Create a Scene Project

To create a New Scene Project, either click File -> New Project, or use the keyboard commands: COMMAND + N on Mac, or CONTROL + N on Windows. From here, a New Project Dialog appears:

This image is the new project window. It contains a tree of possible new projects, such as a blank project, various kinds of graphical projects, and others. This highlights Scenes -> Blank Scene project. 
            Below is a description of the type of project selected, then a Name blank, save location line, Browse Button, Cancel Button, and Ok Button.

Navigate to Scenes, and then Blank Scene. Tab to, or Click on, Name, and name the project. Then select OK to create the new project.

After the project is created, the screen shows the project, with several items created by default. The first folder "Scenes," which has the file Scene.qs. This is a blank Quorum scene file. The next folder "Resources" contains the "Tilesets" folder with 6 files. Three PNG picture files, and three files with the extension JSON. JSON is a file format called JavaScript Object Notation (JSON). These files allow visual images on the screen, as well as text descriptions. The third folder "Source Code," which has the Main.quourm file. That file contains the code for the scene.

This image is Quorum Studio with the project tree open. It includes three main folders, Scenes, Resources, and SourceCode. The Scenes folder holds all scenes added to the project.

To open the scene, select Scene.qs. This will, by default, create a 3D scene. This tutorial track focuses on 2D. The change to the 2D view, use COMMAND+1 or CONTROL+1 to navigate back to the project window. Then COMMAND+TAB or CONTROL+TAB to navigate to the Scene tab. The Scene tab has two menu options, 3D or 2D, navigate to the 2D option. This will change to the visual editor to 2D.

Next Tutorial

In the next tutorial, we will discuss Introduction to Adding and Removing Items in the scene editor., which describes scene manipulation in Quorum Studio..