Cook Manager

The process of converting content from an internal format to a platform-specific format is referred to as cooking. Reality Engine stores contents and assets in particular formats.

What is Cook Manager?

Cook Manager is the RealityHub Module where you can create a new Cook Job and List already cooked (shipped) projects. Each Cook Job goes to Cook Manager Queue, and each available Cook Server gets Cook Job from that Queue to perform a cooking process.

Before you begin make sure that:

How To Create a New Cook Request

To begin your Cook Request:

  • Select the Cook Manager tab from Main Menu > Windows

  • Click on + (Plus) to create a New Cook request

When you click on the New Cook button, the Cook Configuration window appears as shown in the image above. In this window, you can:

  • Rename the Cook Configuration

  • Select a Project you desire to cook

  • Select a Map that belongs to the project you defined

When you press the Cook button, your Cook Configuration details appear:

From left to right, Cook Manager Toolbar buttons represent:

  1. Cancel: Cancels pending or cooking project

  2. Clone: Duplicates the selected cook requests

  3. Recook: Recooks already cooked, canceled, and pending projects

  4. New Cook: Initiates a cooking process for a selected project

  5. Delete: Deletes projects from the cooking queue

Importing a Cooked Project into the RealityHub

  • Make sure the “WindowsNoEditor” folder of your “incoming” cook package copied in “<SharedFolder>/Projects/Cooks/<ProjectName>/<MapName>/<CookName>/”.

  • Create folders manually if needed

Example: <pre>My Shared Folder/Projects/Cooks/My Virtual Scene Project/Starter Map/Incoming_Cook_1/WindowsNoEditor</pre>

  • Rescan your shared folder from the Launcher interface

  • A new cook will appear in the Cook Manager after the scanning, and it will be available to assign to a renderer

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