How to Export

Now that you have finished your storyboard or animatic, it is time to export it as images, PDF, or a movie file. Depending on whether or not you plan to edit your movie in a third party software or export snapshots, Storyboard Pro supports several export formats.

Exporting a PDF

You can export your storyboard project as a PDF file which you can print or share electronically. This is where you can set up your visuals to represent a classic storyboard on paper, or any other format you desire.

Exporting a QuickTime Movie

Once you have created your storyboard and animatic, you can export it as a movie file to share and play back easily for an efficient timing reference. You can export your movie file in different formats (QuickTime, SWF movie (Flash), jpeg, targa) and as image sequences.

Exporting to Toon Boom

Using Storyboard Pro, you can export your animatic as Harmony scene files. You can export the entire storyboard project or a selection of scenes. When the export is ready, you can open it in the destination software. When you first save this new scene, the exported file will be converted in the proper format depending on the software you used.The following elements of your storyboard will be exported: layers, layer motion and camera moves.

  1. In the Destination Path, select a folder in which to save your storyboard project. You can type in the exact path or use the Browse button to browse to a specific folder on your system. You should create a folder for your exported project since Storyboard Pro will generate several files during the export.
  1. In the Export Type section, select the Toon Boom animation software in which you want to export.
NOTE: To determine if your export will be created for Harmony Server or Harmony Stand Alone, in the Format menu, select the Offline option for a stand alone export or To Database for a server format. Depending on the Harmony version you have, select either 7.8 or 9.2 or higher.
  1. Select one of the following options:
Rendered Animatic: Exports a storyboard to be rendered in bitmap images and exports to Animate/Animate Pro/Harmony scene. For each scene in your storyboard, an Animate/Animate Pro/Harmony scene will be created. Use this option if you have 3D content and want to export to Animate, Animate Pro, or Harmony 9.2 and earlier. And also to export to Harmony if you have bitmap drawing layers.
Select Original Scene to export your storyboard in a project where the vector drawings, layers and camera settings are kept as is. For each shot or scene in your storyboard, a Harmony/Animate scene is created.
  1. Select the Open document/folder after export option to view the file when it is ready.

Exporting to FBX

Exporting a storyboard project in FBX format allows you to store any motion data (from element motion or Camera angles/zooms), as well as the 2D and 3D elements in your scene. Once exported to FBX, you can open the storyboard elements in a third-party 3D application and continue to work on them. You would only export these elements to FBX once you are finished with them in Storyboard Pro. Normally, you would not bring these elements back into Storyboard Pro.