Material Preview

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sepahbodi
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Material Preview

Post by sepahbodi » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:47 pm

I am getting default previews in r17 except 'cast iron'. Anyone else?
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Re: Material Preview

Post by Mario Tran Phuc » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:49 pm

Hi,

the previews are looking fine over here. Maybe a reinstall could help.
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Re: Material Preview

Post by bododge » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:16 pm

My previews don't show up either. I have been wondering if there is some way to force it to redraw the previews?

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Re: Material Preview

Post by jwiede » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:28 pm

I always put third-party content libraries in the personal prefs folder location, because using the location under "/Applications/MAXON/*" can lead to ACL access issues. If you put the .lib4d in the library/browser dir in the main C4D application dir, perhaps try putting it in the prefs folder location instead?
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Re: Material Preview

Post by helloimneil » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:23 pm

I've also encountered this issue as well.

I've tried placing the .lib4d file in the library/browser accessible through clicking the preferences button within C4D, but I get the same result as the OP. I've also tried pasting the .lib4d file to the other library/browser folder but the result is the same. I really have no idea at this point on how to get these material previews to show up!

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Is there perhaps an issue with the included .lib4d file?
I compared this install process with other material packs I've installed, namely GSG and Pixel Lab packs, and a few others for VRay, and noticed that the process is effectively the same as what has been recommended for successfully installing the Cycles pack. However, and unfortunately, I've still not been successful in getting this dang'd previews to appear :-(

I even tried pasting the .lib4d file to both possible library/browser locations for Cinema only to discover it made two Cycles folders within my content browser, each of which display no material previews.
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Re: Material Preview

Post by heyBear » Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:47 pm

Have you tried moving your c4d preferences to a different directory in order to force C4D to generate new, clean ones? Sometimes corruption in the preferences file can cause these issues.

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Re: Material Preview

Post by helloimneil » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:45 pm

heyBear-- I have not tried that, such a method was unknown to me. How do I go about moving the preferences folder to a different directory? I'm assuming it's more or less involving some copy/paste action... ?

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Re: Material Preview

Post by heyBear » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:10 pm

Open C4D preferences and then at the bottom of the window there should be a button that says "Open Preferences Folder". Once there take the "prefs" folder and move it to your desktop. Then quit and launch C4D again. It should automatically build you new prefs. Not sure if it will work, but it's one of the things I try when nothing else works.

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Re: Material Preview

Post by sepahbodi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:04 pm

I have tried the various recommendations, but still getting no previews in r17. Question does the file download with this default .exe icon for everyone else?
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Re: Material Preview

Post by sepahbodi » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:32 pm

Go it working, after a full restart. Moving it into the preferences folder seems to have fixed the issue. thx

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Re: Material Preview

Post by Blueshift » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:10 pm

Hey Cyclers,
I just joined the few that doesn't seem to have preview capabilities either of the Cycles 4D starter pack.
I have gone through this thread and tried all suggestions and still just getting the generic C4D preset thumbnails and in the preview window I get a rotating thinker wheel.

Any other options or fixes for this?

Im on a mac with OS 10.9.5
Cinema R17

All help appreciated.
Thanks ;-)

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Re: Material Preview

Post by Blueshift » Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:29 pm

Got mine fixed.
I was running at R17.03 and after doing a couple updates to R17.055 the problem resolved itself.
Not sure that will fix this for others but in my situation thats what did it.

Again, my OSX is 10.9.5

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