The Elements column gives you an overview of all the elements present in the scene.
The elements are the objects added to the scene. There are several types:
This column is available from both the 360 and 3D view as well as from both the Composition and Scenario mode.
You can add an element by clicking on the icon: it will display the drop-down menu. You can then drag and drop the type of element you want to add to the scene.
Whatever the type of element, you will see 3 icons (1) next to it. They enable you to access its
properties , conditionals and to locate the element in the environment .
To access the aspects or the states of an element, you need to click on the “Properties” button .
Each element can have one or several aspects and states.
An aspect is the visual or sound representation of an element.
Example of an aspect for an image element: the Play button has two aspects- play and pause.
To see the defined aspects of an element in the Elements column, you can click on the triangle on the left of your element.
States are the characteristics of an element. These characteristics depend on the type of element.
Let’s take the example of a state for an image element: the Play button has 2 states:
- Visible (before being clicked) and
- Invisible (once clicked on, becomes invisible)
Each state has at least 2 main characteristics:
In the Elements column, you can also create a group of elements. To do so, just click on the elements (1) and:
- Either click on the “create a group” icon at the bottom right of the column (2)
- Or right-hand click and select “create a group” (3)
To delete an element, the operation is the same. Select the element you want to delete (1), then click on the bin icon at the bottom right of the column (2) or click on the “Del” button of your keyboard.
Finally, you can at any moment edit and rename the scene. To do so, simply click on the pencil icon and modify the name of the scene.