Tool - A container for logic elements (animations, parameters, links, ...)
In order to bring more than just statically composited material in a CompoComposite 2D Layer, Shape layer and 3D Layer together. [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [N] to create a new composition after opening SmodeRead More, Smode introduces the concept of bank.
In Smode, a bank stores a specific type of object that has no effect on the output image (it is not drawn on screen, it is not an image, a mesh or a modifier).
There are four types of banks: for Material Bank
A Bank of 3D RendererRead More, Animation BankWhere all your cues are storedRead More, Parameter BankGroup a bunch of Exposed Parameter togetherRead More and Link BankA Bank of LinkRead More.
A Bank has two modes - edit on and edit off:
When in edition mode, it lists its content as its children in the Element TreeThe hierarchical view of documents in SmodeRead More. You can then add content to the bank, re-order it, remove it and edit its parameters.
When not in edition mode, your bank acts as a non-editable object whose parameters offer restricted control over its content: