Archive for January 2012
Okay a specific post for those who use Thunderbird as an email client. Basically I had some issues with my brand new PC where it BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) almost immediately (turned out to be a loose fan in the tower!). Upon fixing the PC I could open Thunderbird but not see any folders in the Folder Pane on the left.
So here’s the solution (I used the error console in Thunderbird to search for a possible solution):
- Navigate in Windows to the your Thunderbird profile folder (e.g. “C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Profiles\SOMETHINGHERE.default)
- Find the file “folderTree.json” back it up first and then delete it (or just rename it OLDfolderTree.json)
- Now load up Thunderbird, your problem should have been fixed (it seems to create a new file)!
SOURCES (this conservation helped me) : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=707329
Interesting issue I’ve come across going back and forth from CityEngine to ArcGIS. Importing a file geodatabase (GDB) CityEngine doesn’t see my results from smoothing edits.
- Draw a feature in ArcGIS in a File Geodatabase (GDB), then run the smooth tool on the Advanced Editing toolbar.
- Import the File GeoDatabase into CityEngine (when doing an import it seems you have to click back and then forward to refresh the GDB contents…).
- Now look at the same feature in CityEngine, it’s not straight is it?
- So export the feature as a shapefile instead and import into CityEngine, the feature retains its smoothness.
Not sure whether its a bug or my misunderstanding of a feature… I guess a smooth is described in a GDB rather than drawn, whereas shapefiles just draw the feature via vertices. Either way it’s a good example of knowing the limitations of your file formats!
I’m quite partial to a good workflow, so here’s the result of one I’ve posted on GeoPlanIT’s YouTube channel:
Lumion3D is a great rendering/visualisation tool I hope to be using much more in the future. It might not give you full control over everything but if you want quick and easy renderings of your models it’s brilliant. A word of caution though, you might want to upgrade your graphics card… (or like me your entire PC). You can download a free (limited feature) trial now from here.