The PanelForge 2D drawing Canvas Workspace features powerful familiar tools.
No need for additional software packages, use our single App to streamline all your Storyboard Panel creation needs.
Includes Powerful selection tools with quick-mask. Fast move, transform and Distort tools. Blur and Colour adjustment effects.
Think outside the box with a GPU accelerated boundless drawing area.
Stack multiple layers with custom blend modes to separate characters, fills and effects. Then rapidly adjust layer placements through a Panel sequence.
Convey your story with your unique style with our high-quality advanced brush engine.
Create custom personalised brushes, use our included presets or import widely available ‘Adobe Photoshop’ .abr brush files.
Powerful brush tip and paper texturing adjustments combined with detailed settings.
Harness the power of 3D with PanelForge’s dedicated 3D Stage layout environment to increase accuracy and production efficiency.
Simply drop in 3D geometry assets or simple primitives to instantly create backdrops to your Panels.
Move and orientate characters and props in the environment with ‘Magic Transform’ single click to place tool.
Use the accurate camera model with intuitive controls to make sure your layout looks its best.
PanelForge includes a high quality modern 3D engine to make your 3D scene look amazing from simple grey surface blocking to full texturing and lighting all in real-time.
- Gamma corrected output.
- High Quality antialiasing.
- Ambient occlusion shading.
- Lighting with depth shadows.
- Materials with textures and Normal Mapping.
Take your animatic to the next level with the PanelForge built-in editing timeline. Simply drop in audio to the multitrack editor.
In retime, cut and preview your animatic in PanelForge then export to modern MP4 h.264 movie files.
Export, import and update timing from Adobe Premiere and Apple Final Cut Pro from PanelForge Studio.
Quickly create Panel templates and assets libraries with our built-in asset management tools.
Drag and drop with preview thumbnails from our asset manager. Update, manage and relink assets simply.
Take the next step and integrate PanelForge with your pipeline with the custom XML data export (PanelForge Studio).
We build PanelForge for the present and future. PanelForge is in continuous active development, improving features and supporting the latest technologies.
- Windows HiDPI interface scaling.
- Modern OpenGL Shader based Viewports.
- 64bit Architecture.
- Multi-Core multithreading optimisation.
- Universal Windows stylus/pen input support.
- Stylus/Pen sample buffering with Pressure and tilt.
- High precision 16bit brush compositing with dithering.
Share your story in a multitude of ways to make sure your vision is fulfilled. Whatever your next steps PanelForge has an export feature for you.
Video and Audio:
Seamlessly export high quality modern H.264 MP4 or lossless Quicktime movies. Rapidly transform your traditional storyboard sequence to a dynamic animatic by adding custom timing and audio tracks.
Create classic storyboard layouts with multiple layout presets.
Ready to print/email and share.
Export with a range of output and overlay options in JPG or PNG (with alpha). Ideal for use in conjunction with the Edit and Project XML available in PanelForge Studio.
Alembic 3D Animation Cache:
One click export of animated alembic geometry caches. PanelForge automatically detects geometry and hierarchies between Panels to create animated sequences complete with animated Camera positions and settings.
Directly import into almost all modern 3D animation software as a superb template for the animation process.
Edit XML (Studio Only):
Using the widely adopted Final Cut Pro 7 XML format. Import directly into Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut X with Panel timings and audio tracks.
Timing edits made externally can then be imported back to into PanelForge seamlessly.
Project XML (Studio Only):
Export PanelForge data into a generic agnostic format. Use this data in a multitude of ways to integrate into your pipeline.
Autodesk Maya Integration Tools (Studio Only):
Includes a comprehensive PanelForge Project XML Maya import tool.
This reference Maya Python script with UI allows for fast import of PanelForge Stage scenes with optional substitution to production Maya files.
Either use out of the box or customise for integration into your prefered asset management tools and in house tools.
PanelForge includes considerably more than highlighted above. The following is a more comprehensive list of the main features: