Create your own Design Accelerators

    Introduction

    IntuiFace users can create their own design accelerators. Design Accelerators can be comprised of everything from a single asset to an entire scene with all of its content. These accelerators can be used as-is or treated as templates requiring further customization. For an introduction to the concept of design accelerators, see this article.

    Like built-in design accelerators, custom DAs are accessible across all IntuiFace projects edited on the same PC.

    Creating a Design Accelerator

    1. Select - in either the scene or the Scene Content panel - the item or items you wish to be part of the DA. Use Click+Drag, Shift+Click, or Ctrl+Click to multi-select more than one item. (Click the image below to enlarge.)


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    2. On the left side of Composer, in the Design Accelerator panel, click the Create an accelerator button.

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    3. Fill out the Create Design Accelerator panel that has now appeared and click the Create button. Note that a "Bundle" can contain more than one DA; you do not have to create a new bundle every time a new DA is created.


    4. Your DA and - if it didn't already exist - DA bundle now appear in Design Accelerators panel.

    Sharing Design Accelerators

    Custom design accelerators are stored by Composer in the following location:
    C:\Users\[username]\Documents\IntuiFace\Additional content\Design Accelerators\x.x

    To share custom DAs with colleagues, copy the relevant folders inside the above location and paste them into the equivalent location on any other PC running Composer.

    Changing the Thumbnail Image for a Custom Design Accelerator

    To customize the thumbnail image created for a custom DA, open the Design Accelerators folder as outlined above and then open the folder for your DA. Inside you will find a .png file named after your DA. You can replace this image with any other image.

    The maximum displayed size of this thumbnail is 100 pixels x 100 pixels. You can add any size image but it will be resized so the largest dimension is no greater than 100 pixels.

    Use the same filename as the original png file. You must use the png format.

    Deleting a Custom Design Accelerator

    Right-click any custom DA in the Design Accelerators panel and select the Delete option.

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