For Windows using the Apple USB keyboard without Bootcamp Control Panel software i.e. you aren’t using a Mac but still want to use the APPLE SUB Keyboard. Open the Registry and search for the following Key:
Find the entry
Change the value from 01 to 00
00 is Function Keys
01 is Media Keys
Unplug the keyboard or restart the computer to reload the new value.
Default Modo Shortcuts
||Open saved scene
||Open saved image
||Close current scene
||Close all open scenes
||Save current scene
||Save scene as
||Config file save
||Delete (not available in Items mode)
||Brings up the last tool used
||Brings up the last tool used, ignoring UI interactions and selections
||Layout switcher, organized by most recent
Continue reading Shortcuts for Modo (Windows)
After installing Karabiner Elements for MacOS I found that the Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) was no longer detecting the mouse and was showing the move mouse to wake dialog.
It took a while to figure out that the cause was the recently installed Karabiner Software, exiting the software allowed immediate recognition of the mouse. Not sure what the cause is and the mouse was functional though not under the LGS command.
A useful tool but not if you are using LGS it would appear.
If a program appears to crash to often Windows may apply a control Shim to monitor the app, this can cause slow operations in Modo such as UV edits.
To check if windows is applying a shim:
1. Press start and in the search type “regedit.exe” and hit enter
2. Go to this folder: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\FTH\State
If modo is listed in there, then a shim is being applied.
To remove the shim
1. Press start and in the search type “cmd.exe“, right click on cmd.exe and choose “run as administrator“, then press yes
2. In the command prompt type: Rundll32.exe fthsvc.dll,FthSysprepSpecialize
3. Log out of windows and back in to see the changes.
Thanks to @funk for this information.
I recently had a problem with the V-Ray license server on Windows returning and error -200 when I tried to render.
It turns out the error is because the VRL service wasn’t running and no amount of reinstall and reboots helped.
Thanks to the help of friend I was able to resolve the issue by deleting a folder located at:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ChaosGroup
- Uninstall the License Server from the machine
- Then delete the folder
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ChaosGroup
- Reboot the machine to reset the Windows Services
- Install the License server, it should ask for log in data now.
- Go rendering!
I spend hours on this so I am so happy to have friends that could help me on this, thanks Volker!
vrimg files are not associated with any program in Windows by default, they may be associated with the Chaos Group PD Player. Also it doesn’t appear that open with creates an association as expected therefore one may have to use the command line function ftype to achieve the desire association.
The general way to associate files using terminal commands is as follows:
cmd.exe with administrator rights (right-click on the shortcut to get this option)
ftype extfile="C:\Program Files (x86)\YourProgram.exe" "%1" where you replace the path with the executable of the program you want to use to open by default this extension (make sure to keep the
"%1", this will get replaced dynamically to point to the file you’re double-clicking on) and optionally replace
extfile with a name of your choice to describe the type of file you’re trying to open. Then press Enter.
- Finally, type
assoc .ext=extfile where you replace
ext by the extension you are trying to associate and
extfile with the name you chose above, then press Enter.
So for example to associate .vrimg files with Photoshop 2019 use the following command on a single line each in the Windows Administrator Command Prompt:
ftype vrimg="C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2019\Photoshop.exe" "%1"
You should now see the .vrimg file have the Photoshop icon associated with them. It may be necessary to reboot or restart File Explorer before the associations show. Note Photoshop can not handle vrimg files natively it requires a third party plugin, I use ProEXR which is now free.