The personalized settings of the editor are provided in the Preferences window. You can click the Preferences menu to open the Preferences window.

Preferences is divided into the following pages:



General page are mainly configured for some basic data related to the editor.

  • Language: Can choose 中文 or English.

  • IP Address: Case the user may have multiple IP addresses on this computer. Manually select one and two-dimensional code as a default when previewing address. This will list all native IP, editor will picked one for you automatically.

  • Spin step: In the Properties, all numeric property has a set of UP and DOWN arrows next to the input box, values that can be used to step Input:

    step button

    When hovering close to the value of the property name, the cursor will turn into mouse cursor such a shape, then Drag the mouse, can also according to a continuous increase or decrease the value of step amplitude.

    The above two ways to modify the value,the default step is 0.1, spin step says each time you click the step button or drag the mouse to change the step amplitude. For example, if you mainly use numbers to integers in the script, you can take the step size is set to 1, can be adjusted more easily.

Native Develop


This page is used to set the path of the development environment required when the game is published to the native platform (iOS, Android, Mac, Windows).

  • Use Builtin JS Engine: Whether to use the engine path that comes with the Cocos Creator 3D installation path as the JavaScript engine path.This engine is used for scene rendering in the scene panel of editor, declaration of built-in components, and engine modules in other Web environments such as preview or publish.

  • Custom JS Engine: In addition to using the built-in engine, you can also go to engine repository to clone or fork a copy of the engine to the local anywhere, then uncheck Use Builtin JS Engine, then set the JavaScript engine path to your customized engine path. You can use the editor to customize your engine.

  • WeChatGame APP Path: Set the WechatGame App Path, See WeChat Mini Games.

  • Android NDK Path: Set the NDK Path, See Setup Native Development Environment.

  • Android SDK Path: Set Android SDK Path, See Setup Native Development Environment.

Data Editor

This category is used to set the default open mode for assets.


  • Script Editor:You can use the executable file of any external text editing tool as the opening method when you double-click the script file in Assets.

  • Picture Editor: Similar to the above option, used here to set when Assets, double-click the picture file, open the picture with the default application path.


The plugin allows directly registering configuration items into preferences. The configuration items registered in the preferences will be displayed here. For details, please refer to the documentation of each plug-in.


About Laboratory:

  1. The laboratory provides some new technical solutions or experimental features, you can turn each feature on with the on/off switch.

  2. Non-backward compatible changes or removal may occur in any future release. Use of the feature in production environments should be well tested and pay attention to the publish notes of future versions.

  3. We welcome users to try out and give us your feed backs via our forum, you can make those features more powerful and easier to use in your own projects.

Use The Search Pop To Add Components

Many users feedback that components can not be searched when add components make they inconvenient. In the face of massive custom scripts component of many projects, find their own scripting components is very difficult.But use the search pop means multi-step operation. Of course, you can turn this option back to the original use.

add components

In order to make user more convenient, we also add some auxiliary editing design:

  • The focus will be in the search box when the pop-up window is opened, and you can directly search for related keywords without mouse click to expand;

  • When searching for related components, you can directly use the shortcut keys ↑ ↓ to quickly switch component options, and press the enter key to add the component;

For this feature, if you have more awesome suggestions, welcome to tell us in the forum.

Turn on terrain

For more details can refer to Terrain system documentation.

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