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by George Langford
31.03.2015 16:41
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Running Helicon Focus on a linux operating system
Replies: 3
Views: 5129

Running Helicon Focus on a linux operating system

Hi Stas - Usually I'm groaning about bugs & fixes. This time I have some good news: Helicon Focus can be run in a GNU/linux environment by using Wine, which is a linux application that will run a Windows application without resort to the Windows operating system. Specifically: I installed Helico...
by George Langford
31.10.2014 14:05
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: How do I email Helicon3DViewer to someone ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

Re: How do I email Helicon3DViewer to someone ?

Someone has asked me privately how to get an earlier version of Helicon Focus so he can get usable 3D output. I've had good luck by installing HF 5.1 in place of the latest version, and I'd like to be able to tell him where he can download that version for his own use. My own Dell Inspiron laptop is...
by George Langford
22.09.2014 21:29
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: How do I email Helicon3DViewer to someone ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

Re: How do I email Helicon3DViewer to someone ?

Stas said: Helicon Focus 6 saves videos as mp4 files, so sharing should not be a problem. After downloading HF 6.2.2, matters are worse: 1. HF didn't ask me for my activation code. 2. 3D still comes up all 255's excepting the hula hoop outline, and there's no place I can find where I can change the ...
by George Langford
18.09.2014 17:35
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: How do I email Helicon3DViewer to someone ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

Re: How do I email Helicon3DViewer to someone ?

Stas wrote: To share video you can publish them to Youtube or other video service and send a link. That doesn't help me with getting a private 3D video to a client ... I'm doing a consulting job, and I'm not ready to post my result to the entire world. YouTube is not available to me, which is a sham...
by George Langford
16.09.2014 15:18
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: How do I email Helicon3DViewer to someone ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

How do I email Helicon3DViewer to someone ?

For a week now I've been trying to show the results of my examination of an object to someone over the Internet. I've got a nice 3D animation produced by Helicon Focus that I can view just fine on my own computer as either a 3D model or as a QuickTime video, but when I put that data on my website, Q...
by George Langford
10.09.2014 17:40
Forum: Helicon Filter: Suggestions and improvements
Topic: Interface HF to a 3D printer
Replies: 1
Views: 3389

Interface HF to a 3D printer

Many times I have been called upon to explain microscopic objects to clients, jurors, etc. and flat pictures just do not do those objects any justice. It occurred to me the other day that the stacked images from a microscope could be used to make a replica of the microscopic object that could be pas...
by George Langford
10.09.2014 17:18
Forum: Helicon Focus: Micro
Topic: Linear actuator
Replies: 4
Views: 6417

Re: Linear actuator

Regarding automation of the interface between HF and a microscope: 1. On my Olympus stereomicroscope, I added a stage to support the object and a dial indicator with one inch range reading in 0.001 inch increments easily resolved to follow the head of the microscope. For some pix I move the head 0.0...
by George Langford
10.09.2014 16:59
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Version 6 Beta saving blank animation images
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Re: Version 6 Beta saving blank animation images

Hello - Postby Stas Yatsenko » 25.04.2014 04:28 Please wait several days till new release is out.[/quote] Alas, the newest release is out as of 10 Sept.2014 and the animations, stereos, model, etc. all come out blank as before in April 2014. All I see with Seamonkey and even with Internet Explorer i...
by George Langford
24.04.2014 16:46
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Version 6 Beta saving blank animation images
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Re: Version 6 Beta saving blank animation images

Hello Stas - The new upgrade (not the new release ?) came down and was installed w/o any hitches, but the 3D animation still does not work. Same problem as in the original posting. My November 2011 version still works and does create usable animations, but the stacked images from the latest version ...
by George Langford
15.04.2014 18:57
Forum: Helicon Focus: Support
Topic: Version 6 Beta saving blank animation images
Replies: 5
Views: 2202

Version 6 Beta saving blank animation images

While my older version of Helicon Focus (about 2012) seems to be working OK, when I try to view the 3D animations in my browser (SeaMonkey on WinXP SP3) I get only the outline of the images, which are blank white. This happens whether the saved images are real or blank. I can view the real images wi...
by George Langford
01.02.2012 17:46
Forum: Helicon Filter: Bugs and Support
Topic: Errors after restart with Ver. 5.2.16.1
Replies: 10
Views: 5910

Re: Errors after restart with Ver. 5.2.16.1

Hello Stas - Success ! I received Ver. 5.2.17.6 Beta this morning and tried it. I ran two stacks without incident; then I removed all the source & output files, then exited Helicon Focus, reopened it, and ran another stack. Still no incident. The debug window opens each time I run a stack; on th...
by George Langford
21.01.2012 20:55
Forum: Helicon Filter: Bugs and Support
Topic: Errors after restart with Ver. 5.2.16.1
Replies: 10
Views: 5910

Re: Errors after restart with Ver. 5.2.16.1

Re: Errors after restart with Ver. 5.2.16.1

Hello Stas - regarding "A little better ..."

I'm getting set to run a bunch more sets of stacks - any estimated time for an updated repair ?

Thanks,
George Langford
by George Langford
16.01.2012 22:51
Forum: Shooting
Topic: Focussing stack using Microscope ?
Replies: 7
Views: 8765

Re: Focussing stack using Microscope ?

It's easy to mount a dial indicator on the post of a stereomicroscope and then create the stack with equal height increments. I did this with an Olympus SZH to which I had added a stage attached to the microscope's post. The stage makes the position of the object quite stable. With a metallograph or...
by George Langford
16.01.2012 22:26
Forum: Helicon Filter: Bugs and Support
Topic: Errors after restart with Ver. 5.2.16.1
Replies: 10
Views: 5910

Re: Errors after restart with Ver. 5.2.16.1

Hello Stas - A little better ... The new version ran a couple of stacks without incident, so I shut it down and restarted. It then ran another set of images OK. When I restarted for a second time, my troubles began. HF froze and then exited. Upon trying again, the freeze repeated, but I had to use C...
by George Langford
14.01.2012 00:24
Forum: Helicon Filter: Bugs and Support
Topic: Errors after restart with Ver. 5.2.16.1
Replies: 10
Views: 5910

Re: Errors after restart with Ver. 5.2.16.1

Hello Stas -

I retreated to an earlier version of HeliconFocus and got my immediate project back on track, so I'm now eagerly awaiting the debugged Beta version ...

Thanks & best regards,
George Langford

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