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jwiede last won the day on February 12 2021

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    SDK History

    Thanks for the pointer, appreciated! I wish they'd update the C SDK for v9, but perhaps they've decided to deprecate it entirely. I hope not. Python's perf is fine for lots of things, but for intensive geometry manipulations, etc. being able to use C/C++ is so much more performant.
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    SDK History

    Is the C SDK for current v9 available, and if so, where? Also, as it's been a few months since this post, any word on Python SDK availability? Thanks!
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    formZ 9

    Did it say "2019" anywhere? 😈
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    Can't load textures

    That's really a bug in my book. A "progressive" JPG is still a perfectly legal JPG image and should load as such.
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    VRAY - Huge Material Problem!

    I do think it's a fair point, though, that if they're going to be selling Vray to customers, they needed to work some of these issues out before commercial release. It's kind of unfair to expect customers to constantly reset their prefs, etc. just to keep material previews working, and other such workarounds, for what is fairly important functionality by any rational standard (and a significant workflow hit when not working). Having reliable in-view preview of materials, as well as previews in the materials panel aren't "luxury features", they're necessities. I've got Vray licenses on Modo and Cinema4D already, and would really prefer to use Vray on formZ as well, for material library reuse benefits among others, but the kinds and frequencies of problems being reported here give me serious concerns about whether it's really at a "production-reliable" level of quality.
  6. (Tried posting this in the LAB topic to no avail) The last SDK posted is quite old (8.5.x). Can we please get a more recent updated version of the formZ SDK for 8.6.x, or a reason why not? Also, why isn't the SDK automatically generated and released along with new revisions of the app? It's kind of discouraging that the SDK isn't being kept current. Thanks! -John W.
  7. Folks, we're at 8.6.3 now, could we PLEASE get a more recent SDK update?!?! Thanks!
  8. Sorry to be such a nag, but any chance we can get an updated SDK for 8.6.x? Thanks!
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    Please sort out the component system

    Yeah, not only are Components unstable and generally a pain, but when you try to rid yourself of them, they take an extra big bite. Unacceptable. ADS devs, please either fix Components, or replace them with something that works! This is too important and commonly-used functionality to leave in this state for so long.
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    Please sort out the component system

    +1 here too, Symbols were stable and just worked. Components just don't. For as important as this functionality is, it not receiving higher priority than some of the other stuff of late is quite vexing. We _need_ a working Symbols / Components system, and ASAP!
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    For another example, check out RemObject's object Pascal (Oxygene), C# and Swift toolchains, for Windows, Linux, and macOS. They've also done quite a bit of work into cross-platform & cross-language-toolchain integration with those languages.
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    formZ 9

    Can someone from ADS comment whether you'll be enabling GUI/UX by exposing Pyside or similar?
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    form•Z 8.5.5 Update Released!

    OSX 10.11.6 here, and I explicitly gave R/W perms to entire "formZ 8" folder/subfolders/contents before beginning upgrade (twice now), still no STEP showing up in extension mgr. after upgrading to 8.5.5. I tried downloading from link in original thread post, but the formZ Pro OSX download from the link at start of thread currently provides formZ 8.5.4, not formZ 8.5.5. When I then did 8.5.5 download upgrade again (after again explicitly granting R/W perms) my STEP import/export disappeared in 8.5.5 (again). There's something more wrong with the STEP plugin than simple R/W perms, quite obviously. Please fix: 1. Current download for formZ Pro OSX is 8.5.4, not 8.5.5 as stated. Please provide 8.5.5 download. 2. STEP extension OSX clearly not compatible with formZ Pro 8.5.5 OSX. Please provide compatible plugin. Thanks! -John W.
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    64 Bit Plugins?

    Any updates for the SDK? It's been released as "beta" (and without scripting) for quite some time now.