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michiel | a year ago | 8 comments | 8 likes | 672 views

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When you choose LAYER > ADD LAYER > ADD MODEL LAYER..., a dialog is presented that looks like the left screenshot.

For every supported 3D model format, a nice thumbnail is rendered. We're currently testing OBJ support and this is my OBJ test folder.

Creating the thumbnails can take some time, especially when your folder has lots of high-poly models. This however has to be done only the first time you visit the folder. After that, only the thumbnails have to be loaded (from the thumbnail cache) which is super fast.

When you prefer the standard Windows file dialog, mark the USE STANDARD WINDOWS FILE DIALOG checkbox in the SETTINGS > OPTIONS... dialog. Alternatively you can hold down the <Shift> key when choosing LAYER > ADD LAYER > ADD MODEL LAYER... This way the dialog looks like the screenshot on the right.

As you can see, Windows does not render thumbnails for 3D models. Maybe because it can take a lot of time to generate the thumbnails...

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Thank you Michiel!!

LostBoyz, a year ago

Thank you Michiel!!Thank you Michiel!!

liuyongcai, a year ago

Thnx Michiel. It think it's great, look forward to the support of obj models!

Filip, a year ago

even if there is no preview it is good to widen the compatibility with obj.
Great Michiel

Franco Aversa, a year ago

Merci Michiel.

Alex-Raymond T., a year ago

Thanks, Blufftitler is magic, everything is magic.

Jesus, a year ago

Thank you Michiel!.............\(^0^)/

taotao000001, a year ago

Merci Michiel

PAT67, a year ago

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