Toon Boom Storyboard Pro is essential to the beginning of any audiovisual project. It 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.

New Features in Storyboard Pro 5


Improved 3D Workflow

Snap to Surface

  • It’s even easier to position and animate 3D models on a 2D plane like a floor or wall. Your model maintains contact with the surface no matter what changes you make. A feature that works as well with 2D as it does with 3D, block out shots faster than before.

Create Layer on Surface

  • Quickly create a drawing layer over a 3D surface that faces the camera when you want to draw artwork over 3D models. A powerful and effective way to add 2D drawings to your 3D scenes.

A More Interactive 3D Camera

  • Better interactivity makes it so much easier to move your 3D camera and do tilts, pans, rotations and camera rolls.

Import More 3D formats

  • Along with FBX and 3DS, you can now import Alembic and Collada CG content into your storyboards.


Creativity, Collaboration and Workflow

Customizable Tips for Bitmap Brushes

  • New tips for your bitmap brushes let you change the roundness, hardness, and angle of tips as well as add randomness to affect the resulting lines. Customize the ones we provide or create your own in Photoshop, Harmony or Storyboard Pro.

Better Organization with Layer Groups

  • You could already break out your artwork into unlimited layers in a storyboard panel - now you can group layers so it’s easier to manage content. Select a group and all the layers move together.

Faster Revisions with Shared Drawings

  • Some drawings, like a background, get reused. Share drawings (use a single drawing across multiple panels) to make it easier to update this kind of artwork. Make a change and the artwork updates everywhere.

Qt Application Scripting

  • Save time by creating Qt application scripts that automate manual tasks or create new tools that can be accessed at the click of a button.


Better Integration between Storyboard Pro and Editorial

23.976 NDF Timecode Support

  • 23.96 NDF timecode support in the timeline means you can work in this frame rate and seamlessly export animatics and timelines with panels, sound, transitions, and timing to editing suites via EDL, AAF, and XML.

Easier Conforming

  • Better error handling and report generation when conforming from an editing software that uses XML means unknown data won’t cause a conform to fail and you can more easily troubleshoot issues.



Smart Sketching
Draw the style you want by using the superior bitmap and vector drawing tools. Rotate the canvas for a comfortable position. Make use of onion skin to see previous and next panels.

Built-in Animatics
Time out your panels. Add independent motion per layer. Plus impressive camera moves across panels. Unlimited soundtracks, with the ability to cut sound, reposition, and edit volume keyframes. Real-time transitions. Smooth playback.

3D Abilities
Reposition layers in a 3D space, creating foreground, mid-ground or any other kind of layers to further sell depth. Import 3D models as FBX, OBJ, 3DS. Animate layers over time in a 3D space.

Story Arrangement
Go from script to storyboard in one seamless framework that allows you to graphically organize the story as it unfolds - all with precise timing. Easily reorder shots and scenes by clicking and dragging.

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.

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.


  • Work in a 3D space, repositioning 2D layers in 3D space, and doing full 3D camera moves
  • Import 3D models, such as FBX, OSB, OBJ, or 3DS
  • Animate 2D or 3D layers over time
  • Export projects to Harmony for 2D/3D mixed media projects
  • Export to FBX for full 3D projects to integrate into your 3D pipeline


  • Split projects into smaller projects
  • Merge projects together to create a larger project
  • New Advanced Merge replaces existing scenes in a project with updated versions
  • Extract scenes from a project
  • Insert scenes into a project from an outside source
  • Use Pitch Mode to share your project with a group in a presentation format, allowing you to play back panels and draw comments on the fly


  • Practical traditional and overview layouts
  • Convenient Drag and Drop Interface
  • Customizable workspaces
  • Fast ramp-up


  • Take advantage of the new 64-bit core technology
  • Use as much memory as your machine allows
  • Import images, and use many bitmap layers, without memory limitations


  • Playback enhancements allow for smooth playback through panels
  • Hear the sound play back with the correct timing


  • Divide your projects into Acts, Sequences, Scenes, and Panels
  • For Live Action terminology, divide your projects into Acts, Scenes, Shots, and Panels
  • Choose between Animation or Live Action terminology
  • Export your projects with this information embedded into PDF and CSV

Content Creation Tools

  • Extended set of Tools and Tool Properties
  • Fast creation and reuse of brushes with specific settings
  • Easy creation of custom brushes using a stroke or a series of strokes
  • Practical setting of separate colours for Brush, Pencil and Paint tools
  • Convenient selection of strokes based on the selected stroke colour
  • Extended rich text support for captions
  • Convenient addition of sketch captions on a panel-by-panel basis

Input/Output Capabilities

  • Final Draft 8 support
  • Practical customization of the PDF export on a panel-by-panel basis
  • Improved PDF Export with Analyze functionality
  • Extended export to Final Cut Pro through XML*not supported with Final Cut Pro X
  • Final Cut Pro Conformation (Import / Export)*not supported with Final Cut Pro X
  • Easy assembling of scanned images based on new naming convention

Storyboarding Capabilities

  • Quick creation of new panels using all or only specific layers of currently selected panels
  • Practical tracking of changes made to panels
  • Naming convention improvements
  • Safe locking of panel names

