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Storing the Character in the Library

For maximum efficiency and reuse of your character in different scenes, you must store a template in the Library view. You can create different kinds of templates, such as templates that include all the layers, a template for a body, key pose or even some containing only the head.

Harmony has a Timeline and a Network view. The Timeline view represents the layers in a linear and simple way. The Network view lets you create all sorts of complex connections that the Timeline view cannot display. This means that:

Any template created from the Timeline view must be imported in the Timeline view.
Any template created from the Network view must be imported in the Network view. These templates are also referred to as master templates.
It is highly recommended that you create a cut-out puppet's main template (master template) from the Network view since it contains advanced connections, Display modules and Composite modules.