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

When enabled, the soundtrack of your project will play during playback.

Audio Scrubbing When enabled, the part of the soundtrack that is at the current frame will play every time you move the timeline cursor, allowing you to navigate the timeline of your animatic by sound. This makes it easier to synchronize the action and the audio in your animatic.
Include Audio in Playback Range When enabled, if the soundtrack ends after the end of the last panel in your animatic, playback will continue until the end of the soundtrack instead of stopping at the end of the last panel.

Camera Preview

Lets you preview camera moves and transitions. When you drag the timeline 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.