gbAnimator - Opening/Saving Models|
gbAnimator files use the ".bot" extension. The files, however, are simple text
files and can be easily viewed/edited with any text editor. Additionally, the
use of a text format allows the inclusion of a model inside an email or in
online posts - where the use of an attachment is less convenient.
When gbAnimator starts it looks in the installation folder for a file called
'resume.bot'. If the file is not found, no model is loaded.
When gbAnimator is closed, the current model is saved under the filename
'resume.bot' and will be loaded automatically when gbAnimator is started again.
Open a Model
gbAnimator displays a list of all *.bot files found in the installation folder
and displays them in the dropdown list in the toolbar. Simply select a file to
display it in gbAnimator.
A model can also be opened by pressing the Reload toolbar button. This opens
the model whose name is found in the dropdown list textbox. Changes made in
the display area are lost.
Save a Model
Changes made to an animation can be saved by pressing the Save button on the
toobar. The name currently in the drop down control will be used, overwriting
any existing file by the same name (without user confirmation).
To save the current animation under a new file name, just type in a new file name
in the dropdown list textbox and press Enter (or press the Save button).
gbAnimators model files must be kept in the 'zoo' subfolder of
the gbAnimator installation folder.