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easymatic
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Username: Easymatic

Post Number: 4
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 06:07 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Hi, I've been working on a complex file on different computers and different locations. Because of this color maps don't link to the image files. Is there an easy way to restore the settings? The image files have been replaced by Formz logo's, and I can't even see what the name was of the original image file. This makes it very difficult, unless there is some sort of automatic function.
Can anybody help? Thanks
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Martin Malinski
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Username: Notagain_uk

Post Number: 46
Registered: 08-2006


Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 06:18 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Best bet would be to throw ALL your maps into the same folder as your formZ file. This will open the correct maps within your file without u having to search for them.
Then use the 'save a copy as' comand under file menu, go to options, select save image files, save and u will be asked for a location to save too...create new folder and save.
Your file now has all the required image files saved.

Martin
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Jean-Luc DAUREIL
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Username: Jean_luc

Post Number: 127
Registered: 07-2001


Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 06:32 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

facilmatic,

Two posts = tow differents responses :-)
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easymatic
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Username: Easymatic

Post Number: 5
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Thursday, February 08, 2007 - 03:09 am:   Edit Post Print Post

The anoying thing is that once the link is lost Formz does not show the name of the original file that was lost (like with indesign for example). If it did it would be easy to do a search action, now I have to look all over the place, re-render images to be sure etc...
A lot of lost time... I'll keep in mind to auto-save with color maps...
Thanks... ps Formz: could this be changed in futur versions?
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Martin Malinski
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Username: Notagain_uk

Post Number: 50
Registered: 08-2006


Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 02:30 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

All the reponses are basically the same with the exception of network usage.
I personally prefer to save a copy as i like to have my related textures per project and do not like to rely on a network...just another thing to go wrong on a late night render.

Martin