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Bo Atkinson last won the day on November 25 2019

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  1. Bo Atkinson

    Red Dotted Grid

    In some cases you can copy wanted objects and paste those into a new project, which usually ditches un-copied stuff.
  2. Bo Atkinson

    Mac/Finder/ Icon-Images

    Does anyone know how to get Mac High Sierra to show image of fmz file, inside the file icons, inside Finder? It was was working well once before.
  3. However looking closely at the extracted primitives the flaws of alignment are seen:
  4. Great work there guys! And now for the lazy way 😁 Version 6x had the original Attach Tool which did result in a decent looking frame version, (which hides the imperfect alignments), but the model is all done with just a few clicks.
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    Tool Options - Pick

    We can resize palettes by dragging bottom left corner up like picture below, but we still have to use the spacebar to click on the pick tool from the popup "Favorites", at which point the "Tool Option Pick" has returned to view. Version 9, just released, resizes the palette for other tools and returns the reduced small size for the Pick tool.
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    Why isn't formz more popular?

    The independent thinker and distinguished modeler very often walks a separate path from "Consensus reality". We have a chance of solving our needs on these forums or convincing other members and subsequently the developers of what are really better tools, or at the least a much better chance than with bigger name apps.
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    Marketing Device For Modeling?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxniYVShnWg These are paving the way to more possibilities, (apparently published since 2015), but the OP spinning propeller like thing, with noise and awkwardness is here & now..
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    Marketing Device For Modeling?

    Good to hear it actually exists and no doubt it is in a very primitive state... I should have started with this instead except that immediacy got the impulse... It might spruce up a vendor's fair any time soon. (impulse sales marketing). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cCtMk6dxl4 https://www.google.com/search?q=Scientists+Develop+Touchable+Holograms+youtube
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    Marketing Device For Modeling?

    I enjoy the dry humor of floating a 2d image in midair, almost in the palm of one's hand. It appears to easily use something like "radar sweeping", but displays imagery on the "rotating antenna part", so to speak in metaphor. The rotating arms must have 3 color LED lights synced with an electronically timed process, which swaps raster-&-vector displaying with circular degree-positions-&-radii ... A disc-like display in midair is the result. Think of a black background as a no-color, no-intensity signal which does not light up any of the rotating LEDs, while the colored surfaces do light up the rotating LEDs, but in sync with a loaded image. Fewer pixel-illuminators are needed on a rotating arm, than are needed in a regular LCD display, which can save on costs. A three color LED is economical today, simply having three cathodes, one for each color, as in: https://www.digikey.com/en/articles/techzone/2019/mar/how-to-drive-multicolor-leds The outcome fakes a 3d light object in space, more-so if there is a lot of "unlit portions in the displayed image"... Ingenious IMHO. Almost any kind of image could be theoretically displayed, even cropping it to a square or rectilinear canvas shape. Disclaimer, I am simply speaking from common sense deduction from a technological perspective and have never tested one of these things in person. I have no idea of how bright the sold-devices are or if they are presentable in any day-lit environment, except to say that it could be developed to that level, as much as any "led display".
  10. Could this help an architectural or product promotion? Is this a future method to sell your 3d models? Unfortunately the videos are a bit scant but the 3d display is amazing. https://www.facebook.com/461275281372613/videos/815355548935787/ https://geoau.myshopify.com/products/3d?fbclid=IwAR3x5kGhdX_dVRlg9CkCqQW2NqVdOsEVqPbBSS4BkAvysgHbuqvhRAGjGCk
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    Mac/ Sierra/ 3d Connexion moves the mouse cursor

    Thanks Ahtoh, but I should simplify my words now: I finally got it to work with endless clicking in OSX Prefs, the pref options gave further options over time, as I probed (??) Also I mounted it on a wooden board to allow more speed and range control. Navigation is back to normal!
  12. Bo Atkinson

    In case you all didn't know of HDRIHAVEN

    Excellent with options, generous and easy, thanks so much!
  13. Bo Atkinson

    Mac/ Sierra/ 3d Connexion moves the mouse cursor

    I finally discovered an unexpected shifting nature of the contents of the Sierra/ Sys Prefs/ Accessibility dialog-windows... The latest 3Dconnexion installer has changed significantly since buying the device years ago and USB newer device-installation alters the Sierra/ Sys Prefs/ Accessibility dialog-windows, until the user finds the hidden sub menus, but I did not screen-shot all of these, while experimenting every few days anew. Today, after installing a separate device, a curious new part of the Sierra/ Sys Prefs/ Accessibility dialog-windows did reveal check boxes for both my other-device-installer and the previous-connexion-installer, so that finally and suddenly both are now functioning correctly. Cheers for that. However this is a lesson that the Sys Pref dialog windows actually change appearance only for the initial device-installation process, and not at other later efforts.
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    Mac/ Sierra/ 3d Connexion moves the mouse cursor

    Yes that seemed to fix a similar glitch, some years ago, but not today. Thanks and here are some details: High Sierra 10.13.6 ~ Sys Prefs: What? “No Device Found” Is my SpaceNavigator too old for recognition? Copy-Pasted from Sys Prefs About this Mac: SpaceNavigator: Product ID: 0xc626 Vendor ID: 0x046d (Logitech Inc.) Version: 4.04 Speed: Up to 1.5 Mb/sec Manufacturer: 3Dconnexion Location ID: 0x5d100000 / 1 Current Available (mA): 500 Current Required (mA): 100 Extra Operating Current (mA): 0 My guess is this is an example of “upgrading-out-of-control” where there are too many devices, too many PC OS issues, too many product vintages, and so the old adage: “if it ain’t broke, don’t upgrade” (until you decide to buy every product all at the same vintage, all from one vendor who will keep it going, 😉 (Thus we would trash the world ecologically because electronics waste is actually not recycle -able, ask your junk dealer.)
  15. My 2012 MacPro/ Sierra/ 3d Connexion moves the mouse cursor only, despite reinstalling the driver 3 times. I saw no option to uninstall connexion. (I've ignored this important tool for over a year due to other work than 3d). Any insight would be welcome as I have time for 3d, (finally). The main problem is the absence of 3D Connexion in the device check list of SysPrefs/Security/Privacy