Author Topic: Copy/paste a package  (Read 1685 times)

Hello all,

First post here.  ;)
And trying out the demo off SD, looks pretty good to me.
I'm running into some troubles and I would like to do some testing on duplicated substances. But when I am in the explorer window and right click on a package in order to copy it, then try to paste it: simply nothing happens. Is this a bug of some sort or am I missing the point of how it works?

Many thank, Robert
Last Edit: November 12, 2014, 09:51:56 am

Hello all,

First post here.  ;)
And trying out the demo off SD, looks pretty good to me.
I'm running into some troubles and I would like to do some testing on duplicated substances. But when I am in the explorer window and right click on a package in order to copy it, then try to paste it: simply nothing happens. Is this a bug of some sort or am I missing the point of how it works?

Many thank, Robert

Hi Robert,

You need to right click on the graph and then right click on the package and click paste. This will copy/paste a graph. You can copy/paste graphs between packages as well. You can't copy/paste the entire package.

Cheers,
Wes
Head of Substance Demo Art Team
the3dninja@adobe.com
Twitter: The3DNinja

Thanks Wes,

Cannot have it working so I'm simply doing something wrong.

1. I go into the graph editor of the substance I want to copy.
2. Right click, select all.
3. Right click, copy.
4. Go into explorer, right click, new package.
5. Select "unsaved package", right click and save.
6. Select "saved package", right click, paste.

Nothing happens....
I tried to look it up in the manual, but nothing there.
Is there some video where this process is shown.

Thanks again, for helping.

Regards, Robert



Thanks Wes,

Cannot have it working so I'm simply doing something wrong.

1. I go into the graph editor of the substance I want to copy.
2. Right click, select all.
3. Right click, copy.
4. Go into explorer, right click, new package.
5. Select "unsaved package", right click and save.
6. Select "saved package", right click, paste.

Nothing happens....
I tried to look it up in the manual, but nothing there.
Is there some video where this process is shown.

Thanks again, for helping.

Regards, Robert

Hi Robert,

Try this workflow...

1. In a graph, select all of the nodes and control +C to copy.
2. Create a new Substance Package.
3. In the new graph, delete the outputs
4. Paste into the new blank graph.

Now, you could have resources that are still pointing to the other package, so I would then right-click the new package and choose export with dependencies to make this a self contained package.

Cheers,

Wes
Last Edit: November 13, 2014, 03:17:17 pm
Head of Substance Demo Art Team
the3dninja@adobe.com
Twitter: The3DNinja

Thanks a lot Wes,

Actually your first suggestion worked just fine.
I simply made the silly mistake to copy from the editor where the nodes are, now I know better (well a little bit  ;))

Kind regards, Robert

Thanks a lot Wes,

Actually your first suggestion worked just fine.
I simply made the silly mistake to copy from the editor where the nodes are, now I know better (well a little bit  ;))

Kind regards, Robert

Thanks Robert, glad its working.

Cheers,

Wes
Head of Substance Demo Art Team
the3dninja@adobe.com
Twitter: The3DNinja