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  2. Justin Montoya

    V_Ray beta lighting

    I asked the same thing... If you download the newest build with the same link, it now has light groups working with light mix! I'm unsure about the emissive materials though. Did you try putting them in a material group to see if that does anything?
  3. flakie

    V_Ray beta lighting

    Is there a way to group lights so they can be adjusted with one slider in light mixer. Also all emissive textures come in as one slider in light mixer is there a way to separate the emissive textures so they have individual sliders.
  4. Last week
  5. I hit that limit about a year ago. I contacted tech directly.
  6. ¢hris £und

    FZ9 Python scripts

    Specifically in the cube script, the function call should be: fz.cube([0.0,0.0,0.0], [5.0,10.0,20.0]) NOT fz.cubes([0.0,0.0,0.0], [5.0,10.0,20.0])
  7. ¢hris £und

    FZ9 Python scripts

    JL, The cube script appears to have a bug in it. I get a report, where you do not. I would have to look into the script to attempt to figure out what is going on. At this time though, fZ does not have a debugger so this is beyond difficult. The cylinder.py script works for me though. (I am on a M1 Mac, however.)
  8. I am unfamiliar with win10. Have you tried python outside of fZ? In older versions of win, you had to modify the "PATH" data so that the os would recognize it. Though, I was under the impression newer versions of windows were going to have it built in. ¢£
  9. Justin Montoya

    Dimensioning in V 9

    There isn't one, but the necessary dimension tools and note tools for call outs are built-in to the modeling toolset. Look under the Text group of tools.
  10. Hello Chris

    I'v tried to run some basics scripts on my FZ9 under win 10

    But no scripts works here

    I've contacted Brandon from Autodessys...

    He indicate to install Python on my computer ...

    well done

    But no change here

    Have you an idea why I cannot run any script here  ?

    Thanks you in advance

    Best regards

    1. ¢hris £und

      ¢hris £und

      I responded to your post.

      On older versions of windows, you also needed to manually alter the "PATH" data so that windows would recognize it.

      Can you run scripts outside of fZ?

       

      I would love to see what you came up with!!!

       

      ¢£

    2. ¢hris £und

      ¢hris £und

      I responded to your post.

      Can you run scripts outside of fZ?

      On older versions of windows, you also needed to manually alter the "PATH" data so that windows would recognize it

      https://datatofish.com/add-python-to-windows-path/

       

      I would love to see what you came up with!!!

       

      ¢£

    3. jldaureil

      jldaureil

      I've created the Path variables... but no result...

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  11. Python scripts don't works on FZ9 win 10 here Any ideas ?
  12. flakie

    Dimensioning in V 9

    I used the draft workspace in version 8 for quick dim. callouts. Where is it in V9, I don't want to do a compete drafting layout.
  13. nano

    Trees and plants for Vray/FormZ

    Have look at Speedtree as an option for buying premade files and also you can get a node locked cinema engine for a just few months at a very good price and model up in precise detail a library of all your desired trees and plants. It also has some VERY nice integration with Unity and Unreal. https://store.speedtree.com Another good option is 'The Grove' which is a plugin for blender and other software if you have it which allows you to grow your own. https://www.thegrove3d.com These are both systems I have tried and used for projects with success with pulling the files into FormZ in the past. Mainly trying to make local Australian eucalyptus which are a pain to model.
  14. I love the mobile viewer and also want as many clients as possible to use it. However: in order to make them, it has to be solid. Currently there is an instant crash on complex files, when trying to measure a distance. Could you please fix that? Thanks:)
  15. … how to deactivate this permanently? Thank you
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  17. At least in the factories I work with, the geometry is driven only by the 3D files. The 2D drawings are used for QA (critical dimensions) and to define material, surface finish, tolerance, Etc.
  18. bbuxton

