Storyboard Animator 4+

Storyboards & view animatics

Keely Hill

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 219 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Description

Create storyboards: draw, arrange, time, write, and animate.

Use the simple drawing interface to sketch a panel or import (with drag and drop) from any other app. Set the timing, write dialog, action, and SFX for each panel. Play the board back as an animatic to get a feel of your final project.

Export as a video, PDF, HTML, images, or text file.

Timing can be as small as a single frame, so real-time animations can be demonstrated within the board. Tap on the "scene" circles to increment the scene count (swipe to decrement).

Made for iPad, works on iPhone.

What’s New

Version 2.18

+ Adds type-able input for pen and eraser sizes.
+ Adds setting for default duration to use when creating a new panel.
* Fixes total length and replay start value bugs on the playback slider.
* Fixes crash when reopening a board where deleted panels were not fully removed from internal lookup table.
* Corrects when cumulative timings are calculated.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
219 Ratings

219 Ratings

jabure ,

great, but needs fixin

I really enjoy using this, its very helpful, simple and ive done a lot with it for someone whos young and new to storyboarding. but for me its incredibly buggy at times. Sometimes layers would just completely erase themselves for no reason, sometimes itd kick me out of the app after trying to play it, and the colors i choose dont correlate to what the actual color is. Even though some of these are kinda rare, they can still really keep me away from it. Also extra note, the ability to add more layers would be a good addition.
But overall, nice app.

I like Dr Pepper ,

Overall extremely useful tool!

After seeing my friend’s iPad Pro and Apple Pencil in action, I decided to venture into using a dummy stylus to make storyboards with my iPad 2 mini. I watched a few tutorials on how to draw figures and faces, and jumped in to using the Storyboard app.

This app is incredibly simple and useful, and I’m amazed how quickly my boards are coming together. The straight line tool was hidden in the sub-pencil menu, and is incredibly useful, just keep in mind that turning it on breaks the eraser from functioning normally—it seems like nothing erases. This should be fixed to be enabled under an eraser sub-menu so they can function independent of each other.

The functionality of having layers, quickly cloning boards, and giving run time to boards so they can play is truly useful.

For the price, I give this app 5-stars. There are some things that would be nice:

The pencil thickness slider at the smaller end, it ramps down very quickly and I often have to try a few times to get the desired thickness. It shouldn’t be linear but rather slowly ramp the smaller diameters.

The ability to paste images would be nice.

There should be opacity and feathering for strokes.

A history of chosen colors at the top row of the swatches would be helpful, too.

Overall, this app is great!

BlackWing-602 ,

Losing Work is Unacceptable

I really wanted to like this app. The ability to organize your boards quickly and leave notes that can be exported and presented quickly and professionally into a PDF format was especially attractive to me.

That said, this software’s propensity for losing work is unacceptable. I am a very patient person, and I have a better tolerance for minor bugs and glitches than most — however, spontaneously deleting a particularly difficult panel after I had spent an hour toying and problem solving to get the right emotion and angle was infuriating.

I went through the settings and deactivated all touch and swipe actions hoping that perhaps it was human error and that the glitch could be resolved. Second redo of the board and the app started to bug out again. I tossed the drawing to my clipboard before closing the app thus saving my progress, but that’s two strikes and I’m not willing to chance a third.

I ultimately exported remaining image sequence to a folder and imported the layers into a tried an true software package (Procreate). It may not be built explicitly for boarding, but I will take the inconvenience of toggling off Layers to losing my work any day.

To the developer, maybe run a more extensive beta testing phase before releasing a software package I assume was intended for professional use — had I been working on a deadline this could have really shot me in the foot.

I am NOT a happy customer.

App Privacy

The developer, Keely Hill, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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