AccuRender nXt

advanced rendering for AutoCAD

When I loaded AccuRender nXt back in 2011, I remember using a wizard to convert my old AR3 (maybe AR4) MLIBs.  I used to able to search for materials in AR5 and there were "slides" showing the material colors and textures when I browsed to a new converted library.  I no longer get an image when I view an ".ARMaterial".  In the latest nXTRender (for AutoCAD2018) I now see PDFs, but no "slides" that I can use to select the material I want to load into my drawing.  How do I get "slides" to appear in my browser when I search MLIBs?

Views: 145

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

See this page which explains how to register the DLL to see the thumbnails.

http://accurender.ning.com/forum/topics/material-thumbnails?comment...

See if that helps.

Not getting there...  Getting an error 0x80070005.  I'm attaching a screen shot PNG (don't know if I can do that) to show what I typed into the command line.  

Attachments:

Are you able to open a command prompt as an administrator, and migrate to:

C:\Program Files\AccuRender nXt

And type in the command:

reg_thumb.bat, as below:

That works for me to register the dll. I see:

Or do you get that same error message?

Same error message...  Here's what I typed...

Attachments:

It doesn't look like you're running cmd.exe as an Administrator. To do this:

Go to Task Manager and select File->Run new task

Check the box which says "Create this task with administrative privileges."

Type "cmd" into the control marked Open.

You should see the word "Administrator: " in the title bar of the command prompt.

**********

Other things can still be going wrong here-- but give this a try.

It says it was successful... but I still don't have images in the browser.  See attached images of successful "regsvr32" and "___.ArMaterial" listings in browser window (accessed via AR5).

Attachments:

Try switching the View to something like Large Icons:

I've also had people say they've had to reboot before the change took effect. Try that.

Nope... Rebooted a bunch of times since "successful REGSVR32".  Large, Medium, and Small Icon Views all show PDF icons with the names of the ArMaterials underneath.  The AR5 installation on my old computer (that died) worked fine.  When I transferred AR5 over to the new Windows 10 computer... it crapped out.  I'm wondering why Windows is assigning a PDF icon to the items.  Perhaps there's somewhere in Windows settings to unassign the PDF icons?  Where are those material "slides" stored (and what are the file extensions) when they are made?  Perhaps I can find them in the files I recovered from my crashed computer?

Attachments:

Figured it out...  I went into Windows File Explorer and double-clicked on one of the PDF icons with an ArMaterial name underneath.  Windows told me it didn't have a program assigned to open that file format, so I browsed to "nXtMaterialEditor64.exe" and assigned it to the "ArMaterial" file extension.  Magically, all the little PDF icons went away and I saw "slides" of materials instead.  (Now if I could only get rid of the spheres and convert the slides to cubes, I'd be really happy.  I can do that one by one, but I don't have a year to spend on it.  Any chance someone can write a macro to do that?)

Thanks for all the help!

RSS

Search

Translate

Latest Activity

Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Marko Stout's discussion renderfarm
"Yes."
Wednesday
Marc Chaumier posted photos
Wednesday
Marc Chaumier replied to Marko Stout's discussion renderfarm
"...but the 64 bits release is still working?"
Wednesday
norton torres replied to norton torres's discussion accurender version 1.0.354
"ok... the RPS_nXtRender_R22_x64 sudenly is there... magic..!! thanks HART.... I JUST DOMLOAD AGAIN AND REBOOT..."
Monday
norton torres replied to norton torres's discussion accurender version 1.0.354
"NO 22 ..."
Monday
Rich Hart replied to norton torres's discussion accurender version 1.0.354
"Normally, nXtRender registers its commands with AutoCAD during installation. On occasion, this mechanism may fail. In this case you will need to manually load nXt the first time you run it in a particular version of AutoCAD.   Use the…"
Monday
norton torres replied to norton torres's discussion accurender version 1.0.354
Monday
norton torres posted a discussion

accurender version 1.0.354

why I cant use accurender version 1.0.354 in autocad 2018See More
Monday

© 2019   Header image courtesy Peter Milner   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service