Storyboard Designer Environment

Table of Contents

Storyboard Designer Workbench
Anatomy of a Storyboard Designer Project
Storyboard Designer Editor
Editing Content
Editor Toolbar
Direct Editing
Storyboard Resource Export Configuration Editor
Managing Configurations
Resource Tree
Resource Export Options
Application Footprint Preview
Storyboard Designer Views
Actions View
Application Model View
Animation Timeline View
Working with Animations
Images View
Layers View
Metrics View
Navigator View
Outline View
Problems View
Properties View
Component View
Variables View
Variable Creation
Generating Events on Variable Change
Notes View
Storyboard Designer Utilities
Design Notes
GoTo Dialog
Storyboard Search Dialog
Resize Storyboard Application
Proportionally Scale Application and Contents
Scale Application and Reposition Contents
Custom resizing options
Resizing GDE from the Command Line
Resource Clean Up Wizard
Consolidate Images Wizard
Trim Images Wizard
Split Images Wizard
Merge Control Images

Storyboard Designer is a design and development environment for creating full-screen, deployment-ready applications for embedded platforms using the Storyboard Embedded Engine.

Using Storyboard Designer designers incorporate graphic content and artwork directly into the application design process. The imported images (gif, jpeg, png, psd) are used as control surfaces that application developers can bind action behavior to, based on externally generated input events.

Graphic designers already have a set of design tools for creating and manipulating images. Storyboard Designer is not meant as a replacement for these tools, but is intended to provide a binding environment where static images can be animated into multi-screen applications by allowing graphics designers to easily import their work into an application design.

Storyboard Designer is intended for use by both graphic designers and embedded applications developers and is based on the extensible Eclipse framework (

Embedded software developers typically work in C or C++ development environments. Storyboard Designer integrates into the CDT, the most common Eclipse based embedded development environment, so application user interface development can easily be done in parallel with other embedded software development.