What is a Layout?

The video you create—from scratch, with a Story Template, or with the AI Copilot—is composed of scenes. Every scene is created using a scene template.

A scene template is a canvas that includes a number of placeholders into which you can add content. The scene templates in the SundaySky platform are organized according to category—for example, Single Message with Media. The name of the scene template category represents the type of placeholders that the scene template includes. Single Message with Media, for example, includes placeholders for text and media assets.

Within each scene template category, there is a selection of layouts from which you can choose. Simply stated, a layout is an alternative arrangement of the scene placeholders. The layout selection provides you with multiple options for design and creative composition.

In the example below, all six layouts for the Single Message with Media scene template include the same five placeholders:

  1. heading
  2. sub-heading
  3. media asset
  4. logo
  5. footnote

In each of the different layouts, the placeholders are arranged in a unique fashion and occupy different areas of space.


If you switch to a different theme after selecting a layout, the updated layout will have the same type and number of placeholders. This makes switching from theme to theme an easy and seamless process.

Switching to a Different Layout


From the scene line-up, select the scene whose layout you want to change.


2. Click the three-dot menu on the scene thumbnail and then select Switch Layout.


3. (Optional) Select a new color combination before choosing a new layout.


4. Select the layout that you want to switch to.
If you need a layout with different placeholders, select additional scene templates from the drop-down list to see varied layouts. See Changing a Layout (Advanced Options) to learn more.

5. Click Switch at the bottom of the window.


  The layout for the scene is changed.


What Are Color Combinations?

For even greater flexibility, you can change the colors in the layout. The layout colors are dictated by the colors you defined in the video's brand. The four colors that are used in the layout are Primary, Secondary, Accent 1, and Accent 2. Below is an example of a brand's 4 major colors:


In the layout window, five color combinations are available for selection. All the color combinations are made up of the brand colors but each combination assigns a different color to the four major color types (Primary, Secondary, Accent 1, and Accent 2). By default, the first color combination is always selected.


You can select a color combination for both a new scene layout as well as for an existing one.

In the example below, the same scene is displayed five times, each time with a different color combination. The result is five very different presentations, demonstrating the impact of color changes on the same scene components.

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Selecting a New Color Combination


From the scene line-up, select the scene whose color combination you want to change.


2. Click the three-dot menu on the scene thumbnail and then select Color Combinations.


3. Select the new color combination.


4. Click anywhere outside the Color Combinations window to close the window.

  The scene's color combination is changed.

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