SLAP: Storyboard Language for Animation Programming (SLAP: Storyboard Language for Animation Programming)

Pedro Henrique Cacique Braga (, Ismar Frango Silveira (

1Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie

This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Dec. 2016
Volume: 14,   Issue: 12 
ISSN: 1548-0992

A pre-production phase of a digital animation is mainly characterized by the documentation of films' production details. This step is essential for understanding the film's idea and also which specific technique will be used. This article proposes a new approach to the main pre-production documents: storyboards. A new visual language for semi-automated computer generation of animatics, named SLAP (Storyboard Language for Animation Programming), is presented, along with a proof of concept using a web-based tool designed for interpret its symbols.

Index Terms:
Digital Animation, Visual Language, Pattern Language, Storyboard, Animatic, Computer Vision, Semiautomated Animation   

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