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Title: Help: Error Reading File...Can Objects be Saved from a Dead an8 File?
Post by: THoS on December 09, 2017, 10:04:52 pm
New to posting on this forum, and I use anim8or off and on. Just recently, I've accidentally screwed up a save, though it wasn't completely my fault. However, I was trying to see if anything was salvageable, and apparently, a while back, in 2009, someone had this problem, and someone was able to roll it back to something within the file, via the file attachment of the corrupted file.

Can someone help me extract at least the objects of the previous file, if I can upload it via attachment, or is there a process I can do, to personally save said objects?
Title: Re: Help: Error Reading File...Can Objects be Saved from a Dead an8 File?
Post by: Claude on December 10, 2017, 05:26:19 am
an8 file is a text file.You can open it in a text editor,
see what's left and possibly make corrections to
save it.
If you can't do it yourself,post the file.Someone,I'm
sure will have a look at it.
Title: Re: Help: Error Reading File...Can Objects be Saved from a Dead an8 File?
Post by: THoS on December 10, 2017, 06:59:01 am
Ok, thanks for the reply. I figured out that I just needed to copy and paste the object data into a new file. However, i'm still missing some data. Where in the file is the figure, sequence and scene data stored? Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Help: Error Reading File...Can Objects be Saved from a Dead an8 File?
Post by: AlecJames on December 10, 2017, 01:54:51 pm
You should see those sections like you found the objects.

Create a test file with an object, a figure, a scene with just a few simple keys for the object, then take a look in the an8 file in notepad or your favourite text editor.

There is a file format spec http://www.anim8or.com/learn/specs/an8_format.txt (http://www.anim8or.com/learn/specs/an8_format.txt) - I think it's a bit out of date but still useful.
 
Title: Re: Help: Error Reading File...Can Objects be Saved from a Dead an8 File?
Post by: THoS on December 12, 2017, 09:01:42 am
Ok, well, forget the figures and scene. That was part of the file where the file didn't save correctly. Found these in another an8 file, however, I couldn't in the original corrupted file. I'll just have to redo that. Thanks, anyways!
Title: Re: Help: Error Reading File...Can Objects be Saved from a Dead an8 File?
Post by: Shutter on January 02, 2018, 04:19:08 pm
Seems like a pretty neat tool, Alec. Does it work with all Anim8or versions?
Title: Re: Help: Error Reading File...Can Objects be Saved from a Dead an8 File?
Post by: AlecJames on January 03, 2018, 08:07:05 pm
Not sure what you mean by neat tool Shutter?

Certainly you can create a test file and inspect it in an editor for any version, the file format is plain text so fairly easy to follow.
Title: Re: Help: Error Reading File...Can Objects be Saved from a Dead an8 File?
Post by: THoS on January 10, 2018, 09:14:49 am
I've already recovered what I could from the file. I'll just have to redo other aspects later on.