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Posting from a phone

I wonder how practical it is to use my mobile phone for writing quick notes whilst underway.

So this dear reader is naught but a test.

The dictation system on the phone works quite well so this is another possibility also typing with their slide keyboard is pretty good too.

Okay it is a possibility good to know although I will rarely have the need.

MODO Topology Pen Shortcuts

The pen tool in MODO is pretty powerful and come with a lot of of shortcuts as noted below:

  • Click = Move
  • Right-click = Move Edge Loop
  • Middle-click = Split
  • Shift+click = Duplicate
  • Shift+right-click = Duplicate Loop
  • Shift+middle-click = Add Loop
  • Ctrl+click = Slide Ctrl+middle-click = Remove

MODO Repeat Last Command Reset

I recently had occasion to reset the CTRL R key in MODO
which repeats the last command. It isn’t the easiest command to find and so I am making a note of it on here:

cmds.fireAgain uiCmds:false selectionCmds:false

Searching for last or repeat obviously wont help you find this esoteric beauty.

Dara 2017- Kit suite for MODO

This week I finally got around to installing Dara on my machine. Dara is the Kit suite for MODO that includes all of Adam O’Hearn’s Mechanical Color plugins in one package and at a price that is way below the individual costs added together.

I am pretty excited to work my way through the set as there are a lot of really nice add-on’s that aim to improve the basic MODO workflow. One that I am particularly interested in is the Replay kit which makes Macro creation in MODO a breeze.

I expect it will take a while to work through all the functionality in the package but when I find something particularly interesting I will post an update.

Dara includes every plugin Mechanical Color has ever made, all rolled into a single install. The 2017 release includes Bling, Cropper, Flipper, Kelvin, Metermade, NeatFreak, Passify, Render Monkey, Snap, Wheely, and Zen. Check it out.

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Blogo – Long time no see

I recently wrote about how nice it was to see Windows Live Writer again, and while it works great in most aspects it fails on a purely cosmetic one. The site themes or at least the simple one I am using renders incorrectly in fact it makes the feature a bug not a bonus.
Today I came across and article on Blogging editors for off-line work and was reminded of one I have had since it was launched Blogo is Mac only and it was nice, it wasn’t perfect but pretty good. Now looking at the latest version I am a little blown away.

One of the features I really need it the ability to choose a Featured Image, without it I am having to post a Draft and choose one online. This is a drag and defeats the whole point of off-line editing in my opinion.
Well long story short Blogo has it I don’t know for how long but it is there and now I will post this to see how it works, if at all.
Worth mentioning Blogo also keeps a nice sidebar of posts for editing something Live Writer didn’t seem to do.

Artstation Shortcut Keys

I have discovered a few shortcut navigation keys that work on the Artstation site, there may be more and if you know of any let me know and I will add them.

KEY ACTION
A Add project to collection
L Like
F Follow Artist
Left Previous Artist
Right Next Artist

Although there are not many they are quite hand for quickly going through the fine work on the site.