We’re pleased to announce that animatic timelines are now zoomable! It makes working with big or densely-spaced animatics easier than ever.
You can now add up to five custom note fields to your storyboard — and they’re no longer restricted to just voiceover and action. So if you want to add notes about sound, lighting, or anything else, go wild!
Need to give some structure to your storyboard frames? You can now draw ruler-straight lines by holding ‘shift’ in the Boords Frame Editor. It even snaps to a vertical and horizontal grid. Satisfying.
Creating a mirrored image used to mean that you’d have to draw the image again from scratch. Well, not anymore!
Now you can flip images horizontally or vertically from within the Image Editor, saving you heaps of time and effort.
The Boords Image Editor now has ‘onion skin’ mode! It lets you see the previous image under the current frame, so tracing is a breeze.
Use it by clicking the icon in the image editor toolbar. There’s a keyboard shortcut, too; just press
option-shift-o to toggle onion skin mode on or off.
Starting today, you can easily roll back changes to your storyboard with our new Undo feature! Before, deleting frames from your storyboard meant they were gone forever. Now, you can undo & redo to your heart’s content, safe in the knowledge your changes are reversible.
This feature doesn’t just apply to deleting frames - oh, no. You can also roll back changes to text, ordering, frame grouping, and more. Your storyboarding workflow will be smoother than ever.
Open up any of your storyboards to see undo & redo in action. You’ll find the icons in your storyboard edit toolbar. Naturally, there are keyboard shortcuts, too; use
command-z to undo, and
command-shift-z to redo.
Storyboards are just one part of the pre-production process, and every team uses different software tools to get their work done. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of the Boords Zapier integration! Use it to connect your storyboards to the 1,000+ apps on Zapier and become a pre-production maestro.
Tired of an inbox cluttered with Boords comment notification emails? Well, you’ll be happy to learn comments are now grouped together and periodically sent as one ‘summary’ email.
As a reminder, you can edit your email notifications for a given project on any storyboard, or turn them off all together in your notification settings.
We’ve added a new export menu, making it much easier to take your storyboards to the next level of production!
You can now add pre-defined Camera Movement indicators to your frames! In the Image Editor, quickly insert arrows to indicate Pan, Zoom, or Tilt movements.
Recently, we noticed that it was a little difficult to see which frame a comment was associated with.
Now, when you click a comment in the sidebar, it’ll highlight the frame in the edit view.
We’d had reports of a couple of issues with Arabic & Hebrew characters rendering incorrectly in PDF exports. Specifically, Arabic characters weren’t being joined correctly, and Hebrew characters were occassionally being rendered in the wrong order. Happily, both these issues are now resolved!