Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mac Pro 5,1 Project

When Apple first introduced Mac Pro all-aluminum chassis, I thought it was just amazing and the design was just perfect.  Immediately I knew I wanted it.. but it was mac.. most of the software I used or many people in the industry use Windows.  Sadly I had to let it go and move on.. also it was way too expensive.

Soooo, I decided to find that has similar aesthetics as the Mac Pro.  For a long and hard search, I found it.  It was Lian Lin chassis.  I loved that chassis so much I was using it until the last year 2018 before it got replaced by Thermaltake level 10 limited edition.  But, somewhere in me, there was an empty spot that was never fulfilled.  The love for Mac Pro 5,1 was never gone and I still remember when I first had my eyes on it.

That was maybe more than decades ago.  I thought I would never fulfill it.  However, recently I was able to purchase Mac Pro 2010 from this lady off of Facebook marketplace for $75.  She was a very nice lady.  That was kind of start for me to see what I can do with this timeless piece of machine that never gets old. At least to my eyes.  I dug around youtube and google to see what I can do with it and interestingly there are many people still using this machine and even upgrading to the max.  It's not cheap to upgrade this thing by the way.  Some are selling fully upgraded Mac Pro 5,1 for $3000 on eBay.  That's almost as powerful as the latest PCs.

.. continue

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Unreal Editor 4 Vertex Color


This is the setup for vertex material in UE4.  Once a mesh has all the vertex color setup in 3ds max or other apps you need a material that can translate the vertex color information to unreal.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

File or Directory is Corrupted and Unreadable error fix

"Drive H:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." 

Fixes for "the File or Directory Is Corrupted and Unreadable" 

Part 1. Check and Repair Disk Errors or Corrupted File System

Checking disk errors and repairing corrupted file systems can fix "The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable" error caused by bad sectors, virus infection or file system corruption. 
To do so, two tested, and effective methods are available here for you to try: 

Method 1. Use CHKDSK command line in CMD

1. Right-click on Start or Windows icon --> Search --> Type command prompt.
2. Right-click on Command Prompt and select 'Run as Administrator".
3. Enter the below command: chkdsk /f h: --> Press Enter. (Replace h: with the drive letter of your inaccessible disk or drive.)

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Disable brush pop up menu when holding pen pressed on the cintiq for a couple seconds.

1. Go to Control panel
2. Pen and Touch
3. Select "Press and hold" and hit "Settings"
4. Uncheck the "Enable press and hold for right-clicking"
5. Click "OK" and now the brush menu won't pop up when the pen is pressed on the cintiq.