What's New > Storyboard Pro 4.2 (10.2.2 10086)

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 4.2 Release Notes

Version 4.2

 

Here are the new features, changes, and improvements in Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 4.2:

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.2 (10.2.2.10086)
Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.9744)
Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.9646)
Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.9449)
Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.9143)
Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8960)
Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8911)
Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8900)
Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8819)
Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8722)
Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8653)
Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8632)

 

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.2 (10.2.2.10086)

Deleting a layer no longer scrolls the Layer view.
Layer opacity is now exported in the XML when using the Conformation > Export Project command.
Improved selection of scale handles using the Select tool on thin horizontal or vertical lines.
Fixed an issue that caused the near clipping plane to be saved with a value of 0. This caused blank panels to be exported in PDF, image and movie exports.
Changed the audio format used when recording sound from the timeline (Record Sound) to a format supported by Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Improved error handling when saving a project that fails due to a full disk.
Improved memory usage by adding settings to define the canvas size of bitmap layers. These settings are available on the Bitmap Resolution tab of the Project Settings dialog box. The default canvas size sets the size of the canvas using a percentage based on the project resolution. The pixel density value set is used to define the size the bitmap layer pixels will have in relation to the project resolution. These settings are used when a new bitmap layer is added. The canvas size of a layer can be changed using the Change Bitmap Layer Resolution command. The default values for these settings can be changed from the General tab of the Preferences dialog box.. A blue dotted appears to show the size of the canvas when drawing on a bitmap layer.
Fixed a freeze that would occur randomly on Windows 8.1 when opening a project containing sound files.

 

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.9744)

Improved XML FCP import:
Duplicated panels are now duplicated in Storyboard Pro when importing the XML back into Storyboard Pro.
When a new image is added in Final Cut Pro, a new panel is created in Storyboard Pro and the image is imported instead of leaving a blank panel.
Changed background colour of options in Export Brush and Tool Preset dialog boxes for Yosemite.
Fixed PDF Profile text fields that would stop working after changing to another application.
Fixed missing refresh in the Import Final Draft dialog box. Last saved settings are now properly displayed when the dialog box opens.

 

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.9646)

Fixed a crash when creating a Storyboard Backup (File > Backup Storyboard) from a project containing corrupted drawings.
Fixed a problem that caused the undo queue to stop working.
Fixed a problem that caused workspaces to be saved with a width and height of zero.
Fixed PDF export of captions in rich text format.
Support exporting QuickTime movies with a file name containing non-Latin characters.

 

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.9449)

It is now possible to control the antialiasing setting on Windows from within the Storyboard Pro Preferences like it was possible on Mac OS X. It is no longer necessary to use the NVIDIA Control Panel to force the antialiasing setting.
New option in the Export to CSV window to select the text encoding. The default encoding has not changed and is still UTF-8.
Added support to paste an image from the Clipboard to the selected layer. This allows copy/pasting of images from other applications to Storyboard Pro.
Added a preference to enable or disable the auto generation of thumbnails. When disabled, thumbnails in the Thumbnail and Timeline view are not updated automatically when a drawing is modified. This also affects the thumbnail preview on layers. The preference is called Automatically Generate Thumbnails for Panels and is located on the General tab of the Preferences dialog box. This preference is enabled by default.
The File > Regenerate all Thumbnails command was modified. There are now three buttons in the dialog that appears:
Clear: Clears all the thumbnails in the project.
Clear and Generate: Clears all the thumbnails in the project then generates new ones.
Cancel: Closes the dialog without doing anything.

 

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.9143)

General

Caption names can now use Unicode characters.
Added Japanese language resources.
Fixed the New from Final Draft command that was crashing when the FDX file contained multiple transitions in a row.
Added a fix to support servers using the fully qualified domain name (FQDN). This fixes problems when importing sound and images, creating and accessing templates, as well as creating projects. This also fixes problems with Distribute File System (DFS) as it typically uses FQDN to access network resources.

