ZTool Auto Saver
This is my first post here, so bear with me.
I got a little bit frustrated after I had a crash and didn't save for a while, and I lost an entire evening's worth of work; so I wrote a little ZTool autosaver.
I got some good results on my home and work machine, so I thought I'd share it at ZBC.
You can use this tool as a backup utility or either your main saving util.
I hope you guys find it useful!
The link is broken... Also, does it work with Z4?
The link should work now.
And I can't say if it works in Z4, haven't found any time yet to test it to be honest.
It works flawlessly with ZBrush 4! This is the most useful plugin ever, thank you so much. Yesterday I lost an hour of work, it's so good to have this.
A small word of warning here. This is an excellent idea and many people have longed for such a feature but there is a fundamental flaw with writing a zscript plugin for timed saves: only one plugin/zscript can be active at a time. This means that if the user activates a different plugin while working (for example, SubTool Master or changing brush size using the [ & ] keys) this one will cease to be active. This pretty much ruins the auto save feature.
I've not looked closely at the plugin but perhaps you could add in a 'Refresh' button so that the timing could be restarted. (I don't know how you are storing variables but using memory blocks will mean that these persist throughout a ZBrush session whereas ordinary [VarDef s are lost.) Users would have to refresh the plugin manually but perhaps it would still be useful for those that like auto-saves.