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  1. I wanted to add my voice to Carla's on this. I have been using RTI a lot for three years now (on a Mac), and I still get caught out with this. I recently relocated my RTI working files to an external drive, and in doing so, without thinking introduced three spaces at various levels of the path: one in the external drive name, and two several levels down in folder names. The third one remained undetected until my third round of checking paths because it was essentially invisible, namely a space introduced inadvertently at the end of a folder name. I only found this by double clicking on each folder name and highlighting it. Only in this way did the space at the end of the folder name show up. So after hours of trying to find out why I was getting the "unknown error" message at the very last stage in RTI Builder, it turned out to be a rogue space in a folder name.
  2. Hi Gianpaolo, That's right. The problem seems to be with the main viewer. I can upload the RTI file, but it's 139 MB, and that doesn't seem to be allowed. Michael
  3. It's an HSH file. I went this route because this object has very shiny surfaces. In fact this file displays in the main window with the strong blue cast immediately on opening, i.e., in default mode. What's odd is that the colour is much more true in the navigation/bookmarks window, that is, not bluish. Also, while my screen grab (using Apple Grab app) is blue, the snapshots exported using the tools seem ok (I have attached one below). So, to summarise, the blue cast is exhibited in the main window of Viewer for an HSH file, but not the smaller navigation/bookmarks window. The blue cast is not retained in snapshots created by the tools of viewer. Here is a snapshot of the image created with the Viewer tools:
  4. Hello, When viewing a file in RTI viewer recently, I noticed that there was an overall bluish color cast to the image (object and bacground were fairly neutral: see attached files). The original RAW captures were created in the sRGB space using Canon's 'flash' WB setting, and the jpegs exported to RTI builder were in sRGB. Oddly, snapshots exported from RTI Viewer seem to revert, more or less, to the 'as shot' WB. Anyone have any idea what might be going on? The upper photo is the 'blue' screen grab from the Viewer, the other is a jpeg from an original RAW file. By the way, the screen grab is from a recently calibrated Mac Book Pro.
  5. I have discovered what the problem was. On the EOS6D, whenever the WiFi is enabled, file transfer via the micro USB socket is disabled. When I switched the WiFi off the cable worked fine. Thanks everyone for your responses.
  6. I am getting ready to do an RTI shoot in a museum, and discovered to my horror that since I upgraded to Yosemite (Mac), I can no longer shoot tethered. The OS doesn't seem to see my Canon EOS D6. And while my MacBook Pro can see the WiFi from the 6D, EOS Utilities does not. Anyone else having these problems with Yosemite and come up with a workaround? Not being able to shoot tethered is a real setback.
  7. I am interested in finding a way to use RTI viewers in museums, as a way visitors can closely examine objects (for instance ones that are languishing in the stores, for whatever reason). I wonder whether your open-source RTI viewer could be adapted for this sort of use. As with other interactive use of computers in museums, I can imagine that another interface might be required in order to simplify the experience, and to limit the user's access to the computer system.
  8. Hello Carla, Yes thanks, reinstalling the system worked fine, and the default path worked fine as well. And regarding the unavailable 'color correction file': that file is only asked for if you tick the "advanced options" box in the final stage of the fitting (just before "execute"). Once I un-ticked that it worked fine. I have done several rti captures, using the HSH fitter, of shiny Palaeolithic flint since then which I am very pleased with. Thanks again Michael
  9. Hello Carla, Decided to re-load RTIbuilder and put fitters etc. in their proper places. It now works! Have produced a very satisfactory PTM of Scottish Neolithic flints. I will post some screenshots soon. Thanks for all your help. Again :-) Regards Michael
  10. Hello Carla, Thanks for that. I am doing as you suggest. I also noticed that the path on my computer to the HSHfitter included "RTI Builder" (note the space) at the first level. I have gotten rid of that, and hope it was the issue. Thanks Michael
  11. Hello Carla, Thanks for your reply. I guess Builder just wasn't seeing the HSHfitter for some reason, so I copied it to my documents folder. One problem is that on Mac, Builder doesn't seem to allow specifying paths into the Applications themselves, or do you know a way to do this? So you don't have any hints for the color correction problem? cheers Michael
  12. Hello all, While HSHfitter was executing the final stage in RTI Builder, it gave the error message: "Error: Plugin. Exceptions.PathUndefined: Color correction file not found or you don't have permissions to read it" Where are these files on a Mac? How do I specify the path. Thanks Michael
  13. I am currently RTI shooting Neolithic flint tools and pottery in Orkney, Scotland

  14. Well I have managed to sort this out myself. I had specified the path to the HSH plugin, not the fitter. The project is now running as I type :-) Michael
  15. Hello All, I have been building PTMs using RTI Builder for a while with good results, however I have been unable to get the HSHfitter to work. I went through the whole routine, as usual, but when I hit the Execute button I got the error message "verify your HSHfitter path!" When I did this, I still got the same error message. My path is: /Documents/HSH-fitter/HSHfitterPlugin.jar anyone see any illegal characters, etc? I am running RTIBuilder on a Macbook Pro. Thanks in advance Michael
  16. Thanks Marlin, I ran another series of shots of the same subject but with my 50 mm f2.5 macro, left more space around the subject, and with the sphere half way up the side of the frame and closer to the center. What a difference! The sphere was nicely round, and all the fuzziness of the previous capture was gone. I will have to see if there's room in the budget for the Canon L series 100 mm macro, or the Tamron 90mm, which is also very good.
  17. A recent capture is producing a coarse, fuzzy PTM, even though the individual RAW shots were high quality. I had trouble with the process of highlight capture because the spheres seemed to be out-of-round (distorted), and it was impossible center the guide circle on the image of the sphere. I am assuming this led to a registration problem in the PTM, hence the poor quality. These were shot on a 24–105 Canon L series zoom, on 60 mm, with the sphere right in the corner of the frame. Am I right in thinking that: 1) zooms should be avoided and macros used where possible for their typically flat fields and lack of barrel distortion. 2) the spheres should not be placed in the extreme corner of the frame but closer to the center on the edge. Feedback welcome.
  18. Hello Carla, Hooray! Success. You're right, it must have been all the spaces. Thank you again, and sorry for my lack of knowledge getting in the way. Thank you for the great software, kit, and support. I shall sleep well tonight Regards Michael
  19. Hello Carla, I am only now getting the "anywhere in the path" aspect of spaces. Sorry about that. I will have one more go tonight. Fingers crossed. Thanks for all your help. Cheers Michael
  20. Carla, I have pasted the path you supplied, but Builder is still saying to verify the HSHfitter path. It is doing the same for the PTMfitter. Would you confirm the correct path for the latter as well please. Thanks Michael
  21. Thanks Carla. I will make the changes and hope that does it. Regards Michael
  22. Here is the xmlfile for the PTM failed attempt Thanks Michael Scallop-PTM.xml
  23. I should add that when I initially got the error message indicating that the software could not find the fitter file, and asked me to specify it, I did enter the location of the RTI Builder application folder. Thanks Michael
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