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Scene Management


The scene management controls are located above the three control panels, near the top of the window.

Figure 3.2.4.1: Scene Management Controls


Controls

  • Scene: (name): Input field for the name of the currently-loaded scene. Press [Enter] to apply.

  • Save Scene Icon Save Scene: Saves the currently-loaded scene, including any render progress.

  • Load Scene Icon Load Scene: Opens the Select 3D Scene dialog box.

  • Save current frame: Opens a 'Save As' dialog box to save the current frame of the render preview, the output file format of which can be selected.

  • Copy current frame: Copies the current frame of the render preview to the clipboard in the PNG file format.


2.5.0 Snapshot Controls

The scene management controls were reorganized in the Chunky 2.5.0 snapshots. Some controls have been relocated into the menu bar, under the File dropdown menu, and other controls have been relocated into the Render Preview right-click menu.

  • Scene (name): This control was relocated to the Save scene as... dialog box.

  • Save Scene Icon Save Scene: This control was relocated to the menu bar, under the File dropdown menu.

  • Load Scene Icon Load Scene: This control was relocated to the menu bar, under the File dropdown menu.

  • Save current frame: This control was relocated to the Render Preview tab right-click menu and renamed to Save image as....

  • Copy current frame: This control was relocated to the Render Preview tab right-click menu and renamed to Copy image to clipboard.


Select 3D Scene

The Select 3D Scene dialog box, shown in Figure 3.2.4.2, displays a list of all detected scenes in Chunky's "scenes" directory, along with some render progress details for each scene, and more scene management controls at the bottom.

Figure 3.2.4.2: Select 3D Scene dialog box

The column headers can be clicked to reorder the scenes by any listed detail. A scene in the list can be clicked to select it.

  • Delete: Displays a confirmation prompt for the user to delete the currently-selected scene.

  • Export: Opens a 'Save As' dialog box to save the currently-selected scene as a .ZIP file to another location.

  • Cancel: Closes the Select 3D Scene dialog box.

  • Load selected scene: Loads the currently-selected scene, including any saved render progress. Alternatively, the scene can be loaded by double-clicking its list entry.

2.5.0 Snapshot Controls

The Select 3D Scene dialog box was improved and renamed to Load Chunky Scene in the Chunky 2.5.0 snapshots.