Lumberyard
User Guide (Version 1.21)

Slice Favorites

You can flag a slice as a favorite to make it easier to access and instantiate into your scenes. To use the slice favorites feature, enable the Slice Favorites gem.

Slice favorites are:

  • Saved per user and per project.

  • Instantiated from the viewport or Entity Outliner.

  • Flagged as a favorite from the Asset Browser.

  • Stored in a directory structure that you can organize and rename to suit your work flow.

  • Shared by importing or exporting.

Opening the Slice Favorites Panel

Your slice favorites appear in the Slice Favorites panel, where you can reorganize and manage them.

To open the Slice Favorites panel, do one of the following

  • In the Entity Outliner, right-click to open the context menu, and choose Slice favorites, Manage favorites.

    
                            Right-click to expose the context menu, and then choose Manage favorites.
  • In Lumberyard Editor, choose Tools, Other, Slice Favorites.

    The Slice Favorites panel appears in its default location, above the Entity Inspector.

    
                            The Slice Favorites panel is displayed above the Entity Inspector.

Flagging a Slice as a Favorite

You can flag a slice as a favorite so that your slice appears in the Slice Favorites panel.

To flag a slice as a favorite

  • In the Asset Browser, do one of the following:

  • Right-click a slice and choose Add as slice favorite.

  • Drag a slice to the Slice Favorites panel.

Removing a Slice Favorite

You can remove a slice favorite so that it no longer appears in the Slice Favorites panel.

To remove a slice favorite, do one of the following

  • In the Asset Browser, right-click the slice and choose Remove as slice favorite.

  • In the Slice Favorites panel, right-click the slice, choose Remove selected, and then confirm the removal in the dialog.

Managing Slice Favorites

You can perform a variety of actions to manage your slice favorites in the Slice Favorites panel.

To manage slices in Slice Favorites, you can do the following

Drag and Drop

Select one or more slices or folders to drag them into other folders or to reorder them in the list.


                                    Drag slices and folders in the Slice Favorites panel to rearrange items.
Add a folder

Right-click the Slice Favorites panel and choose Add folder.


                                Right-click in the Slice Favorites panel to add a folder.
Rename a folder

Right-click a folder in the Slice Favorites panel and choose Rename.

Rename a slice

Right-click a slice in the Slice Favorites panel, and choose Rename.

Note

Renaming a slice changes its display name in the Slice Favorites panel, but doesn't change the slice file name.

Import favorites from an XML file

Right-click the Slice Favorites panel and choose Import slice favorites.


                                Right-click the Slice Favorites panel to import slice favorites.
Export favorites to an XML file

Right-click the Slice Favorites panel and choose Export slice favorites, and then select or create an XML to export.

Instantiating a Slice Favorite

To instantiate a slice favorite, do one of the following:

  • Right-click the viewport or Entity Outliner, choose Slice favorites, and then navigate to the slice you want to instantiate.

    
                            Right-click in the viewport or Entity Outliner to instantiate a slice favorite.
  • Drag a slice from the Favorite Slices panel into the viewport or the Entity Outliner.