An example of scripting in .osb
In addition to the built-in storyboard editor, a plain text editor, such as Notepad, Notepad++, or Visual Studio Code, can also be used to create storyboards for beatmaps. This workflow is called storyboarding by scripting (SBS) and it allows one to be more precise (to the pixel and the millisecond) as to when sprites appear, how they behave, and so on.
Note: Save your work in the built-in editor first, as it optimises some things out, and only then in a plain text editor. Save often to prevent accidental progress loss.
The storyboard scripting process is primarily based on the official specifications and experience in making large storyboards. Although the osu! wiki articles provide simple examples, they are not step-by-step guides. Instead, the explanations aim to exhaustively detail how the basic scripting commands translate into the on-screen actions in osu!.
Before writing storyboard scripts, check the terms and basic concepts to prevent possible further issues and misunderstanding. For more in-depth explanations, see: