How to work with layered Photoshop files in aximmetry

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Are Opening PSD files supported in aximmetry?

Also can we select layers from PSD Files and work with it?

   ahmed ahmed

 
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Aximmetry
7/16/2019 9:12:58 PM
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Yes, it is supported.

You can select a layer on the conversion attribute panel.
Click on the little arrow at the right of the property:

(it is there for any video or texture property in the system)

You'll get the attributes panel. Find the Layer property at the bottom, and click the three-dot button:

Select the layer



 
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ahmed ahmed
7/16/2019 9:37:30 PM
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oh thats great,

but can i use drag and drop method to create compound that have all psd files layers, i think something like when adding fbx/dae files to aximmetry , it automatically create different elements 

 
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Aximmetry
7/17/2019 8:44:22 PM
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Yes, you can.

You have to create a text file with .ximglay extension beside the psd file with the same name. For e.g. if your psd is named something.psd you have to create something.ximglay.

If you drag-n-drop this file into the editor you get exactly what you asked.

Also you can add these keywords to the text file:
ExposeIndividual   - the layer outputs appear as exposed pins on the compound ony by one
ExposeMerged  - the layers are merged together correctly placed via a series of Placer modules and the result is exposed.
(The latter can help if you want to move the layers on top of each other, but other than that it hasn't got too much practical value,  since you can get the composited final image easier simply by drag and dropping the PSD itself.)

 
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ahmed ahmed
7/18/2019 5:48:05 AM
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That's good,but can't aximmetry itself  automatically create this file instead?

 
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Aximmetry
7/19/2019 11:18:09 AM
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The software needs to differentiate between usage types.   When you simply drop a PSD you get an ordinary Image module.  When you drop ximglay you get the layers compound.  This is why you have to create the extra file manually.

 
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ahmed ahmed
7/19/2019 1:45:50 PM
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Can't you use other solution for example shift+drag use layered compound but simple drag =image module

 
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Aximmetry
7/22/2019 8:45:52 AM
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Thank you for the suggestion. We will consider it.

 
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ahmed ahmed
11/25/2019 1:08:44 PM
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Any updates about importing Layered PSD file using shortcut keys?

also can the  layers be imported as merged together via a series of Placer modules ?

 
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Aximmetry
12/11/2019 5:53:41 PM
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It is in our backlog, but cannot tell date for implementing it yet.

 
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ahmed ahmed
2/1/2020 2:34:51 PM
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Can We import Photoshop file layers with  lower third compounds instead of  series of Placer modules?

This can save a lot of time and the user can start animate the elements directly 

 
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Aximmetry
2/17/2020 11:53:19 AM
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It could be useful, indeed.  Thank you for the suggestion, we noted it.

 
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ahmed ahmed
4/24/2020 7:28:54 PM
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Are there any update about this topic?

 
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Aximmetry
5/6/2020 12:49:10 PM
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You can check for new features and updates at my.aximmetry.com by clicking on the “what's new” link on the licences page. Also, you can find information directly by the following link: https://aximmetry.com/en/version-history