Studiocode Tutorials | 7.15 Matrix - Save Matrix as Template

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In this video tutorial we're going to cover how to save the matrix as a template.

I have a matrix open that you can see I've taken the time to customize some columns here so if you're not familiar with how to do that you should probably go back and watch a previous video tutorial to get a sense of that.

So you know I've coated one movie package taking the time to make some custom columns here and I'm finding that you know it's pretty interesting that all the turns seem to be happening from the east and not from the north or south so I'd like to apply this matrix to subsequent movie packages that I might code and I've only coded one so far this intersection one movie package behind it.

I have intersection too and you can see I haven't coded that either if I were to code it and open the matrix from this particular movie package you can see that the default matrix always gives you whatever is in the timeline in this case nothing so because I've taken the time to create this table or these customized columns in the matrix I don't want to have to recreate that for every subsequent a movie package or timeline that I want to get this type of analysis on so I can save the matrix as a template.

Once you start making any changes to it like adding these customized columns renaming labels or call our columns or rows things like that you'll notice that if you close it you now have the ability to save the matrix.

So let's go ahead and do that. I'll click Save I'm going to call this intersection it's not going to apply to intersection one specifically anymore so I'll just call this intersections matrix and I will save it to the desktop and you can see the icon for it over here on the desktop depending on your version studio code the icon might lock look a little different.

So now let's fast forward to the point where this intersection to movie package is coated okay and we're back and you can see that the intersection to movie package has been fully coated and as I said a minute ago if I open up the default matrix it doesn't have those neat customized columns that give me better information.

I don't want to take the time to actually have to add those columns for this matrix or any subsequent matrices so that's that was the whole thought process behind saving the customized matrix as a template. I can just double-click on it over here on the desktop and when it opens by default it's showing you the remnants or the old information from the last movie package it was connected to which was intersection one so in order to apply this matrix to a different open timeline just click on those arrows go to timeline and in this case we want to link it to intersection too and when I do that you can see that all the numbers update in this matrix and just reflect the intersection to timeline.

So hopefully this paints a better picture as to why you want to take the time to save a matrix because you can use it as a template with many different timelines. Also think about applying a matrix to a combined timeline or a database both of those are aggregate timelines you know meaning a collection of many timelines in one and two getting a better cumulative look at your coded information.

Thanks for watching.

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