Export Workflow

To export a Storyboard Deployment Bundle, right-click the Storyboard application file (*.gde) and select Storyboard Export, and choose the deployment type.

An export can also be launched by clicking on the Storyboard Application Export button in the toolbar. This button will launch the first export configuration found for the current application, or create one if none exist.

The Storyboard Export Configuration dialog will appear the first time an application is exported for deployment. This dialog allows you to customize how the application is exported and can be accessed at any time by clicking on the Storyboard Application Export Configuration button in the toolbar.

The export dialog is separated into sections that take you through the required elements of an export.

Application Model To Export

The first export parameter block is the selection of which application model file (*.gde) files to export. Selecting more than one will cause these files to be merged when exporting the deployment bundle.

Generic Model Export Options

The second export parameter block lists generic Storyboard Model export options. These are options that are independent of the specific packaging format but apply generically to the model.

The Generate condensed output option determines if extraneous character information is removed from the exported model file.
The Generate precompiled Lua option will attempt to pre-compile the project's Lua scripts to bytecode prior to packaging. Only the top level files in the project's scripts directory will be compiled into platform independent bytecode. Compilation uses the same file names as the original files so this option is only available when the user is exporting to a directory other than the project directory.

Export Packaging

The third export parameter block determines how the exported model should be packaged. These packages and their options are described below.

Export Transfer

The final export parameter block is where the packaged content should be saved or transferred. Currently transfer methods include copy the package to the local filesystem or transferring it to a target over the network using scp. The transfer methods and their options are described below.

Once the user has finished customizing their export configuration they can click the Apply button to save the configuration and the export can be launched by click on the Run button. The application will then be exported according to the configuration.