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Use the Loader tool whenever you need to load available published assets into your current workfile scene or script.


  1. Go to the AYON menu and choose the Loader tool.
  2. In the Loader window, go to the left pane with the file browser and select the Asset you would like to load into your workfile.
  3. In the middle pane, select a desired product of the asset you chose beforehand.
  4. Right-click on the product to show the Actions menu.
  5. Select the way the product gets into your scene (load, reference, ...).

Here's a screenshot of the Loader window with marked areas for Assets, Products, Info & Data, and the Action menu. You can use various types of filtering of items listed in each area.


Refresh data

Data is not auto-refreshed to avoid database issues. To refresh assets or products, press the refresh button.


Load another version

By default, Loader loads the latest existing version, but you can load any other version too. Double-click on the product in the version column to expose the dropdown and choose the version you want. Then, via the right click actions menu, load it.


Filter Assets and Products by name

To filter assets/products by name, type the name or part of it in the filter input box. Only assets/products containing the string remain visible

Filter Products by Family

To filter products by their families use the families list where you can check families you want to see or uncheck families you are not interested in.

Product groups

Products may be grouped to improve readability in the Loader. You can toggle the visibility of groups with the Enable Grouping checkbox.


Add to group or change current group

You can set the group of selected products with the shortcut Ctrl + G. If needed, you can remove the existing group by selecting it first and hitting Ctrl + G, leaving its name empty, which removes the group completely.


Your group setup will take effect for all users working on the project being shared across the database.

Site Sync support

If Site Sync is enabled in AYON Studio Settings, an additional widget appears in the Loader's bottom-right corner. This widget allows the user to share work across multiple sites, whether it's a local drive or a remote site like Google Drive. The widget offers a set of tools for transferring data across sites.

It contains a list of all representations for the selected asset and their availability on a particular site:

  • active: yours
  • remote: theirs


As seen above, there are representation files available only on the remote site, but not on the local site. If you want to work with the files, you need to download them first. To download a particular representation, right-click on it and select the Download action.


You can use multiselection for representations to mark them for downloading in one step.

If the AYON Tray is running, these files will be transferred in the background for you and show up on the local active site.