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    That plus button on the left opens the list...

    That plus button on the left opens the list filter and sort tools. The text box is a list filter.

    What eppo said (Ctrl-click) or double-click a group name, type name you want, enter.

    Do you...
  2. The 3D cursor and Shift + S key are good for...

    The 3D cursor and Shift + S key are good for things like this.

    In 3D view menu (Object or Mesh) > Snap > Cursor to Selected (Shift S)

    In object mode it will snap 3D cursor to origin point of...
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    There is a tool but for armatures only and is...

    There is a tool but for armatures only and is used in the 3Dview. No such tools in Dopesheet or Graph Editor (yet) AFAIK.

    The Breakdowner slides all selected bones between two keyframes with...
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    Weighting divides the influence between multiple...

    Weighting divides the influence between multiple bones on a vertex. In your example the vertices are only in one bone's vertex group. So any weighting to that one bone equals 100% influence on those...
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    Default overlay colors are... Pink (magenta?)...

    Default overlay colors are...

    Pink (magenta?) = Crease
    Dark Orange (red?) = Seam
    Blue = Sharp
    Orange = Bevel (doesn't show in vertex mode)
    Green = Freestyle edge mark

    Overlay on/off...
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    Shift + Middle Mouse Button (or Alt Shift LMB if...

    Shift + Middle Mouse Button (or Alt Shift LMB if using two button mouse with Emulate 3 Button Mouse preference on).

    -LP
  7. You can set the default mode in User Preferences...

    You can set the default mode in User Preferences > Editing > New F-Curve Defaults.

    -LP
  8. I figure you are using Internet Explorer 11 which...

    I figure you are using Internet Explorer 11 which has an issue with attachment links here.

    The attachment download is actually the file you want but the name/ext has been changed to...
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    Works for me too (Win7 IE11) with default...

    Works for me too (Win7 IE11) with default settings. The download links work. Do you even see a download link (gif)?
    http://www.pasteall.org/blend/25998
    http://www.pasteall.org/pic/64767...
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    What? I was commenting on the point you seemed to...

    What? I was commenting on the point you seemed to have made in your video that actually chopping off a head would be SFX. The comment was made in jest. Hopefully you didn't miss the part where I said...
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    Ha that's a nice video, but only half right....

    Ha that's a nice video, but only half right. Using a dummy, makeup, and/or camera tricks would be SFX. Actually chopping someone's head off isn't an effect of any sort. Do this over or fall on that...
  12. [SOLVED] That's not a "hidden faces" feature. It is Face...

    That's not a "hidden faces" feature. It is Face Masking. You can only paint on selected faces when that is toggled on (or hide them as you did). For some reason selecting faces is not possible while...
  13. Right click anywhere in properties panels to set...

    Right click anywhere in properties panels to set vertical or horizontal.

    Edit: Well, any open space in a panel (not over a setting).

    -LP
  14. The touch feature is for gestures. The eraser...

    The touch feature is for gestures.

    The eraser is good for separate settings like softer pressure than tip or a different function like double-click. Some apps like Painter let you assign brushes...
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    The global/local view toggle of selected objects...

    The global/local view toggle of selected objects can help too (Numpad /).

    -LP
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    Nice work. Congratulations! I'm most...

    Nice work. Congratulations!

    I'm most interested in the process. How you went about merging band and song into an animated video. Any methods or tips to share? Any pitfalls to warn about? Did you...
  17. There was a method built into Blender that does...

    There was a method built into Blender that does much of what you have mentioned here but it was dropped after 2.49. It utilized a stride (offset) bone built into the rig, a "stride" path, and the NLA...
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    A few points here. You have no lamps in the scene...

    A few points here. You have no lamps in the scene to light up the subject. You do have ambient occlusion turned on in Properties > World > Ambient Occlusion which would "light" up the scene by itself...
  19. Maybe a color management issue? Properties >...

    Maybe a color management issue? Properties > Scene > Color Management > Display Device and Sequencer Color Space. Default on both is sRGB. If set to none what you will see in Blender is dark and...
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    [SOLVED] I'm using IE11. Well, that's what I have so...

    I'm using IE11. Well, that's what I have so that's what I tested with.

