Studio: Menu


  • New - Opens a dialog to create a new presentation. If you enable the "Create directory for project" checkbox at the bottom of the dialog a new directory with suggested folder organization is created for you. If a .uia file exists in the same directory as the .uip it will be modified to reference the new .uip as an asset. If no .uia file exists in the same directory one will be created for you.
  • Open... - Opens a .uip presentation file from disk.
  • Recent Presentations - Provides quick access to the last 10 presentations opened by Studio.
  • Save - Saves changes to the open presentation to disk.
  • Save As... - Saves the presentation to a new location. No .uia file will be created or modified in the new location.
  • Save a Copy... - Saves a copy of the presentation to a new location (but keep working on the current presentation). No .uia file will be created or modified in the new location.
  • Revert... - With confirmation, abandons all in-memory changes to the presentation and re-opens it from disk. Note that this resets the state of Studio (resetting all components to the first slide, playheads to time 0, etc.). This command is also a convenient way to re-open a presentation that may have changed on disk, for example via hand editing or source control updating.
  • Exit - Quit the Studio application (prompting to save changes).


  • Undo/Redo - As expected.
  • Cut/Copy/Paste - As expected.
  • Cut/copy/pasting actions can only be done by right-clicking on them in the Action palette.
  • Duplicating slides can only be done by right-clicking on them in the Slide palette.
  • Tip: Holding down the Alt key while pasting an element on the Timelin - trl-Alt- - ill paste it to the master slide, if possible.
  • Duplicate Object - Creates a copy of the currently-selected object in the timeline on the current slide. (If the selected object is on the master slide, but you are on a slide other than the master slide, the copy will be non-master.) Unfortunately, duplicating a master object on the master slide does not preserve any master-unlinked properties. There is no way within Studio to duplicate a master object while preserving per-slide variations for that object.
  • Application Preferences... - Opens the Studio Preferences dialog:

  • General
    • Default Interpolation - Controls whether new animation keyframes are created with linear or smooth interpolation.
    • Timeline Snapping Grid - When using snapping in the timeline, controls whether to snap to the largest ticks only (Low Resolution), largest and halfway ticks (Medium Resolution), or every tick mark (High Resolution).
  • Editing View
    • Background Color - Sets the color of the background when using an Edit Camera view. Please note that this does not effect Scene Camera View background color.
    • Preferred Startup View - Sets whether to default to the scene camera(s) or an Edit Camera view when starting Studio.
  • Restore Defaults - Restores all preferences for Studio to their default state. This includes palette layout and placement.
  • Project Settings
    • Presentation Width/Height - Sets the render size for the presentation. Note that setting a higher resolution for a sub-presentation than the final display size will result in anti-aliasing for the sub-presentation (albeit at a performance cost).
    • Constrain Proportions - When checked, editing a width or height value will also update the other. (This setting has no effect at runtime.)
    • Portrait Format - When editing a `portrait' style presentation (width is smaller than height) designed to be displayed on a rotated hardware device (e.g.~a tablet), check this setting to have the presentation rotated correctly. This setting has no effect when previewing on Windows.
    • Author/Company - These are informational metadata that are stored in the .uip file. These settings have no effect at runtime.


  • (Palettes) - Selecting a palette ensures that this palette is visible.
  • Bounding Boxes - Toggles the display of bounding boxes in the scene for the selected item.
  • Pivot Point - Toggles the display of the pivot point for the selected item.
  • Tooltips - Toggles the display of tooltips when hovering over rows in the Inspector palette.


  • Set Changed Keyframes - When "Autoset Keyframes" is turned off, invoking this command will create keyframes at the current time for any properties of the object that (a) have their animation toggle enabled, and that (b) have values different from the animated value at the current time.
  • Delete Selected Keyframe(s) - Behaves as the name implies. This command is also available from the context menu when right-clicking in the animation portion of the Timeline palette; it's usually easier to invoke it from there. Easier still, you can simply press the Delete key after selecting the keyframes.
  • Set Interpolation... - Changes the in and out interpolation setting setting for one or more selected keyframes. This command is also available from the context menu when right-clicking in the animation portion of the Timeline palette; it's usually easier to invoke it from there.
  • Change Time Bar Color... - Sets the display color of the time bar in the animation portion of the Timeline palette. This does not affect the rendering of the presentation; it is only there to help you organize and keep track of your work.
  • Autoset Keyframes - Toggles the `autoset' animation functionality. When enabled, any change to a property whose animation toggle is enabled will result in a keyframe being created or updated at the current time.


  • Reference Manual - Open this help document from within Studio.
  • Visit Qt Web site... - Opens Qt homepage in your browser.
  • About Qt 3D Studio... - Opens the about dialog.

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