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Clarisse 5.0 Reference Guide

The Browser is one of central widgets of Clarisse. Quite similar to a file browser, it allows you to browse and manage the content of your project in Clarisse. Using the Browser, you can select, create and manage items in your project. It has been designed to look and feel like the file browsers you find in your operating system. Not only it can be used to create or sort item but it provides a very useful search feature allowing you to quickly find what you're looking for.

 

The Browser

The Browser

 

(1) Show/Hide Tree View (2) Item View Display Mode (3) Item View Class Filter (4) Search Items (5)  Tree View (6) Item View

 

The Browser is divided in 3 sections, its toolbar, the Tree View (5) and the Item View (6).

 

Similarities with file browsers don't end up here. Indeed, it is possible double-click on items to open an associated widget like an operating system would open a favorite application based on the file type. For example, double-clicking on a material in the Browser opens a Material Editor. To learn more about please refer to Default Widget Association.

 

Finally if you right-click on an item or in an empty area, a contextual menu pops up allowing to create new items or modify the selection.

Tree View

The Tree View (5) allows you to explore and select the current application contexts and any items that contains sub-items. It is linked to the Item View (6) so each time you select an item, the Item View displays its content.

Item View

The Item View (5) allows you to explore and select the content of a context. It also provides item sorting abilities in ascending and descending order.

Managing Columns

By default, the item view displays two columns Name and Source. You can add/remove columns by right-clicking on one of the displayed columns.

 

Right clicking on a columns displays column menu

Right clicking on a columns displays column menu

 

Column

Description

Name

Display the item name

Type

Display the item Type (Object Class)

Source

Display the source of the instance

Creation Date

Display the creation date of the item

Modification Date

Display the modification date of the item

Path

Display the full item path in the build

 

By clicking on a column label you can sort items in ascending or descending order. The sorting order is displayed by a little up or down arrow left to the column label. If no arrow is displayed (by default) then the item display order is displayed by creation date.

 

Custom columns sorted by Type

Custom columns sorted by Type

Per-class Item Filtering

By default, the class filter is set to Project Item so it only displays items that inherits from Project Item. You can filter items displayed by classes in the Item View using (3). For example, you can choose to display only Geometry or Geometry Particle.

 

Displaying only Geometry

Displaying only Geometry

Icon View

By default the Item View displays items as a list. Using the Item View Display Mode button (2), you can switch the display mode to display items as icons.

 

Item View in Icon Mode

Item View in Icon Mode

Icon Display Size

You can modify the size of the icons displayed in the Item View by using Ctrl+Mouse Wheel. This works on both list and icon view.

 

Icon size set to maximum

Icon size set to maximum

Reordering Items

Items can be reordered by simply dragging and dropping them to their new position. This information is saved in the project file.

 

Dragging camera to the end of the list

Dragging camera to the end of the list

After mouse drop, the camera is now located at the wanted position

After mouse drop, the camera is now located at the wanted position

 

Note

It is not possible to reorder contexts.

Searching Items

Clarisse provides a dedicated search engine designed to find items very quickly. The search engine (4) is available in the browser but it can be summoned at anytime by pressing F3. To find an item just type its name, class or both and press Enter. Results will then be displayed in the Item View.

 

Displaying all results corresponding to block

Displaying all results corresponding to block

 

To exit the search mode, just click on the cross icon left to the search input.

 

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