Storyboard Suite 3.2.1

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Storyboard Suite 3.2.1

Postby jamiev » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:52 am

Hello Everyone,

Crank Software is pleased to announce the release of Storyboard Suite 3.2.1. To download SB 3.2.1 please visit

Crank Storyboard Suite v3.2.1

Storyboard Designer

The Storyboard Suite 3.2.1 release includes stability and performance enhancements. In addition, the following changes have been made to Storyboard Designer and Storyboard Embedded Engine.

Photoshop Re-Import Improvement: Duplicate Content

In the previous release, if a user re-imports a PSD with duplicate images to update a Storyboard application containing duplicate images, the Photoshop Re-import will ignore both of the images. This feature has been updated in this release to include duplicate images.

Exporting Design Reports

Users can now easily export design reports to PDF and HTML using the Export Storyboard Design Notes functionality.

Polygon Renders Outside of Control

In previous releases, if the user extended the points of a polygon beyond the control, the polygon would render outside of the control. This has been fixed and Polygons now only render within their control.

PSD Re-import Overwrite

Selecting to overwrite images during Photoshop Re-import didn't overwrite the images on Windows. This functionality now actually overwrite the images on all platforms.

Model Prefix Option for Photoshop Import

To facilitate working with multiple PSD files for different elements of an application design, we've added the option for users to add a namespace prefix during the Photoshop PSD File import.

Exporting Project Resources

An additional resource prompt has been added to the Resource Header Export to allow any project resources to be exported.

Animation Scaling by Duration

Animation scaling by duration has been improved in this release to respond appropriately to changes.

Re-layering Multiple Controls to New Layers

In previous releases, re-layering controls to another layer doesn't maintain the control Z order but uses whatever priority based on the user selection. This has been fixed in this release.

Known Issues


For 3D features to work correctly in Storyboard Designer, users must have OS X 1.6.8 (or greater) along with Java Update 16 installed.

Storyboard Embedded Engine Changes

Render Manager Options for Scaling

Options to scale applications on the desktop such as -orender_mgr, window_w=, and window_h= now scale both the application and the window.

Added xoffset and yoffset to the Lua table attributes

We've added xoffset & yoffset to get_table_attrs() to more easily obtain these table attributes.

Added SDL Configuration Options - OS X

Mac OS X multisample option now works on SDL.

OpenGL ES Rotated Screen Support

Added support for rotated screens in the OpenGL ES rendermgr.

Access to Keys From Standard Keyboard

Key mappings have been added in this release to allow the use of most standard keyboard keys.

iOS 7

Storyboard Engine now supports iOS7.

Documentation Incorrect for Lua get_string_size Function Return Value

The documentation incorrectly states that nchars, the number of characters that will fit in clip, is returned.

Getting Started

If this is your first time developing using Storyboard Designer, there is a section in the documentation called "Creating a Storyboard Designer Project" to help get you started. Click on the Crank Documentation link on your desktop to locate the CrankStoryboardSuite.pdf. You can also view this document in Storyboard Designer under Help > Help Contents > Crank Storyboard Suite > Storyboard Designer > Creating a Storyboard Designer Project.

Samples Applications

There are many sample applications included in the Storyboard Suite installation to help get you up and developing quickly. They are located in <installation directory>\Crank Software\Samples

Contact Information

For more information on Crank Storyboard Designer or other Crank Software products, please visit or email


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Re: Storyboard Suite 3.2.1

Postby watlow1 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:18 am

When will Storyboard work with the LTS of linux? (14.04)
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Re: Storyboard Suite 3.2.1

Postby rdowdall » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:00 am


Storyboard 3.2.1 already works with Ubuntu 14.04.

Please keep in mind that Designer is a 32 bit application, so you will need to make sure that you have the 32 bit versions of the support libraries required by Designer (gnome, X libraries). These libaries are needed to support the SWT component of Eclipse, which the Storyboard Designer is based off of.

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