    The attachment download is actually the blend file you want but the name/ext is changed to attachment.php.

    While here at...
  21. Wow nice one. Yeah could be some backwards video...

    Wow nice one. Yeah could be some backwards video technique in there too.

    I agree with the points you made. Mesh flowing into itself and such would be hard to do by hand I suppose. About the sim it...
  22. Maybe not just sim or maybe not a fluid sim at...

    Maybe not just sim or maybe not a fluid sim at all. Whatever the tricks used it sure looks like there was some manual vertex pushing involved. Download and watch slow or frame by frame. See the shape...
  23. Step away from the realistic imagery for a...

    Step away from the realistic imagery for a change. NPR stuff like toony, abstract, whatever, for quick and easy output. You already have the skills/reference to create many things in Blender that...
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    That was great. A fun ride and a fine song. I...

    That was great. A fun ride and a fine song. I want to do it again.

    Congratulations!

    -Larry
  25. Paste X-Flipped Pose only works in the 3D View...

    Paste X-Flipped Pose only works in the 3D View editor. In Dopesheet/Graph editor you can only copy/paste keyframes.

    Hover over 3D view to copy pose (selected bones) and paste or paste flipped the...
  26. [SOLVED] Default undo shortcuts good for QWERTY keyboards...

    Default undo shortcuts good for QWERTY keyboards but not so good for QWERTZ. You can right-click the menu items (Undo, Redo, Undo history) and change the shortcuts to use Y's instead of Z's. Or do it...
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    Even that doesn't say it all. There is a certain...

    Even that doesn't say it all. There is a certain amount of risk publishing anything online even if it's legally yours. If it's not your work/mark then the risk goes up. It costs money one way or...
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    Here's the best explanation of IP law and fan art...

    Here's the best explanation of IP law and fan art I've ever seen. It was a presentation and Q&A done at Comic-Con 2012. It's an hour long but worth the time if you're interested in the subject....
  29. I missed that! It's funny how I manage to read...

    I missed that! It's funny how I manage to read the text and for some reason totally ignore an inserted pic.

    I'm under the impression grabbing an axis rot handle spins the object on a different...
  30. I've seen various display issues with Intel...

    I've seen various display issues with Intel graphics posted around here. Usually it was Linux users with non-native graphics drivers loaded or an old driver loaded by windows like mentioned in this...
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    Yeah in Users\(user)\AppData\Roaming\Blender...

    Yeah in Users\(user)\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\(version)\config (startup, userpref, recent-files, bookmarks). If Blender finds a version folder for the version it is it won't ask on...
  32. Ahhh. I figured this might be something good but...

    Ahhh. I figured this might be something good but bookmarked and moved on (I need a clone). Now that I see an impressive example of what this does I'll make the time to try it out soon. Thanks and...
  33. Here's some routine questions and troubleshooting...

    Here's some routine questions and troubleshooting steps I would try. Of course this could all turn out to be nothing to do with the issue but you never know with these blasted computers, especially...
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    Yeah it's a too heavy mesh, but that's the least...

    Yeah it's a too heavy mesh, but that's the least of this dragon's problems. Simplify mode (zero subsurf) frees it up enough to pose without too much bother, but the rig has major issues. It is very...
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    I don't care what comes out the other end of...

    I don't care what comes out the other end of this. I'm still mad 'cos that girl robot didn't rip dude's head off in the last one. Another great chance for a good decapitation shot and they blew it...
  36. Are you on about the view rotating when aligning...

    Are you on about the view rotating when aligning view to selected? There's a workaround for that now. Ctrl Shift Scrollwheel to rotate view (new in Blender 2.69).

    Shift Numpad 7 and view will...
  37. Sounds like the pose has been applied as rest...

    Sounds like the pose has been applied as rest pose.

    (Pose Mode) 3Dview menu Pose > Apply > Apply Pose as Rest Pose (Shortcut Ctrl A).

    There's no way back if you saved the file like this.
    ...
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    Aha! I can duplicate the issue by turning off...

    Aha! I can duplicate the issue by turning off global undo. The link Storrboy posted clued me in.

    A quick search found this:...
  39. [SOLVED] Flip pose only works in the 3Dview. In...

