Scene Menu

The Scene menu lets you set the scene length, add frames to the scene, view different displays of the scene, set render options, access the Scene Settings dialog box and Elements Manager window, and verify the drawing and palette files in your project.

Command Description

Scene Length

Lets you set the length of the scene in frames.

Frame

Add Frames at Start

Adds the number of frames you specify to the beginning of the scene.

Add Frames at End

Adds the number of frames you specify to the end of the scene.

Add Frames Before Selection

Adds the number of frames you specify before or after your selection.

Add Frames After Selection

Remove Selected Frames

Deletes the selected frames from your scene.

Camera

Default Camera

Lets you select a camera. If you only add one camera to your scene, you will only see Default Camera in your list.

Default Display

Display All

Shows the contents of a specific Display node, updating the contents of the Camera, Top, Side, and Timeline views—see About Displays.

Display

Scene Settings

Opens the Scene Settings dialog box where you can set the resolution, alignment, bitmap resolution and many other parameters.

Render

Auto Render

Automatically recalculates the preview image whenever you modify a parameter. If your scene is heavy and you do not want the preview rendered automatically, deselect the Auto-Render option and do the preview update manually.Note that this will slow down Harmony as it takes resources to update every frame.

Auto Render Write

Renders a frame each time the current frame is changed.

You must have a Write node in your node structure to use this command.

Cancel Preview Render

Cancels a render that was started.

Element Manager

Opens the Element Manager window where you can add, delete or modify elements (drawing folders) in your scene. If you have drawing folders that are not linked to a column in your scene, use the Element Manager to delete them if needed. See xref Reference > Windows > Element Manager.

Check Files

Verifies the integrity of the drawing and palette files in your project.