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  3. Dave Martin

    Not able to import images.

    Merci bien Emeline, Many thanks for reporting back and glad all is working for you now. Cordialment Dave
  4. EmelineH

    Not able to import images.

    Dear Dave, Thank you for your advices. I reinstalled Java, as you suggest. I had downloaded it six days ago, but apparently it was not the latest version (it was however provided by my university, I thought it would be alright), because now, the program is working! I could open the fish folder, and even my own folder. Thank you so much, Best regards, Emeline
  5. Dave Martin

    Not able to import images.

    Emeline, I'm not involved with the programming, but I don't recall hearing of any dependencies that would affect this. I think Java is used, so it might be worth updating or even re-installing Java to make sure. Other thoughts - if you have a very aggressive firewall, I suppose conceivably it could be stopping access (though I can't dream why) - maybe disconnect your PC/laptop from the network/internet, turn off the firewall and try again? Might also be worth checking firewall logs and Windows event logs in case they show anything? Other than these, I'm sorry but I'm running out of ideas. Cordialment Dave
  6. EmelineH

    Not able to import images.

    Dear Dave, Thank you for your advices. You are right, it is better to go back to the beginning. I did try everything that you described (twice, to be sure), but it seems that the program refuses to go further than the [open folder]. I can choose the right fish folder, but nothing happens next. My mouse turns in blue circle, without anything moving. I even suppressed the RTIBuilder program from my computer, to install it anew, but even that does not make it work. I really don't know what could be the problem... Thank you, Best regards, Emeline
  7. Dave Martin

    Not able to import images.

    Emeline, To reduce the variables, can you have another try with the fish data set that CHI provide? Please forgive me if these duplicate what you know or have tried, but this is the simplest set of steps - could you try these as they definitely work. Dave On your PC, if you don’t already have one, make a folder RTI at the top level on your C: drive, and within that, make a folder Fish_1000 so you end up with C:\RTI\Fish_1000 Download the Fish_1000 set of example files from http://culturalheritageimaging.org/What_We_Offer/Downloads/Process/ And then – somewhere else on your PC - expand/extract the fish_fossil-data-set_1000.zip file. In the extracted files, down one level, you will see a folder jpeg-exports Copy that folder and its contents into C:\RTI\Fish_1000 so you end up with C:\RTI\Fish_1000\jpeg-exports which will contain 36 photographs named fish_fossil_01.jpg through fish_fossil_36.jpg Start RTI Builder In the Project Name box, type Fish_test In the Operation Sequence block, click on the first option – Highlight based (HSH Fitter) Then click the [Start new project] button On the Image selection screen which opens with an initial blank list, click the [Open folder] button at the right-hand edge of the screen In the Windows selection box which pops-up, it usually seems to default browsing to ‘My Documents’. Click on the ‘Computer’ icon (fourth one down) in the left-hand bar Double-click on C: Double-click on the RTI folder Double-click on the Fish_1000 folder Then click [Open] (N.B. please don’t click on the ‘jpeg-exports’ folder) You should then see a pop-up ‘Loading images’ with a progress bar When all the images have loaded, you should then see 36 images in the selection pane after which you should be able to proceed with RTI processing; and as you proceed with building your RTI model, you should see an xml and other folders appear in the project folder, so eventually, if you just proceed (using default options and not cropping) you will have: C:\RTI\Fish_1000\assembly-files C:\RTI\Fish_1000\finished-files C:\RTI\Fish_1000\jpeg-exports C:\RTI\Fish_1000\Fish_test.xml and your finished RTI will be C:\RTI\Fish_1000\finished-files\ Fish_test_1000.rti
  8. EmelineH

    Not able to import images.

    Hello, Thank you for the advice. I changed manually the extensions, but it still refuses to work. Emeline
  9. leszekp

    Not able to import images.

    If your images have the extension ".JPG", try renaming them to "*.jpg". RTIBuilder doesn't like capital letters in the extension.
  10. Dave Martin

    Not able to import images.

    Thanks Dragos, If you can, it would be great if you could update when you get your RTI working, as we all may benefit form your experience. Dave
  11. EmelineH

    Not able to import images.

    Dear Dave, Thank you for your answer. No, I didn't try to open the jpeg-exports folder, but as you indicate it, the MR390_Vertumne_attache folder. I tried again the fish folder provided by the CHI, but nothing is happening. Thank you, Emeline
  12. Dave Martin

    Not able to import images.

    Emeline, First quick thought - you're not trying to open the jpeg-exports folder in RTI Builder are you? - you need to open the parent project directory C:\Users\Emeline\Desktop\RTI\MR_390_Vertumne\MR390_Vertumne_attache within which the builder will expect to find the jpeg-exports and will in due course save the MR390_Vertumne_attache.xml and create the assembly-files, cropped-files, and finished-files folders. Dave
  13. EmelineH

    Not able to import images.

    Hello ! It seems that I do have the same problem as depicted in this page. It is the first time I use RTIBuilder. I try to import my .jpg photos in RTIBuilder, but nothing happens after I chose the folder on my computer. I have checked the names of all the folders, and there are no spaces in them. I tried to put my folder on different places on my computer, but nothing works. I also tried to open the files provided by CHI (the fish), but nothing is working. My cursor is turning in blue for more than 50 minutes with no effects. I do have administrator rights on the folder and images. My images are stored in: C:\Users\Emeline\Desktop\RTI\MR_390_Vertumne\MR390_Vertumne_attache\jpeg-exports I had some problems in the beginning to open the RTIBuilder, because my antivirus (Norton) saw some virus in it. The program is opening now, but nothing is working… Do you have any idea, please? Thank you, Best regards, Emeline
  14. Dave Martin

    Not able to import images.