    Flip pose only works in the 3Dview. In Dopesheet/Graph editor you can only copy/paste keyframes.

    Hover over 3Dview to copy pose (selected bones), paste, or paste flipped and key it there (if...
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    In the video you selected the first item in...

    In the video you selected the first item in Ctrl-P menu. Object to object parenting is all that does. No Armature Modifier was created for the mesh object. You have to at least select Armature Deform...
  41. (Edit Mode) Tool Shelf > Mesh Options > X Mirror....

    (Edit Mode) Tool Shelf > Mesh Options > X Mirror.

    http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Modeling/Meshes/Editing/Basics/Mirror

    -LP
  42. [SOLVED] It's possible to roll the view with mouse while...

    It's possible to roll the view with mouse while in Top/Bottom View if orbit style is set to Turntable: User Preferences > Input > Orbit Style. Or Numpad 4 and 6 will roll the view on the global Z...
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    Vertex weighting determines the influence between...

    Vertex weighting determines the influence between multiple bones. That vertex is only influenced by that one bone and follows only that bone if any weight is set on it. No other bone is influencing...
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    Found it but navigating in wiki is too clunky as...

    Found it but navigating in wiki is too clunky as usual.

    http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Dev:Ref/Release_Notes
    But there's the old (now bogus) link on that page and nav bar only shows up to 2.68...
  45. Probably just need to turn Rigify on again in...

    Probably just need to turn Rigify on again in Userprefs > Addons. It won't stay on after closing Blender if not a saved userpref setting. Addon's on/off are not changed by opening a file with the...
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    Ah, cross-posted on ya. Hmmm. I wonder if a...

    Ah, cross-posted on ya.

    Hmmm. I wonder if a bug or just another Blender quirk. On the other hand, save/reopen twice worked for me after deleting groups in Object Panel.

    Blender 2.69 Official...
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    Maybe there's other objects still in the groups...

    Maybe there's other objects still in the groups you are trying to delete. Check the Outliner with display mode set to Groups to see all objects assigned to the groups in question.

    That's my next...
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    K. Horseman beat me to it... Yeah what I just...

    K. Horseman beat me to it...

    Yeah what I just saw while testing is I had to save/reopen a couple times before all deleted groups disappeared. I've seen discussion about this issue happening in...
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    I don't see any changes in that image or in app...

    I don't see any changes in that image or in app with default settings...
    H = Hide, Shift H = Hide Unselected, Alt H = Show Hidden

    Terms used in key setting titles for various areas of Blender are...
  50. I can't duplicate your symptoms either (2.69 x64...

    I can't duplicate your symptoms either (2.69 x64 official on win7).

    I had strange issues with greyed-out panels in a previous release because of startup.blend and/or userprefs carried over from...
  51. Try using View Local/Global toggle (Numpad /). It...

    Try using View Local/Global toggle (Numpad /). It works while in edit mode.

    -LP
  52. Windows and their header positions get saved in...

    Windows and their header positions get saved in startup.blend like any other blend file. Header position of new windows are in same position as the window the new window was dragged or split from.
    ...
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    Andrew jumped in so far over his head he'll be...

    Andrew jumped in so far over his head he'll be pulling dead fish out of his pockets for months. I think Ton and crew have been very nice to him, or at least very tolerant. I wouldn't have given him 5...
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    @cekuhnen Yes I totally agree with all your last....

    @cekuhnen Yes I totally agree with all your last. Especially about Rot and Scale via shortcut.

    I could be wrong but I got the impression those action buttons were placed there for new users. Seems...
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    The action buttons on the toolbar are not broken,...

    The action buttons on the toolbar are not broken, at least not as completely broken as implied in Brecht's UI presentation and quite a few posts in these forums.

    The devs didn't place useless...
  56. Maybe you saw my reply here from a week or so ago...

    Maybe you saw my reply here from a week or so ago in your search. If not...

    This is a bug fixed for next release:
    https://projects.blender.org/tracker/?func=detail&atid=498&aid=36485&group_id=9...
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    Yeah slap forehead but beware Blender can cause...

    Yeah slap forehead but beware Blender can cause calluses and concussions.

    Thanks for the tip and welcome to BA Forums.

    -Larry
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    Yeah that and painted textures... or not. ...

