Medias directories
Back to
You are here: Reference > Preferences > Medias directories

Medias directories

How to have access to your medias in Smode

Smode handles data -- pictures, videos, 3d objects and Smode documents -- through the concept of media directories. A media directory is a shortcut to local hard-drive location. Every link to a data in Smode is stored as a relative path to one of those media directories. Thanks to this system of relative paths, Smode documents can be copied or moved from one computer to another one even if the hard-drive paths differ.
At any time, Smode maintains a cache of previews and meta-datas of everything contained by the media directories. This enables to have previews for every data file.
It is highly recommended to not add medias directories containing too many images (like long image sequences) as Smode may take ages to create the pre-visualisation