Mark Tomlinson

Modo – Make Inactive Same as Active Toggle

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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.

Modo remove Layout Tab

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Modo supports customisable Layouts displayed in the form of Tabs at the top of the UI. Adding a new Layout is as easy as clicking the small + symbol on the right of the Tab pane. Removing a Tab is a little more obtuse, it requires a few clicks in the Menus. As the Tabs represent Layouts you go to the Layout menu and select Delete… to open the Delete Layout window. From there you have a menu dropdown and you choose the Tab/Layout you wish to remove.  

Modo Delete Edge Keep Vertex

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If you want to remove an Edge and keep the vertex, you can use the UI button F2 Model Tab > Edge > Remove you can also use right-click the edge and select remove. It pops up a dialog box where you can check “Keep Vertices” Assign it to ALT Backspace for example to make it easier to access.

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. Of course a lot more options and possibilities than just Edit with and…read more

Virtual Desktop Problem El Capitan

Posted by in Systems

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.