How to Install the Sample Material

To complete this course, you will be provided with a package that contains different types of sample material. Make sure to uncompress the Zip file before using the content.

  • Project File

    You will recognize a sample project as a folder containing a group of files including an *.xstage (Harmony) or *.sboard (Storyboard Pro) file.

    Open the project by clicking the *.sboard or *.xstage file.

    Always keep the entire content of the folder together. Separating the files will break the structure and you will no longer be able to use your project.

    If a project file name ends with -ess, -adv or -prm, it means it is for a specific Harmony edition.

    • -ess: Essentials

    • -adv: Advanced

    • -prm: Premium

  • Template

    You will recognize a template as a folder ending with a *.tpl extension. These files can be opened the same way as a project file or imported in your library.

    1. In the Library view menu, select Folders > Open Library.

    2. In the browser window that opens, navigate to the location of the sample material folder (generally identified with the MO- prefix).

    3. Select the folder and click OK. The new library appears in the Library Folders section.

  • Reference Files

    Additional files such as PDF, PSD, and PNG will be provide

How to open templates

  1. In the Library view menu, select Folders > Open Library

  2. Locate the folder containing the files you want to open and click Open.
    The folder appears in the list of folders.

  3. In Harmony, to access the new folder, right-click and select Right to Modify.
    The Lock icon no longer appears on the folder and you can access its contents.

  4. From the Library's template list, select a file and drag it to the Timeline or Camera view.
    A layer is created in the Timeline view and the template appears in the Camera view.