Extension Pack Environment Variables
A variety of Extension Pack tools can be controlled via Environment Variables. Below is a list of Environment Variables, Extension Pack will read
- Connection Time Out
- Prevent TDR Check
- Material Templates
- Project Templates
- 'Add Channels from Node' Presets
- Mask Shelf Shared Shelf Tabs
- Substance Baker Bridge
- HDRI Import to Shelf
Extension Pack can be licensed for multiple users using an Environment Variable pointing to a (floating) license file.
A license file can be generated after successful activation via the Licensing Dialog in the Help menu.
Internet Connection Time Out
Extension Pack will try to verify your license via a License Server. The Environment Variable below determines the Number of Seconds, before
the Connection times out. By default Extension Pack will wait 4 seconds for a License Server response.
Setting a higher value can help when you have a slow connection, setting a lower value can reduce Time it takes to load Extension Pack.
Extension Pack on Startup will check your Windows Registry for Settings related to Display Driver Timeouts called 'TDR Value'.
To prevent this TDR Check from happening permanently an Environment Variable can be set to 'True' (alternative: 1) or 'False' (alternative: 0)
Material Template Visibility
Define the visibility of Material Templates by assigning an Environment Variable to 'True' (alternative: 1) or 'False' (alternative: 0)
The Project Template system allows you to save and and reimport projects (default Nodegraphs/Channel Setups, Light rigs etc.)
...should point to one or multiple Paths containing Template Folders.
Templates contained in those Folders will be visible to the user in the various Project Template Dialogs;
... should point directly to a specific Template Folder. The Template will be automatically imported when the User creates a new Project.
The default Template does not have to be in a folder defined by the other Environment Variable MARI_EP_PROJECT_TEMPLATES
however it is strongly recommended to place the Template to Import into a Location exposed by this Environment Variable to allow
the user to see the recommended Import Template.
'Add Channels from Node' Presets
Automatically add presets to the Channels From Node Tool by pointing this Env Var to a path containing a preset file
Adding shared Shelf Tabs to the Mask Shelf
Automatically add shelf tabs linking to folders to the Mask Shelf by pointing this Env Var to a path containing shelf presets
Substance Automation Toolkit Bridge
from within Mari.
... should point to the Installation Folder of the Substance Automation Toolkit.
... can be used to automatically add Pipeline Bake Presets to the Substance Baker Bridge
Environment Map Import to Shelf
Extension Pack automatically creates an Environment shelf, that gets filled with some standard HDRIs such as
- Mari's Standard HDRIs from its Install directory
- HDRIs from Folders specified in the Preferences / Paths / Envrionments Tab
Extension Pack automatically adds certain paths from other applications (e.g Substance Painter or Substance Designer) to the
Preferences Path tab, so if you have these applications installed, their HDRIs also get added to the Shelf
There are some Environment Variables to control these behaviors
... if 'True' or '1' Extension Pack will not automatically add Mari's own HDRI's to the Shelf
... if 'True' or '1' Extension Pack will not automatically add 3rd Party HDRI paths to the Preferences / Paths / Envrionments Tab