Skatter Library


#1

I want to create and organize a library and I was wondering if:

  • there is a way to create sub-category folders so when you open the skatter library you can have something like “bushes”, “trees”, etc

  • I want to use more than an object for the same skatter if I click the object from the library overwrite the previous one instead of add to the list…is there a way to add them together?

Thanks


#2

What you are asking is not possible for now. I’m fully aware of the limitations of the library browser, it will get much better in the future :slight_smile:


#3

If Thomas says it can’t be done for now maybe some lateral thinking solution can achieve something similar. I am new to Skatter so by no means an expert, but perhaps you can get around the problem by a disciplined naming convention? I use such a convention to manage Sketchup’s layers. My Sketchup models are large by Sketchup standards (600Mb plus) and I have to use layers and scenes to their maximum to manage loading and rendering. I hate having to scroll aimlessly through hundreds of random layers looking for what I want so I prefix each layer with a category name, for example,

01 PLANTS: Palms-Pheonix cabariensis 1
02 PLANTS: Palms-Pheonix canariensis 2
03 PLANTS: Ferns: Cyathia australis 1
04 PLANTS: Groundcover-Pacysandra terminalis 1
05 LIGHTS: Ceiling-Living Room 1
06 LIGHTS: Ceiling-Living Room 2
07 LIGHTS: Ceiling-Kitchen 1
08 LIGHTS: Spots-Living Room 1
Etc

Maybe if you used a similar prefix name convention you could organise your Skatter Library the same way - it depends if the Skatter Library Dialogue uses an index to reference its internal database? If it works you would not have folders and sub-folders but you would have logical organisation. I am trying to build a Skatter Library now so I will try this.


#4

That doesn’t seem to work…ah well


#5

Yeah, like I said in the other thread, the browser is pretty limited for now… :confused:


#6

Hey there,

I followed this: https://help.getskatter.com/manual/library

I created the thumb and the .sklib, they are in the folder showed in that link but when I open the library I cannot find the skatter I created. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks


#7

Hi,

Can you send the .sklib file to [email protected] ?

Thanks