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Project Properties - Project Resolution Tab
Learn to change the resolution of a project using the Project Resolution tab.
- 1. Starting Storyboard Pro — 2m
- 2. Welcome Screen — 5m
- 3. About Projects and File Structure — 4m
- 4. Creating a Project — 4m
- 5. Creating a New Project from a Final Draft Script — 6m
- 6. Custom Resolution — 4m
- 7. Opening a Project — Less than a minute
- 8. Optimizing a Project — 4m
- 9. Optimizing Drawings — 5m
- 10. Best Practices — 7m
- 11. Project Properties - Settings Tab — 3m
- 12. Project Properties - Bitmap Resolution Tab — 2m
- 13. Project Properties - Project Resolution Tab — 3m
- 14. Project Properties - Naming Tab — 11m
Project Properties - Project Resolution Tab.
So to access the Project Resolution tab, we have to go back to the top menu and select Storyboard > Properties. And in the Project Property window that appears, we have to go to the second tab called Project Resolution. So the first thing we have is the Resolution list. And this houses a group of default resolutions that you can select from. And you can select them simply by clicking on them. So we know what our selection is both because it's highlighted and because we see it here written underneath.
Then below that, we see the selected resolution's pixel dimensions both in Width and Height. And then below that, we have the Aspect Ratio. So the Aspect Ratio can be important if you plan to scale down from the project that you're going to produce. So for example, you might create a project at 2560x1440, which has an Aspect Ratio of 1.778 and then decide to reduce it for the web by 75%. So 75% of that is 1920x1080. So we know that the reduction of a larger project size will reduce nicely because it will scale down proportionally because they both have the same Aspect Ratio.
Next, we have Field of View. So I actually found a little document online, which might make this clear. So Horizontal Fit actually looks something like this. So it means that the software will take your animation field grid and fit it so that the left and right edges fit to the left and right edges of the camera frame. A Vertical Fit, on the other hand, does the opposite as the software will take your animation grid and fit it so that the top and bottom fit within the camera frame. And of course, you can always make your own custom field of view by selecting Custom and then entering it in here.
Lastly, we have the Frame Rate. So you can select a Frame Rate Preset from the dropdown list. Or if you don't see it here, you can type it in manually in the Frames per Second field or use the up and down arrows to change the value. The higher your Frame Rate, the smoother your animation will look. However, the heavier your file will be because, obviously, there'll be more frames. Whereas, the lower your Frame Rate, the choppier your animation may look, but the smaller the file size will be unless your drawings will actually need it.
And lastly, we have a Save button here, which was enabled because I changed the Field of View, I believe, which will allow you to save a Custom Resolution. As so if you'd like to see how that's done, once again, I'll refer you to the Custom Resolution video.