Please revert the Idle screensnap function!
Sam Paul 2 posts - United Kingdom - Joined Apr 14 2009
I work in 3D, I have recently started using the odesk team thingum, however something changed. It used to take screenshots whilst the computer was idle, it wouldn't log hours of course, but it would take a screenshot and show what the computer was doing in my absence.
For me this was invaluable as my client could see that a fluid/particle/physics simulation was running or a render was rendering. Now I have an old client that has got me back doing more work, but he's used to seeing the computer working when I'm AFK, ussually overnight, but also during the day. So now he doesn't have the screenshots to show him that I am dedicated to his project, for all he knows I could be neglecting him and working on something else.
As you know the screenshot feature is invaluable for feedback. He often checks the screens and says "hey this is wrong" or "that should look like this". Currently he is robbed of this ability to halt me in the middle of rendering when he sees problems only evident in the rendered version.
Please can you consider reverting this, or maybe adding a toggle in the preferences to enable it. I've explained the situation to him, and I hope he'll understand, but it really is a pity the feature has been removed.
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