Exporting to Bitmap
The Export Bitmap window lets you export a storyboard project to bitmap files in .psd, .tga or .jpg format. The exported data includes a separate bitmap file for each panel in the storyboard.
- Select File > Export > Bitmap.
The Export to Bitmap dialog box opens.
- In the Destination Path panel:
- Specify the name and location of the folder that will contain the storyboard’s assets.
- In the File Pattern field, enter a prefix for the file names. If you leave this field blank, by default, the resulting bitmap files will be named: storyboardname-shotnamepanelnumber.psd/tga/jpg.
Three Little Pigs-BrickHouse-1.psd/jpg/tga
Three Little Pigs-BrickHouse-2.psd/jpg/tga
Three Little Pigs-BrickHouse-3.psd/jpg/tga
- In the Setup Bitmap Export Parameters panel:
- In the Bitmap Format menu, set the bitmap files to be in .psd, .jpg or .tga format.
- Resolution: Sets the resolution to be a quarter size, half size, or full size of the current storyboard resolution.
- Image Zoom Level: Sets the magnification of the image. Enter a value between 0 and 400. The default value is 85%.
- Transparent Background: This option is only available when the Adobe Photoshop (.psd) file format is selected. By default this option is enabled and will export your .psd file.
- Export Camera Frame: Exports the camera frame black border in the image file.
- Rectify Static Camera: When this option is enabled, if there is a rotation in the camera, the camera frame will appear as straight and the image will be rotated instead. When disabled, the camera frame appears as rotated and the image is straight.
- Include Camera Path: Ensures that the camera paths and control points appear inside the image. When this option is disabled, they might appear cropped if they exceed the camera frames area.
- Allow Camera Scaling: This option is enabled by default. This ensures that when a very wide zoom camera movement is included in a panel, the image resulting from the export will be bigger in relation to the camera scaling used. If you disable this option, the exported image will not follow the camera scaling and export it to fit a normal camera frame.
- Maintain Size Through Scene: Ensures that all images exported are the same size. If this option is disabled, it is possible that some images export to a bigger size, for example if there is a traveling camera movement.
- Export Camera Keyframes: Prints each camera keyframe on your images.
- In the Export Range panel, decide if you want to export the entire storyboard, specific shots, or the last panel you selected. You can enter a space between shot names or click Select to open the Scene Picker dialog box. You can select scenes by sequence (if your project contains sequences). See About Track Changes.
- To view the location and contents of the exported folder when it is ready, select the Open folder after export option.