What is a Module?
Alchemy consists of the main or core application, and then a series of independent plugin modules that are loaded at startup. Alchemy modules each perform a specific and different function and they represent the main functionality of Alchemy itself. Modules determine the type of shape that is created and how that shape is affected (changed) when you draw. Modules are divided into two categories:
- Create modules produce shapes, and can be used one at a time.
- Affect modules affect or change existing shapes, and can have more than one used at a time.
Modules can be selected using the Create and Affect buttons in the tool bar. When you click on one of these buttons, a menu pops up like this:
Listed here are all the currently installed Create modules on the left and Affect modules on the right.