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Play Menu

The Play menu lets you preview your project as an animatic in Storyboard Pro at any time during its development process. Using the Playback toolbar, you can preview the visual content, including transformations and transitions, and have it synchronized with sounds.

Command Description

Play

Plays the animatic in the Stage or Camera view.

Play Selection

Plays the selected panel in the Timeline or Thumbnails view.

Loop

If pressed, your animatic will repeat indefinitely when playing. Otherwise, it will stop when the end is reached.

Audio Playback

Plays the soundtrack during playback.

Include Audio in Playback Range If enabled and the soundtrack ends after the last panel, playback will continue until the end of the sound track instead of stopping at the end of the last panel.

Camera Preview

Lets you preview camera moves and transitions. When you drag the red playhead while Camera Preview is enabled, it will adjust the Stage view to match the point of view of the camera.

Project First Frame

Moves the timeline playhead to the first frame of the project.

Previous Scene

Moves the timeline playhead to the previous scene.

Previous Panel

Moves the timeline playhead to the previous panel.

Panel First Frame

Moves the timeline playhead to the first frame of the current panel.

Previous Frame

Moves the timeline playhead to the previous frame.

Next Frame

Moves the timeline playhead to the next frame.

Panel Last Frame

Moves the timeline playhead to the last frame of the current panel.

Next Panel

Moves the timeline playhead to the next panel.

Next Scene

Moves the timeline playhead to the next scene.

Last Panel

Moves the timeline playhead to the last panel.0

Project Last Frame Moves the timeline playhead to the last frame of the project.
Go to Scene Opens the Go to Scene dialog box, which allows you to select a scene in your project and instantly move the timeline playhead to that scene.

Go to Frame

Opens the Go to Frame dialog in which you can enter a frame number and instantly move the timeline playhead to that specific frame.

NOTE: The frame number is based on the start time of your project. If your project starts at frame 0, entering 0 will move the timeline playhead to the first frame of your project.