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Using Storyboard Pro, you can export your animatic as an Animate 2 or Animate Pro 2 scene. You can select to export your whole storyboard project or only a selection of scenes. Once your export is ready, you can open it in Toon Boom Animate 2 or Toon Boom Animate Pro 2 software. When you will first save this new scene, the exported file will be converted as the proper format depending on the software you used.

The following elements of your storyboard will be exported to the Animate project:

  • Layers
  • Layer motions
  • Camera moves

In the Animate 2 or Animate Pro 2 software, the elements of your storyboard will be included inside a single symbol containing all of your layers separately. Prior to exporting to Animate, you can use the Layers view to disabled a specific layer. In the Layer view disable the Toon Boom option from the Export to section. Note that this layer will still be exported to the Animate project, but it will be disabled. You can enter the symbol and re-enable it at anytime. Note that transitions and holds in the layer motions are not supported by the Export to Animate option. Refer to the Layers chapter in the Storyboard Pro 2 User Guide to learn more about the Layer view.

To export to Animate:

  1. In the top menu, select File > Export > Export to Animate. the Export to Animate/Animate Pro dialog box opens.
  2. Select where you would like to save your Animate project on your drive in Destination Path. You can type in the exact path or use the folder button to browse a specific place on your system. You should create a folder to place your exported project since Storyboard Pro will generate several files during the export.
  3. From the Export Range section:
  4. Decide whether you would like to export the entire scene (All), just a selected scene range, a selected panel or tracked panels. To learn how to track panels, refer to Storyboard Supervision > Tracking Changes in the Storyboard Pro 2 User Guide.
  5. Enable the Open folder after export option to open the folder when the files are ready.
  6. Click on the Export button.
    Once you exported your project, browse to the folder.