So I’ve just opened a file that I’d almost finished with clayoo, but upon opening the object is just a mesh, not a clayoo object. I have no idea why, and I’ve spent hours on this and hope it’s not gone.
Does anyone have any idea why this has happened, or how I can fix it?
Thanks in advance!
Usually that happens when a rhino command is executed into a “sub-part” of a Clayoo object. Then the Clayoo object is lost, but it could be another reason.
- Did you execute any rhino command on the Clayoo object?
- Do you have the basic mesh or the smooth one?
I recommend you contact with firstname.lastname@example.org sending the file so they can give you a better support!
When you save a Rhino fil with Clayoo parts you always have to make sure that plug-in data is saved
Otherwise the Clayoo info gets lost. That is the isssue when Rhino crashes (that happens from time to time using Clayoo). You get a Crash Dump file, but without Clayoo info -> work lost
When you open the file it is a mesh until you turn on Clayoo.
What I recently tried after a Clayoo crash was to open the mesh in Rhino7 WIP use Quadremesh and continue with the new SubD tools. It took a bit to come to the same result, but felt comfortable. Rh7 is still WIP, but already lots of fun. It will replace Clayoo easily - and I am not sad about.
Good luck, Stefan.
Don’t worry, it’s no problem.
After launching the file and seeing the horrible hipoly mesh, simply select it and click on the smooth toggle - it’ll convert the mesh back to lopoly. Then convert it to Clay. I guess the creases will be lost anyways, alas.
Make sure that you’ve got that plug-in data check on when saving the file.
I know it’s a bit tricky but that’s how it goes with Clayoo.