Skin Editor Tree
The Tree supports a parent-child layering organization. An element treated as a parent will have a child or children that is/are “connected” to it, making it easier to group the elements and move them together in the canvas. The layering of the elements is like Photoshop; the top most element is the front most layer.
Add an element to the Tree
Do one of the following to add an element:
Click on a tool in the toolbar and then click in the Canvas. The new element is added to the top of the tree.
Drop an element (sound, image, button) into the Editor (canvas). The element is added to the
top of the tree.
In the menubar, go to Elements and choose the element type, then click in the canvas. The new element is added to the top of the tree.
Each new element is automatically added to the top of the tree. Rearrange the elements by dragging them within the tree.
Make an element a parent (top level element)
To make an element a top level element in the Tree, do one of the following:
Drag the element between two top level elements, wait for a thick black line to appear and drop the element.
Drag the element to the top of the Tree, wait for a thick black line to appear and drop the element.
Make an element a child
Make an element a child by doing one of the following:
Drag an element onto a top level element. The element will be indented under it’s parent element with a disclosure triange to show and hide it in the Tree.
Right-click an element, choose cut or copy. Right-click the parent or top level element and choose Paste Element.
Hide or lock an element in the Canvas
Click the eye icon to the left of the element to hide it in the canvas.
★ Note: To make an element invisible in the output you must deselect Visible in it’s properties.
To lock an element do any of the following:
Alt-click on the eye icon to the left of the element.
Right-click on the element and choose, Lock in Canvas.
Press Command-L or Control-L to lock the element.
Edit an element
To edit an element:
- Right-click on any element to Cut, Copy, Paste and Lock the
Condense the Tree
To condense the Tree, do any of the following:
Collapse the elements that are grouped by clicking the disclosure triangle to the left.
Use Compact Tree Mode, found in the View menu to condense the tree.
Select more than one element
Select elements in the Tree by doing one of the following:
Click the first/active element, hold Shift and click the last element (Mac
and PC) to select a range.
Control + click (PC) - to select individually
Command + click (Mac) - to select individually
Add sound files
Add sound files by doing one of the following:
Drag the sound file to the empty area of the tree.
Right-click in the empty area and choose Add Sound.
In the menu, choose Elements > Add Sound….