Snapshots Panel

This panel lets you save a specific scene state for further usage. This includes camera position, node visibility and positions, assigned materials. Use this to capture nice views and layouts of the scene for further usage:

Snapshots panel in Koru

All the snapshots operations are done using the bottom menu:

  • PLUS - save the current view and adds it to the list;
  • MINUS - removes the selected snapshot from the list;
  • Save - updates the currently selected snapshot with the current view;
  • Edit - displays a popup menu with two extra items:
  • Rename - lets you rename the currently selected snapshot;
  • Edit metadata - opens metadata editor for the selected snapshot.

You can double-click an item to activate the snapshot.

Snapshot Parameters

Below the list you can find controls that modify the properties of currently selected snapshot.

First comes Snapshot properties section that control the main parameter of a snapshot:

  • Visible to user - controls if a snapshot is visible to user when exported.

Then comes Saved information section which controls what information is restored when snapshot is activated:

  • Camera state - tells Koru to restore the camera state;
  • Transformations - the same for node transformations, keep it checked if you want Koru to position nodes the same way you do it before taking this snapshot;
  • Visibility - the same for node visibility;
  • Assigned materials - tells Koru to restore assigned materials the way they was before taking the snapshot.

Koru stores both camera state, node visibility and transformations and assigned materials when you make a snapshot. However, by checking the boxes on and off, you can decide what options to restore when you activate a snapshot. You don’t need to re-take snapshot after changing the options.

Next section is Snapshot activation crossfade and it controls how one snapshot changes another:

  • Duration - defines the time that snapshot use for activating;
  • Exponent - controls the transformation curve of snapshot switching.

Finally comes the Sequence section that lets you automatically switch to another snapshot after specific period of time:

  • Duration - controls how long to show the current snaphot, in seconds;
  • Next snapshot - lets you choose the next snapshot that will be activated then.