Pinned Channels

Pinned Channels

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Pinned Channels by Jens Kafitz




Pinned Channels are part of the Pinned Layers bookmarking system to simplify and speed up the process of

creating Channel Layers (shared Channels)


Pinning supports all Mari Layer types (Channels,Adjustments,Groups, Graphs etc.) , multi-selections

and is stored and restored per project.


Pins can be stored both from the Layer & Channel Palette.



QUICK PINS






   




Quick Pins are designed as a clipboard for creating Shared Layers.

You can select a channel, quick pin it, then insert it in another channel as a channel layer (shared channel)


The same channel can be inserted repeatedly in different places.

The clipboard is cleared once you close your project.









Save Channel Quick Pin Hotkey not identical to Save Layer Quick Pin


Please note the Shortcut for storing a Quick Pin from the Channel Palette is

not.the same as the one for storing a Quick Pin from the Layers Palette (CTRL+ALT+C).


When you press CTRL+ALT+C only selected items from the Layer Palette

will be recorded to the clipboard.

Pasting a Quick Pin on the other hand has a universal shortcut for layers and

channels (CTRL+ALT+V)


You can set your own hotkey for Store Channel Quick Pin via the Hotkey Editor.





Channel Quick Pins are stored by using the /Channel/Pin/Save Quick Pin Command

and inserted anywhere via /Layers/Add Pinned Layers/Quick Pin (CTRL+ALT+V) into

a layerstack




COLLECTION PINS








While Quick Pins act like a clipboard for sharing, sometimes you require repeated

access to the same channels for sharing over a longer period of time.


Collection Pins allow you to turn Channels into 'sticky' items on your Layers menu,

allowing you to insert specific channels with one click.


Collection Pins are restored with your project so are available whenever you need them, until

you manually remove them from the project using Edit Collection Pins





Collection Pins require unique Names


A collection pin cannot be added if the selected channels has the same name as an existing

collection pin channel. Please rename the channel to add in this case.




Collections Pins are stored by using the '/Channel/Pin/Pin to Collection' Menu item

and inserted into a layerstack by selecting the channel to insert under the '/Layer/Add Pinned Layer' submenu





When a Collection Pin is executed from the '/Layer/Add Pinned Layer/' submenu a check is run if

the channel associated to the Collection Pin has changed in name.


If the channel name is now different than the name of the Collection Pin you are able to update the name

of the Collection Pin to the current channel name





If the chanenl associated to the executed Collection Pin no longer exists a warning message will appear

and the broken Pin will be automatically removed from the  '/Layer/Add Pinned Layer/' submenu





You can assign a shortcut for each Collection Pin in your project by going to the shortcut editor path


/MARI Extension Pack/Layers/Pin Layers/Pins/


and assigning a shortcut to one of your pinned channels.



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