Path Aliases: Standard Paths
modo uses a number of standard paths. These are used for finding configuration files, temporary directories, the user directory, and so on.
Represents the shorthand for the current directory. May be an empty string or a period, depending on the system.
Legacy. Current working directory as an absolute path, as defined by the operating system. This has no meaning on OS X.
The directory containing the application itself.
The name of the application as it exists on disk.
Path to the project directory, if any project is currently being used. Otherwise, this is an empty string.
Location where temporary files are written, such as auto-saves.
Where modo looks for its license file.
The location of the headless version of modo.
The location of the installed 32 bit version of modo when running the 64 bit version of modo, or an empty string if the 32 bit version is not installed. On a 32 bit system, headless and headless32 both point to the same place. The 32 bit version of modo is sometimes launched from the 64 bit version of modo to access libraries that aren't available in 64 bit, such as the ability to render Quicktime movies on 64 bit Windows.
Location of the help files within modo's application bundle.
The path to the standard modo plug-ins. Note that third parties should not add their plug-ins here, but should instead use the kit system.
The path to modo's standard resources. Third parties should not add their own files here, and should instead use the kit system.
Location of the modo users config and related preferences.
Location of the modo user directory on the system, often containing sub directories for configs and scripts.
Path to modo's standard content, if installed.
Path to the assets within the modo standard content, if installed.
Path to the user configs dir, usually found in the user/Configs.
Path to the user scripts dir, usually found in user/Scripts
Path to the standard documents directory for the current user as defined by the OS.
Full path, including the filename, of the modo user config file.