    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    2D sketches, though usually these can be exported as dxf as working drawings. Most ID fabrication still requires 2D drawings, machinists work from 2D drawings. If there is a problem it is the 2D drawings that come back because a part does not fit.
  19. Anything possible from FormZ on this? if not lets make it a feature in future I hope - just spent the greater part of last hour redistributing materials to layers manually on a large model. I can find better uses for my time....
  20. skybound13

    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    DanM, Yeah, the precision in construction is nothing compared to what you’re working with. I once heard someone say, “If it looks straight, it is straight.” I thought that was funny, that doesn’t cut it in your industry. You mention mould fabrication…I guess they are CNC-ed or maybe 3D printed depending on the mould. Something that gets me is to think what it must have been like before they had the machines to make the machines that make the things we have now. Like, just how did they make the first straightedge without something straight as a reference? :-) I guess it goes back to what I said above, “If it looks straight, it is straight.” I watched a video that makes a reference to Pumapunka with some nice footage of the crazy stoneworking they were doing. It’s funny, the Wikipedia article makes reference to some brainiac who came to the conclusion that they must have possessed “additional tools” that remain undiscovered - ya think? And of course no great mystery would be complete without a few alien theories!
  21. I'm not sure what you mean by 2D drawings. Are you referring to 2D sketches or 2D documentation drawings?
  22. There is One big difference between architecture and ID, Buildings are built according to Blueprints. products made according to 3D data. That is way modeling a product must be precise and detailed since the 3D data is driving the mould eventually.
  23. bbuxton

    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    The elephant in the room is 2D drawings and 'parameters' not driving the model in FormZ. Editing the model will update the drawing in Layout but not the other way round. Most parametric CAD, e.g. Solidworks, Fusion 360 Catia etc. work from the drawing first, not the model Most architectural applications like Autocad Vectorworks etc. also work from 2D first (parametric doors and windows are just exposed values for a 2D drawing driving a model) FormZ works from the model first, edit the model and the drawings update. Working in this very direct way with the model first is much faster than the other approaches, but once an idea settles and needs constraint-driven changes, it is time to move the process out of formZ to another application. I almost always start projects in FormZ but invariably finish them elsewhere.
  24. skybound13

    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    DanM, That is frustrating, when a schedule constraint limits the design. I was looking at a book about Phillipe Stark back in college, he was talking a bit about his workflow. He made it sound like if he needed more time for design he’d just tell the client and they could take it or leave it - but most of us don’t have the luxury of setting the schedule. Also of interest was how he said his process includes an “incubation time” where they take the design so far then stop working on it for a while, then they go back with fresh eyes and continue working. As for Stark letting his clients know that he sets the schedule, makes me think of something I read about Frank Gehry, I guess a couple came to him to design a house and they had lots of pictures of how they wanted it to look, he told them, “No, you come to me for what I can give you!” :-) I don’t know the sorts of features that industrial designers want in their software, you guys are sweating details so fine that we take care of those tolerances with caulk in the field. :-) I did see two videos on YouTube regarding parametric features, looks like formZ has at least recognized that some people may find a use for such features: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdVm0dSn6mY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMy7iUhxPAg
  25. skybound13

    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    allenjl, I definitely appreciate the time-saving benefits of parametric objects, you’re working smarter rather than harder by leveraging those features as part of your workflow. The formZ stair tool actually looks fairly robust based on the video I saw on YouTube, using that as a starting point would save a lot of time.
  26. I guess you're more into architecture where usually the geometry is simpler so I can see how FZ is capable enough to edit the design along as you go. But for industrial design it is very limiting and time consuming to go back, finding the ghosted objects and edit the shape. Sometimes I feel that the design is compromised because I need to meet my deadline. I don't think that History based modeling is the only way to go. Since FZ is more a designer tool, direct parametric editing would be much better. But ADS doesn't offer any kind of solution, and it seems that they are not going to in the future.
  27. Wal054

    Display Resolution of Underlays

    Yes I found that to be the case.
  28. dpwr

    Display Resolution of Underlays

    Also, Palettes > Reference Plane Parameters > Underlay Select custom placement, and the scale can be a little funky.
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