Shortcut to toggle the Left viewport panel:
viewport.hide ?+ tag LayoutMODOXXCentrePanelLeftTabsVPTag left LayoutMODOXXCentrePanelLeftVPKey
Shortcut to toggle the Right viewport panel:
viewport.hide ?+ tag LayoutMODOXXCentrePanelTabsVPTag right LayoutMODOXXCentrePanelVPKey
N.B. These commands are one line.
Set the shortcut using the Input Editor under the System menu.
These are the basic Shadow Catcher settings I use in Modo.
The main thing is the Alpha Contribution set to -1 in th V-Ray Object Properties.
Good starting settings for Sub-Surface Scattering in V-Ray Material
Apple added 10-bit colour to the Apple Display drivers this is causing issues with older Macs including the Mac-Mini this little application can fix it by allowing you to select 8-bit from the list.
ResXtreme provides access to all display modes for each connected screen, including extended and HiDPI modes accessible only via private system APIs. These private modes are not normally accessible to App Store apps.
To open a file from AstroGrep at the Line and Column of the search result
Text Editor Location:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft VS Code\Code.exe
To view files in Window’s File Explorer sorted by Date Modified, or Date, and keep the Folders at the top you first click on the Modified column and then shift click on the Name column.
ExactMouse acceleration killer:
ExactMouse from Steelseries removes mouse acceleration on the Mac.
Acceleration is a a problem for me when using a mouse on any computer that requires precise pointer placement. It is not easy to disable it completely on the Mac without using some fancy terminal command.
To make it easy to disable acceleration either term-rally or permanently you can use the ExactMouse tool from Steelseries. The improvement in general mouse work are subtle but noticeable and improve the feel of high quality gaming mice.
Download from steelseries site.
For some reason Web Browsers such as Safari have added the ability for Web Sites to request the sending of Notifications using the OS notification system. Quite why anyone would want this on 99% of the sites is beyond me.
If you are fed up with constantly having to say no to these requests there is a way to turn off all requests in Safari, and certainly other browsers too.
To turn of the prompts go to:
Settings > Websites > Notifications
and deselect the check box at the bottom of the pane.
To layout separate Mesh items in an array pattern in Modo you use the Transform Array tool in the Layout Tab.
This works the same as the Array tool for components only in Items mode.
Recently I selected update all from the Mac Store which downloaded the latest version of OS X High Sierra. This is not an update I want or need at this time, issues abound which is enough said.
I found it tricky to remove the update from the list on the Appstore. It turns out there is a slight bug on the App Store app whereby Right Clicking in the description doesn’t always register. To reveal the hide this update it is sometime necessary to click in-between the characters, you may need to right click about a little to bring up the button.
To remove this update if you chose it mistakenly you first need to remove the downloaded package from you Application folder then right click (control click) on the description in the App Store listing and when it appears chose hide this update.
Apple in their wisdom seem to delight in us having to jump through hoops at the simplest of tasks.