Model opening but not showing


#1

This morning, I opened a model I have been working on during the last two weeks, and as I was applying a texture, it froze, I clicked to close it, it prompted me to save, and saved it. When I reopened the model, it opens, but it only shows the green background and not the model. I have tried almost anything to no avail. It’s as the model got corrupt and I fear I lose all the work I have performed, as this was only the first part of a much larger project and it has been very hard work. Please, if someone knows how to fix this, I would be extremely grateful.

Thanks.


#2

Can you share the SKP file? If we could see it, we might have some good answers for you.


#3

First thing to try is zoom extents, shift+z. This will bring it into focus if it has somehow become tiny.


#4

How do I share the model??


#5

7th button from the left in the row of gray buttons across the top of your message window.


#6

Ok, I found the backup file and everything’s working now. Thank you… :slight_smile:


#7

It might still be useful to sort out what happened in case it happens again.


#8

Ok. The problem with this is that it takes a while to upload. Let’s see if I can do it.


#9

If it is bigger than 3meg don’t try.


#10

Oh, and also, the corrupt file no longer exists, since I already copied the backup one to the original name…


#11

For future reference, it is safer to save things with a new name so you can find out what went wrong and still have your safe backup.


#12

At this point you don’t know if the original file was corrupt nor what actually happened to it. I guess you never will know now.


#13

Yes, well… Next time… :wink:


#14

We hope for your sake there isn’t a next time! :innocent: