Project Management

In Substance Alchemist it is possible to manage all your assets and materials with collections which are saved inside a project. Projects are a good way to organize your materials. A project can be exported or imported to be easily shared across computers.

Creating a new project

To create a new project:

  1. Click on Create new in the Welcome Screen or File > New Project.

  2. Type the name of the new project.

  3. Click "OK"

After clicking the "OK" button, the project will be automatically opened.

Opening an existing project

Projects can be opened in three ways:

  • In the Welcome Screen: in the home, use the recent project list to quickly open a project by double-clicking it.

  • In the Welcome Screen: by clicking on Open, use the list to open a project by double-clicking it.

  • Via the File > Open Project menu.

Once opened, the project name will be mentioned at the top of the Library panel:

Exporting a project

To export a project use the File > Export Project menu action. This will prompt a dialog to let you choose which name to use and where to save the project files.

Once a project has been exported, it will generate two items:

  • A file named YourProject.alch: this file gather all the project information.
  • A folder named YourProject_dependencies: this folder contains all the resources of your project.

When sharing this folder with other users or to computers, make sure to include both the *.alch file and the folder. Otherwise it will not be possible to import the project properly.

Importing a project

To import a project use the File > Import Project menu action. This will prompt a dialog to let you choose which *.alch project file to import.

Once imported, the project will be opened.