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Take an idea and translate it into a visual story that will become a complete production via an intuitive and user-friendly interface.

Toon Boom Storyboard helps you take an idea or message and bring it to life in a structured and professional manner. Storyboard Pro was developed in conjunction with seasoned storyboard artists and significantly speeds up the production and revision process. Toon Boom Storyboard Pro delivers powerful features that make it the tool of choice to create an entirely digital storyboard.

Key Features:

  • Built-in Animatics: Independent motion per layer, impressive camera motion across panels, unlimited soundtracks, smooth playback, real-time transitions.
  • Organised Storyboarding: Customise captions layout, reorder panels with automatic renaming, record audio comments, fast revision process, customise workspaces.
  • Smart Sketching: Superior drawing tools with multiple, brush options, comfortable drawing position with the rotating canvas and onion skin, rich text capability, convenient template library.
  • Bitmap Drawing Tools: Create custom brushes with hardness, flow, spacing, and many other properties, create bitmap layers to use the new brushes on, or continue to work on vector layers with vector tools, use a pixel-based colour picker, add colours to a colour swatch for reuse, merge bitmap layers together.
  • Over 75 Library Templates.: Easy import of digital images of scouted locations, props and actors, practical drag and drop of templates.
  • Create Camera Motion: Convenient start and end camera position setting, stunning camera movements, including zoom and roll, within and across panels.
    Useful display of safety area (4:3 and widescreen).
  • Collaborative Workflow: Pitch your story to a group using Pitch Mode. Collaborate on a team by splitting your project for different team members, and merging the changes back into a master project.
  • 3D Abilities: Reposition layers in a 3D space. Import 3D models as FBX, OBJ, 3DS. Animate layers over time in a 3D space.
  • Full Integration: Support of Final Draft 8, import of leading bitmap, vector and audio formats, eExport as still images, layered panels to Photoshop, and Movies.
  • Superior Export: Export your storyboard to PDF or still images. Export animatics to Premiere, Final Cut, or Avid. Export projects to FBX for 3D animation, or Harmony for 2D animation.
  • 64-bit Core: Take advantage of the new 64-bit core technology and use as much memory as your machine allows, import images, use many bitmap layers, without memory limitations.

Toon Boom Storyboard - Features

Toon Boom Storyboard comes with an intuitive interface presenting either an elegant traditional panel window layout or an overview window layout that fits into your content creation cess. Easy to learn and use, Storyboard mimics the traditional storyboarding process, navigating with just a graphic tablet pen in a user-friendly environment.

Standard Edition Features

  • Support industry standard bitmap and vector files
  • Add an unlimited number of shots and panels to your storyboard
  • Customizable and searchable captions field per panel and storyboard
  • Access True multi-layers vector drawing tools with pressure sensitivity
  • Reuse assets from built-in image template library
  • Use vector text tools with word processing options
  • Create camera moves with pan, zoom and tilt
  • Place transitions between shots
  • Export your storyboard to PDF using predefined pages or create your own layout

Digital Drawing
Draw with a complete set of WYSIWYG vector-based tools to create resolution-independent drawings, including:

  • Brush tool for freehand drawing, using solid color, gradient or textured pen styles
  • Basic shape tools (Line, Rectangle, Ellipse)
  • Text tool with essential wording feature and independent attributes for each character (Font, Size, Bold, Italic) with automatic or user-defined kerning for multiple lines of text, with independent alignment modes, indentation and spacing,
  • Unicode with Input Method Editor support for typing foreign languages
  • Eraser tool for correction and removal
  • Cutter tools, ideal for rectangular image cropping and freehand for custom cut selections
  • Use Draw Behind mode to quickly paint behind lines without adding new layer
  • Close Gap tool for closing a shape so that it can be filled with a color, without adding a visible line
  • Modify, transform or recolor drawing object brushstrokes and color fills
  • Create brush textures to recreate the look of natural media tools, such as graphite, charcoal or pencil
  • Manage color palettes using a color picker that supports solid colors, gradients and textures, as well as an independent transparency value for each color
  • Flip horizontally or vertically selected objects or layer content
  • Flatten strokes inside a layer to optimize and reduce overlapped objects
  • Merge layers to group them together
  • Switch on Light Table to see through layers and clean drawings
  • Support screen rotation on Windows Tablet PC

Scenes, Panels and Layers

  • Add an unlimited number of panels per scene for complex scene descriptions
  • Duplicate, re-order, join or detach panels from a scene easily
  • Create and manage an unlimited number of layers in a panel, using the transparent layering architecture
  • Enjoy easy layer manipulation using drag-and-drop to rearrange layer order, swap layers between panels and merge layers together
  • Customize layer display (Hide or Visible, Rename)


