The Project View


The Project View, in the bottom right of the default HoloEdit layout, displays the Project hierarchy – HoloEdit’s display of the Clips, Compositions, and data ready for import within the Workspace. The Project View shows: Folders, Files, Clips, and Samples.

Project Navigation

The Folders displayed in the Project View represent folders from your Workspace and their contents can be expanded or collapsed by clicking on the triangle to the left of the icon.

The Project View can be scrolled by using the mouse wheel when the mouse cursor is over the project view, or by using the scroll bar on the right side of the panel.

Right Clicking on an entry in the Project View will bring up a drop down menu.

The project view right click options are:

  • Open: Opens the targeted file with your operating system’s default file association

  • Open Directory: Opens the directory containing the targeted file

  • Reimport: Opens the Import Clip window for the selected file or folder, allowing you to re-import existing Clips

  • Rename: Renames the selected file or folder in your workspace

  • Delete: Deletes the selected file or folder from your Workspace. You will receive a warning message when deleting files from the project window

Adding Volumetric Data in HoloEdit

Data Streams and samples or folders containing streams or samples can be added to your Workspace by selecting and dragging the content into the project panel.


Be aware if dragging and dropping folders from other Workspaces, existing .meta and .clip files can cause import issues when added to a new Workspace. These file types should be removed before adding volumetric data to a new Workspace.

Make Clip


Some Folders can be converted into Clips. Folders containing Source Data that can be imported as a Clip (supported input formats such as .obj, .png, etc) will have a “Make Clip” button on the right side, which can be used to create a Clip.

Clips are similar to folders, but when selected will display the Clip information in the Inspector window. Individual files (or, samples) within Clip folders can be inspected in the same way.

See Creating a Clip for more details on creating and using Clips.

While an Import is in progress, the space in the Project panel containing the clip will gradually fill with a green bar to indicate the clip import progress.

Non-Clip Folders

The most common way to interact with Folders in a HoloEdit Project is by using them to create Clips. However, for more complicated projects, you may want a more complicated file tree.

Folders that don’t represent Clips will be greyed out in the project view, but can be navigated normally. This way, you can nest Clips within subdirectories by creating child folders and pressing the “Make Clip” button on those folders.