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  2. Chris lund

    Match 0.2 alpha Python Script WIP

    Jaakko, John Alexander, Thank you very much! More scripts to come, And I do plan on ultimately converting them to plug-ins. Scripting is easier though. John, That is pretty much the extent of my Hot Air Balloon Designs. There are two others, but I do not have photos of them. One of those, I merely augmented an existing balloon. They are all Home builds, so they are classified as Experimental Aircraft. I am not a licensed aeronautical engineer, so am not legally allowed to design them. Home builds/experimental is the loophole. All the other designs are what are classified as cold air or forced air inflatables. Primarily for advertising purposes. Always considered myself a low grade industrial designer. Dan Manoim (sp) is the goto Guy for fZ industrial design. He pops in now and again (I think, DanM?) I have done other work, but mostly as the last guy on the list, so, clients never knew of me. Don't know if I am allowed to show any of that work. Some of that was, Denver International airport. (Flight Information Displays), Concepts for Arm and Hammer, Evian, Prototype This TV show (Personal Air Bag Safety device) Sadly only lasted 1 season, Intact Labs (project for NASA), JRF Visuals only, Evian water bottle, Hunter Douglas, Corona and some others. Most of the things on that list never amounted to anything. the FIDs got built, and the Prototype this got built. My anonymous claim to fame. here is some of the CABallon work, however. (I no longer do this work, company was purchased, and the new company moved all design and production to South America) Thanks for the interest! The Dragon was probably one of the funnest projects, as I got to do the electronics and write the code for it too. And, Yes FormZ was crucial in each of these projects. Me tweaking some of the Micro-controller code Video of the Dragon: http://www.neurascenic.com/Dragon2.m4v
  3. CADulator

    Can't use v9.0.1 layout

    @AsOne -- thanks for the suggestion. I've been working with Support, and my problems are largely solved now by the 9.0.1.1 release and by structuring my title block and project template files correctly. Brandon in tech support showed me that the title block .fml file should contain graphics and directory items, and the project template .fml file should be blank except for the settings you want under File / Project Settings. The project template .fml may also specify the title block .fml you want for your project template under File / Project Settings, but a title block .fml should never reference another title block .fml. I sure didn't get that from the tutorial... Gerrit
  4. AsOne

    Exciting times

    +1 Love seeing the new site today!
  5. AsOne

    Can't use v9.0.1 layout

    To solve the .fmz linking issue: Have you tried closing the file and reopening? Or quitting the program and relaunching? I had similar problems and closing/reopening the file makes the links work.
  6. After struggling for a long time to create a glowing lamp shade Justin and I have finally figured it out using SSS materials. It was a little quirky at first and hard to get it to show properly. When we first created the material it was small and then scaling it up caused the SSS to disappear again. Eventually i got it right. It all lies in the scatter distance setting. DON"T MAKE IT TOO LARGE or TOO SMALL! In my model I placed a v-ray sphere light inside my lamp shade and made it so that it does not touch any physical geometry. I also tried this with a mesh light but that left strange shadows on the shade. So I thought I would save everyone some time and load the vrmat material and map here: Maybe some day we can set up a material sharing site similar to what Anton has set up for models lamp shade 2.vrmat
  7. johnalexander1571

    Match 0.2 alpha Python Script WIP

    Hi Chris, that is just great, I enjoyed reading your report. Maybe I'll have a use for this! I totally enjoyed seeing the balloon itself. Your work is the most unique out there, due to the inflatable nature of them. Can you sometime post more of the stuff you did because that has to be some of the coolest form.Z made work out there. I can't image folks hanging off the bottom of something I created... The script is great too, tho. Good idea for a script.
  8. Tech

    FormZ Free

    We identified an issue that can happen on some systems. We have posted an updated installer that should fix this issue. Please download again and re-install.
  9. Tech

    FormZ Free

    This is caused by the width of your browser window. If you expand the window, the graphics will be fine. We are looking into why this is not dynamically adjusting properly in some browsers. Thanks for the additional feedback. Not as widespread as you made it sound, but obviously things that we needed to correct.
  10. f700es

    FormZ Free

    Sorry about this but....now I get this error after installing..... BTW, Form Z 9 Pro demo works just fine.
  11. f700es

