Export to Toon Boom Window

The Export to Toon Boom window lets you export an animatic as Harmony, Animate 2 or Animate Pro 2 scene files. You can export the entire storyboard project or a selection of scenes. 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.

Before exporting to Toon Boom, you can use the Layers view to deselect specific layers. In the Layers view, deselect the Toon Boom option from the Export To section. Note that this layer will still be exported to Toon Boom, but it will be disabled. You can enter the symbol and re-enable it at anytime.

NOTE: Transitions and holds in the layer motions are not supported by the Export to Toon Boom  option.

To learn more about the Layers view, see About Layers.

Parameter Description

Destination Path


Lets you specify the location and name of the folder for the exported file.

File Pattern

Lets you set the file name pattern. Leave this field blank to use the default pattern.

Export Target

Export to Animate/Animate Pro

Exports your animatic to Animate or Animate Pro.

Export to Harmony

Exports your animatic to Harmony Server or Harmony Stand Alone.

Format: Select To Database if you are using Harmony Server or Offline for Harmony Stand Alone.

Version: Depending on the Harmony version you have, select either 7.8 or 9.2 or higher.

Export Style

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.

All Frames: Renders the full storyboard project.

One Frame Each: Renders only one frame for every chosen number of frames you specify. For example, if you choose to render every 5 frames, then a new image will appear every fifth frame, with each image being held for 5 frames to maintain the timing.

Resolution: Lets you select the render size of the project: Full size, half size or quarter size.

Generate One Scene: Generates a scene by scene or by selected sequences and panels.

Animatic on Top: If you generate scenes based on sequences or acts, this option becomes available. When enabled, the animatic is rendered and placed as the top layer and column in Harmony or Animate.

Original Scene

Exports the 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.

Nest Panels in Symbols: Upon export to Harmony or Animate, the panel's content will be nested inside symbols. Instead of having several layers in your root timeline, you will have a single one. You will need to enter the symbol to edit its content.

Add Camera Reference Layer: Adds a layer containing the different camera frames on top of the other layers to use as a reference in Harmony and Animate.

Apply Transformation on Drawings: Applies transformation on the first and last position of each panel. The in-between animation will be lost.

Export Range Tab


Exports the entire storyboard.

Selected Scenes

Select this option and click Select to open the Scenes Picker dialog box in which you can select specific scenes to export. You can also select your scenes per sequences if your project contains sequences.

Current Scene

Exports only the currently selected scene.

Sounds Tab

Keep Original Files

Keeps and uses all original sound files.

Process Soundtracks Individually

Creates one audio file per soundtrack.

Merge All Soundtracks

Creates a single audio file, gathering sounds from every soundtrack of your storyboard

Burn-In Tab

Print Time Code

Prints the project timecode on the video as an overlay on your video.

Print Scene Names and Panel Numbers

Prints the scene names and panel numbers as an overlay on your video.

Print Additional Duration

Prints an additional duration on your video, defined by the Units and Repeat menu.


Displays additional duration information using Time Code or Frames units.


Displays additional duration information per panel, scene or sequence.

Camera Grid Tab

Project Safety

Prints the safe area on your video.

4:3 Safety

Prints the 4:3 safe area on each panel of your storyboard that has a camera movement.

4:3 Reference

Prints the 4:3 area on each panel of your storyboard that has a camera movement.

Open folder after export

Opens the folder after export.