Rhino for Windows
andrew at August 26th, 2013 23:13 — #1
I usually work on files with lots of objects and lots of named views. When I'm working in the file I will constantly change my display mode for different tasks. The named views tab is great, but it's getting tiresome to have to wait for the thumbnails to generate everytime I make a change to the scene or display mode.
Two solutions I would be happy with:
1. The thumbnail simply becomes a snapshot of the viewport when the named view was saved. This means the display mode and visible objects don't change if my scene changes
2. A text-only list of named views, as an optional display mode for the named views tab. So if I don't want to wait for thumbnails to load, I can go to list mode. (similar to windows explorer optional display modes).
wim at August 26th, 2013 23:44 — #2
When you right-click in the Named View panel, you can set View Mode to List and get your number 2 wish.
As for number 1, I recall and just tested (I normally use List mode as I never got along with those thumbnails); the thumbnail is updated, reflecting the current scene when I close the dialog and call it again. I would think (and the help files seems to state) that "Auto-update thumbnails" would activate this behavior without closing and opening but I see no difference. I notice that the thumbnails are also updated (whether or not the option is ticked) when you restore a named view.
Post hijack & v6 wish: before this named view box got in its current state, I would easily get to restore views by only using the keyboard. In the current state one has to use the mouse. I wish that this could become more accessible again.
andrew at August 27th, 2013 04:19 — #3
Hi Wim, Thanks for the tip about the list view! That's just what I was after.
andy at August 27th, 2013 07:16 — #4
I can't repeat that "Auto-update thumbnails" doesn't do anything. It's working fine for me here. Does this happen if you just create a simple model, save a couple of named views and then start drawing stuff?
wim at August 27th, 2013 16:28 — #5
Perhaps I wasn't clear - and I still wouldn't say for sure what I should expect with that option ticked or not.
What I was trying to say is that the thumbnails always update - irrespective of the setting. What should I see?
andy at August 27th, 2013 16:42 — #6
When the box is not checked, the thumbnails should not update when you change the model.
wim at August 27th, 2013 16:45 — #7
Not even when you close and open the dialog? Or if you restore a view? Thumbnails update here...
andy at August 27th, 2013 17:04 — #8
Correct. Nothing I do has any effect. If the check-box is off, the views don't update.
andy at August 27th, 2013 17:06 — #9
Wim - get in touch by email tomorrow (I think we're in almost the same time zone). I'll try to figure out with you what's going on.
gregb at August 27th, 2013 18:13 — #10
I have the same issue as Wim. I also posted about it here.
If unchecked, the thumbnail views won't update immediately with a geometry move, for example, but they do update if I click over to another tab in the same panel and back to Named View.
andy at August 28th, 2013 06:27 — #11
Yup - the fact that they update if you switch tabs is actually a subtle bug which I'm about to fix.
Still don't know exactly why some people are getting auto-updates even with the check box off though.
andrew at August 28th, 2013 17:24 — #12
My issue is the same as wim and gregb. I often switch tabs away and back to named view and this is when the thbnails update.