    Yeah that and painted textures... or not.

    There's many different flavors of "cartoonish" in 3DCG land.

    Post some shots of the style you're after and we'll unlock the magic in it for you.
    ...
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    Blog post today from the home office:...

    Blog post today from the home office: (Re)defining Blender

    http://code.blender.org/index.php/2013/10/redefining-blender/

    -LP
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    Yeah but it kills all scripts in file I think. It...

    Yeah but it kills all scripts in file I think. It kills driver scripts I know. You wouldn't find those in text editor. I guess it's also possible for script to generate more script. I think Rigify...
  61. [SOLVED] User Preferences > File > Auto Execution: Auto...

    User Preferences > File > Auto Execution: Auto Run Python Scripts (checkbox)

    -LP
  62. Eh, this place is nice compared to what it used...

    Eh, this place is nice compared to what it used to be a few years ago. BA Forums used to be like the wild west at times. Even embarrassing. Thanks to the new owners and staff it's now a forum I can...
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    Off-topic response/advice deleted.

    Off-topic response/advice deleted.
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    You weren't responding to what I was talking...

    You weren't responding to what I was talking about. I wasn't on about UI changes, what they may be, how do we get there, etc. I wasn't clear on that, obviously.



    I was on about what Andrew...
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    No, the best place to see his response to what...

    No, the best place to see his response to what I'm on about is in the tweets posted above.

    -LP
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    I get the impression that you don't customize...

    I get the impression that you don't customize your workspace for the job-at-hand and you are working in the space of a single monitor. In either case I can understand your frustration. Meanwhile, I...
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    I also don't think users will lose anything good...

    I also don't think users will lose anything good about Blender through radical change but only because of Ton and crew not because of the option of locking into a version. Version lock also means bug...
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    Ha! My first laugh of the day. The irony of this...

    Ha! My first laugh of the day. The irony of this statement is astounding.

    -LP
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    You must have missed the discussion early on in...

    You must have missed the discussion early on in that thread about how no matter what the UI is Blender will not be learned and embraced by most pros and studios because it doesn't have any killer...
  70. Yeah, you are right. I totally agree. Unless this...

    Yeah, you are right. I totally agree. Unless this was done by a child. Then I would worry. That's what I was thinking. If not then I suppose this artist may on to something. Or not. The real comedy...
  71. OMG I didn't notice that upon first glance....

    OMG I didn't notice that upon first glance. Absolutely ROFLMFAO now!

    peter18 your observant reply has made my day! OMG I can't stop laughing.

    Poor duck!

    -LP

    Edit: OK, now I notice the...
  72. Thats the symptom of a mesh not having an...

    Thats the symptom of a mesh not having an armature modifier set for the armature via Ctrl-P or Properties > Modifiers. Did you happen to notice if the armature had jumped back into object mode when...
  73. Think of objects as containers. You can only open...

    Think of objects as containers. You can only open one container at a time to edit what is inside.

    Welcome to BA Forums.

    -Larry
  74. Oh please dear God somebody shoot me. -LP

    Oh please dear God somebody shoot me.

    -LP
  75. [SOLVED] Hold shift BEFORE grabbing the handle. Good grief...

    Hold shift BEFORE grabbing the handle. Good grief I never knew that. I knew there should have been a way. It's amazing how many little tricks I continue to learn in this app after all these years.
    ...
  76. It's a very tedious way to get there. Unless I...

    It's a very tedious way to get there. Unless I was spoofing Wayne's World I would totally skip it. Even then I would probably just rent After Effects. Not worth it either way for one crappy looking...
  77. There's the Wave Modifier you could use on a...

    There's the Wave Modifier you could use on a movie-textured plane. It would be tedious to set up the plane axis, modifier settings which react to each other, and camera too (if modifier won't warp on...
  78. That's a lame excuse for failure after a lame...

    That's a lame excuse for failure after a lame presentation for a lame spec work opportunity in a lame production.

    This is bad business and probably a doomed project. Maybe you should re-think your...
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    The biggest difference between movies and games...

    The biggest difference between movies and games is you have to animate for any view angle not just for a single camera. Otherwise it's basically all the same except for technical issues like having...
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    I've fallen behind here while typing so bear with...

