Switching Between Preference Sets

Storyboard Pro comes preloaded with five different preference presets (referred to as preference sets), each tailored for a different kind of task. By default, the Basic preference set is used. You can choose which preference set to use in Preferences dialog.

A large part of the default settings in the different preference sets are the same. The following table describes which option is different depending in each preference set, and how:

Tab / Location


Preference Set
Standard Animatic 3D
General Preserve project length when adding transitions Off On On
Terminology Style Animation Animation Live Action
Project Settings Disable project name length limitation Off Off On
Naming Scene Name > Increment name by 1 1 10
Scene Name > Automatically add leading zeros 2 2 3
Global UI Compact Information Style Off On On
Camera Zoom Slider Off On On
Advanced Use Optimized Drawings Off On On
Number of Frames to Preload 120 200 200
Number of Panels to Preload 2 4 4
  • When you customize a preference manually, it is not saved to the current preference set. It is saved as an override for all preference sets.
  • Switching between preference sets only affects preferences that you have not manually customized yourself. This means, for example, that if you manually enable the Preserve project length when adding transitions preference, this preference will no longer be affected when you switch to a different preference set.
  • To make all your preferences affected by the preference set you select again, you must reset your preferences—see Resetting Preferences.