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.
(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.
Finally if you Right Button on an item or in an empty area, a contextual menu pops up allowing to create new items or modify the selection.
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.
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.
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
|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
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
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
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
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
After mouse drop, the camera is now located at the wanted position
It is not possible to reorder contexts.
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
To exit the search mode, just click on the cross icon left to the search input.