Tags

Organise your scenes.

Tags can be assigned to Elements to provide a way to quickly make selections or filter the Scene Window and/ or Viewport. Tags can also be nested for extra control and clarity.

UI

Mode - the result of selecting a tag.

Clear Tag Selection (button) - deselect all selected tags.

Add Tag (button) - add a new tag.

Window

The tag window contains 3 types of tags:

  • Quicklist - the quicklist can be thought of as a temporary tag. Its state is not saved with your scene.

  • System Tags - auto-assigned tags based on Label Color and Element Type.

  • User Tags - tags created by you.

Managing Tags

Adding/ Removing Tags

Add tags by either:

  • Clicking the + button at the top of the Tag Window then type the name of your tag and hit Return/Enter.

  • Click cmd/ctrl + Shift + t in the Scene Window to bring up the Add Tag window. Type the name of your tag and hit Enter/Return. If you check Assign Tag to Selection any selected Elements will also be assigned with the new tag.

A quick way to Assign Tag to Selection is to hold alt/option as you hit Return/Enter. This will assign that tag to any selected Elements regardless of whether the checkbox is enabled or not.

Remove tags by either:

  • Selecting a tag and hitting the Delete key.

  • Right click on a tag and choose Delete Tag from the contextual menu.

Deleting a tag will also un-assign it from any Elements.

Assigning/ Un-assigning Tags

Assign tags by either:

  • Dragging and dropping an Element(s) from the Scene Window onto a tag.

  • Check the Assign Tag to Selection option as you add a Tag.

  • Click the tag/label icon in the Scene Window then type the name of your tag and hit Return/Enter.

Un-assign tags by either:

  • Right click on an Element in the Scene Window and select Remove Tag from the contextual menu.

  • Right click on a tag in the Tag Window and then select Clear Tag. Note - this will remove a tag from all Elements.

Activating Tags

Simply select a tag in the Tag Window to activate it. You can use cmd/ctrl or Shift to select and/or deselect multiple tags.

Holding alt/option as you drag Elements on to tags to assign them will also activate that tag on mouse up.

Renaming Tags

To rename a tag simply select one and hit Return/ Enter.

Quicklist

The Quicklist can be thought of as a temporary tag. It can be used as a way to quickly solo a selection of Elements. Its contents are only saved during a session and not saved with your scene.

You can convert the Quicklist into a tag by right clicking anywhere in the Tag Window and choosing the Convert Quicklist to Tag option in the contextual menu.

Nested Tags

You can create relationships between Tags by nesting them on creation. To do this type a / (Forward Slash) between tags. e.g. Character/Body will create two tags called Character and Body with Body as a child of Character. Selecting Character will select all elements with both the Character and Body tags assigned to them whereas selecting Body will only select the Elements with Body assigned to them.

When setting up a Character you might create a hierarchy as follows:

  • Character

    • Head

      • Hair

      • Ears

      • Eyes

      • Nose

      • Mouth

    • Body

      • Arms

        • Hands

      • Legs

        • Feet

Selecting Head would then show you the entire head including the hair, ears, eyes, nose and mouth. Be as granular as you like!

If a tag already exists then a child can be added to it by typing <yourExistingTag>/<yourNewTag>

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