Defining sequential filename patterns when exporting

Instructions
In Storyboard Pro, it is possible to define sequential file name patterns when exporting to Image Sequence, Bitmap, EDL and AAF (movie files).

For example: %4s.%2p.%3f.%4F.tga

  • %4s => shot name on 4 chars (all export formats)
  • %2p => panel name on 2 chars (all export formats)
  • %3f => frame on 3 chars (Image Sequence and Bitmap)
  • %4F => global frame on 4 chars (Image Sequence Only)

Where:

% means it will be replaced by:

  • s (shot name)
  • p (panel number)
  • f (local frame number in panel)
  • F (global frame number in timeline)

The number in-between represents the minimum length to display it. If the text-value is shorter than this length, it will be left-padded by 0 (zero).

For example:

If the frame number is 48, and the user specifies the following in file name:

  • %1f = you will see "48" in file name.
  • %2f = you will see "48" in file name.
  • %3f = you will see "048" in file name.
  • %4f = you will see "0048" in file name.

Publish date: January 3, 2012

Category: Software Issues

Operating system:

  • Windows (all)
  • Mac OS X (all)

Software:

  • Storyboard Pro (all)