|User interface language||
It is now possible to select your preferred user interface language in the Preferences dialog.
Storyboard Pro currently supports English, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese and Spanish. Until now, Storyboard Pro would launch in the language of your operating system if supported, or in English otherwise. By setting this preference, you can make Storyboard Pro launch in a specific supported language regardless of the language of your operating system.
You can change this preference in the Global UI tab of the Preferences dialog.
|Panel number incrementing||
The Increment name by preference allows you to configure how new panels are numbered.
For example, if you enable this preference and set it to 10, which is its default value, panels in a new scene will be named 10, 20, 30, and so on when created in sequence.
The purpose of this option is to preserve panel numbers when inserting a panel between two existing panels. When this option is disabled, if you create a panel between two existing panels, the new panel will be named based on the number of the previous panel + 1, and subsequent panels will be renamed to keep their numbers in sequence. However, when this option is enabled, panels inserted between two existing panels will be named using the number that is the average of the previous and next panels, rounded down. For example, if you create a panel between panel 10 and panel 20, this panel will be named 15. If you create another panel between panel 10 and 20, this panel will be named 12.
This preference is available in the Naming tab of the Preferences dialog.
|New panel naming rule||
A new panel naming rule has been added.
This new panel is very similar to an existing panel naming rule, it uses letters instead of digits to number panels, in this way:
A ... Z, ZA ... ZZ, ZZA ... ZZZ, ZZZA ...
However, while the existing naming rule added Zs at the beginning of the panel's name to count how many times it reached Z, this rule indicates the amount of Zs it reached using a number, in this way:
A ... Z, ZA ... ZZ, 2ZA ... 2ZZ, 3ZA ...
Hence, panel names always use at most two letters, and are otherwise preceded by a number.
You can select this naming rule in the Naming tab of the Preferences dialog, in the Panel Auto-increment Rule drop-down.
|Panel name length||
The new Automatically Add Leading Zeroes preference, available in the Naming tab of the Preferences dialog, allows you to create panels with a specific amount of digits in their name, by adding leading zeroes as needed.
For example, if you set the minimum amount of characters for panel names to 3, the first panel of a scene will be named 001.
|Disable using GPU for effects||When applying a blur effect on a bitmap layer, by default, Storyboard Pro uses your computer's graphics processing unit (GPU) to generate the blurred image faster. This however may not work as expected on some video cards. If you encounter this issue, you can now fix it by disabling the Render effects using GPU (OpenCL) preference in the Advanced tab of the Preferences dialog.|
|Keyboard Shortcuts dialog||
The Shortcuts tab of the Preferences dialog is now its own dialog, the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog.
To access this dialog box, in the top menu, select Edit (Windows) or Storyboard Pro (macOS) > Keyboard Shortcuts.
|Create, export, import and switch between keyboard shortcuts sets||
It is now possible to create your own keyboard shortcut sets. You can also export your keyboard shortcut sets as XML files and use them as backups or share them with project collaborators.
You can create, export and import keyboard shortcut sets using the New, Load... and Save... buttons at the top of the Keyboard Shorcuts dialog.
|Export and import preferences||
It is now possible to export your preferences as XML files, and use them as backups or share them with project collaborators.
You can export and import preferences using the new Load... and Save... buttons at the top of the Preferences dialog.
|Default preference sets||
Storyboard Pro now comes preloaded with three different sets of default preferences: Standard, Animatic and 3D. You can quickly switch between these sets in the Preferences dialog.