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What is the "Container" used for?

Problem: What is the “Container” used for?

Saola Animate version: 2.7.1

OS: Windows 10

Why would I need to change the dimensions on the Container option shown at top of SAOLA ANIMATE , does it need to match the Scene size? I don’t understand the purpose.


Container is the HTML element in which a Saola animation is embedded.
By default, it takes up entire browser viewport when viewing in a browser.
Saola Animate allows changing its size in the editor to preview the scene in Canvas.
It’s very useful in case your scene width/height has % unit, especially in responsive projects.

You can see the Viewport section in this tutorial for a demonstration:


Thanks ToanLS, that gave me a much better understanding of the use.