When ready to finalize a patch, rack, or workspace to share with the world or to archive for later use: Usine provides a means to keep resources together:
Each patch, rack, and workspace provides an option to export that is found under the contextual menu when the item is selected.
When exporting a common save as dialog will prompt to define a location, and just as simple as that we have our export path.
If you navigate to this export path, depending on the content exported, you will find the common patch, rack, or workspace file.
If a workspace or rack is exported and they contain multiple patches, a folder named Patches containing these will be available in the export directory.
If your exported item contained any audio samples these files will be exported and saved alongside in the Audio folder.
When external graphics such as custom knobs or background images are used, these references are saved and the actual graphic is placed within the individual patch’s image pool.
When the patch is saved this image pool is saved within the patch and will re-open and display as intended.
You can check that your image has been saved in the patch by opening up the patch file in an editor like notepad. Search for a section called ”[PA-IMP]” and see if your image is listed.
However if these images are desired to be saved as snapshots or used in other patches, the actual image reference and file must be intact.
In the event that these references are lost, or another user would like to duplicate these used images for snapshots or secondary patches, all images must be saved manually.
When exporting for sharing or archival purposes create a folder Images within the same export location that the patch, rack, or workspace is located. Place all referenced images within this folder, and in the case of a broken reference, Usine will perform a search in the patch directory and subsequently the workspace Images directory to find these.