Viz Trio User Guide

Version 4.1 | Published September 25, 2023 ©

Template List

The Template List contains only templates, which are representations of one or more Viz Artist scenes with default scene data. The Page List contains pages which are instances of templates with specific page related data. Template variants can be switched from the Page Editor. As with concepts, variants can also be switched using a macro command in a user-defined macro or script.


This section contains information on the following topics:

Template Context Menu

The Template List contains a context menu for creating combinations of templates, assigning scripts and so on.

  • Select Thumbnail: Use this option to select which thumbnail to show for Combo Templates.

  • Create ComboTemplate: Opens the Combo Template Editor, from where it is possible to create a combination template that contains all selected templates. This is only relevant for transition logic templates. All templates that are to be merged into Combination Templates must be in different transition logic layers.

  • View Alternatives: Opens a dialog for viewing scene information associated with a template, such as concept, variant, user-defined contexts (platform) and scene path.

  • Reimport: Updates any scenes that have been changed.

  • Delete: Deletes single or multiple templates from the Template List.

  • Script: Includes all script-related options:

    • Edit: Opens the script editor window, where the script assigned to the template can be edited.

    • Assign New: Creates a new blank script. The script can be saved to a local or shared repository, or to Media Sequencer.

    • Assign existing script from file: Clicking the Browse... button opens a file browser on the local computer. This menu also includes a list of the names of the scripts already assigned to the selected template.

    • Assign existing script from Media Sequencer: Selects a script stored on the Media Sequencer.

    • Clear: Clears the assigned script.

      Note: To edit the show script, see the Scripting section.



  • Description: Shows the contents of the template tab fields.

  • Icon: Shows the thumbnail image of the scene.

  • Layer(s): Shows which layer, [FRONT], [MAIN], [BACK], the scene belongs to, or the Transition Logic layer.

  • Name: Shows the name of the template.

  • Variant: Shows the variants of the template. For example lower, top and full screen.

  • Auto Width: Adjusts the column width automatically.

  • Enable Sorting: Toggles the ability to sort by column on/off.

  • Clear Sorting: Clears any sorting performed by the user when clicking the column headers.

Combination Templates

A combination template can only be created using transition logic templates. In order to create a combination template, the templates must be in different layers (see Layer information in the Template List or Page List column).

Creating a Combination Template

  1. Right-click a transition logic template in the Template List.

  2. From the context menu that appears, click Create ComboTemplate.

  3. In the Combo Template Editor that opens:

    • Select the layers/states that should be activated for this combo template (only one state per layer can be selected).

    • Enter a Description.

    • Enter a Name (no spaces are permitted in the combo template name).

    • Click Save.

Note: Any number of layers can be included into the combo template, but only one state from each layer.