Windows 10 Drag and Drop Bug

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You are going to love this Windows 10 bug: Drag and Drop stops working for me occasionally and I finally found out how to fix it, hit the escape key.

That’s it if you find you can’t drag drop icons in Explorer under Windows 10 try hitting the Escape key once and it should work.

Although it isn’t working for everyone but worth a try 🙂

Another thing worth trying and checking is to run the

sfc /scannnow

As administrator this will check and repair system files under windows.
Microsoft System Repair

Just moving in

01 - Tin Rocket Modo Unreal Tests

I have just changed hosting company and I am in the process of setting up the site in its new home. As with all moves there are bound to be a few articles that go astray in the moving process, so please bare with me while I tidy up all the loose ends.

This site is available as https but doesn’t have a valid certificate yet, so expect warnings and errors. For the time being at least I would recommend using http.

Thanks for calling by.

Modo – Make Inactive Same as Active Toggle


In Modo you can make inactive Meshes either Wireframe or the same as the active Meshes. This usually involves going into the 3D Viewport Properties via the ‘o’ key, you can assign a shortcut but what if you want a shortcut that toggles the behavior well you can do that too by using ‘?+‘  which is the toggle instruction for all boolean commands.

So in the Map to shortcut dialog use this instead of the given TRUE or FALSE

view3d.sameAsActive ?+

Select you preferred key and off you go.

Default Programs Editor

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I work with lots of different image formats in my work and I often need to quickly view them in one program and then edit in another. The context menu in Windows 10 allows you to pick, initially, an Open with program optionally. It doesn’t easily allow you to pick an Edit with program. To this end I did a search online and found this recommended, tried it liked it, and so I am sharing with you.
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Virtual Desktop Problem El Capitan

I recently noticed the virtual desktops or Spaces on Mac were not working as expected. They had become locked together and it was not possible to switch on one monitor without switching the second too.

The problem is fixed by ensuring the check box next to Displays have separate Spaces is on under the Mission Control pane in the System Preferences.


September and Cool Weather

August was a very hot month here in Brandenburg/Berlin and it really hit my productivity my modelling Mojo was at rock bottom.

Towards the end of the month it cooled a little for some days and I managed to get my little Mech Mini modelled. Finally finishing the textures at in the last days.

This month I have decided to dedicate two weeks at least to creating some Substances in Substance Designer. A program I used a lot before I caught the Painter bug. In the last months the program has been improved and refined a great deal and I have seen some amazing results online. I am therefore inspired to see what I can achieve and how quickly I can get back up to speed.

So until October I wish you all a great September.