3D Tracking Solution
Stand-alone physically-based texture painting tool.
Open-source automatic remeshing too. Epic MegaGrant supported.
CAD and BIM solution.
Bulk Rename Utility
File-naming utility for Windows, with versatile options and friendly UI.
Swap, flip, and mix channels from 2 different images.
Color scheme generator
Previously draw.io. Includes option for VCS with GitHub.
Online diff tool to compare text differences between two text files
Quick Windows folder access and organization.
An extensible and scalable static documentation generator.
Online GIF maker and editor for animated GIFs.
Online 3d modelling tool. Site notes free access to the tool.
File Types Manager
Manage file extensions and types on Windows.
Database of vector icons
Web browser-based prototyping tool.
Open-source framework for digital image processing.
Open-source video transcoder.
i1Display Pro Plus
Hardware for display calibration. Colorimeter hardware for up to 2000 nits.
Photometric viewer for visualizing IES files. Freeware.
Tool to display pressed keys and mouse buttons for screencasts.
Open-source painting program.
Mandelbulb 3D (MB3D)
Software for creating 3D fractal imaging.
Mobile application for 3D sculpting.
Collaborative presentation tool.
Reference image viewer.
Command-line utility for copying and managing data in Windows.
WebGL sculpting application; resembles sculpting in ZBrush; exports to .obj, .stl and through other methods.
Open-source screen capture sharing.
Evaluate computing system performance and energy efficiency; standardized benchmarks
Online project planning & management tool.
Windows file copy and management.
Online 3d modeling and programming tool. Great tool for learning and testing quick concepts.
Tools for refining photo editing & quality.
Subversion client for Windows.
Parametric modelling/assembly, alternative versions, FX simulations
Collection of linear gradients for web and print applications
Free online tool to convert raster to vector graphics.
Collection of linear gradients for web applications.
Augmented reality viewer project by Mozilla for use with web tech and ARKit.
Open Source differencing and merging tool.
Free online word cloud generator and tag cloud creator.
Image viewer, resizer, and manager. Requires Ghostscript to work with PostScript-based file formats (PS, EPS, AI, PDF)
Automation tool for interoperability amongst a variety of design, communication, and productivity tools.
MyCGDoc Production Protocol
Consistency in folder and file management for each project aims to expedite workflows and quick recall. The folder structure below depicts the overall map for a project and would only include those elements relevant to the project tasks. All projects include the base elements shown in blue, but then depending on the additional project needs, may extend to include those relevant to game engines, web applications, and/or user experience design. Ultimately, navigation throughout each project is clearly delineated and consistent while allowing for customization and expansion as necessary.
This mind map was created using Whimsical.
File Management Tips
Quick View OBJ Files in File Explorer
Set .OBJ files to open with 3D Viewer and in the File Explorer's Preview Pane.
Open tar.gz Files in Windows
Note that file.tar.gz is unpacking 2 filetypes: gzip and tarball.
Automated File Copy & Rename
Create .bat file with following script.
Set 2 variables to hold source path and destination path.
Copy the file from the source path and renames with the new name at the destination path. Additional lines of this same code can be added for each and every other file being copied and renamed.
Pause is included to pause the bat file operation.
set sourcepath=\\<add_source_path_here>\folder set destpath=\\<add_dest_path_here>\folder Copy /y "%sourcepath%\orig_filename.file_extension" "%destpath%\new_filename.file_extension" echo done pause
Windows File Locations
Start menu items
OneDrive Transfer Limit
- Navigate to and open the following file:
- Increase value of variable
- Restart OneDrive.
Syntax & Formatting
Degree Symbol (
Use the following formula structure to isolate sheet numbers and sheet names by clipping characters from left and/or right.
Combine Text & Numbers
Values in cells A1, B1 and C1 are numbers. The formula in cell D1 is noted in the formula window and includes notation for converting and combining text and numbers.
Multiple Print Areas on Sheet
Excel has the option to define multiple print areas on a single sheet.
Select the cells that are intended to be within the first print area. Input the name of the print area (in this case, "Print_Area_01") in the input box above cell A1.
Select the next series of cells and input the name of the print area in the aforementioned input box. It is currently showing "A6", but replace it with the name of the new print area, as shown in the following screen captures.
Using the drop-down menu of the input box above cell A1, one can select from the available defined print areas. When selected, the cells within the print area are selected.
Game Mode Recording
Hide Mouse in Recordings
- <Windows> + <I>
- Gaming > Captures
- Disable 'Capture mouse cursor in recordings' (located at very bottom)
Use the /d switch to change current drive in addition to changing current directory for a drive.
cd /d d:\Directory
To move out of a directory
List files in current directory
Start typing in the directory and then clicking <TAB> to autocomplete with available directories cycling through
Used to write/quit the Visual Editor (vi)
This command clears the shell of any previous commands and output.
Used to permit user to execute a command as superuser or another user, depending on security policy. Mitigates any potential permission errors.
Active version of Python
PowerShell Commands List
We are passionate about PowerShell at PDQ.com and believe it is quickly becoming mandatory to accomplish day to day systems administration tasks. We have a list of commands below to help you learn more about PowerShell, as well as a PowerShell blog series that could help you write scripts to automate your daily work.
Console, Terminal, Shell
What's the difference between a console, a terminal, and a shell?
I see a lot of questions that are close but the questions themselves show an underlying misunderstanding of some important terms. Why would I use Windows Terminal over PowerShell? I don't need WSL for bash, I use Cygwin. Can I use conemu with PowerShell Core or do I need to use Windows Terminal?
This same process applies to PowerShell
GIFs & Video
Gyazo GIFs and videos are enabled for viewing in posts simply by copying/pasting the link from Gyazo.
Discord Text Formatting Guide: Colors, Bold, Italics, Strikethrough
Last Updated 8/16/2019: We included an extra "Markdown Text 101" section with three awesome resources to take your Markdown knowledge even further. You'll also find a new section on chat formatting when using international keyboard layouts. Added several "quality of life" updates to this guide.
On This Page
- Support Tools
- Microsoft Windows
- Folder Structure
- File Management Tips
- Quick View OBJ Files in File Explorer
- Open tar.gz Files in Windows
- Automated File Copy & Rename
- Windows File Locations
- OneDrive Transfer Limit
- Syntax & Formatting
- Unique Characters
- Microsoft Excel
- Clip Characters
- Combine Text & Numbers
- Multiple Print Areas on Sheet
- Game Mode Recording
- Hide Mouse in Recordings
- General Operations
- PowerShell commands
- GIFs & Video
- Formatting Guides