Tags, attributes and collections

Orynt3D provides three different ways of organising your models. Collectively we sometimes refer to this as "taxonomy" ("the science or practice of classification"), and we think about them as follows:

  • "Attributes" describe absolute facts: "this model was made by OPR" or "this model was released in 10-2022"
  • "Tags" are subjective descriptors: "Dragon", "Monster", "NPC", "Hero"
  • "Collections" are how I interact with it: "For my D&D campaign", "For the homebrew game I'm thinking of", "Next Tau List"

On top of this, Tags and Attributes each come in two flavours:

  • Scanned - created during the scan process. Can only be added or removed from the Sources view.
  • User - created when a tag is added to a model manually. Can only be added or removed from the Explore view.

While tags and attributes are both stored with your library, in the orynt3d.config files, Collections are stored within Orynt3D's database.

When to use each?

Collections are best kept for more actionable groups of models, since they can only be managed manually.

In general attributes and tags can be used interchangably, and the main thing to consider will be the way these are created (via the scanner or manually in Explore).

See reference manual for Sources for more details on how to configure and use these.