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Interface Navigation

Storyboard Pro supports Zoom In, Zoom Out, Rotate, Pan and Reset View Position for easy interface navigation.

Zoom In: Zooms into the view. Press [2] or select View > Zoom In.
Zoom Out: Zooms out of the view. Press [1] or select View > Zoom Out.
Zoom In and Zoom Out: Hold down [Spacebar] and your middle mouse button while moving the mouse up or down.
Reset Zoom: Resets the view’s zoom to its default position. Press [Shift]+[Z] or select View > Reset Zoom.
Pan the view: Hold down the keyboard shortcut [Spacebar] and drag your mouse in the direction you want to pan the view.
Reset Pan: Resets the view’s pan to its default position. Press [Shift]+[N] or select View > Reset Pan.
Reset View: Resets the view to its default position. Press [Shift]+[M] or select View > Reset View.
Reset View to Default Drawing Area: Resets the Stage view to show the default drawing area, which is the space situated inside the default camera frame (before the camera is modified).
Select View > Reset Stage View To > Default Drawing Area.
Reset View to Current Panel: Resets the Stage view to show the current panel in its entirety. Select View > Reset Stage View To > Current Panel Overview.
Reset View to Camera Overview: Resets the Stage view to show an overview of the Camera frames. If a Camera movement was created in the selected panel, it will show the entire space within the camera movement. Select View > Reset Stage View To > Camera Overview.
NOTE: This option is only available when the Point of View Mode is set to the Scene or Panel Level—see Point of View Menu. .
Reset View to Start Camera: Resets the Stage view to focus on the starting camera position of the camera movement on the current panel.
Select View > Reset Stage View To > Start Camera Frame.
NOTE: This option is only available when the Point of View Mode is set to the Scene or Panel Level—see Point of View Menu. .
Reset View to End Camera: Resets the Stage view to focus on the ending camera position of the camera movement on the current panel.
Select View > Reset Stage View To > End Camera Frame.
NOTE: This option is only available when the Point of View Mode is set to the Scene or Panel Level—see Point of View Menu. .
Reset Rotation: Resets the view’s rotation to its default position. Press [Shift]+[X] or select View > Reset Rotation.
Rotate CW: Rotates the Stage view clockwise, like an animation table. Press [V] or select View > Rotate View CW.
Rotate CCW: Rotates the Stage view counter-clockwise, like an animation table. Press [C] or select View > Rotate View CCW.
Toggle Full Screen: Maximizes the application on your screen space. Press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F] (Windows) or [⌘]+[Shift]+[F] (Mac OS X) once to make the application go full screen, click again to resolve to normal view. You can also select View > Toggle Full Screen.

Touch Gestures

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro supports touch gestures. When enabled, you can use the main gestures to navigate in the interface using a supported touch device.

To enable touch gesture:

  1. Open the Preferences dialog box by pressing [Ctrl] + [U] (Windows) or [⌘] + [,] (Mac OS X)
  1. In the General tab, from the Touch Interface section, select the Support Gestures option.

  1. If needed:
Select the Invert Scroll Direction option to invert the touch motion used to scroll up and down.
Set the Gesture Sensitivity value.
  1. Click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.

Once touch gesture is enabled in your project, you can use the main gestures:

Use a two-finger pinch to zoom.
Use two fingers to rotate and pan.

Navigation Toolbar

Storyboards can easily become very extensive projects. The Navigation toolbar is useful for finding your way through storyboard panels and scene.

Displaying the Navigation Toolbar

By default, the Navigation toolbar is not displayed on the interface.

To display the Navigation toolbar:

Select Windows > Toolbar > Navigation.

The Navigation toolbar will appear docked at the top of the interface.

Using the Navigation Toolbar

Using the Navigation toolbar is really simple, here are the different buttons and what they do.

First Panel and Last Panel

Use the First Panel and Last Panel buttons to quickly select the first or last panel of the storyboard as the current panel.

Previous Scene and Next Scene

Use the Previous Scene and Next Scene buttons to quickly navigate through all scenes, backward and forward. The first panel of each scene will be selected as the current panel when skipping from one to another. You can also press [Ctrl]+[F] (Windows) or [⌘]+[F] (Mac OS X).

Previous Panel and Next Panel

Use the Previous Panel and Next Panel buttons to quickly navigate through all panels, backward and forward. Each panel will be selected as the current panel as you skip through the storyboard.

First Frame and Last Frame

Use the First Frame and Last Frame buttons to quickly go to the complete beginning or ending of your storyboard. Frames refer to a timing value used when creating your animatic.

NOTE: Refer to the Animatic chapter to learn more about animatics and timing.