Posted: Sun, 17th Apr 2005, 9:56am
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I have a question - can I somehow change directory of folder that Chromy puts temp renders? It is in my documents (Chromanator Files folder), but I don't really have much space on disk C: anymore. I would like to change directory, but can't find such option in program or manual.
Is there any way to do it?
Posted: Sun, 17th Apr 2005, 10:28am
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You could always move your entire "My Documents" folder to your other hard disk drive. Just right-click on the folder, click Properties, then Move. It's not a bad idea to separate your system (Windows & Program Files) from your data anyway.
Posted: Sun, 17th Apr 2005, 11:40am
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Even better, Chromanator already supports a customisable temporary render location; it's just that there's no interface for it yet.
Firstly, a (mild) warning: If you make a mistake, you may have to reinstall Chromanator! Also, just to be clear, I'm not a CSB person so this is definitely not any official type of advice.
We'll make a backup of the file that we're going to edit, so that you can always revert back to it if something goes wrong. But before we begin, it's a good idea to check that you have the installer and your key file stored in a safe location, just in case something really, really bad happens and you have to reinstall!
1. Close Chromanator.
2. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to your "My Documents" folder, then the "Chromanator Files" folder.
3. Make a backup of the "user_preferences.txt" file. Call it whatever you want. This is just so that if you make a mistake, you can always revert to this backed-up file.
4. Open the "user_preferences.txt" file in Notepad.
5. In Notepad, under the "Format" menu, ensure that "Word Wrap" is ticked.
6. Look down a few lines (about the 5th) for this bit of text:
7. Change it to:
(Or whatever path you want, but make sure it's a valid folder location!)
Also, very important: Ensure that you include the final slash (the "\") character at the end of the path.
8. Save the "user_preferences.txt" file, close Notepad, and start Chromy. Now Chromy will use "D:\ChromyTemp" for all your temp renders!
If you have any problems, just close Chromy, go back to the "Chromanator Files" folder, delete the "user_preferences.txt" file that you edited, and rename the backed up file to "user_preferences.txt".
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2005, 3:23pm
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Thanks a lot, I didn't knew this line was there! This solves the problem I think, I'll try it today.
I wonder why there is no interface for it, but I guess that program is constantly upgraded and we will see it some day
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2005, 3:49pm
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The interface to change the temp folders has already been implemented into AlamDV3. It will make its way into Chromanator soon enough. NOTE: If you do intend to edit the preferences file, beware that some changes will make Chromanator crash, causing you to reinstall it again.
Posted: Tue, 19th Apr 2005, 9:53am
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Oh yes, I am perfectly aware that messing up with this file is 'dangerous'. As Hendo suggested - backup file. And when this option will be 'officilaly' available in Chromy - there will not longer be any risk at all