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:
Press start and in the search type regedit.exe and hit enter 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
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 <code>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.
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:
Open cmd.exe with administrator rights (right-click on the shortcut to get this option) Type ftype extfile="C:\Program Files (x86)\YourProgram.
With the Dell Display Manager dmm.exe there are command-line parameters to allow some remote control.
They are as follows:
ddm.exe /IncControl 10 • to increase brightness
ddm.exe /IncControl 12 • to increase contrast
ddm.exe /DecControl 10 • to decrease brightness
ddm.exe /DecControl 12 • to decrease contrast
The default with no second figure set is 1 or 1% - so in my example I use 5 for 5% like so:
These are the basic Shadow Catcher settings I use in Modo.
The main thing is the Alpha Contribution set to -1 in the V-Ray Object Properties.
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.