A comprehensive list of Schéma controls and keyboard shortcuts
At this state some options are only accessible through keybord shortcuts and are not exposed in the UI visually.
This will improve over time as I figure out what should go where and put in the time. In the meantime please give a quick read to the following. Who knows, maybe you'll uncover a feature you thought was missing!
Get to know Schéma basics in 10 minutes
Right click mouse and drag
Ctrl + Tab / Ctrl + Shift + Tab
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The Schematic gives you an overview of the whole scene. This is where you place, configure and select Fixtures.
Insert a new Fixture
Double click anywhere
Switch viewing mode
Click on the rectangle in the top left corner. This way you can cycle between Isometric, Top, Side and Perspective view modes
Toggle Configuration Panel
Press I (as in Inspect)
(In Configuration) Show Options
Press O (as in Options)
(In Configuration) Show Position Gizmo
Press P (as in Position)
(In Configuration) Rotate Fixture
Press Ctrl + X or Y or Z depending on the axis you'd like to rotate around
Select a Fixture
Select multiple Fixtures
Hold B to start rectangular (Bounds) selection, release to select
Duplicate a Fixture
Press Ctrl + D
Remove a Fixture
Press Delete (all selected) or Middle Click on Fixture (deletes one)
Add Fixture to a Group
When in Configuration, Click grey circle that says "Add" (when zoomed in).
Then select from options presented or type in a new name and press Enter.
Remove Fixture from a Group
When in Configuration, Middle Click the circle representing the Group to remove
Hold Shift to insert at any location
Press Home (Up 1 Floor) or End (Down 1 Floor)
Show only fixtures in current Floor
Press F (toggle)
Toggle Fixture buttons
Get a clean view by pressing H (as in Hide)
The Browser allows you to choose from a list of option whenever this is necessary (choosing Blocks, Stacks, Fixture output types and more). The standard Browser view sorts option into Categories denoted by their name and "..." in the middle. Selecting a Category opens it, selecting an option other than category chooses it for the current operation.
Ctrl + Tab / Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Select an option
Leave selected category
Press Escape when in root category or click outside the options
Favorite an Option
Ctrl + Click an option (not a Category)
Editing Stacks is not complicated but there are a few key controls to remember.
By default you are only able to change parameters (via mouse drag) - the structure is locked.
📑 To change the structure you have to enter Edit Mode.
📑 Parameters are only visible when slightly zoomed in and outside of Edit Mode.
Enter Edit Mode
Hold Ctrl or toggle with Ctrl + E
Left Click on the Block
Left Click in between Blocks
Alt + Left Click on the Block
Alt + Left Click in space underneath a branch
Ctrl + C with mouse over the branch's root Block
Ctrl + V in empty space between Blocks when in Edit Mode
Alt + Middle Click when NOT in Edit Mode
Drag or Click with Mouse
Incrementally Adjust Parameter
Hover with Mouse and Press Left or Right arrow keys
Create/Edit a Driver
Left Click the pill shaped button next to a Parameter
Alt + Left Click the pill shaped button next to a Parameter
Middle Click a Block when NOT in Edit Mode
Stacks can be saved and recalled later. If you want to copy over a stack to other Fixtures, use the apply option.
Click the little rounded rectangle outline in the top-left corner
Click Save in Menu or Ctrl + S, edit name, click or Ctrl + S again to confirm
Click Load in Menu or Ctrl + L and choose a Stack
Apply (Copy over) a Stack to all Fixtures in a Group
Click Apply in Menu or Ctrl + A and choose a Group
Extra information available at the press of a button.
Show Controller overlay
Hold ` (the key between Esc and Tab)
Show ArtNet channels overlay