Import/Export

Fixed export to bitmap to properly handle projects that contain scenes with mismatching field charts and exports the panels at the proper resolution. This happens when mixing panels from projects created with different field charts.
Fixed the camera frame width that was not always consistent when exporting to bitmap.
Fixed export to QuickTime that was not using the proper FPS value on new installations.
Fixed frame rate values that were ignored in the QuickTime settings when exporting to EDL/AAF/XML.
Fixed import of non-Latin characters when importing FDX files.

PDF Export

New option in the PDF profile to print the document name on the cover, header or footer. The option is called Show Filename and is found on the Cover, Footer and Header tabs of the PDF profile editor.
New option in the PDF Profile to print the content of a selected caption at the top of the panel. The option is called Display Selected Caption and is on the Panels tab of the PDF Profile editor.

Tools

Fixed the Select tool to make it easier to click on thin horizontal lines.

 

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8960)

Fixed a crash when using the Cutter tool on specific drawings.
Added support for extended character set when importing FDX files and when importing RTF files to captions.

 

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8911)

Modified QT API to fix a problem with some Wacom Cintiq tablets (Cintiq 21UX). Brush and eraser strokes were lost if the Wacom stylus was quickly pulled away from the Cintiq after drawing or erasing.

 

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8900)

It is now possible to export QuickTime movies at a different FPS than the project FPS. The export FPS value is changed from the video compression settings when exporting to QuickTime.
Fixed Format Caption command that was not updating empty captions.
Fixed a problem that caused shortcuts to stop working after using the scroll bar in horizontal, vertical and overview workspaces.
Fixed Select tool menu entry to be able to change to the Select tool while the Select by Colour tool is active.
Optimize project opening function to reduce the time required to open a project from the network. Opening time is reduced by more than 50%.
Fixed panel name rules to match the behaviour from version 2.
Fixd the Cutter tool that was showing the Move arrow when hovering over non-selected vectors and that was allowing you to move the selected vectors by clicking the non-selected ones.
Fixed a crash when loading drawings with null palettes.

 

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8819)

Fixed framing in horizontal and vertical workspace when there is a camera pan and the panel is selected for editing.
Fixed layers that get mixed up when merging two projects.
Fix nudging with the Static Camera tool that was creating a dynamic camera.
Fixed Select tool override mode to be able to change the colour of the select vector while using Brush tool and holding Ctrl.
The selected layer is kept after splitting a panel.
Using shortcuts after using the Script view scroll bar does not type in the view anymore. This allows using the A and F shortcuts in Drawing and Timeline workspaces.
Flicking is fixed (rapidly switching from Select to Select Tool) in Stage view when hovering over a selection with the Select tool.
Fixed caption display in Pitch mode that was not allowing the font to be changed on Mac OS X.

 

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8722)

The new Format Captions command can be used to edit captions on multiple panels (Caption > Format Captions).
Fixed a crash when pasting layers on multiple panels with the "Overwrite layers with the same name" option selected.
Fixed drawing grid that was not the right size when using the Camera tool in 16 and 24-field projects.
Fixed Camera manipulator that was not showing the Z rotation handle (circle) at the right positions in 16 and 24-field projects.
A new warning message appears when deleting an audio track that contains at least one sound clip. There is a new preference called Warn when Deleting Audio Tracks (General tab of the Preferences window) to turn the display of this message on or off.
When Show Grid is on, the drawing grid appears on empty layers.
The default caption font has been changed to Arial.

 

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8653)

Fixed a freeze hang when opening a project containing sounds on Windows 8.1.
Fixed a crash that could occur when adding a panel in a scene with no camera. This happens in projects originally created in v1.6 or earlier.
Fixed Cutter tool that was randomly flattening drawings when using the Cutter gesture mode.
Fixed the Script view to prevent the view from scrolling when adding a panel.

 

Changes in Storyboard Pro 4.1 (10.2.2.8632)

When editing a caption, it is now possible to use font sizes that are not in the size list by typing in the value.
Text is prevented from disappearing after pasting text using the Paste button in the Edit toolbar.
Fixed a crash when using the Camera tool from in a scene where all camera keyframes have been deleted.