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#1 Des

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 07:09 AM

I'm just refering to a mention of the upcoming FormZ Pro 8.5 in your circulated email about the FormZ Spring Special.

You say it has some pretty exciting new features.

Any chance you could enlighten us a bit further?  :huh:  :D

 

Thanks,

 

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#2 Shibui Design

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 09:36 AM

Yes please! Hopefully there will be another rendering engine option and a fully functioning layout!! Details, details...



#3 Tech

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 09:42 AM

Hi Des,

 

We have quite a few things in the works (including many improvements to Layout), but more details will be released in the coming weeks...



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Posted 10 April 2015 - 11:33 AM

Oh, great news. I hope the wait for the VRay plugin is finally over then ;)


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#5 Shibui Design

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 11:57 AM

Unfortunately, I think the user base for FormZ is too small for chaosgroup to be interested in making a plugin.



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Posted 11 April 2015 - 08:18 AM

what a teaser :-)


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Posted 11 April 2015 - 10:11 AM

I heard VRay is still happening...

 

Can't wait to see what else they have!



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Posted 28 April 2015 - 07:50 AM

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#9 Tech

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 10:52 AM

Hi Markus,

 

Yes, we are getting closer to an announcement.  Stay tuned! :)


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 12:24 PM

My top fixes for 8.5:

 

Loss of the input dimension box upon pan or temporary guide placement...meaning I have to mouse back up there and click the box to enter dimensions.

Improved shadow edges for Shaded Full render

Ability to have Layers and Materials with digits at the end copied in numeric order 1, 2, 3, etc.   E.G., "Layer 1" copied would become "Layer 2" then "Layer 3"  instead of "Layer Copy", "Layer Copy 2"

Improvements in windows and doors (mentioned in a previous post)

 

Thanks for fixing the "others locked" and "others visible" for collapsed groups!!!  Or at least it seems fixed to me.

 

Looking forward to the new update.

 


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 02:02 PM

One more:  Ability to turn off Ambient Occlusion for individual objects in Shaded Full render.  Something similar to Override Edge Display in the Attributes tab.  


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 03:40 PM

Would also love to see the Operand Status palette finally.  I can't seem to post an image of it today for some reason, but essentially a palette with the choices from the Edit menu.  From Ghost Operands to Unlock Components in the palette for quick and easy access.

 

 


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Posted 29 April 2015 - 03:03 PM

It would be wonderful if 8.5 works with ALL cores on a Mac Pro 2013 tube, because it is really annoying to hear from support that I have to choose 6-cores instead of the 16 available.

And a +1 for Asone for the option in Layers... Layer 1, 2, 3, etc. that's more smart.

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 07:12 AM

Will there be a option to nudge by set increments?



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Posted 02 May 2015 - 02:54 PM

Will there be a option to nudge by set increments?

You can do that now.  See the Palette Menu: Quick Keys...



#16 Tech

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 03:20 PM

Gentlemen,

 

The 8.5 Pro Beta version is now available.  Please see this posting for more info and a link?

 

http://forums.formz....ailable/?p=5733



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Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:05 PM

Possible the return of Midpoint snap?    ;)


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#18 Des

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 02:49 AM

Yes, Asone,

Also with the midpoint snap having the options of snapping to the centre of an arc like in v6 and before..



#19 Tech

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:00 AM

Hi Des & Paul,

 

formZ 7 and 8 have the Snap to Interval object snap, which has the number of Intervals set to 2 by default.  This should function just like the midpoint snap in v6.  Is there something that this is not doing for you?



#20 Des

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:48 AM

I'm referring to the centre snap option like this from v6.7.3 and older..

 

 

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