Toon Boom’s Storyboard Pro 5 offers artists everything they need to storyboard their creative projects. From advertising to film, Storyboard masters the art of visual storytelling by combining drawing and animation features with camera controls. This allows you to develop your story with total artistic control – creatively and technically.
Winner of both the Primetime Emmy Engineering and UB Iwerks awards, Storyboard Pro is a trusted, industry-standard tool for visual story development. Students, educators, and institutions are able to take advantage of incredible academic pricing with included support!
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Create and Collaborate with Storyboard Pro
Storyboard Pro revolutionizes the way animation studios create. How does it achieve this? It’s simple. The program focuses on how to tell the story. From scripts to thumbnails to finished storyboards – Storyboard Pro 5 allows users to consider pacing, camera angles and visuals as the story progresses.
Seems pretty obvious, right? Just tell the story in terms of visual context. The genius behind Storyboard Pro is its ability to let everyone communicate the story effectively, regardless of their role in the animation process. So, whether you’re a storyboard artist, creative writer, producer or director, you’ll have the tools you need to revise and share your vision for the project.
This accessibility and intuitive interface are also great tools to have in a classroom environment – allowing students to effortlessly design, share, and collaborate.
Storyboard Features that Pack a Punch
Storyboard is certainly a comprehensive platform that’s accessible to a range of animation professionals. However, its features are the real powerhouse behind the software’s success in studios both big and small. Learn more about some of these top features below.
Possibly the most important, the Story Flow feature allows you to transition from script to storyboard in one seamless framework. Visually organize the story as it unfolds with precise, accurate timing. Make revisions on the fly by reordering panels, adding comments, recording audio notes, etc.
Drawing and Sketching Tools
Draw in any style using bitmap and vector drawing tools with access to a range of brushes and textures. These features also include rotating, tilting, and onion skinning, which gives the context of previous and next panels.
Set start and end positions across panels to add camera moves that pan, zoom and roll in 2D or 3D space. Easily see camera safe areas (4:3 and widescreen).
The import/export compatibility is impressive in Storyboard Pro. Import scripts from Final Draft and standard image, vector and audio formats. Export layered panels to Photoshop, storyboards to PDF, still images and movies. Export animatics or send to Avid, Premiere and Final Cut Pro via AAF, EDL and XML.
Storyboard Pro 5.1 Release
The recent Storyboard Pro 5.1 release introduced simplified Chinese and Japanese language options. It also features new enhancements, such as:
- New packed project formats – Stores the files in your Storyboard project inside a container, which makes it easier to handle and share project files, as well as faster transfer times.
- Animation keyframes in the timeline – Provides a more intuitive way to work with layer animations. Drag keyframes in the timeline to modify timing and make adjustments on the Storyboard Pro stage to scale and position.
- Select tool improvements – Makes it easier to select and move drawings on the Storyboard Pro stage.
For a detailed list of all the incredible tools included in Storyboard Pro, make sure to check out our Storyboard Pro 5 offerings – price options for students, educators, and academic institutions included!
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