File menu

The file menu contains the actions for creating and saving the projects and as well the actions for exporting and importing resources into a project.


Open the new project creation window. See: Project Creation for more information.

OpenOpen an existing project file on the disk.
Recent filesList all the projects recently opened.
Open sampleOpen one of the sample projects provided with the application.
CloseClose the currently opened project.
SaveSave the current project in place.
Save and compactSave the current project in place and compress it (reduce footprint on disk).
Save asSave the current project under a new name and location.
Save as copySave the current project under a new name and location as a copy and keep the current project opened.
Save as templateSave the current project settings into a template file that can be used for a new project.
CleanRemove any unused resources from the current project (will take effect after the next Save).
Import resourcesOpen the import resources window.
Export meshOpen the mesh export window that allows to export the current project as a 3D model file.
Export texturesOpen the texture export window that allows to export the current project as bitmap textures.
Send toList all the Send To actions to send a project to another application.
QuitClose the application. If the current project has unsaved changes, it will prompt a message.

Saving a project can be done in two manners:

  • Incremental : Default method, used when doing a regular save. Only the information that changed will be updated in the project file on the disk. This method allows to save very quickly the project without having to rewrite the project file entirely.
  • Full / Compact : If a Clean operation is performed or if the project is saved with the action "Save And Compact", the method will rewrite the project on the disk entirely. This method allows to get rid of project fragmentation and reduce the footprint. See: Projects are really big.