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Skitter Workbook File Format
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1. Introduction

Skitter workbooks (*.aib) help organize skits more efficiently.   Master Studio required up to four separate files for one skit.   Workbooks on the other hand contain everything -- making them much easier to move, copy and share.

Workbooks are basically just standard ZIP files, which contain up to five files (subject to change).   If you change the extension from *.aib to *.zip, you can open them with any ZIP program -- such as WinZip.  

For example:
beethoven5.act
beethoven5.info
Motion\beethoven5.mtn
LED\beethoven5.led
Sound\beethoven5.mid
The Action, Motion, LED, and sound (Wave or MIDI) files are AMS1.1 compatible formats.  


2. Workbook Info Files

Skitter's *.info files are optional simple text files.   If present in a workbook, they store information such as row heights, comment markers, zoom state, etc...   Changing the contents of an info file is not recommended, and could cause problems with Skitter.

Each line starts with a keyword identifying what follows on the same line.    The only ones important to Skitter are:
  • MIDI_READONLY <flag> Skitter should treat MIDI as read only
  • MIDI_CONVERTED <flag> MIDI file was converted
  • MTNROW <row> <pixels> Row height
  • MARKER <framenum> <text> Comment marker
  • ZOOM_STATE <value> Zoom state (-1=custom, 0=20sec, 1=10sec, 2=4sec, ...)
  • ZOOM_FACTOR <value> Zoom factor (frames per grid * 10000)
All other keywords are currently ignored.


3. INFO Example

SKITTER INFO *** DO NOT EDIT ***
PATHNAME NewSkit1
PLATFORM 7
SOUNDSTART 0
ISACTION 1
NAME NewSkit1
CREATOR Skitter
COMMENT
COMPANY
MTN Motion\NewSkit1.mtn
MTNMOD 1
MTNROW 0 30
MTNROW 1 30
MTNROW 2 30
MTNROW 3 30
MTNROW 4 30
MTNROW 5 30
MTNROW 6 30
MTNROW 7 30
MTNROW 8 30
MTNROW 9 30
MTNROW 10 30
MTNROW 11 30
MTNROW 12 30
MTNROW 13 30
MTNROW 14 30
MTNROW 15 30
MTNROW 16 30
MTNROW 17 30
MTNROW 18 30
MTNROW 19 30
LED LED\NewSkit1.led
LEDMOD 0
MIDI Sound\NewSkit1.mid
MIDIMOD 0
MIDI_READONLY 0
MIDI_CONVERTED 0
MARKER 59 This is a comment
ZOOM_STATE 2
ZOOM_FACTOR 3200
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