If you have extracted one or several smaller projects from your master project so that several project collaborators can work on different parts of your animatic simultaneously, you can replace the scenes in your master prroject with the updated scenes in the modified projects using the Advanced Merge Storyboard dialog box.
- Open your master project.
- Do one of the following:
- In the top menu, select File > Project Management > Merge and Replace.
- In the Project Management view, click on Menu and select Merge and Replace
—see Project Management View.
The Advanced Merge Storyboard dialog box appears.
- For each project that you want to merge into the current project:
- Click Import Project.
- Browse to and locate the .sboard or .sbpz file of the project you want to merge into the current project.
- For each project that you added to the list of imported projects, do one of the following:
NOTE You can also select the scene, then click on the Select All button right of the scenes list.NOTE If the project contains sequences, the list of scenes will contain sequences, and scenes will be listed under their respective sequence. You can check the checkbox next to a sequence to select every scene in that sequence.NOTE If you are merging projects that were originally extracted from the current project, their order in the list does not matter as these projects' scenes will replace the original scenes in the current project.
- If you want to merge every scene from the project you are importing, check the checkbox left of the project in the project list at the top. This will select every scene in that project for import.
- If you want to merge only some scenes from the project into the current project, select that project in the list of projects at the top. Then, in the list of scenes at the bottom, check every scene that you want to merge.
- If you need to reorder one of the projects you imported, select it, then click on Move Up or Move Down to change its order in the list.
- If you want to preserve a copy of the original scenes along with their updated version, check the Keep and move original scenes to the end option. A backup of each scene that gets replaced will be added at the end of the storyboard.
- If you want audio tracks that you previously locked to remain exactly as they are, check the Respect locked audio tracks option. Otherwise, clips in locked audio tracks will be moved to remain synchronized with the panels in which they are cued.
- If you want changes made to the audio in the projects getting merged to be imported into the current project, check the Import audio changes from source project option.
- If you only want to import panels that have been marked as tracked for changes in the imported projects, check the Only Merge Modified Panels (Track Changes) option.
- If you don't want the adjustments to the length of panels and scenes made in the imported projects to be merged into the current project, check the Replace Artwork Only option.
- If you don't want the adjustments to the layer transformations and animations in the imported projects to be merged into the current project, check the Preserver Layer Transformations in Master Project option.
- Click on Merge.