File Menu

Contains options for managing files and scenes.

New scene
Creates an empty scene

Open
Opens an existing scene

Open autosave file
Opens an autosave file

Save
Saves the currently open scene

Save as
Saves the currently open scene under a different name

Save as new version
Allows you to save the current scene using either an old (.csc) or a new (.casc) file format. Used for migrating scenes between versions.

Recent files
The list of the recently used scenes

Import Fbx/Dae


This is the set of options for importing 3d models and animations into the scenes.

Animation
Adds animation to the model(s) in the scene

Animation to selected frames
Same as above, but animation is only added to the currently selected frames

Animation to selected objects
Same as Animation, but the animation is only applied to the selected set(s) of joints

Add model
Adds missing parts of the 3d model to the scene.

If the model you import has joints and meshes not present in the scene, these joints and meshes are added to the scene while others are ignored (as there’s no need to import them). 

Add model to selected
Same as above, but only the selected set(s) of joints are taken into account.

Model
This function always adds all elements of the 3d model to the scene.

Scene
Appends the entire 3d scene to the currently opened scene.

Export Fbx/Dae


This is a set of options for exporting Cascadeur scenes to external 3d formats.

Without Meshes
Exports only the joints and animation associated with them.

Scene
Exports the entire scene.

Scene - selected objects
Exports the currently selected parts of the scene.

Import


This set of options imports additional entities into the scenes.

Scene
Appends a Cascadeur scene (.casc file) to the current scene.

Rig
Imports a character rig (saved as a JSON file).

Prototype rig
Imports a set of prototype objects used for generating a rig (saved as a JSON file).

Prototype rig to selected
Same as above, but the prototype objects are only applied to the selected set(s) of joints.

Selection groups
Imports selection groups and applies them to the current scene.

The selection groups should be saved as a JSON file beforehand (using File → Export → Selection groups).

Export


These options are used to export parts of the scene.

Video
Renders the current scene as a video sequence. This feature is described here in greater detail.

Selection groups
Saves the selection groups present in the scene as a JSON file to be used in different scenes.

Fix scene
Makes some adjustments to the scene:

  • Changes the object types in accordance with the behaviors associated with them.
  • Adds is_exported, is_exported_to_animation and ignore_namespace settings to the objects (might be necessary for FBX export).
  • Adds is_backgroud and is_transparent settings to the Mesh objects.
  • Fixes camera by changing the FOV setting to work with degrees (instead of radians).

This option can be used for fixing outdated scenes to properly work with newer versions of the software. However, the recommended way of dealing with such scenes is to regenerate the rig from proto components.

Exit
Closes Cascadeur.

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