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Expose properties for remote control

The "Object" panel and the Control Panel in the Director allow you to access and edit actors, components and their properties inside the Pixotope Engine/Editor, in both LIVE and Edit mode.

To easily access the specific properties you want to control, you can explicitly expose properties to the Director.

The control panel now lists all available properties allowing you to control any of them, without the need of explicitly exposing them in the Editor.

Learn more about how to Adjust objects and Creating a custom control panel

Exposing properties in the Editor

  1. Select the object whose properties you want to be exposed to the Director (including the World Settings)

  2. Click the star icon to the left of almost any property

  • Click once → The star turns yellow

    • The property of the selected object is exposed

  • Click twice → The star turns violet

    • The property of the class is exposed. Every object using the same class will have this property exposed

  • Click three times → The star is outlined again

    • The property is not exposed

Some properties have a grey star, which means that they are exposed by default

Using exposed properties in Object or Control panel

In the Object or the Control panel, the exposed properties will be available in the List of Properties

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