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Austin Conroy
Best Storyboard Software?
on Dec 2, 2011 at 8:21:48 pm

What do you guys think?

Looking for something smooth and easy to use, ideally where I can wacom in frames and get the timing just right so I have a real good idea of the final rhythm for commercials and music videos...


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Angelo Lorenzo
Re: Best Storyboard Software?
on Dec 5, 2011 at 3:11:02 am

In my mind, there are only a few choices. It sounds like you want/need some kind of simple animation and timing.

For 2D/Drawing you're looking either at Adobe Flash (although known for web development, it's a powerful animation tool that you can export out to a video file) or Adobe After Effects.

If you want something 3D I suggest Frame Forge Pre-Vis Core http://www.frameforge3d.com/Products/Core-Version/ . Its about $400, but I use it on most, if not all, of my time sensitive shoots like tv commercials. You can scout your location, measure it out and rebuild it in 3D so you know your lensing, camera placement, blocking, and so on. Animation is fundamental, with the ability to export tweened frames between the major storyboard frames. Super powerful and I've only had to use a full blown 3D program like Maya for really large scale scenes or projects.


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Mark Suszko
Re: Best Storyboard Software?
on Dec 5, 2011 at 3:19:39 pm

Another similar per-vis tool is

http://beta.toonboom.com/professionals/storyboard-pro-3d

and the cheaper

http://beta.toonboom.com/professionals/storyboard-pro


Some people use Poser for this, or even Google Sketch-up. These are less well-optimized for figuring framing and actual lens settings and such, but they can still help work out camera angles and relative positions on a virtual set, faster and cheaper than rehearsing in real world spaces.


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Lexi Laven
Re: Best Storyboard Software?
on Aug 9, 2012 at 7:21:10 pm

I like storyboard quick. Helps me get my point across fast. Works for me esp since I cant draw. Have you tried this one?


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Ivo Gregurec
Re: Best Storyboard Software?
on Aug 26, 2013 at 7:53:38 am

Storyboards are actually not animated - they're most similar to comic books. I believe what you thought of is called animatics and yes, softwares you mentioned are capable of handling the task but they're much more complex so not the best choice.


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Johnny Terrell
Re: Best Storyboard Software?
on Oct 1, 2012 at 8:10:45 pm

This is the best for storyboarding. Easy, fast, no hassles.
http://www.powerproduction.com/storyboard-quick-software.html

and I just upgraded to this cuz it's even cooler
http://www.powerproduction.com/storyboard-artist.html

I'm adding the link cuz if youre like me, you want to get it done quick.


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Johnny Terrell
Re: Best Storyboard Software?
on Oct 13, 2012 at 6:44:51 pm

if you want desktop and ipad connectivity try storyboardquick. i cant draw and its helped me alot. its the best.
easy link here:
http://www.powerproduction.com/iphone-ipad-android-storyboard-apps.html

JT


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Aaron Sherman
Re: Best Storyboard Software?
on Jan 20, 2013 at 2:21:53 pm

Storyboard That is a super simple (and free) web based storyboard software. With hundreds of pre-made characters (including your stick figures) and scenes, with over 25,000 images in it's search repository.


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mojdeh hashemi
Re: Best Storyboard Software?
on May 25, 2013 at 10:59:28 am

Hi all,

I am a computer student and I am unfamiliar person to film making world, but as my PhD thesis I want to make a software for automatically generating animation from text, so I am getting familiar with film producing related concepts.

I'll be so thankful if anyone can help me:
are these mentioned softwares of producing storyboard used to create any famous films or animation?
I mean could these softwares have been REALLY useful in film/animation making procedure?
Do famous film/animation directors use theses softwares to produce storyboards for their products or they prefer designers produce storyboards manually for them?

thank for your help in advance :)


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Thomas Alexander
Re: Best Storyboard Software?
on Aug 31, 2013 at 9:27:24 pm

Pen and A4 paper. ;)


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