    I've fallen behind here while typing so bear with me...

    Straight-ahead is where you start from the beginning of an action and keyframe as you go instead of setting key poses first then doing the...
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    Doing that with feet would be difficult unless...

    Doing that with feet would be difficult unless your rig has IK/FK snapping controls. I guess using auto-IK on FK limbs in Blender would work too. I've never tried this I like IK always on all limbs...
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    Glad I could help. :) -Larry

    Glad I could help. :)

    -Larry
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    I'm no expert but I know how to google "Could not...

    I'm no expert but I know how to google "Could not add the group because of dependency cycle detected blender"

    First result links to a closed bug tracker report:...
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    Blender is like a piano for the eyes. Why do...

    Blender is like a piano for the eyes. Why do people give up learning to play piano?

    -Larry
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    To nobody in particular: If you can make the...

    To nobody in particular:

    If you can make the time check out the thread Andrew started over at the CG Society.

    It's 14 pages long now but it's a good read if you want to see the opinions of...
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    Quote from the other thread: So is your...

    Quote from the other thread:



    So is your last, and it's an off-topic argument too.

    Nobody here is opposing any improvement of the UI. They are opposing irrational or rash changes. That's the...
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    Yeah I first learned about this online from Pixar...

    Yeah I first learned about this online from Pixar animators. Computers are stupid.

    I edited my last with a tip.

    -Larry
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    Inbetween keying is the only way to good arcs...

    Inbetween keying is the only way to good arcs with IK. Sometimes requires keys on every frame if doing feature quality animation. This is where IK/FK switching and snapping comes in handy.

    Edit:...
  89. We have a MeshDeform modifier for rigging. Alone...

    We have a MeshDeform modifier for rigging. Alone it's not nearly as sophisticated as what is shown in that video.

    -LP
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    Btw since I've done stuck my nose in here... I...

    Btw since I've done stuck my nose in here...

    I think a few pages ago some discussion was about hunt and scroll tedium. (Was it this UI thread?). More windows with panels moved and unused panels...
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    IIRC those action buttons were put there because...

    IIRC those action buttons were put there because of the for-the-noobs crusade during the big UI change.

    They work if Continuous Grab is turned on (Userprefs > Input). Default is Off.

    If issues...
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    About the limit selection to visible button......

    About the limit selection to visible button... You have two 3D view windows with header set to top. One window is hidden on bottom of screen with just its header showing. It stumped me for a few...
  93. Yes always. Also mind what keys you hit. Object...

    Yes always. Also mind what keys you hit. Object mode Ctrl-H and Ctrl-Alt-H = Restrict Render on and off for selected objects. There's also a Specials menu item "Clear All Restrict Render" (Key W in...
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    [SOLVED] Well that one was sent immediately. I see the...

    Well that one was sent immediately. I see the favicon too.

    No apologies necessary IMO. It didn't bother me for I check in often. I did see a few threads go a bit silent though I think, and...
  95. Why would you do that? It has a link which...

    Why would you do that?

    It has a link which supports the mod (Google). The stats are a billboard for the link (Humans). The mod involves a database so the more sites that install it the better it...
  96. 3D Manipulator (gizmo) is good for sliding verts...

    3D Manipulator (gizmo) is good for sliding verts along the normal. Good for rotating bones instead of constantly RXX and RYY to rotate on the bone's normal. Frees up the shortcut hand for other...
  97. Multiple objects/meshes can be controlled by one...

    Multiple objects/meshes can be controlled by one armature. Typical setup is to put hi-res mesh on one layer and a low res proxy on another and switch layers as needed. If linked into a scene file I...
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    [SOLVED] I'm getting notifications but delayed 5 days....

    I'm getting notifications but delayed 5 days. None today but last Sunday was probably a slow day. ;)

    Thanks for the reply Fweeb.

    -LP

    Edit: Update 29Sep pm ... No notifications received since...
  99. Andrew Price... has jumped the shark. -LP

    Andrew Price... has jumped the shark.

    -LP
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    [SOLVED] It's this site via its original URL. Edit:...

    It's this site via its original URL.

    Edit: Curious so looked in wayback machine. Here's first image I could find where there's more than a few dead pics and a couple links. The site was actually...
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