Entering random numbers in text entry fields produces no results
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You enter random numbers in any text entry field(s) (e.g. MCA (Main Control Area)-Transform-SRT fields), and after executing the random number command, no results are observed in the scene.
There is a good chance that your version of the Windows operating system is configured to a European (or non-US/Canadian English) regional setting such as French (France). Configuring the Regional > Options from English (US) to French (France) for example, will change the decimal symbol from a comma ( , ) to a period ( . ). Henceforth, when adding a command to the random number entry, the command will be ignored.
The solution is simple enough, but a few rules must be observed. Follow these steps. Note: In this case, the regional setting is configured to French (France).
- Open the Windows OS Control Panel-Regional Options window.
- Go to the Numbers tab, and enter a period ( . ) in the Decimal symbol field and hit Apply.
- Then go to the Currency tab and repeat step number 2.
- To get the random number command to work, you MUST use a period instead of a comma in the random number command: R(-4.2)
Applies To: XSI 1.5 on NT,Win2K