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Author Topic: Autobackup  (Read 5145 times)

5L1D3R

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Autobackup
« on: June 24, 2008, 05:47:08 pm »

How difficult would it be to implement an autobackup feature?  Those of us who forget to save before a test render would greatly appreciate it.  ;D  ...especially when we get the dreaded "Anim8or has encountered a problem and needs to close" :(
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Re: Autobackup
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2008, 06:22:03 am »

This will be in the next preview update :)
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Re: Autobackup
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2008, 07:33:26 am »

Thanks Steve
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Re: Autobackup
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2008, 09:01:23 pm »

YES!!!!! No More models lost because of my own stupidity!!!
You have my eternal gratitude, Steve!
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Re: Autobackup
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2008, 04:15:05 pm »

another cool tool (wings 3d has this) would be to have anim8or automatically save your file every 10 minutes.

though it would be useful if you could save it as a new file eg. you make a file called thisisafile.an8 10 minutes later anim8or makes a new updated file called thisisafile01.an8 then thisisafile02.an8



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Re: Autobackup
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2008, 06:39:05 pm »

mcheccyb that is a neat idea but if you work on something for 2 hours straight you will have alot of files on the same thing and that would take up unneeded space
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Re: Autobackup
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2008, 08:22:45 pm »

The incremental backup would be more useful if you could specify triggers for the backup, like major modifications or after the scene or object has changed by a certain percentage  I usually only need 2 versions of any model I am working on.  I work until I am satisfied with the overall model, then create a second file and start experimenting.  I only overwrite the original file when I reach a point where I am satisfied with the overall progress and don't need to do any major reversion.  Rarely do I need more than 2 files
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Re: Autobackup
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2008, 08:30:46 am »

i save my files manually like that, it really helps in the long run.
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Re: Autobackup
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2008, 10:28:35 pm »

What I've added is a user settable period for backing up your project (to a different file name so it doesn't clobber what you specifically saved).  I still need to test it and add detection code so Anim8or automatically know when there is a saved file. etc.
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Re: Autobackup
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2008, 07:08:11 pm »

thanks steve, that will really be helpful. ;D
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