A Newbie Graphics Problem With Hex
Hi! So glad the forums are back! Just starting out in Hexagon - haven't even gotten very much further than opening the program, and have been searching all afternoon to try to figure out what I'm doing wrong.
I have a Windows 7 64 bit system, i7 CPU, 860 GHZ 2.8 GHZ 8 GB ram, with an ATI Radeon HD 5700 series graphics card - I believe it's supposed to have Open GL support. I've tried turning the Aero desktop off, I am running as administrator, it is installed in Program Files (x86) and it's Hexagon verson 188.8.131.52 .
All the tutorials I've been watching and trying to follow have been showing people picking the faces of an object, or the edges, while the object is solid - even drawing a box that selects all the faces (or whatever) that are in the box. For some reason this doesn't show up on my hexagon screen. I can't see what I have selected, it's as if I don't have anything selected, the entire object is still colored as if nothing is selected. However, if I pick the "transparent display of sub-selection" and press it so that my object is transparent, THEN I can see the faint light blue selected faces. In all the tutorials, when their object is solid, there is a bright blue indicating the selection. Sorry this is so confusing and long-winded, but I was really excited to get started with this! So anyway I am hoping I am just missing some way to turn on the option to get the selection to show on the solid object as well as the transparent object? Or, is it as I am dreading to find out, my graphics card doesn't get along with Hexagon?
Thanks for any help or advice you can offer! Cathy