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  2. Spannerhead

    Animation keyframe problems

    Need some help guys. I'm trying to animate an assembly using keyframes. It's essentially a drawer opening, something entering the drawer, and then the drawer closing. I can animate the drawer opening. So far so good. I can make the contents enter the drawer. Also fine. But when I add the keyframe of the drawer closed and the contents inside the drawer, formZ decides that the contents should move into the drawer at the same time the drawer is closing. I don't know how to describe it any better. The timeline gets totally out of whack and entities start completing their moving sequences however they see fit. Any clues as to what I am doing wrong? If there was a way to share my screen, I would... Thank you!
  3. Should formZ Palettes scale when moving between screen on multi-monitor setups. I have a HP Zbook with a 4K screen, I have two additional monitors connected through a dock. for most apps, windows that are dragged from the primary display to the other displays scale automatically. FormZ Palettes do not Scale. is there a setting I am missing or is this expected behavior? Thanks! Bart FormZ Pro 8.6.3.1 (10163) Windows 10 Nvidia Quadro p1000
  4. Imagix

    Roundover

    I have had the same problem for some time.
  5. Last week
  6. snow

    retirement

    after you uninstall it you'll have to contact support and they will remove the serial number from your IP address.
  7. pylon

    Roundover

    Hi palarson, I just tested this and it seems that something has changed somewhere, an the roundover modifier is not currently working as it used to. I will investigate.
  8. Alan Cooper

    retirement

    Sounds like you sold it. Well done. Surely uninstalling would deactivate? Maybe make sure you are online and restart the computer.
  9. Philhuntdesign

    retirement

    everyone hi how do i deactivate the form z 8.5 software on my computer thanks
  10. palarsen

    Roundover

    Is there a known problem with Roundover? Does not have an effect on my quite simple model Using Mac and all newest versions
  11. andrew

    interface lag on MacOS

    I am experiencing similar issues. I find that turning off snaps vastly improves performance. I always use object doctor and project doctor these days. I find that even after fixing a model or assembly and saving, making changes to the file or scale will create new problems in an object that need to be re-fixed. I've also found that with Mojave, Apple related issues such as saving a simple JPEG rendering is unstable. The app will crash after exporting the file. I started saving TIFFs a week ago and its been way more reliable. One thing about JPGs for Support. After all these years, why cant FormZ use a JPG with Progressive compression as an image maps. MANY folks save images with that JPG scheme these days. It just seems like that should have been dealt with a long time ago. For Apple users, I think some of the blame goes to Apple. They been messing with so many parts of the OS, I dont know how developers can deal with the mess.
  12. chrisjk

    interface lag on MacOS

    I suppose that it is possible that Apple will surprise us all in 2019 assuming they give us a new Mac Pro as promised. However, I have been rather p'eed off with the way desktops have been treated and as a result, I have been looking at building a Windows machine. The trouble is, I gave Windows up in 2006 and I basically still hate it but there is no doubt that more software of the kind I want, available for Windows. I do have both Parallels and a Vmware VM of Windows 10 but I find that CAD programs do not run very well on them, the graphics hardware in my iMac 2015 5k machine isn't sufficiently powerful.
  13. chrisjk

    interface lag on MacOS

    You are right - I missed that!
  14. Justin Montoya

    interface lag on MacOS

    Looks like MacOS Mojave should be avoided for most 3d users, especially if you are using an Nvidia GPU... https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcochiappetta/2018/12/11/apple-turns-its-back-on-customers-and-nvidia-with-macos-mojave/amp/ All the more evidence that Apple could care less about it's 3d professionals.
  15. Philhuntdesign

    retirement

    it is des and thanks for posting
  16. Des

    retirement

    I think that is a great bargain Phil! I already have two licenses for just me so I won't be buying. I would suggest to anyone who has a single license to snap this offer up. And anyone who's trying out Fz to get it! Des
  17. Philhuntdesign

    retirement

    just been thinking about the price....willing to drop to £500.....that seems a good bargain
  18. Justin Montoya

    interface lag on MacOS

    Since he said it also happens on his Windows workstation, I highly suspect the file has something wrong with it. Unfortunately, you will likely need to try rebuilding the file like I mentioned above. Also, make sure the file does NOT have 'Keep Textures' enabled, as is stupidly enabled by FormZs default installation. To check, with the file open, go to File>Project Files> Keep Textures box should be unchecked and the File Optimization slider should be 3 notches from the 'Open Fast' side. I was told this is the best position from AutoDesSys themselves...
  19. Philhuntdesign

    retirement

    thanks very much.....that's very kind hope your well and busy....best wishes phil
  20. FZnoob

    retirement

    Best of luck to you in your new endeavors Mate!
  21. Philhuntdesign

    retirement

    i have been in touch with the company and have all the forms to transfer my license....i am offering form z 8.5 professional with the renderzone plug in for £600.00 no tax to be added if you are interested please send pm me....i can send the serial numbers once i have received payment by paypal thanks
  22. Philhuntdesign

    retirement

    as you will see i have retired from the design industry and have a 8.5 licence that i no longer need whats the best and legal way of selling the licence and would it be best to do this on the forum many thanks phil
  23. Rudy Daverveld

    OBJ export crashes

    Ok thanks, but your save has generated a facetted object, I want to save it as smooth with parametric information. @Zweb, are you still reading with us? When I save just a sphere it works when I duplicate the sphere and boolean it together with the fitst one it crashes while saving as OBJ. (see image) Kind regards, Rudy Daverveld Visual 8
  24. chrisjk

    interface lag on MacOS

    Have you checked Activity Monitor to see what's eating CPU cycles or memory? Sometimes apparently random slowdowns can be caused by things like Spotlight indexing. Try turning this off for a while to see if there is any improvement. Other stuff like Apple Photos can do things in the background which hog resources and if you have a large sync job going on with the cloud that too can affect speed.
  25. kac

    interface lag on MacOS

    Does it lag on a new blank file? I had a similar issue but had too many ghost operands. Clearing them did the trick for me.
  26. Justin Montoya

    interface lag on MacOS

    Might as well try trashing your preferences folder since it seems to fix so many other problems!
  27. cearch

    Render animation in vray?

    Thanks John, I'm using : FormZ - Version 8.6.3.1 Build 10163 VRay - Version 3.6.3.1 Build 1221 Wndows 10 - i5, 3.1GHz, 8Gb RAM When I hit the "Generate Animation" button the little window pops up but no image appears in it. Eventually it says (Not Responding), then some time later it crashes and FormZ dissappears from the screen - completely! However, I did find (completely by accident) in my FormZ Folder a file named "formZAnimFrame.bmp" which is a picture of the first frame of the animation that should have been produced (but its not the file name that I setup). All other modes of animation are working - wireframe, renderzone etc. Anyway, I will keep trying I suppose, maybe with a new FZ model... Cheers, Chris
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