Interface Customizations

In this guide, you will learn about how to customize the Engine's interface.

  • Change a theme
  • Export/Import a theme
  • Change the window scale.
  • Add layouts.
  • Modify the Global Grid settings.

Change Theme

Sometimes we do not like the default theme or, based on reasons such as color blindness, and we cannot use the default theme. In the Machinery, you can change the default theme via Window -> Theme. You will find a list of themes the user can select and use.

The Engine comes by default with some base themes you can build your themes on top of:

Theme
Dark
Light
High Contrast Dark
High Contrast Light

Custom Theme

If you like to customize the default themes or create a new theme, click on the "New Theme" menu in the same menu as the theme selection. After clicking this, the current Theme will be used as your base, and the Theme Editor Tab opens.

If you do not like the base, you can choose a different theme as a base.

change base of theme

All changes are applied and saved directly. All changes will be immediately visible since your new Theme is selected as your current Theme.

changes are directly visible

Export / Import a theme

You can export a custom theme from the Window -> Theme and later import it there as well. The Theme will be saved as a .tm_theme file. These files are simple json like files.

Change the Scale of the UI

In the Window menu, you have a menu point Zoom.

zom option

This allows you to zoom in or out. You can also use the key bindings:

MeaningKeys
Zoom InCTRL + Equal, CTRL + Num + Plus
Zoom OutCTRL + Minus, CTRL + Num + Minus

Custom Layout

In case you do not like your current layout, you can always restore the default layout by using the Window -> Restore Default Layout menu point.

restore default layout

If you want to store your current layout, it would be very useful for the later time you can save your current window layout.

save current layout

You can create a new window or workspace with a layout in case you need it.

Note: The Engine should restore the last used layout when it shutdown.

If you need to change some details of your Window layout you can do this via the Edit layout menu.

edit layout

This will open the settings of the current Layout:

World Grid

In case you need to adjust the World Grid, you can do this at two places:

  1. Via the Application Settings

  1. Via any Scene or Preview Tab Application Menu entry.

Changes made there will only be applied to the specific tab.