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Customising the Sky Swap panel

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  • David Tillett
    Great answers

    Click on the double headed arrow an RHS of Position line to flip left to right, don't think there is an option to flip up and down.

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    If you use the MORE button instead, your own presets appear to sort to the top. Not perfect but it might help.

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  • Ray Miles

    Rick, I suspect that's not the case. It sorted to the top because your "test" started with a lower case 't'. The order is alphabetical. Hopefully using something like an * will force the issue!

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  • Ray Miles

    Sadly, Rick, that is not working only Mac. I imported a file starting with an * and then another with my name in lower case, but neither show up when I click on the More button. 

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    I tried. Sorry.

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  • David Kick

    I for the life of me cannot get imported skies to show in the sky swap panel. I have tried importing them from the import button in the sky swap panel and I have tried importing the to the Skies tab in the Extras manager. The skiey files show up in the extras manager but are not visible in the Sky Swap Panel and yes I am scrolling all the way to the bottom of the skies list. Is any one else seeing this? I have to say I haven't been this frustrated with PR in a long long time.

    Edited to add I figured it out:

    If I click on the More drop down my Skies are not in that list - I have to click on the "Categories" drop down to see them. Maybe it's always been that way and I have just forgotten because I don't do a lot of sky swaps.

     

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    The MORE list is only for presets, not imports. You COULD make a bunch of presets, but I don't think that's a good solution.

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  • David Kick

    Ahh thanks Rick,  I understand now. That's why Ray and I didn't see anything in the "More" dropdown list. Your example ending with the * was a preset and not just and imported file or folder of files.  Any files we import will always be at the bottom of the category list under the --My Skies-- header.

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    I don't know why I didn't think of this before! You don't need ALL of your skies at the top, you just need the folder there. 

    Select your skies folder from the import list and make a preset for it in the MORE category. If your preset name doesn't sort to the top, add a prefix that does (maybe a tilde or dash). Once that's done all you need to do is select the preset and all of your skies will be in the drop down.

    If you have more than one folder it becomes more problematic. You may have to make more presets.

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  • Ray Miles

    Rick, that might be a work-round. I'd still like to see a proper customisable option in a future update, since I have about half dozen folders.

    I see that on my Mac the built-in skies reside in the Library. I am not one to mess around with stuff at that level, but others might feel more confident!

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  • Ray Miles

    A quick update to say that Rick's solution really does work. And it's possible to add several folders and name them how one wants. They default to the top of the More pulldown in alphabetical order. Note that they are not technically presets: you choose Save New Style... to add them.

     

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    That should speed things up. Glad you got it sorted.

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  • Coops

    Is it possible to "flip" a sky the same as you can do in PS?

    So flip it either on the vertical or the horizontal edge (vertical preferably)

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  • David Kick

    Brian one reason a user might want to flip a sky upside down would be for reflections. That said, if that is what Allyn is thinking about - in the Skyswap panel just scroll down and turn on reflections then adjust to desired effect.

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    I was being a smart-ass. 😀

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  • Coops

    quite successfully too 😀

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  • Coops

    Thanks David Tillett , I did see that and attempt it but it just presented me with a new sky so I left it alone.......I shall revisit..........much appreciated.

    After a second attempt that was indeed successful, I am now fully versed on sky swaps (even reflections 😀)

    Thanks for your input everyone

     

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  • Brian Lawson Community moderator

    "don't think there is an option to flip up and down" Why would you want to? Upside clouds would look very strange. 😁

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