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  09 September 2014
First reports back regarding the custom Ubuntu build are that it doesn't solve it, so back to the drawing board for me on that issue.
 
  12 December 2014
I'm running on Fedora 21 and don't have the black screen problem. I'm using the 343.36 version of the Nvidia driver on a GTX460, if that helps.

I have another issue, when I rotate, pan and zoom (also when using the manipulators) the program is really slow. It takes it a while to catch up with my mouse movements and makes it difficult to use.
 
  12 December 2014
Originally Posted by JGrimes: I'm running on Fedora 21 and don't have the black screen problem. I'm using the 343.36 version of the Nvidia driver on a GTX460, if that helps.

I have another issue, when I rotate, pan and zoom (also when using the manipulators) the program is really slow. It takes it a while to catch up with my mouse movements and makes it difficult to use.


The black-screen issue seems to be a locale thing, so if you had by default a US-based locale (or at least a numeric locale where numbers are written as 123,456.78 instead of 123.456,78) then you wouldn't see the issue.

I've seen the slowness in response; usually this happens with models that have been highly subdivided and thus have lots of polygons to display through OpenGL. I'm looking into possible solutions, but it'll take a while as it's a general optimization issue in how Silo displays it geometry. As we improve our usage of OpenGL the lag issue will be mitigated to a large extent (as well as allow you to model with higher poly counts).
 
  12 December 2014
In testing on Windows 7 64 bit, I can't open and .stl file. It either hangs and never opens or crashes.

I tested each file by opening in other software before trying. They open just fine, but not in Silo.
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  12 December 2014
Originally Posted by Blaine91555: In testing on Windows 7 64 bit, I can't open and .stl file. It either hangs and never opens or crashes.

I tested each file by opening in other software before trying. They open just fine, but not in Silo.


Confirmed. I downloaded an stl file to test and it does crash silo. It was a binary stl file.

Checked Silo's stl export opts, and Export Binary is checked, but the output is certainly ascii so seems there's an issue with binary stl in silo.
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  12 December 2014
Thanks for responding Mike. Unfortunately the lag issue happens irregardless of the poly count. Even a cube is slow to manipulate, or using the lasso select, etc.
 
  12 December 2014
Originally Posted by Cinnsealach: Confirmed. I downloaded an stl file to test and it does crash silo. It was a binary stl file.

Checked Silo's stl export opts, and Export Binary is checked, but the output is certainly ascii so seems there's an issue with binary stl in silo.


I tested it too under OSX but here it's working fine. binary stl import and binary stl export.

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  12 December 2014
Originally Posted by Cinnsealach: Confirmed. I downloaded an stl file to test and it does crash silo. It was a binary stl file.

Checked Silo's stl export opts, and Export Binary is checked, but the output is certainly ascii so seems there's an issue with binary stl in silo.


Thanks for confirming that for me. I'm just converting them to .obj's so no biggie, but it would be nice if it worked.
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