Animatic Capabilities

  • Impressive camera movements across panels
  • Optimized playback
  • Real-time transitions
  • Convenient Thumbnails playback option

User Interface Improvements

  • Full scene antialiasing support (smoother drawing)
  • Enhanced support of both horizontal and vertical layer displays
  • Layer Transparency
  • Practical customizable workspaces
  • Save As and Auto-Save capabilities

Built-in AnimaticsBuilt-in Animatics

  • Independent motion per layer
  • Impressive Camera motion across panels
  • Unlimited soundtracks
  • Smooth playback
  • Real-time transitions

Smart SketchingSmart Sketching

  • Superior drawing tools with multiple brush options
  • Comfortable drawing position with the rotating canvas and onion skin
  • Rich text capability
  • Convenient template library

No need to drawNo need to draw
  • Easy import of digital images of scouted locations, props and actors
  • Practical drag and drop of templates from the Library
  • Over 75 Library templates

Fluid Story FlowFluid Story Flow
  • Fast reordering of the panels
  • Add review fields
  • Record audio comments
  • Faster Revision process

Impressive Camera MotionImpressive 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)

Full integrationFull integration
  • Support of Final Draft 8
  • Import of leading bitmap, vector and audio formats
  • Export as still images, layered panels to Photoshop, and Movies
  • Export to Avid, Premiere and Final Cut Pro via AAF, EDL and XML
    *not supported with Final Cut Pro X
  • Empowered PDF Export

Ease of use
  • Practical traditional and overview layouts
  • Convenient Drag and Drop Interface
  • Customizable workspaces
  • Fast ramp-up



Specifications & Licensing

System Requirements

For Apple MAC OSX

  • Mac OS X 10.8.4 or later
  • 2 GHz Intel® Core Duo processor
  • 2GB of RAM (Minimum),
    4 GB (Recommended)
  • 500 MB of available
    hard disk space for the software
  • Video card fully supporting
    OpenGL with 128 MB of RAM
  • Monitor supporting 1280 x1024 resolution
  • Wacom tablets for drawing (Optional)
  • Internet connection required for activation

For Windows

  • Windows 8 (64-bit)or later
  • 2GHz Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core processor
  • 1 GB of RAM (Minimum),
    2 GB (Recommended)
  • 500 MB of available
    hard disk space for the software
  • NVIDIA® or ATI® Video card fully supporting
    OpenGL with 128 MB of RAM
  • Monitor supporting 1280 x1024 resolution
  • Wacom tablets for drawing (Optional)
  • Internet connection required for product activation
  • Free Apple QuickTime® Player



Upon Purchase media and licenses will be delivered electronically.  Internet connection required.

Additional Info

Upgrades / Support


  • Call RFX to discuss upgrade options


RFX is available for all your support needs

ToonBoom offers the following support options:

  • Free online User Forum and Knowledgebase
  • Email support at additional charge (issues related to installation and downloading will be answered by email for free)
  • Onsite Training
  • eLearning




Related Products

Storyboard Pro can import and export to the following applications


    * Import TVG, OPT, PAL, SCAN, SGI, TGA, YUV, OMF, PSD, PNG, BMP and JPG image formats
    * Import a group of images to automatically create a storyboard
    * Import PSD and preserve independent layers in panel
    * Import SWF animation file format
    * Import PDF file format
    * Import MP3, WAV, AIF and AIFF audio formats
    * Import of Final Draft 8 (Final Draft 7 files still supported for backward compatibility)
    * Assemble a storyboard project from scanned images using the specified naming convention


    * Support SWF and MOV animation formats to export the current panel, selected panels or full storyboard project
    * Configure SWF and MOV formats (audio and video codec, compression)
    * Overlay time code on exported movie
    * Overlay panels and scene number as well as local scene time code on exported movie
    * Support PDF format with password protection and foreign language encoding support
    * Select a layout from a list of standard storyboard page layouts
    * (Highlight improved) Customize page layout properties, with header and footer
    * Place bitmap on both header and footer
    * Display 4:3 safety in PDF panels
    * 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
    * Set snapshot markers to print timing positions inside a panel
    * (Highlight improved) Support EDL and AAF format, allowing the creation of standard CMX EDL files or Legacy AAF and the export of QuickTime movie files for each panel or scene synched with EDL to export storyboard timeline to major editing applications
    * Produce a sequence of still JPEG or TGA images at current storyboard frame rate or one per panels
    * Export PSD images with independent layers
    * Activate PSD background transparency
    * Export current visible frame to JPEG, TGA and PSD
    * Create CSV files containing all panel information and bring it into any spreadsheet application such as Microsoft Excel
    * Generate all panels into Toon Boom Animate 2 and Animate Pro 2 scenes
    * User definable filename pattern when exporting EDL, AAF, Bitmap or Image Sequence
    * Customize the PDF export on a panel by panel basis for better layout export
    * Review PDF Export with Analyze functionality for faster corrections
    * Export to Final Cut Pro
    * Final Cut Pro Conformation (Import / Export)