Preferences

This window appears under the Cavalry menu on macOS.

General
Composition
General

Show Beta Features - when checked, experimental features under the 'beta' flag will be available.

Autosave

Autosave:

  • Off - do not auto save

  • Reminders - show reminders in the notifications bar.

  • Autosave - save the file based on the Autosave Interval.

Autosave Interval - set a time in minutes to autosave.

Autosave Folders - separate autosave files into daily directories:

  • Weekday-Day-Month-Year - e.g. Thu-26-03-2020

  • Weekday-Month-Day-Year - e.g.Thu-03-26-2020

Be aware there is no 'max autosaves' feature yet.

If you have a project set then any auto saves will be saved in the directory set in the Project Settings. If no project is set, then files will be saved into an autosave directory in the same location as your scene file.

UI

UI Font Size -

  • Default - set the default font size.

  • Large - set the large font size.

Infinite Scrubbing - enable/prevent the cursor from wrapping a window in order to scrub attribute values beyond its bounds.

When using a tablet/pen this preference is ignored. If the cursor did wrap, it would become inconsistent with where the pen is positioned on screen for tablets with displays.

Show Tips button in Message Bar - show/hide the Tips and Tricks button in the Message Bar.

Max Attribute Editor UIs - set a limit for the number of UIs that can be loaded into the Attribute Editor. When this limit is reached, the addition of any new UIs will remove the last (bottom) UI. Note - this limit is exclusive of any pinned UIs.

Arrow Keys Control Hierarchy - when checked, using the arrow keys will navigate the hierarchy in the Scene Tree. When unchecked, the arrow keys will nudge selected layers in the Viewport and holding alt/option will then navigate the hierarchy.

Features

Add new Elements to selected Tags - if a Tag or Tags is/are selected, any new Elements created will be added to it/them on creation.

Remember Graph Editor Curve Framing - when enabled the Graph Editor will remember the framing/ zoom level of an animation curve from the last time you were working with it.

Viewport/ Rendering

Default Renderer - set the default renderer for the Viewport.

Show Viewport Timecode - show/hide a timecode in the Viewport.

  • Never - never show the timecode in the Viewport.

  • During Playback - only show the timecode in the Viewport during playback.

  • Always - always show the timecode in the Viewport.

Render Notifications - send OS notifications on completion of renders.

  • None - do not send a notification.

  • End of Render Queue Item - send a notification when each Render Queue Item completes.

  • End of Render Queue - send a notification when the entire Render Queue completes.

Export

Lottie Author - the text you enter here will be added to the .json file for any Lottie exports.

Composition

Default Resolution - set the default resolution (px) for new Compositions.

Default Frame Rate - set the default Frame Rate (FPS) for new Compositions.

Default Range - set the default start and end frames for new Compositions.

Background Color - set the default Background color for new Compositions.

Default Gamma - select the default gamma for new Compositions.