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Object list

Object list

How to use the object list when creating Jigs

The object list is a powerful feature in JigSpace’s creator tool that helps you organize, navigate, and manage various elements of your 3D models, images, videos, and text boxes.

To use the object tree, you need to use the free desktop app for Windows or Mac. Download and install the desktop app to get started.

Understanding the object list

The object list provides a hierarchical view of all the 3D objects, images, videos, and text boxes within your 3D presentation. It's a visual representation that allows you to see the structure of your project at a glance.

The object list panel is available to creators in the JigSpace desktop app

Navigating the object list

  • Selecting objects: Click on an object in the object list to select it in the viewport.
  • Expanding/Collapsing: Use the arrows next to parent objects to expand or collapse the view of child or sub-objects.
  • Hiding the object list: you can show the object list panel, or hide from your view, by clicking the object list icon in the left side menu.
  • Deleted objects: if you delete objects from a step, they still appear in the list (with a strikethrough) if they remain on other steps. 

Select multiple objects

  • Hold Command (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows) + click on objects to multi-select them.
  • The selected objects will appear with an outline in the viewport and then can be transformed, formatted, duplicated, or deleted.
Selecting multiple objects in the object list panel in JigSpace
Selecting multiple objects in the object list

Editing Elements

  • Duplicating: Select an object and choose 'Duplicate' from the toolbar to create a copy.
  • Deleting: Select an object and press the 'Delete' key or trash bin icon to remove it.

Visibility Control

  • Hiding/showing objects: Use the eye icon next to an object to toggle its visibility. This allows you to hide an object or group of objects while you are editing, so you can easily view or select internal or nested objects. Note, this does not hide objects from the viewer. 
  • To hide objects from viewers, edit the transparency in the color settings. You can edit transparency on a step-by-step basis. 
Hiding objects from the editor in the object list panel in JigSpace

Creating and Managing Hierarchies

The object list does not currently support editing or creating new hierarchies, although this is a planned feature. If you are interested in using this functionality, please add your vote on our public roadmap.

Benefits of using the object list

Productivity: The object list provides a clear and logical hierarchy of the design elements, allowing for easy navigation and understanding of the overall structure.

Asset management: It enables efficient management of individual objects or media files, facilitating quick modifications, duplications, or deletions without affecting other parts of your 3D presentation.

Design reusability: By visualizing objects and media in the tree, designers can easily reuse parts in different projects, enhancing efficiency and consistency across designs.

Collaborative work: The clear organization within the object list facilitates collaboration among team members, as each person can work on specific sections without confusion,  overlap, or deletion of incorrect parts of the presentation.

Reducing errors: By providing a clear overview of the design and its parts, the object list helps in maintaining a smooth and logical workflow, reducing the risk of errors with naming of parts that are easy to select or modify.

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