Download FREE Storyboard Software and Visualize Your Story Now

Wonder Unit's Storyboarder is free, open-source storyboard software that allows artists of all types to create boards and animatics. And even improve the code.

Ever wanted to visualize your story through storyboards and animatics, but thought you needed to buy expensive software first?

As Wonder Unit, maker of Storyboarder, says on its website, "Fuck those guys."

Storyboarder is free, open-source storyboarding software that lets you quickly draw storyboards and turn them into animatics. Can you draw a stick figure? Then you can use Storyboarder. The intuitive interface includes six drawing tools, shot duration, and sections for dialogue, action, and notes. For more detailed drawings, you can click the Edit in Photoshop button, make all of your changes, and when you save in Photoshop, your storyboard will automatically update in Storyboarder.

Credit: Wonder Unit

Storyboarder is free, open-source storyboarding software that lets you quickly draw storyboards and turn them into animatics

Here are five more reasons you need to check out Storyboarder:

1. Import hand-drawn storyboards with your smartphone

Do you prefer to draw storyboards on paper? Storyboarder lets you print out blank storyboard worksheets with QR codes that you can use for traditional storyboard drawings, then lets you import those automatically by taking a picture with your smartphone.

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2. Storyboard software that lets you export

Storyboarder allows you to export your storyboards to Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Avid, animated GIF and PDF contact sheets so you can share your work with all of your collaborators in their preferred format.

3. You don't even have to draw to create storyboards

Can't draw at all? Not even stick figures? (That's sad.) Storyboarder can generate shots for you using its Shot Generator tool. Simply enter some keywords or use their multiple drop-down menus to configure the shot you need.

4. Set a timer to get shit done

If you need to focus on getting storyboards done, set a timer with Sketch Sprint and get to work! At the end of time, Storyboarder will create an animated GIF of all of your hard work to show you your progress and make you feel good about yourself.

5. Edit the source code

Finally, if Storyboarder doesn't help you create storyboards exactly the way you like to work, you can make improvements to the open-source code and share with the rest of the community.

To learn more about Storyboarder or to download a free copy for yourself, head on over to its website    

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12 Comments

Thank you, trying it out!
I found the most useful feature for me, something that is not possible with papers drawings - you can rearrange the shots in any order and print the shooting plan! :)

October 20, 2017 at 2:46PM

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Alissa Alexina
Director | DP | Editor | Composer
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looks awesome !

October 21, 2017 at 3:24AM

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ron fya
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Cinematography Database have a great in-depth tutorial on Storyboarder:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAeCEpG0KX4

October 21, 2017 at 8:54AM, Edited October 21, 8:54AM

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Georg Pelzer
Director
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Not for me. I usually have the scene in my mind. This is cool for others but not for me.

October 22, 2017 at 1:57PM

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Henry Barnill
Director of Photography
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Software does not work in Apple.
No contact details for the support co.
They did manage to harvest my email though.

October 26, 2017 at 4:07PM, Edited October 26, 4:07PM

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David Steinhoff
Head of Development - Presence Global Entertainment
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It worked perfectly on my MacBook Pro

July 9, 2019 at 6:59PM

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Do you have the text entry and keywords in the Shot Generator? My sidebar doesn't have them, and I'd love that feature. I'm also on a Macbook Pro.

July 22, 2019 at 7:41AM

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Albert Bozesan
Writer, Director
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And the link to the downloading page: https://wonderunit.com/storyboarder/download/

October 29, 2017 at 3:27PM

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going to school

June 9, 2019 at 2:34PM

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Habib
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I hope it will really helpful for the new Youtuber because they have not enough money to buy it.

April 15, 2020 at 9:25PM

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Moze
Free Advice
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thanks for recommending this

April 16, 2020 at 8:41AM

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In Quảng Cáo
Công ty in ấn - Xưởng in | Chuyên in quảng cáo giá rẻ Hà Nội
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there is no dowload possibility

June 23, 2020 at 10:49PM

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emilie
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