Library Panel shows all exported value nodes and
all canvases in the current animation.
If you find yourself using a particular Color over and over again, it’s
a good idea to export it into the Library Panel so you can easily pick
the same Color in the future. Simply right-click on the Color in the
Parameters Panel and choose “Export”
from the menu. You will be prompted for a name to associate with the
value. In order to see the newly exported value in the Library Panel,
you will have to open up the
ValueBase Nodes tree if it isn’t
already opened. The same technique works for any other parameter as
well, even for complete animated Spline paths.
To use a value that you have exported into the
Library Panel in a
different layer, simply select the value in the
Library Panel then
right-click the parameter you want to apply it to in the Parameters
Panel. Select “Connect” to use the
The values stored in the
Library Panel store their animations with
them. So if you have a Circle whose Color changes from red to yellow
over time, and export that Circle’s Color parameter and use it to Color
a Rectangle, the Rectangle will also change from red to yellow over
time, in exactly the same way. The Color of the two shapes will now be
linked, so editing either one of them will affect the other.
When a value is selected in the
Library Panel, its handle will be
shown in the Work Area Window. These handle will
remain as you switch from layer to layer, which can be confusing.
It is possible, using drag and drop, to organise the values in the
Library Panel into a hierarchical structure, but currently the
structure you create isn’t saved into the .sifz file, so any
organisation you do will be lost when you next open the document.