This is my list of feature requests, for Storyboard 5.
I will update it now and then.
If I have made a request for something that already exists please let me know, I will greatly appreciate it.
Feel free to add your feature requests… someone out there might be listening.
Cue crickets and tumble-weeds.
Track per layer in timeline.
Then we can hold a background or static character layer across panels without duplication.
Just as we can in Animate or NLEs even audio gets more than one channel.
There are so many reasons for this, it ill reduce wasted production time and effort and also reduce the size of our storyboard files.
Key frames per layer. Not just start and end frame but throughout the panel too.
Ability to export and import PDF settings.
More brush tip and texture options with more built in icons for identification.
Also allow to preset manager to remain open while editing brushes.
Change light-box transparency without going to preferences.
Option to keep 2d layers rotated to camera in 3d mode.
Option to default to hsv in colour picker.
Shortcut between marque and lasso.
Rule of thirds overlay.
More ways to import scripts,- final draft is not as common these days. As an example: if presented with a script from word or text, give us the ability to identify names to start a new panel and insert the following text as dialogue.
Change frame rate should not affect the duration of the board ( just the frames per second)- as it is with any other editing system.
Option for audio annotation to be audible.
Ability to save whole panels -or a series of panels into library, not just layers.
Option to overlay dialogue in action (per panel or globally) in video render plus burn ins on bitmap exports.
Change ‘panel’ fonts globally and retrospectively.
Find text already exists but replacing Text through all panels should be much easier.
only show video export audio options that don’t generate an error.( plus more save preset options)
Embed fonts in PDF export
Reorder audio channels by dragging.
Option to paste or spread layers to bottom layer not just the top.
Brush tool/Shift makes a straight line. It would be nice if that wasn’t at maximum thickness, so as not to have to change brush size so often.
Timeline mode, track size of video needs the same options as audio.
I have heard this requested by others…Overlay dialogue on exported images.
Improve the licence wizard ( so you can activate from tablet/laptop without deactivating on desktop) and make cheaper extra seats for existing customers.
We nee the ability to change the selection colour from orange to something else ( with transparency) it is hard to see what is going on with the very loud selection colour. What would be really good is if the selection ‘orange’ disappears once the selected drawing objects are moved inside the drawing.
Probably more to come, I will just add to the above post… thanks for reading, especially if you’re a dev