Toon Boom Launches Storyboard Pro 3D

Montreal, Canada - September 13, 2011

2D-3D Integration becomes a reality at the pre-production stage thanks to Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 3D. This new software is the only storyboarding application that combines 3D assets and vector art as efficiently and smoothly.

Montreal (September 13, 2011) – Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced the release of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 3D, a powerful software that propels storyboarding into a new dimension. Adding the ability to import 3D CGI objects lets users work artistically while streamlining their workflow. Ideal for 3D animation, live-action, games, mixed media as well as 2D animation, Storyboard Pro 3D enables users to set a complete integrated process between concept development, storyboarding and production.

"We are thrilled with the release of Storyboard Pro 3D, which is a great testament to Toon Boom's commitment to delivering leading-edge technology to the animation and digital content community at large," stated Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer, at Toon Boom Animation.

Product features

With Storyboard Pro 3D, users get the solid foundation of Storyboard Pro and the added functionality of being able to import and manipulate 3D objects, opening up vast new storyboarding possibilities. Features identified with are exclusive to Storyboard Pro 3D:

Working with 3D Objects

  • Supports multiple formats (FBX, OBJ, OSB)
  • Import with textures visible in OpenGL
  • Manipulate imported objects in 3D
  • Sub-select meshes in the 3D object to manipulate them based on the pivot points that were set up in the original 3D file
  • Reposition pivot points in Storyboard Pro 3D after import
  • Choose between Wireframe, Flat, or Shaded display for 3D objects

Working in a 3D Space

  • Work in the Top View, Side View, and Camera View to position elements in 3D space
  • Manipulate 2D layers in depth
  • Manipulate 3D objects in all three axes
  • 2D layers and 3D objects can interact with each other based on their placement in the scene

True Pencil

  • Draw with the new Pencil tool which supports pressure sensitivity
  • Variable line thickness which can be edited with the Pencil Editor tool
  • Edit the position of the pencil line with the Contour Editor tool

Smart Sketching

  • Superior textured brushes for a natural feel when sketching
  • Rotating canvas and onion skin for comfortable drawing
  • Save Brush Presets to reuse brush tool properties

Building a Library

  • Importing 3D elements into a project file will automatically make them available in the library for reuse in that project
  • Set up a 2D library to import and re-use 2D drawing layers and reuse in multiple projects

Organised Storyboarding

  • Customizable captions layout
  • Reorder panels with automatic renaming
  • Record audio comments
  • Fast revision process
  • Customizable workspaces

Built-in Animatics

  • Independent motion per layer
  • Impressive camera moves across panels
  • Unlimited soundtracks


  • Support of Final Draft 8 for script import
  • Import of leading bitmap, vector and audio formats
  • Import 3D objects through FBX, OBJ, or OSB


  • Export to FBX to import into the 3D software of your choice
  • Export to Toon Boom
  • Export to QuickTime movie
  • Export to PDF
  • Export as still images or layered panels to Photoshop
  • Export to Avid, Premiere, and Final Cut Pro via AAF, EDL, and XML Final Cut X not supported

Pricing and Availability

Buy Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 3D now at the special launch price of $974 US instead of $1249 US. Please use the following promo code: SBP3DMEDIA, valid until September 30, 2011. Toon Boom Storyboard Pro users can cross-grade to Storyboard Pro 3D for $599. Information about Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 3D is now available online at