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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. 4 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
  3. 3 points
    Jaakko

    Example Images

    Hi! One of my latest designs and modelling + rendering.
  4. 3 points
    AHTOH

    Weird component behaviour

    Let me give you an advise: forget about component system in FormZ. It is a total mess. I tried to sort it out on on pretty complex project which resulted total rebuild of all component related modeling. Neither forum nor Support where of help since component system is faulty by design. Alas!
  5. 2 points
    Alan Cooper

    Weird component behaviour

    In my experience, components work well as a library and can even be organised at file system level. In FormZ I first make a group of what I am making a component of. When bringing a component into a file, I explode it to leave as a group which is a safer situation. Agree with AHTOH too risky to use components active in a model in case unexpected changes occur. By the way, I only very occasionally get crashes in FormZ but that is because I work in a routine to get my work done which doesn't use all its features, and you do learn to predict what is risky to the stability of the program, and 'save as' before taking a risk. Persevere because FormZ has a lot to offer and you can get work done more quickly with it than many other programs, if used carefully.
  6. 2 points
    snow

    Glitch-tacular

    Me: "One more crash and I'm done with this program!" Also me: "Ah, another project that needs to be finished in an unrealistic amount of time... *opens formZ*"
  7. 2 points
    rmulley

    Example Images

    Something I've been playing with in Vray...
  8. 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
  9. 1 point
    allanjl

    Piano WIP

    Awesome job! There's no beating Maxwell when it comes to quality and realism.
  10. 1 point
    rmulley

    Piano WIP

    Very nice!
  11. 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.
  12. 1 point
    timgarner_10

    Example Images

    Very nice work Jaakko!! May I ask what types of lights you used? I like how the woman really looks like shes standing in the scene. Most of the time when I insert a person it looks like they're floating above the ground, or the angle is off a little.
  13. 1 point
    rmulley

    Layout - Blurred Text in PDF

    I figured it out in case anyone else has the same problem... In the plot/print dialogue box check "Vector Output" and "Use Print Line Weights" Click "Print..." Move slider to "Best"
  14. 1 point
    allanjl

    Example Images

    One of the nicest images I've seen rendered so far. I wouldn't be able to do any better. : )
  15. 1 point
    Spannerhead

    Glitch-tacular

    So here's a running list of glitches I've found whilst working. 8.6.5 w/RZ used on my PC at work and on my Macbook Pro at home. I'm sure the list will grow. Both: - Cannot edit RZ environment map (clicking "Options" does nothing at all) - Bz Spline and Spline tools operate exactly the same way - Views just randomly disappear when dragging to reposition to the end of the list in the Views palette - Collapsing a grouped item in the Objects palette highlights a bunch of objects in the palette - Decal application is extremely glitchy on an object with rounded edges, as is coloring individual faces as a workaround - Mirroring a texture does not preview in Shaded Work display Mac-specific: - Multiple clicks required to dismiss Image Options dialog PC-specific: - All palettes except for Action and Tool Options disappear between shut down and startup on multiple monitor display
  16. 1 point
    Spannerhead

    Glitch-tacular

    Thank you! Will look forward to these fixes. If you're reading this, please bring back the ability to tile a texture to the exact height and width of the object it's applied to. 6.5 had this feature and I used it ALL the time. VERY useful.
  17. 1 point
    danshaw

    formZ 9

    of course late summer does not leave very long for a public beta.
  18. 1 point
    I agree 100% and I will talk to Tech about this. When things get complicated in my models I tend to take screen shots of my settings once I get them to work properly. One annoying feature of the fur tool is that if you get it just right and then open the project the next day your Blade Count defaults back to Zero. No fur. I then go back into the dreaded Attributes Palette and scroll down to Vray Fur Attributes to re enter the blade count. So my solution is to always set my fur to Per Area, make the area the same size for all future fur materials and then always use the same blade count so that I remember. For me that means 6 sq inches and a blade count of 50 which gets me grass, fur and shag carpet as a starting point.
  19. 1 point
    Hi Des, I might be able to help here, as I just did the same thing. My understanding, and this could be wrong, is that you just have to log into the new render server with your VRay ID on your main machine. It just needs to be able to get to it's location online to find it. I think that once you start to render, the license is used up. If you try to go back and render on the laptop while a render is going, it should refuse you. What is nice however, is that once you get the new machine logged in, you should be able to render either on the laptop or your main machine as long as there is only one session, whichever you happen to be working from. Also, I often go through WiFi in different locations, and VRay still fires up and renders because of how this works. It is really nice. I have not gone back to our laptop (some else in the dept needs it to use AutoCAD) to actually test this theory, however. Cheers, John A
  20. 1 point
    Spannerhead

    Glitch-tacular

    All the glitches have turned form•Z from a slightly quirky 3D modeling program I would happily recommend to another designer (version 6.5) to one that I would advise them to stay away from, and that I can deal with only because I have enough "sunk" knowledge to work around the glitches.
  21. 1 point
    Justin, that would be awesome. Almost instant renders with close to the quality of the long-dead RenderZone.
  22. 0 points
    Hugo

    formZ 9

    Last few months I uploaded several movie’s with errors to ADS support, they were happy to see these bugs in a movie. It makes supporting and solving much easier, they said. I’m using the latest version of the software and I am happy I could help them in this way. Today I have read this complete thread again and again it seems we users lost our interests. More than a year ago today; no input. So I give it a little kick... ADS, how is it going these days with the development of the next version? Is there anything you can bring to the forum?
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