About Workspaces

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The Storyboard Pro workspace is comprised of several views. You can customize your workspace to suit your work style, save it as a new workspace, and load it from the Workspace toolbar.

The first time you open Storyboard Pro, the default Drawing workspace is loaded. There are a total of eight ready-made workspaces.

Workspace Icon Description
Drawing This workspace is designed to enable you to draw your storyboard efficiently. The main space is the large Stage view and the Thumbnails view is at the bottom. This workspace also gives you quick and easy access to all your tools, as well as the Panel and Storyboard views.
Timeline

This workspace is designed with the process of animatic creation in mind. The main space is the large Stage view and the Timeline view is at the bottom, where you can easily edit the timing of panels, transitions and sounds. This workspace also gives you quick and easy access to all your tools, as well as the Panel and Storyboard views.

Overview

This workspace is designed to provide an organized overview of your project. The main space is the Thumbnails view where you can efficiently reorganize the order of your panels.

Horizontal

This workspace displays your project as a classic horizontal paper storyboard layout. The main space displays three panels at a time, with the panel information shown below each one.

Vertical

This workspace displays your project as a classic vertical paper storyboard layout. The main space displays two panels at a time, with the panel information shown at the side of each.

Pitch Mode

This workspace displays your project with a different set of views than the other workspaces. Access is only given to a certain number of features. This maximizes the viewing space to focus solely on the story being pitched.

The Pitch Mode workspace occupies the entire display screen. There are no toolbars or top menu available.

PDF View

This workspace displays your project with the views required to quickly set up your PDF export.

3D View

This workspace displays your project with the views appropriate for working with 3D objects, including the Camera, Top, Timeline, and Layers views—see About 3D Objects.

When you create or change any of the customer workspaces, the file are stored in a folder called Toon Boom Storyboard Pro. You can copy this folder if you want to use the same workspaces on a different computer.

  • Windows:
  • C:\Users\[user_name]\AppData\Roaming\(Undefined variable: Variables.ToonBoomAnimationFolder)\Toon Boom Storyboard Pro \1600-layouts-xml
  • macOS: On macOS, the Library folder is a hidden folder. To display the display the folder, hold down the Alt key when displaying Finder's Go menu.
  • /Users/[user_name]/Library/Preferences/(Undefined variable: Variables.ToonBoomAnimationFolder)/Toon Boom Storyboard Pro/1600-layouts-xml