When you start Storyboard Pro for the first time, the default workspace is displayed. It contains all of the main elements you need for storyboarding.
In the Stage view, the perspective is from a fixed point in space, as if standing on the stage looking at the various elements.
The Thumbnails view displays all the panels in your project in chronological order. Using this view, you can navigate through your storyboard, rearrange panels and scenes, and select a panel to display in the Stage view.
The Panel view displays the different captions related to the current panel, the in, out and duration, and lets you play any voice annotations related to the panel.
The Storyboard view is where you import or type the script. It also displays valuable information about your storyboard project. The Storyboard view is divided into two areas: Project information and Script caption.
Tool Properties View
The Tool Properties view contains the most common options and operations related to the currently selected tool. As soon as you select a tool from the Tools toolbar, the Tool Properties view updates to display its properties.
The Tools toolbar contains all the main tools you need to work in Storyboard Pro. In the default workspace, this toolbar located on the left-most side of the interface. A small triangle at the lower-right corner of a tool indicates additional tools under the main tool. To access these tools, hold down the left mouse button until the additional tools appear, then select one.
The Storyboard toolbar contains all of the basic commands related to adding and deleting panels, scenes, and transitions, as well as switching between the 2D and 3D workspaces. In the default workspace, this toolbar is located at the top of the interface.
The Playback toolbar lets you play back your storyboard. When you create an animatic with transitions and sound, you can play it back in real time in the Stage view to check the timing. In the default workspace, this toolbar is located at the top of the interface.
Navigating the Interface
Toon Boom Storyboard Pro lets you zoom in, zoom out, rotate, pan and reset views for easy navigation of the interface.
The navigation commands in the table below can be used in the following views, with some exceptions:
- Side and Top