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  1. 5 points
    Des

    Piano WIP

    Thanks for your comments guys. Here's an update with the stool added. This is up for sale now on turbosquid Des
  2. 3 points
    takehito_matsumoto

    Example Images

    Rendered with formz vray. I am a CG designer living in Japan and have long used FormZ. I sincerely hope that formz will be compatible with the latest CG technologies such as UE4, twinmotion, Unity, LUMION and Substance.
  3. 2 points
    Hi, I am a Japanese architectural CG designer. FormZ is not compatible with recent architectural CG software such as UE4 unreal studio, twinmotion, LUMION and BIM. 3dsmax, sketchup, rhino and c4d correspond to them. I have been using FormZ for a long time, so the late appearance of FormZ is very disappointing. Will FormZ not develop UE4 unreal studio, twinmotion, LUMION and vray next from now on? As a result, I am wondering whether to change the software used in the main modeling from FormZ.
  4. 2 points
    bbuxton

    Are there any future updates for FormZ?

    Unreal Studio imports Step, SAT etc via the Datasmith Plugin for Unreal. FormZ exports FBX and OBJ both of which work well with UE4. FormZ supports VRay For BIM and links to other systems like TwinMotion and Lumion, you are better off using Vectorworks or Archicad on a Mac or giving in to Autodesk subscriptions if you are Windows-based. Rhino is good if like me you need to work with point clouds it also has a live link to Lumion. The alternatives are unlikely to match FormZ for fast concepting, but for links to other software and current architectural workflows maybe you need something else to run alongside FormZ. My set up is to go from FormZ to Modo via the Power-Translators plugin. Modo has a direct connect with Unreal.
  5. 2 points
    Des

    Piano WIP

    In between jobs again so I decided to model our old piano. Modelled in FormZ (obviously!) and rendered in Maxwell. Hope you like... Des
  6. 1 point
    ariel

    U unique Layer Naming issue

    Hi, I am using 8.6.5 and i am trying to create a set of groups and layers for a building im designing. I cant seem to create same name layers in different groups. why is that ? it is only natural to have same name folders and files inside different folders. Thanks, Ariel
  7. 1 point
    Tech

    U unique Layer Naming issue

    That is a legitimate suggestion! As of right now the layers will need to have unique names, but this would make a nice improvement. Thank you for your feedback! If you have any more, please submit them to support@formz.com.
  8. 1 point
    3dworks

    please improve the underlay tool!

    it has been said many times: please improve the way we can place underlays. this is SO important if you need to model based on scanned drawings or any photo reference. the current system is so cumbersome. open the reference plane parameters box, set up parameters, close the box to see if underlay is matching. rinse and repeat for the next 15 minutes. a simple 'screen update' button already would help a lot and reduce time to a minute. better than that, scale, size, move and rotate handles could make this tool really helpful and reduce setup time down to maybe 20 seconds. i just remember the good old times when pylon's plugin did this job in seconds... currently working again on a project where i have to setup dozens of underlays. it is just frustrating!
  9. 1 point
    Des

    Thoughts on BIM and its impact on FormZers

    Hi all, I just thought I'd post this to see what your experience is lately regarding our 3d modelling work being affect by the onslaught of BIM in architecture. I am definitely being affected as more architects are using the likes of Revit for more and more projects. As a result they are tending to do their 3d imaging in-house and are less reliant on 3d modellers. They also have many rendering engines to choose from with built-in assets like trees, planting and other entourage which are of a very high quality. Yes, they still require specialist work sometimes but it seems less frequent these days. I've never been a fan of this approach in architecture as I believe designs can be limited and more rigid, but I can see great improvements as the software (and the users for that matter) get better. In this part of the world there is a lot of work in the architectural field at the moment, but every single practice (both large and small) are now using Revit (mostly) exclusively and require people with that skill base. While I will always use FormZ for its amazing modelling abilities, but I think I will have no option but to go down the BIM route using Revit (the thought makes me wretch as I have tried it out before) and still use FormZ along side for when real 3d modelling is needed. To keep marketable at least. I'd love to hear what you all think... Des
  10. 1 point
    R2D2

    Thoughts on BIM and its impact on FormZers

    I am using FZ with vectorworks and revit. FZ export of dwg/acis works 2018 well for both. (Markus/Hugo) FormZ: the everyday fun part, but know your workarounds. Vectorworks: works well to get drawings from FZ/3d import - just what you would wish FormZ layout would be doing. Revit: works well for quick visuals on realtime / gpu engine from FZ import and eats gazillions of polygons, just like you wish FZ would do. And yes, if we ever get to see V9 (which I sincerely hope for) it should at least include IFC. I dont think FZ needs much more BIM capability than that - if you need serious BIM you are most likely not using FMZ anyway.
  11. 1 point
    AHTOH

    Piano WIP

    Nice!
  12. 1 point
    allanjl

    formZ 9

    Common ADS don't disappoint us. We need to keep up with the big boys of modeling and rendering.
  13. 1 point
    David Lemelin

    formZ 9

    Is this application still a living thing? In the years since Upgrading to FZ 8.x I have had three revisions to MODO, two revisions to Rhino and Blender has launched a free 3D application that emphasizes how far 3D tech and hardware have come. There were 2 posts in 2018 about v9 and the few from 2019 sound like calls in the wilderness. Ever since unveiling their support for V-Ray, it's seemed like all further development went into suspended animation. A better rendering solution was a MUST... but there are still lots of things to improve and frankly, considering MODO, Rhino and Blender all have stellar renderers built into the package... the price point on FromZ (which needs an outside renderer to compete) is not making a whole lot of sense. I dunno ADS, feels like you're losing interest or conceding that time has simply passed FormZ by.
  14. 1 point
    allanjl

    Piano WIP

    Sweet!
  15. 1 point
    Your post prompted me to have a look around and I discovered BIM.Aero available from the Mac Store. This program will enable you to build up a BIM database from a 3D model eg from FromZ, and then save it in IFC format so it could be opened in Revit.
  16. 1 point
    allanjl

    Piano WIP

    Awesome job! There's no beating Maxwell when it comes to quality and realism.
  17. 1 point
    rmulley

    Piano WIP

    Very nice!
  18. 1 point
    Des

    Will formZ 8.5.x work on MacOS Catalina?

    8.5.x is 64bit so you should be ok. I think version 6.7.x is the one to worry about if you have it. If you go to "About This Mac", click system report, go to Applications, you'll be able to see all the applications which are 64bit and not. They'll be shown as yes or no on the right hand side column. Yes being 64bit.
  19. 1 point
    Andrew West

    Example Images

    I can answer that for you. When a 3 d person is absolutely necessary I go to either 3D Sky or TurboSquid. The Sky models are a lot less expensive. https://3dsky.org/3dmodels/category/zhvie_sushestva?page=3 Really pay attention to the export options on their models to make sure that they are compatible. I usually use OBJ if available. Andrew
  20. 1 point
    Jaakko

    Example Images

    Thanks Allan and Tim! The lights are pretty simple, only five. I put here a printscreen which tells more. Rendering is done by CPU and GPU, quality high. Post work is only some exposure and contrast + sharpening. The girl is some free 3D model. I have found that the models work better than flat images.
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