  • Include captions for each panel with information such as notes, dialogue, slug lines, costume
  • Use the Global Captions field for overall comments, production notes, story boarder contact information
  • Create an unlimited number of panels and storyboard captions
  • Type notes directly into caption fields
  • Customize the caption categories
  • Save caption layouts as a template for future storyboards
  • Search tool to find caption text easily
  • Import TXT files directly into a caption field
  • Support Pen Input panel user interface on Windows Tablet PC

Image Library

  • Reuse assets from the built-in image template library including Characters, Locations, Props and Actions
  • Access an unlimited number of user libraries easily to work with custom and frequently used drawings and sounds
  • Set user libraries as global to Toon Boom Storyboard or localize it to the current storyboard project


  • Place transitions between shots
  • Select different types of transitions (Cut, Dissolve, Wipe)
  • Define the length of the transition


  • Import PSD, SGI, TGA, YUV, PSD, PNG and JPG image formats
  • Import a group of images to automatically create a storyboard
  • Import SWF animation file format
  • Import PDF file format


  • Support PDF format with password protection and foreign language encoding support
  • Select a layout from a list of standard storyboard page layouts
  • Customize page layout properties, with headers and footers
  • Save new and updated page layouts
  • Select the information you want to print, including data on the panel, scene name, start and end times, duration, transition, text in caption fields and layers
  • Print extended panel to include the scope of the entire scene
  • Produce a sequence of still JPEG. PSD or TGA images per panel
  • Export current visible frame to JPEG or TGA image

Pro Edition Features

Truly completing the production pipeline, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro helps you take an idea and translate it into a visual story that will become a complete production, whether animated or live-action. Developed in conjunction with expert storyboard artists, Storyboard Pro speeds up production planning and enables you to reach new heights with increased production integration. Its advanced features make it the tool of choice to create an entirely digital storyboard.

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro fits easily into your current production environment. Scan paper storyboards to accelerate the review process and update your team instantly. Produce a paperless storyboard and animatic using a Wacom tablet to preserve the paper feeling. Use a TabletPC for portable storyboarding during production meetings, final touch-up on stage or at home.

  • Extensive import capabilities, including a wide variety of bitmap (JPEG, PNG, TGA, PSD, YUV, SGI, OMF), vector (AI, PDF, SWF, TVG, OPT), audio (WAV, AIF, MP3), text file and Toon Boom Harmony / Opus / Digital Pro formats
  • Intuitive user interface with five working layouts for drawing, timing, overview, horizontal or vertical page layout with customizable toolbars and shortcuts
  • Convenient layer-based panel display to easily rearrange join or detach panels as needed
  • Creative drawing tools, supporting colours, gradients and textures with independent transparency and preserving your own style with ink brush, airbrush or crayon texture brush
  • Advanced vector tools, including a digital cutter for slicing, cutting or cropping images, onion skinning capabilities, and a rotary light table and animation disk
  • Dynamic motion layers and camera moves, for panning, scaling and rotation to create basic background panning or complex camera multi-plane effects
  • Customizable caption fields to insert fully searchable text, such as dialogue, actions, slugging or comments and fully supporting Unicode
  • Powerful timeline editing to easily time panel duration and edit the animatic with panel trimming, shifting and shuffling, transitions and unlimited sound tracks, including scrubbing and volume key framing
  • Real-time playback, including full camera and panels motions with synchronized audio tracks and caption fields
  • Green ePaper export for emailing storyboard using advanced PDF support and securing storyboards with password protection
  • Efficient built-in Library, including more than 100 elements in addition to creating your own library and connecting to Toon Boom Harmony / Opus / Digital Pro asset libraries
  • Improved teamwork thanks to recorded audio comments to keep track of changes, modifications, notes or production meeting minutes
  • Seamless pipeline integration with superior export capabilities, including Final Draft, printing, integration with Harmony/Digital Pro, EDL, AAF, CSV, PDF, PSD, SWF, AI, JPG, TGA, PNG and QuickTime file formatting.

Toon Boom Storyboard - System Requirements

Mac: System Requirements

  • OS: Mac OS X v10.4 and v10.5
  • PowerPC (minimum) G5 and Intel (Recommended)
  • 512 MB of Ram (Minimum), 1 GB (Recommended)
  • 110 MB of available hard disk space for the software video card fully supporting OpenGL with 128 MB of RAM
  • Monitor supporting 1280x1024 resolution
  • One free USB port required for Dongle
  • Wacom tablets for drawing (Optional)

PC: System Requirements

  • OS: Microsoft Windows Vista, XP and TabletPC
  • 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor (Recommended)
  • 512 MB of Ram (Minimum), 1 GB (Recommended)
  • 110 MB of available hard disk space for the software
  • nVidia video card fully supporting OpenGL with 128 MB of RAM
  • Monitor supporting 1280x1024 resolution
  • One free USB port required for Dongle
  • Wacom tablets for drawing (Optional)

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