    Hi Dragos, I've just had a look at the manuscript page image. It's big, but possibly processable. I'm a little confused though: 1) that image doesn't have any reflective sphere(s) that I can see in the shot? which are necessary unless you have a pre-calibrated lighting dome or rig. 2) that image looks to have fairly flat / uniform illumination? rather than from a point source. 3) are you trying to make an RTI out of just one image? - if so, that won't work - you need a number of shots with the camera position/orientation held steady and the point light source illuminating the object from different directions (see the RTI capture guide on CHI's web site at http://culturalheritageimaging.org/What_We_Offer/Downloads/Capture/index.html and the RTI processing guide at http://culturalheritageimaging.org/What_We_Offer/Downloads/Process/index.html ) Can I suggest you get to grips with making an RTI model with the set of images linked to above with CHI provide, which we know work. Dave
  15. Dragos

    Not able to import images.

    thank you, Dave! Yes, I mean just 1 picture: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5g0okfd3av8ddvo/0342.jpeg?dl=0 best, Dragos
  16. Dave Martin

    Not able to import images.

    Dragos, The screenshot shows "Unknown Error Detected", that is known and various threads on this forum relate to it. It is, I understand, reported as the cryptic "Unknown Error" because RTI Builder hands off to actual Fitter to do the numerical processing, and if the Fitter doesn't work, it doesn't necessarily report why. Have a search here for "unknown error". You have installed the fitter, haven't you? You also mentioned processing "1 file" - that DropBox link doesn't work - do you mean just one picture? (There may also be Mac issues but I'm sorry that I'm not a Mac expert - my last Apple machine was the twin-floppy Apple II on which I wrote some of the software in UCSD Pascal for my PhD - just Windows and Unix for the last forty-odd years) Dave (just another RTI user!)
  17. Dragos

    Not able to import images.

    Hi Dave, thank you for the reply. I have full admin rights on this IMac (2017) running on Mojave. It is the first time I use RTI - and I would like to learn how to use it. Urgently I need to see and process 1 file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8lnrzr9ewg3wzbx/0342.JPG?dl=0 / https://www.dropbox.com/s/1r9sde1mqm6fflt/0342.jpeg?dl=0 I managed to open the RTI builder, but now I have another error: https://www.dropbox.com/s/knn2qcp4alwv824/Screenshot 2019-08-08 at 06.46.46.png?dl=0 Would it be possible to get this file as RTI somehow? Best, Dragos
  18. leszekp

    Monouments and Gravestone Studies

    Yes, you can use a studio light at different angles. If you can, remove any diffuser or reflector, leaving just the bulb. As long as the sphere is visible in the photograph, and isn't too far away from the inscription you're trying to read, you can put it anywhere convenient. If on top, place it near the edge so that the highlight won't be blocked by the tombstone.
  19. Linda S

    Monouments and Gravestone Studies

    I'm looking for guidance. I'm trying to enhance the inscriptions on some old tombstones from the 1700's. The inscriptions.names and dates are barely visible on some. The adobe forum pointed me in this direction. I successfully downloaded and installed the RTI program on my Mac running 10.14 using the terminal program. Can I use a stationary tripod positioned in front of a tombstone and use a standard "studio light" positioned at many different angle to light the face of the stone? Can I place the spheres on the top of the tombstone?
  20. Dave Martin

    Not able to import images.

    Dragos, A few things that would help narrow this down: Have you managed to build and view RTI files before? Is it just one set of images that causes this? If you have a set of images that worked previously, can you try re-processing them? Can you advise hardware and operating system? Can you confirm if you have admin rights and full access to the file system on the computer? Can you post a screenshot showing the file structure where the images are that you are hoping to process? Can you share one of the image files you are hoping to see (and process)? Do you have any other computers you could try on? (even with just a small set of a few images) What happens if you try processing the sample image set that CHI provide which is known to work? (download in various resolutions from: http://culturalheritageimaging.org/What_We_Offer/Downloads/Process/) Dave
  21. Dragos

    Not able to import images.

    Hi, my issue with importing images is not related to this discussion: when I click on the button Open (after clicking on Open Files) it simply does not display any of the files that I have on my computer! Best, Dragos
  22. cdschroer

    impossible to select files

    Please read this thread and see if it solves your problem: http://forums.culturalheritageimaging.org/topic/534-not-able-to-import-images/?tab=comments#comment-1692 Also note that you should post in the most relevant forum for your question - in this case, Processing RTI data. We'll move things to the FAQ if multiple people run into it. Carla
  23. Dragos

    impossible to select files

    in rti builder it is impossible to select any file - pls see at this link https://www.dropbox.com/s/sa5ih8pq6mddkkb/Screenshot 2019-08-05 at 08.25.02.png?dl=0
  24. Hello

     

    trying to upload a TIFF file on RTI Builder, I get the message "the j-peg export folders is missing in your project directory". Could you help me to transform this TIFF file in RTI?

    Best,

    D.

  25. Thank you Carla for the lightning-fast reply!
  26. cdschroer

    PTM format documentation corrupted?

    The file on the HP site appears to be corrupted. I've uploaded a correct one to the FAQ forum post about file formats: Now both the RTI and PTM format specifications are available from this thread:
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