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  1. 3 points

    Example Images

    One I just finished last week. Learned about chromatic aberration on this one.
  2. 3 points
    Andrew West

    Example Images

    Nice images. How are you applying the decals? More examples will hopefully help build our little community. Here is one of mine. The nice thing about this image is that no matter how many lights I throw in the mix it still renders fairly quickly.
  3. 3 points

    Example Images

    Been quiet in here lately....
  4. 2 points
    https://hdrihaven.com/ Actually useful HDRI site.
  5. 2 points
    My 2012 MacPro/ Sierra/ 3d Connexion moves the mouse cursor only, despite reinstalling the driver 3 times. I saw no option to uninstall connexion. (I've ignored this important tool for over a year due to other work than 3d). Any insight would be welcome as I have time for 3d, (finally). The main problem is the absence of 3D Connexion in the device check list of SysPrefs/Security/Privacy
  6. 2 points

    Example Images

    Actually, the setting I used for this render are mostly the default settings. I did turn on AO, but I have not seen the effect in my renders. I set the depth of field distance in inches to where I wanted the clear portion of the image. Quality was .005 to get the noise free depth of field. Chromatic aberration is a little trick I ran into recently trying to learn more about mimicking photos. Sometimes, (I am not sure under what conditions yet) cameras displace the red, blue, and green channels. I saw a tutorial on YouTube where the presenter used the Lens Correction in Photoshop to offset the three channels from each other. I just drag the sliders a little bit off center.
  7. 2 points

    Example Images

    Very nice Andrew. I suppose the image you posted is also done in the way they've asked you. Very well lit, no strong shadows. Real estate purposes. Below is my design for a custom home. Thankfully, I'm not required to light up the building the same way. I like to render with strong shadows to show the three dimensional quality of the design, and the end user is fine with it.
  8. 2 points
    We are happy to inform you that after considering your requests, we have decided that we will continue supporting and developing the form·Z plugin. We estimate that Maxwell 5 for form·Z 8 will be released before the end of the year, and when AutoDesSys launches form·Z 9, we will start developing this plugin for Maxwell 5 too!! Thank you for your patience, understanding and trust. LEARN MORE Now, Maxwell 5 is yours. Now, the time is yours. Be Maxwell 5's campaign image! If you would like to be Maxwell 5's campaign image, send your Maxwell 5 render to: maxwelldesk@nextlimit.com The contestants will be featured on our Social Media every week! Finalists will be featured on Fridays and the winner will be the image of one of Maxwell 5's campaigns! Don't miss this opportunity and send us your work now!
  9. 1 point
    Andrew West

    Layout fonts outlined

    Anton Drafting has never been a form.z strength, especially when you compare it to a true drafting program like Autocad. However, I have on occasion used it for drafting and I find that the font you use is critical to a nice clean look. I personally like to use City Blueprint for my font which is a little old school but comes across well.
  10. 1 point

    Transform "each"

    This is possible by using shortcuts set in the "Quick Keys" Palette "Nudge" tab. Set a shortcut and select "Apply to Entities Individually" and click away:
  11. 1 point

    smart model architectural plug-in

    Although I am a professional Architect I am not interested in the way those solutions work, it's just a database! You are not modelling anymore, but searching in a huge database with names and codes. And never find the object you want as an architect. Editing the object is still time consuming... Of course for some objects, like a water tap it's handy... FormZ has the possibility to be the best 3D modeller, simple to use, and therefore fast. The simpler you can build a 3D model, the better it works to get a unique design. Not a copy of a database! The information management in Form Z should be as simple as the 3D modeller, than we can print out our own spreadsheets... 3D model is one part of the BIM workflow, communicating with other professionals is the other part. For this we need exchange options. Anyway...
  12. 1 point
    Justin Montoya

    Views Group

    + YES
  13. 1 point
    Chris lund

    New material naming

    Setz, I do intend on some other direct point manipulation tools. This would be a good addition to them. such as arranging in geometric shapes. with different planes as options. (topo selection level would be points.) Circle, square... Maybe have a second selection that the points could align too... Shift to nearest neighbor or average (within a tolerance setting option) option to Join/Stitch when possible. Now Quantize, I can definitely see a tool like this making wrong choices, but as you said, maybe make them more obvious. It may be possible to leave some kind of marker behind where the points that were shifted so you can go back and verify correct placements. thinking: creating a new layer and adding circles or spheres where the points go moved to, or from. both? Any way, yea, consider it considered. cheers! ¢£
  14. 1 point

    New material naming

    Hi Chris, I have an idea for a plugin that I thought you may be able to create if you were interested, (the last time I did any coding myself was in Pascal back in 1984). It would be a Quantize Tool. Select an object, set a quantize increment in the options, fire the tool. It would move each point in the object to a point in 3D space that was nearest to a location on the increment defined in the options. I often get models and drafting docs from people who model without using snaps. It's maddening to have things very slightly out of line and not square, it wreaks havoc when using the Reshape tool. A quantize tool would either straighten things out or make them more obvious; by making them more visibly skewed. While it would be very useful on facetted objects, I don't think the results would work on many smooth objects, but might in some cases. Let me know what you think. Cheers. (sorry to bomb in on this discussion but figured this was the best place to get your attention)
  15. 1 point


    hope this is ok but here are a few interior images from the Chaos website to demonstrate what I mean, all modelled in 3ds max. I appreciate that the quality of each image is down to the artistry of the individual user - I'm just trying to establish if it's possible to achieve this level within FormZ before I invest time putting it into my workflow thanks
  16. 1 point

    Meet up in Seattle?

    Hi, I'm visiting Seattle from Santiago, Chile until the beginning of December, and I will be moving here next summer... so, I'm looking to connect with other users in the area, particularly anyone in the architectural design field... are there any other users in the Seattle area to meet up with? Best, Marcelo
  17. 1 point


    Hi Chris, Looks great! Thanks! Here's a picture of my last try. -Craig
  18. 1 point

    Lumion plugin

    lumion imports many file formats.....unless its a live plugin it doesn't make much difference we have no issue using fz (mac) models in lumion , basically the same as using sketchup/lumion without live link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcsdy6Dzliw
  19. 1 point

    Example Images

    Here is a simple composite I just did. The AC unit is a photo, the mounting hardware is what we sell here at our company. I do a lot of stuff like this. Disclaimer... the AC part is a Getty Image that my company purchased the rights to, so please don't use this image for any reason.
  20. 1 point

    Example Images

    Thanks! 1. Do a nurbs curve. 2 Make a cylinder = thickness of rope. 3. Give it a cylinder texture. 4. Change texture to a UV coordinates (Edit Texture Tool). 5. Then use Bend Along Path tool to a cylinder, the rope texture should now follow nicely the curves. Hope this helps