Publishing in HTML is really useful : contrary to PDF files, HTML publish allows you to preview each thumbnail's animation and camera moves, when putting your cursor above. And nothing else simple but read a HTML file : you just need a web browser ! Composed of a HTML file and a pictures folder, it's really easy to insert them in a web page (via a FTP server) or compress them and send them by email.
You will find the needed parameters in the HTML tab of the Publish panel.
• Browse allows to choose the folder where the HTML file will be saved.
• Copyright allows to include the owner's name (artist, studio, school...)
• URL allows you to include a link to your website in your HTML file
• Top-left logo and Small logo allow you to include logos of your film, series, studio, school etc..., Click on the button with three points to load an image.
• Export Animation allows to export the thumbnails' animation. Disable it if you don't want to export the thumbnails' animation.
• Clip Background allows to choose the background colors needed to differentiate scenes
Basically, three configurations are possibles to publish in HTML : Japanese view (rows), Occidental view (columns), Thumbnail view (only the thumbnails). You can change these views or even create your own style. If you add a new style, this window will appear :
Here you can :
• give a name to your new style
• choose how to organize your thumbnails (horizontally or vertically)
• choose the separation : no separation (as a traditional storyboard), with 1 clip per line or with 1 scene per line
Then, you will define :
• which informations will appear (scene-clip-duration)
• the preview size (thumbnail size of each clip)
• the preview view (when the cursor is not on a thumbnail) and animation view ( when the cursor is on a thumbnail)
• which comments will appear (action – dialog – notes )
At last, before publishing your storyboard in HTML, you can choose to publish it with several views at the same time : you just have to check views you are interested in. Then click on :
• Publish to obtain a HTML file + an images folder
• Publish (email) if you want to obtain only one compressed file, ready to be sent by email.
Here is an example of a storyboard, exported in HTML :