1620 v4 [4-cores / 8-threads]
  • 32GB (4x 8GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB

$2450.00

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HP Z440

  • Quad-Core 3.5GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1620 v4 [4-cores / 8-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB

$2750.00

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HP Z440

  • Quad-Core 3.7GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1630 v4 [4-cores / 8-threads]
  • 32GB (4x 8GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB

$2700.00

Customize & Buy

HP Z440

  • Quad-Core 3.7GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1630 v4 [4-cores / 8-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB

$3000.00

Customize & Buy

HP Z640

  • 6-Core 3.6GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1650 v4 [6-cores / 12-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1070 8GB

$3750.00

Customize & Buy

HP Z640

  • 8-Core 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Broadwell E5-1660 v4 [8-cores / 16-threads]
  • 64GB (4x 16GB) of 2400MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • 500GB Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA GTX 1080 8GB

$4900.00

Customize & Buy

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