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    JeffreyLofe reacted to Andy in Work in progress   
    this is a WIP, modelled with FZ 7.3.4 and render with maxwell 2:

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    JeffreyLofe reacted to AHTOH in Not quite FormZ issue. Looking for house project.   
    Hello dear colleagues.
     A friend of mine is looking for ready residential house project due to lack of time. So we don`t have time to create our own. In a case anyone of you or someone you know has the project to sell that could meet requirements you a welcome to show it to me and claim a price.
     House should be from 5 to 6 thousands square feet (500-600 square meters). It should have 5-6 bedrooms and have spacious living room. Preferably 2 stores building.  Also small guest house by main one is welcome. My friend and I love contemporary style. Something beautiful traditional american or european could be considered too. It should also have spa area, garage for at least two cars.

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    JeffreyLofe reacted to Andy in Old project   
    Here is a old project modeled with electricimage modeler and formZ and render with electricimage toolkit (a limited low price version).

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    JeffreyLofe reacted to -andrew- in Any 3d-Coat users? Triangulation....   
    This may apply to other 3D programs as well, but I'm trying to export an object to bring into a 3D painting program and can't seem to get it to work "cleanly"...
    I'm getting lots of artifacts; this may very well be a function of 3D-Coat, but I'm really not sure what the best way to prepare a model for 3D painting would be.
    Any takers?
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    JeffreyLofe reacted to Tech in formZ v7 / 8 Migration Guide (Interface Improvements from formZ 6)   
    This tech note is intended for users of formZ 7 and later who are familiar with previous versions. The information below summarizes the major changes so you can get up to speed quickly: 

    FormZ version 7 (and now v8) is a major improvement over previous versions that has been in the works for a few years. It contains a redesigned interface that typically takes a day or two for most users to become familiar. If you spend this time judiciously studying the changes, you should be able to quickly get back to speed -- and soon thereafter most users are reporting that not only is modeling more fun, but that they can be twice as productive.  

    If you are on a tight deadline, continue using what you know, but when you have a moment, study up on formZ 7 and you will soon enjoy its benefits. Don't jump straight into a project and trying to figure it out as you go. Dedicating some time first will not only be "much more rewarding" -- you will most likely be able to complete the training AND finish your first project in less time than if you went straight to work on the project without understanding the changes.  

    The formZ 7 Migration Guide contains a brief summary of the major changes between formZ 6 and 7. To get up to speed as quickly as possible, you should start by reading through this document quickly. This document contains lots of valuable information, so you should probably read through it more than once. (And thanks to Bernd, we also have this available in German…):
    formZ 7 Migration Guide2.zip
    We even have a video version with tips to quickly get up to speed with formZ 7. This covers some similar information to what is included in the above PDF file, but it is not identical, so for best results, we would recommend reviewing both. You can find a link to this 30 minute video here: 


    You can find the Tutorial Videos from formZ's Help Menu, or from the link below: 


    While you are watching the videos or going through the Migration Guide, if you pause -- and do what you just saw (or read) in the program, that can ensure that you understand what you read -- and make it easier to remember in the future when you need this information. The link above also includes Webinar Replays, which are ~30 minute presentations that can help with a more process oriented approach to getting up to speed with formZ 7. 

    In formZ 7 you can right click on any tool and choose Manual, Video, or Set Keyboard Shortcut to have direct access to the tools, their documentation, and easily make shortcuts to work faster. Holding the Shift key while selecting any menu will open the manual, or Ctrl-Alt (Win) or Cmd-Opt (Mac) will bring up the key shortcuts. 

    There is also a heads up display that you can access by tapping the space bar -- and once this is visible, if you press the first letter of any tool, all the tools with that name will appear. Clicking on the desired tool will not only make it active, but it will also highlight the tool in the modeling tool bar, in case you are having trouble locating a tool as you get started. 
    We have also released a Tips and Tricks page that contains lots of useful information that you can find here:

    Once you have spent some time reviewing this information, please let us know if you have any further questions. Feel free to email directly to support@formz.com, we would be glad to help.
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    JeffreyLofe reacted to arkona in performance test Comments   
    I did test with new files.
    v7   0:09:02
    v8   0:09:05
    Both images 5100x3300 looking almost the same, some differences in shadows.
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    JeffreyLofe reacted to Akis in Performance Test Thread -- How fast is your computer?   
    24:30:50           XEON         2,66 Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon  MacPro 2009     OS X 10.9.5
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    JeffreyLofe reacted to Des in Smoothing objects   
    Hi tech,
    I found this nice little tutorial of modelling folded clothes with SU here, it's very straightforward and easy in Fz, but I was wondering about the smoothing in step 12 and what would be your recommended smoothing technique to maintain good geometry? Subdivision maybe?
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    JeffreyLofe reacted to Rickie75L in Just want to say Hello.   
    Thanks. Very good information.
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    JeffreyLofe reacted to Andy in Bar competition   
    this is a competition made some time ago with formZ 7.3.4 and Maxwell 2.7:

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    JeffreyLofe reacted to Tech in RenderZone Tips and Tricks Webinar Replay video released!   
    Our latest Webinar video is now available on demand!  Please see the link below:

    RenderZone is a plugin for form•Z which extends the visualization and rendering capabilities of form•Z with a full arsenal of additional tools to assist you with anything from simple scene development to your most demanding rendering needs. Join us as we review a compilation of “How do I…” questions and answers asked by our users over the years giving you the skills necessary to create stunning images similar to those produced by our users. In this webinar we’ll demonstrate numerous tips and tricks allowing you to tap into the full potential of rendering with RenderZone. These techniques can be implemented into any scene from architectural interiors, exteriors, product design, graphic visualizations, and more. Everyone from novice to advanced users will walk away with useful tips ready for any scene. 
      You will experience how to:  • Setup a quick Global Illumination light set up that can be a standard for any scene.  • Easily add HDRI lighting in your scene.  • Create soffit lighting.  • Gain absolute control over shadows.  • Simulate complex surfaces with Materials.  • Control reflective surfaces.  • And many other “How do I…” techniques.