Set Project Paths

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Set Project Paths by Jens Kafitz

Project Paths allows you to configure default paths & file naming templates for different operations inside of Mari

You can configure paths for:

You can configure default file templates for:


Set Paths and Templates are stored with the current Project and will be restored to it once you open the project, so you only need to configure each project once - no need to relaunch 'Set Project Paths again !

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Settings History

each project path to this saved path by clicking the Reset to Default button.

are preset on load of Set Project Paths dialog however they will only be applied once you confirm with the 'Set Project' Button.

This can also be used as a way to reset not yet applied path or template changes to its default by deactivating and reactivating the setting.

close the dialog.

Base Path

Base Path allows you to enter a root path for your project.

Using a $BASE Variable in any Asset or Misc Settings Path will substitute this $BASE Variable with the

defined Base Path once you confirm the dialog or deactivate the setting's 'Relative to Base' Checkbox.

The 'Base Path' Field supports entering Subfolders that don't exist yet.

If a subfolder in the Base path does not exist you will be prompted to confirm folder creation once you

confirm the dialog:

Asset & Misc Paths

Each Setting of Asset & Misc Paths has the same setup:

to the 'Settings Path' field.

If a defined Path does not exist you will be prompted to confirm folder creation for the Setting

once you confirm the Project Paths dialog:

you might have made by using the Set Project Paths tool.

under 'Base Path'. If found the corresponding path segment in the 'Settings Path' will be replaced

with a $BASE Variable

in the Path Field will be fully expanded to the full path defined under the 'Base Path'.

The Path field will no longer be relative to the Base path until you turn 'Relative to Base' on again.

File Templates

File Templates allow you to configure default file templates & file extensions for different types of texture exports.

The fields support the usual Mari variables for files:

Subfolders are supported for these fields as well.

For example by specifying


on export Mari will autocreate a subfolder named after your channel and place the exported files into that subfolder.

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