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  1. Jaakko

    Scattered textures fix?

    Yes, that's my practice for 20 years ? It has worked pretty well for me, but now when V-Ray has come along it has changed. Now I'm trying to chance my bad habits and store all the maps under a project folder. That's why I'm trying Save As Copy (Save Image Files on) to gather the maps in to the same folder and force formZ relink to them. For some reason this doesn't work for me at the moment. First formZ gives this warning even the destinaton folder is empty. After cliking OK it takes long time to save and there is no maps saved just fmz -file..
  2. Jaakko

    Scattered textures fix?

    Second try to Save As Copy. After 30 min it managed to save a fmz-file but no maps. And now when writing this opening that new file has already taken over 15 min.
  3. Jaakko

    Scattered textures fix?

    Today I tried to Save As Copy my file (21 Mb) to a new folder to gather maps to same place. The green bar halted near end for at least 45 min. Then formZ came back online, but the target folder was empty, no maps, no fmz-file. Checked my Resouces (V-Ray Settings), the texture maps are linked to the different folders on the server and C-drive, and no missing texture maps. Somehow this doesn't work as it should.
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    Scattered textures fix?

    Shibui I have a similar system as you have, the common maps are in the specific folder and one textures folder under the project folder. I have missing maps rarely. But the problem is this system starts to break apart when I copy paste an object from different project which have specific maps. I do that a lot. To keep system solid I'd have to copy that specific map in to the new project and relink it manually. Or is there some other way to do it? Maybe I have to reconsider my work flow and take a better look to File Search Baths.
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    Example Images

    Thanks Andrew. Let's see, maybe I try the channels. Creating a good intuitive work flow is important.
  6. Jaakko

    Scattered textures fix?

    I tried that Save a Copy procedure. When I open the new file the links are still pointing to their original folders. Relinking can be done one by one. Is there a way to force formZ to use the maps from the new folder? I hope ADS revamps textures handling. After all these years it is still a bit mystery to me too. Sometimes opening a file can take a very long time. Probably searching some texture map(s) from the server. I have few ideas. An option to save all referenced maps in to a certain folder and make formZ to relink automatically to them. After that all the maps of that project are in the same place. Or an option when object is copy pasted in to the project formZ automatically copies the texture map in to a certain folder and uses it thereafter.
  7. Hi! Sometimes the textures in my project get scattered all a round the server in the different folders (due the copy pasted objects). After a while formZ starts to slow down especially when opening the project file. What would be best and easiest way to collect them in to one folder and relink to the materials in formZ?
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    Example Images

    Andrew Good tips, thanks. I haven't use the channels though. Just saved to jpg and done some corrections. That suits to my workflow. If I give a try, what format is best when saving from V-Ray to PS?
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    From formZ to VR?

    bbuxton Thanks for the hints. Will dive deeper into this field. Also I just remembered the Sketchfab which I'm testing right now.
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    From formZ to VR?

    Hi! I'm interested to know is there any easy and affordable route to move formZ 3D models to some VR format. It would nice to explore the interiors in VR and show them also to the customers . Is someone already working with this subject? I have done some search. What I have found are bretty much linked to SketchUp etc. and offers all kind of cloud services. I looking for more like a man and a PC -type solution.
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    Example Images

    Thanks Andrew! Your works are great. The house sits very convincing in the scenery and the water is very nicely executed. It would be nice to see the picture from the site before any work. I don't do much retouch, maybe slightly more light and contrast. I agree that the floor e.g. could benefit a bit more reflections.
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    Example Images

    One of many. Lot's of rendering today ? 1150x644 pix., 2:20 min For the comparison. This was made with Renderzone two years ago. Looks a bit blunt now.
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    V-Ray output image file

    Hi! It would be nice if one could choose default file type in V-ray output image file dialog. E.g. I prefer jpg in most of my work.
  14. Jaakko

    V-ray troubleshooting

    I agree with Justin. I have had problems with V-Ray lights. Toggling visibility from the lights palette is unstable. Sometimes randomly it can freeze (crash) formZ. Anyone else?
  15. Jaakko

    Candy Bar Modeled with Subdivision

    Thanks FZnoob. A great tutorial!