    FormZ Free

    Thanks Tech, seems to be working now. Can't wait to give it a try! F7
  12. danshaw

    FormZ Free

    OSX Safari and iOS Safari - latest versions of the software. On the Home page the LEARN MORE link under form Z pro just reloads the same page. On the Products page the form Z pro and Vray graphics overlap. On the form Z pro learn more page all the graphics images overlap their white base boxes. Same for form Z Jr learn more page. Doubled up materials text under the Layout section of the form Z pro learn more page. Requierement on a few pages. (I will not list all the spelling and grammar). BTW the Reference and Faceting Schemes pages of the online manual still show duplicates of the Symmetry page.
  13. ZTEK

    Exciting times

    +1 Congrats! 😀
  14. Tech

    FormZ Free

    We certainly do not see the issues you are describing. What browser are you using? What page do you observe the graphics and link issues?
  15. Tech

    FormZ Free

    There was a server cache issues as we transitioned to the live version of the new site. Please reload the page. You may need to force reload the page with shift key while selecting reload depending on your browser. You should now get the proper links.
  16. danshaw

    FormZ Free

    Same for the OSX version - it is the exact same dmg as the v9 pro demo and overwrites on download. I have to say that the quality control on the new website is atrocious - spelling mistakes and grammar errors on nearly every paragraph, links that do not go anywhere but back to the same page, doubled up text that doesn’t pertain to the section title and misaligned graphics everywhere. I hope the software is better....
  17. f700es

    FormZ Free

    Sorry to beat a dead horse but the new download link still looks back to the 9 Pro download or it seems to.....
  18. AHDD Designer

    form•Z v9.0.1 - UI Typo Inaccuracies

    My left hand is on the 3Dconnection Space Mouse, my right hand is on the «normal» Mouse. It happens very often that I want to transform an object with the coordinate 0,0,0 (for example rotate or scale) or that I have to move an object from any location to 0 very quickly. To achieve this I have to take the hand off the mouse and reset the 3 values with pressing 2 x «Tab» and 3 x 0. In version 6 it was a little bit easier: The 3 coordinates were not in 3 different fields, but there was only a text line separated by commas. If you wanted to define the absolute coordinate 0, it was enough to replace the whole line with a single 0.
  19. Tech

    form•Z v9.0.1 - UI Typo Inaccuracies

    Thanks for your feedback. We will be working on this going forward. The newer Mac OS SDK we are using in v9 has had a number of subtile changes that we are still working through. There is a lot of behind the scenes tweaking to make things look good on all the languages, operating systems, and versions we support. Can you detail why you would want to be able to reset the coordinates to 0? If we add this id would need to be a button or icon as check box UI element indicates a "state" not an "action".
  20. Des

    form•Z v9.0.1 - UI Typo Inaccuracies

    I think it is the right place to point these thing out. I didn't notice up until now. Minor as they are, they can be a little annoying but I'm sure the wrinkles will be ironed out once things have settled.
  21. Great work Chris! Thanks for sharing.
  22. Jaakko

    Exciting times

    I agree. Well done ADS 😀
  23. AHDD Designer

    form•Z v9.0.1 - UI Typo Inaccuracies

    I wonder if this is the right channel to give feedback of this kind? Tech? Autodessys? No response...?
  24. Des

    Exciting times

    With the onset of Fz9, it's variations and all the newness it brings, it is also nice to wake up to the new slick web-site too. After a time of stagnation, it makes me happy to see the new drive which I hope brings success. Well done AutoDesSys 👏 Des
  25. Chris lund

    Match 0.2 alpha Python Script WIP

    Thank you very much! Just thought I would give a little teaser on what is possible with a need and the will to solve that need. Considering this was done without the documentation, I am hoping it will highlight the accessibility that the new API offers. Once the documentation is available... to be cliche, the sky is the limit! I am truly excited to have scripting back! I fundamentally believe that it will allow the real brains to focus on the platform and allows us users to make tools that are more niche in nature, such as this. Looking at it realistically, tools like this probably aren’t in wide enough need for you to bother with. On the other hand, those of us who do, will save a lot of time and improve the work! Thank you for your hard work! It will be worth it and worth the wait for me! Have sooooo many questions! cheers! €hris £und
  26. Simply amazing work Chris! Thanks for sharing.
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