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Multi Editor

The Multi Editor is where you can define and modify properties for several objects at once. This can be very useful when, for example, you want to route several containers through a particular bus, or you want to modify the volume for a large selection of objects and busses. You can do this quickly and easily in the Multi Editor.

You can open the Multi Editor directly from the Views menu, and then select objects to edit. Alternatively, you can select the objects that you want to edit, then right-click and select Show in Multi Editor from the shortcut menu to open the Multi Editor.

The selected objects are loaded into the view. If it is just one object, its Name appears in the upper left tab. Otherwise, the tab displays a count of the selected objects. Although you can freely work elsewhere in the project without closing the view, please note that the Multi Editor will reload with whatever items you select in other views.

You can use the Multi Editor to modify almost any property of any Wwise object. Essentially, only an object's Mute, Solo, Name, and Notes properties are unavailable for edit in the Multi Editor.

The Multi Editor displays the relevant properties for the selected objects. This means that the properties and behaviors that are displayed will depend on the kind of objects that you have selected. For example, if you open the Multi Editor for a Switch Container, you will see the properties that are displayed in the Property Editor for a Switch Container; for sounds, the properties displayed in the Property Editor for sounds; and, so on.

If you open the Multi Editor for a selection containing many types of objects, some displayed properties might apply only to a subset of the selection. Moreover, the displayed Values will only work if the selected objects all happen to have the same value for a particular property. Often, there will be an assortment of applicable values, so a small dash, "-", is displayed to indicate that a single value cannot be displayed.

[Tip] Tip

To view descriptions for the various properties of the selected objects, consult the help in the corresponding Property Editor.

In addition to specifying property values and defining behaviors, you can also do the following:

  • Specify whether values are absolute or relative: You can specify whether the property values that you apply to the selected objects are relative or absolute by adding a + or - sign to the values that you enter. Where you place the + or - sign determines whether you are adding an absolute or relative value - the sign placed before the value specifies an absolute value; the sign placed after the value specifies a relative value. For example, entering an absolute value of -23 for the volume of objects that previously had a volume of -17 dB, changes the volume of all selected objects to -23 dB. On the other hand, entering a relative value such as 6+ for objects that have volume settings of -15 dB, -20 dB, and -10 dB means that you are creating an offset that adds 6 dB to the volume of all the selected objects.

  • Link/Unlink property values: You can link the values across platforms or unlink them to create custom values for the current platform.

  • Enable Randomizers: You can enable Randomizers and define a range of values for them. Randomizers modify the property values of an object each time it is played by selecting a value from within the range that you have specified.

Interface Element

Description

Click the View Settings icon in the upper right corner of the view.

The Object Property Settings dialog box opens. Select the individual properties for every possible Wwise object type that you wish to display.

A three-option list for how to display properties in the panel:

  • Tree view: Displays the object properties within their corresponding hierarchies. As with other hierarchical views, parents can be expanded and collapsed to show or hide child elements.
  • Flat view: Displays all the object properties in a non-collapsible list with their hierarchical position indicated only by their full path Name. With this view, only editable properties are directly listed; their structural, non-editable, hierarchical elements are only seen in the path name.
  • Flat view (name only): Displays all the object properties in a non-collapsible list with no indication of their hierarchical position.

Opens a three-option list for changing which objects are selected for editing in the panel according to their hierarchical position relative to the currently selected objects. Each option gives the number of corresponding objects and, when uniformly applicable, the type of object.

  • All children - "#" objects: Displays the object properties for all the objects immediately under the selected objects in the hierarchy.
  • All descendants - "#" objects: Displays the object properties for all levels of the objects under the selected objects in the hierarchy.
  • All parents - "#" objects: Displays the object properties for all the objects immediately above the selected objects in the hierarchy.

[Note] Note

For Events, there are no directly associated properties. Instead, properties are applicable to an Event's children: Actions. So, to multi edit Events, be sure to select All descendants or All children.

Click the Configure Columns... shortcut (right-click) option from the column header band.

The Configure Columns Dialog opens. Specify which columns to display and their order.

Opens a search field where standard alphanumeric entries filter out unmatching elements from the view. Learn more in Using Tables.

Click the Close icon to the left of the search icon to close the search field and remove the filter.

[Note] Note

The searches do not include elements in collapsed nodes of the List View, Query Editor, MIDI Keymap Editor, and Reference View.

 

Name

The name of the property or behavior. The property or behavior listed here will be based on the objects selected.

[Note] Color

The Color property is always listed first. Its value displays the associated color of the selected objects and can be clicked to open the color selector to set their color chip.

Value

The property value that you want to assign to all the selected objects. This can include a numerical value, but can also be a check box where you enable or disable certain behaviors or properties.

For numerical fields, you can specify whether you want to create a relative or absolute property change. By adding a + or - sign after the value, you create an offset for the properties of the selected objects. By placing it before the value, you are changing the objects' properties to that absolute value.

For check boxes, such as Use Game-Defined Auxiliary Sends, a filled box () is displayed to indicate that it applies to one or more, but not all, of the selected objects.

[Note] Note

Properties inherited from a parent, such as Use Game-Defined Auxiliary Sends, cannot be enabled in the Property Editor unless the object is the top level or overrides the parent. In the Multi Editor, if only one of multiple selected objects can consequently be enabled, the change will still affect all objects. The setting will not, however, take effect until an override option is enabled.

Where applicable, the Value column can include a Link, an RTPC, or - within a field - a Randomizer indicator on its left. Because of its power to edit multiple objects, each of which may have different settings, the Multi Editor has special indicators for Link Mixed, RTPC Mixed, and Randomizer Mixed.