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  1. 3 points
    johnalexander1571

    formZ VRay Animation

    Hi All, Here is the animation I made in which I used the Bend Along Curve tool to create the special effect of caulk being squeezed out of a tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjuy5d4ni-E&feature=youtu.be Just over a minute long this time... no narrative regarding the need for the product, just how to install it.
  2. 2 points
    It would be nice if the override Layer options gets the Cross Section options too. If this can be done, we can make a template file with the Hatches related to the layer. The 2D output will be a time saver!
  3. 1 point
    Unfortunately I'm still a bit unhappy about the redesign of the V9 user interface. This refers mainly to the use of color and the 3d-effects in certain elements of the user interface. Other icons are simply «unreadable» or difficult to interpret. Of course this is all a matter of taste… But the absolutely fantastic part is that even under V9 it is possible to customize the icons to your own taste. I wish very much that this will remain so after the future updates! Thanks! You can see an example below:
  4. 1 point
    kim

    Hardware - Input Devices

    Hi Chris, This is a game changer! Maybe I won't need a new mouse :-). Many thanks.
  5. 1 point
    kim

    Too Options Palette

    In FZ 8.5 I had the Tool Options Palette separated from the Palettes window and sitting in the top right hand corner of my screen. Regardless as to what I was doing with the other palettes I could always keep my eye on the options palette to check what was going on. With the new FZ window being a contained cell, the only way I can separate the Tool Options Palette is to place it away from the right side of the screen. As it is open all the time, I then lose valuable real estate for modeling. I would be curious if anyone has figured out a work around to the new palette structure? And then a question for ADS. Would it be possible to place the Tool Option Palette in the top right hand corner and lock it so that the other palettes would scroll under it. Similar to how the Header Row and Column system work in spreadsheets? Currently the options on a palette window are "Detach, Move to Left, Move to Right." How about a "Lock Palette" Option?
  6. 1 point
    santa

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    Agreed. If anything, I would personally prefer to see a simpler rock solid form.Z. I feel that adding more and more complexity is the wrong way to go. Remember "less is more"!
  7. 1 point
    CADulator

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    Yeah, I disagree too. It sounds like huge and complex new features are being requested for a new market, from a small development team. FormZ is already an extremely capable 3D CAD system which is a great fit for many markets. ADS is just not marketing it properly.
  8. 1 point
    Alan Cooper

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    Sorry but I have to disagree with John Alexander for our own purposes, which is good in a way, it shows how broad a spectrum FormZ covers. I am not that interested in photorealism. I am attracted to FormZ by fast modelling capacity and being able to output manufacturing data from it. Only an average quality realism is required for our purposes. If it is too realistic, it accentuates any little discrepency which would need more faffing around to put right. Speed of modelling, adjustment of sizes and csv output data, all at an affordable price is what sells it to me as a bespoke furniture maker. Maybe FormZ could split into two directions or have a base level and a manufacturing pack and a rendering pack, which it does to some extent, as I don't buy the V-Ray, Lightworks is sufficient.
  9. 1 point
    Hi Bernie, Please see the attached. I will upload the Z file in a minute.
  10. 1 point
    Chris lund

    formZ models exchange site!

    Tech, I do think that this is one of the things that may hamper the spread of fZ. if Anton cannot continue, maybe it would be a good idea to pick it up and really get it to grow. ¢£
  11. 1 point
    Chris lund

    formZ models exchange site!

    apologies for never contributing more than I did at the very beginning, Had always planned to... ¢£
  12. 1 point
    BernieB

    Maxwell 5 for formZ - In Progress!

    They've recently sent an e-mail that pre-ordering is ready for the Maxwell Render 5 plugin!
  13. 1 point
    Andrew West

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    To all I apologize if I made a wrong assumption about Paul and Chris. I was told not long ago that "the main developer was willing to let this program die but another developer decided to step in to keep it alive". That was obviously David stepping in. Over the years Paul was an invaluable help to me in both technical know how and guidance on how to improve the program. I falsely assumed that he was also a main developer. His knowledge of the program was unmatched by anyone I encountered. After he was gone things got real quiet for quite a while which was unfortunate and led to a lot of assumptions. Moving forward with suggestions on how to improve Form.z I have a general question for everyone. One thing that makes programs like 3DS stand out to me are the plethora of third party plugins available that can be integrated directly into the interface. Plants (x-frog) Environments (like Vue) Smoke, fire, particle systems, Rendering engines, etc. I don't know how one would even go about convincing third parties to expand their offering to include Form.z but it is worth discussing here. I also can't help but wonder if Autodesk has any legal restrictions on these third party plugins that make it exclusive to their platform. Given how aggressive they can be it wouldn't surprise me a bit. It is also worth noting that many of the features in Max were actually introduced as plugins before they were totally integrated into the main program. This is actually one of their great short comings as the program certainly feels like a collection of plugins. Here are a few that I would love to see in the future in my perfect program: Any plant generator along with an environment generation tool similar to Vue x-stream A cloth generator similar to the one in Max A gravity tool that allows one to drop an object onto any surface below. A tool for creating UVW maps directly Integration into Unreal or Keyshot that maintains all texture maps properly A tool similar to Turbo Smooth in Max that can smooth out any geometry and optimize it. It would also need a Pro Optimizer tool for reducing geometry interactively by the number of points A tool to "paint" texture maps directly onto geometry in selective areas. A tool for sculpting meshes with a touch sensitive brush (similar to Vue and Z-brush). We had something somewhat similar in 6.7 where we could push and pull meshes a bit more interactively. And the list goes on and on but those are the ones that I use outside of Z most regularly. Open to suggestions Andrew
  14. 1 point
    Des

    formZ models exchange site!

    That is a shame Anton but you have no choice and I completely understand. You are correct, there are many more takers than givers. Maybe Autodessys should do something for you? Thanks for all your hard work 👏
  15. 1 point
    AHTOH

    Some work in progress

    and some more
  16. 1 point
    AHTOH

    Some work in progress

    Hello there. It`s been a while since I posted any new stuff made with FormZ. So here is an oriental style caffe. Modeled in FormZ , rendered with Thea for FormZ Plugin
  17. 0 points
    ariel

    formZ models exchange site!

    Hi Anton. Thanks for great work. unfortunately the site isn't loading anything for me. is it under maintenance or something ? Thanks, Ariel
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