Drag & Drop Color Node/Layer Creation
- Where to find it:
- Shelf Palette
- Image Manager Palette
Feature requires Mari 4.7 or higher
- Node/Layer from Image
- Node/Layer from Color Swatch
- Tool Switching
- Environment Light Switching
Node/Layer from Image
Drag & dropping an Image from the Shelf or Image Manager into the Nodegraph or Layerstack, will let you choose which node to use the image in.
To make it a quick process for common nodes, the most used ones are mapped to quick access Hotkeys (Number Keys 1,2,3,4 etc.)
Node/Layer from Color Swatch
Dragging a Color Swatch from the Shelf into the Nodegraph or Layerstack will automatically create a Color Node/Layer for you.
Dragging an image from the Shelf to the Mari Canvas will automatically switch to the Paint Through Tool and set the dragged image as the
While Mari by default sets the Projection image with this action, without Extension pack it will not auto-activate the Paint Through Tool
Environment Light Switching
Dragging a .exr or .hdr file from the Shelf to the Mari Canvas will allow you to select its usage:
- As Paint Through Image
- As Environment Light
If using it as an Environment Light, it will replace your current Environment Light.
If the Environment Light is turned off, it will turn out automatically.
The pop up will only appear if your current Tool is not the Paint Through Tool
All the different behavior shown above can be disabled via the Allow Drag & Drop Handling in the Misc Tab of the Mari Preferences.
If off, Extension Pack will not handle the associated drag & drop events.