Opening and Closing a Project

When you open Wwise, the projects you have worked on recently are included in the Recent Projects list. You can open one of these projects, or browse to open another project. Keep in mind that you can only have one project open at a time. If you already have one project open and you want to open another, you need to close the opened project first.

Before a project is opened, it is validated in Wwise. If there are XML syntax errors, the project will not load. If there are project inconsistencies, the Project Load Log dialog box will open with a list of inconsistencies along with possible fixes. If you accept these fixes suggested by Wwise, they are carried out but not saved until you save the project. For more information about how to deal with these project-related issues, refer to Resolving Project Inconsistencies.

If you are working on a very large project and you find it is taking a long time to load, you can unload specific Work Units, keeping only those that you are working on. After Work Units have been unloaded from the project, Wwise will no longer load them each time the project is opened. This can speed up the opening of a project significantly. You can easily reload a Work Unit back into the project at any time. For more information on loading and unloading Work Units to and from your project, refer to Loading/Unloading Work Units from Your Project.

To open a project from the Project Launcher:

  1. Do one of the following:

    • In the Recent Projects list of the Project Launcher, select a project and click Open Selection.

    • Click Open Other to navigate to the project you want to open.

    The Loading Project dialog box displays a progress bar, and then the selected project opens in the Designer Layout.

    [Tip] Tip

    You can double-click a project in the Recent Projects list to open it.

To open a project from within Wwise:

  1. Do one of the following:

    • From the menu bar, click Project > Open.

    • Press Ctrl + O.

    The Open folder opens where you can browse to the project that you want to open.

  2. Navigate to the project folder that contains the Wwise project file.

  3. Select the WPROJ file and click Open.

    The selected project opens.

    [Note] Note

    You can also open a project by navigating to the project folder and double-clicking the Wwise project icon. If you currently have more than one version of Wwise installed on your system, the project icon always launches the latest version of Wwise.

To close a project:

  1. Do one of the following:

    • From the menu bar, click Project > Close.

    • Press Ctrl +F4.

    The project is closed and you are returned to the Project Launcher.

    [Note] Note

    If you have deleted objects in your project, the associated audio files will not be deleted when you close the project. To remove these files, you will need to clear your cache. For more information, refer to Clearing Your Cache.

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