Crank Software, an innovator in embedded user interface (UI) solutions, announced today the latest release of its turnkey UI development software, Storyboard Suite. With Storyboard Suite 4.2, graphical UI development teams can quickly create and edit stunning graphics and high-performance animations for embedded applications, and integrate and refine dynamic 3D content with ease—all within one tool that supports a collaborative workflow.

From graphic designers to embedded system engineers, Storyboard Suite provides the entire development team with a flexible platform that allows them to share workload and design tasks, while maintaining a tight focus on a cohesive and beautifully integrated end product. With a design environment that’s easy to learn and use, teams can be productive from the start, saving time and costs, and delivering better UIs in less time.

“Rich animations and 3D graphics have become increasingly important in embedded GUI development,” said Brian Edmond, President at Crank Software. “With Storyboard Suite 4.2 we are continuing to support design innovation by enabling teams to integrate sophisticated artwork and 3D graphics into Storyboard Designer that they’ve created in tools that they work with on a daily basis. This integration, and the capability to quickly view and refine animations directly in Storyboard Designer, leads to an efficient design workflow.”

Storyboard Suite 4.2 delivers new functionality to further enhance 3D integration, team collaboration, and animations; while continuing to focus on making it as easy as possible for development teams to create stunning graphical UIs.

Top New Features in Storyboard 4.2

  • 3D Multi-mesh Models: Support for FBX 3D model content allows 3D artists to work in tools they are familiar with and seamlessly integrate and manipulate their models directly in Storyboard Suite
  • Animation Enhancements and Preview: Create multi-frame animations and preview them directly in Storyboard Suite to avoid disrupting the design workflow
  • Template Enhancements: Create sophisticated design templates using groups to reduce design time and support brand consistency
  • Nine-patch Image Optimization: Create high-fidelity and fully scalable images in Storyboard Designer to reduce redundancy and improve performance

We will be demoing Storyboard Suite 4.2 at Embedded World 2016, Hall 4/4-547, February 23-25, 2016.