You can use the import utility to integrate scenes into a Harmony environment.
If the imported files are compressed, you must decompress them to a temporary directory before you can import them into Harmony. If you don't know how to decompress these files, see your system administrator.
- Launch Control Center.
- Select Admin > Import.
The Import Scene(s) dialog box appears.
- In the Package Directory section, click on the browse button at the end of the field to search for a Harmony scene to import.
Any supported Harmony file can be imported, including IEContents.dat files. The IEContents.dat file includes database and scene file information.
IEContents.dat files are created when you DO NOT check the Export to Offline option in the Export Scene(s) dialog box in Control Center.
- In the Destination section, click the browse button to open the File System Selector window. Select the environment, job and file system for where you want to place the imported scene.
- In the Scene(s) to Import section, select the scenes you would like to import. If no scenes are selected, all the scenes will be imported.
- In the Data Options tab, customize your import options:
|Audio||Exports the Audio directory.|
Selected by default, this option exports the elements in the scene.
If you select this option and deselect the Elements option, you can access the elements from the Element Manager in the Control Center, but their drawing and bitmap files will not be included. The list of available versions in the scene is also exported. It is not possible to open a scene if this is not selected for export.
Exports the directory that contains the final, rendered frames.
Exports all other directories and files in the scene's data structure.
Selected by default, this option exports the contents (drawing and bitmap files) of the Element directories.
Selected by default, this option exports the contents of the Timing directories.
Lets you export the different drawings created while drawing in the Annotation columns and imported images.
|Stage (xsheet & network)||
Selected by default, this option exports the Harmony Advanced directory, which contains the Harmony Advanced files for each scene you export. These files are necessary if you want to reuse the exposure sheet (timing) and the node structure from the original scene.
If this option is selected, you can select the Get Outside Drawings option to copy drawings into the scene folder that is referred to by the Timing columns and their Element (Drawing) nodes.
Exports the palette-library directories. Decide if you want to export the palette-library from the environment, job or scene level. When you select a level, the palette-library in lower-level directories will also be exported.
Check Backup if you want to export the palette-list file which is necessary for the scene to know which palettes to use. In most cases, you should select this option as well as the Scene option.
Exports the macros (customized effect and node connections) that were created and stored in the environment, jobs or scenes to be exported. This is necessary if you have legacy scenes with macros.
Exports templates created at the selected levels.
- Check the Remap Paths for Linked Palettes and Images option if your scene contains palettes, images or textures linked to a an offline location. Then from the drop-down list, select the preset that points to the location on the server where copies of these same files are located—see About Asset Remapping for Exported and Imported Scenes
- Check the Check In option (beside the Import button), if your scene was checked out during export. If your scene was not checked out, this option remains disabled.
- Click Import.
If the scene already exists, the Scene Exists dialog box appears.
Decide if you want to import or skip importing your first selected scene. The Import All Scenes option will import all selected scenes.
- Use the Message Log tab to view messages generated during the import process.
If the name of the scene you are importing in Control Center is too long, you will be prompted with an error message stating that it will be truncated. A scene's name cannot exceed 23 characters.
If you are importing scenes that were exported from the Harmony Network, or worked on in Harmony Stand Alone, the system will try to retrieve the version name.