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  1. I love the mobile viewer and also want as many clients as possible to use it. However: in order to make them, it has to be solid. Currently there is an instant crash on complex files, when trying to measure a distance. Could you please fix that? Thanks:)
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    VRay 5 beta progress?

    It's their miss
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    VRay 5 beta progress?

    Something's cooking !?!?! https://forums.chaosgroup.com/forum/licensing-forums/licensing-general/1112546-vray-for-form-z
  4. In 9.06: First time tapping space bar....Favorite Panel appears where my mouse cursor is located. But after that, calling Favorite panel does not appear anymore. However....if I move my mouse cursor to my second monitor, where NO element of FormZ is located....and tap the space bar....my Favorite panel appears right there ... in the middle of nowhere. I have to restart FormZ to get the Favorite panel appear again in my FormZ viewport...ONE time... and after that....only on my second monitor.... Seems 9.06 has some serious issues (and for now I just only mentioned 2, including the one with the failing shortcuts with a digit in another post, - rather essential - workflow issues), that makes my transpire way more than I should, while working in a rather COOL environment...so I will revert back to 9.04 (....and 6.7.3)
  5. Currently with a lot of tools (especially the PICK tool), the X-input filed in the INPUT panel is activated, which results in all the shortcuts where a digit is present, do NOT work. This of course also results in the default shortcuts that use a digit, do NOT work. So if it doesn't make sense to have the INPUT fields activated, put the focus out of there so all these shortcuts CAN work! Thanks!
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    V-Ray for FZ update?

    Well, it's not a mistake (besides the fact that VRay for FormZ is a joint development); It's just an observation. More VRay plugins for other apps have been under further development outside Chaos in the past, but this resulted in more problems than benefits and now most are under the Chaos umbrella. I am using VRay (since v1) in 3dsMax (since 3dStudio DOS v1) and would like uniform development for FormZ (since v2). Then I could apply materials during modeling and when finished transfer everything to Max. As things go now this is not quite possible. Thereby you pay the same prices for a product that is more than 2 years older!! If I would use both VRay plugins I also would need to talk to 2 different support systems. Maybe if you are only using FormZ this may work and you may even be "thankful" this option is there at all. But as has been proven in the past with the other plugins it will not work, especially since it is very expensive to maintain for a developer who wants to stay competitive. If there are enough FormZ users using another soft for rendering maybe Autodessys could make a deal with Chaos to offer the collection including the FormZ plugin (if you own FormZ!) and take a percentage.
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    V-Ray for FZ update?

    Chaosgroup just introduced the VRay Collection which contains ALL its products (including ALL VRay Plugins for ALL programs) for 630 euro/yr.....but NOT the VRay for FormZ plugin :(:( That's disappointing. And if I am not mistaken, one of these days VRay v5 will be released, so I think development on VRay Next for FormZ can be stopped
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    Smooth/Facets

    V9 looks promising already. Now if the old v6 2D-trim/extend options (as explained in an earlier thread) could magically return too, you get me back for the rest of my life;)
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    Smooth/Facets

    Since a while I have have started to transfer all my modeling work from Fz6 to 3dsMax (incl. some plugins), mostly because the workflow has changed to drastically - or better said has changed to the worst - in the newer versions. I am still uptodate with 2 licenses and am also still keeping an eye on the developments, but for the work I do (3d modelling and rendering large environments) FormZ is not my fastest modeler anymore (Sniff!!) One thing that I use FormZ6 still for is optimizing imported terrains from DWG-files. I also try to do this in FormZ8 because it handles (display!) bigger 2D drawings way better. The main reason I am writing this post is because I would really like to know why it is NOT possible in FormZ8 to change the facetting of polylines, arcs, etc. with the old facetting options "facet by Max Normal Deviation" and "facet by Max Edge Length". The only way facetting a polygon in Fz8 is by using the Polygonize tool where you can only set the number of segments, which is plain crazy if you need a specific curvature on edges that vary in length between 1m and 1000m !?!?!? After having reported some issues (changes from v6 with mostly essential 2D line editing capabilities) with the newer FormZ versions in the past, that have never been addressed, I am really sad the new FormZ does not suit my needs anymore.
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    Trim Issues

    Thanks for the reply. Its is not so much about solutions, it is more about lost functionality and ease of use. Breaking up a shape and afterwards unbreaking/connecting/removing vertices is not an option in large files where I have to trim segments a few hundred times!! I upgraded to v7 and v8 and hope you understand that therefore only am still using v6! Attached is another example that makes using trimming a lot more userfriendly and versatile in v6. By clicking on different parts of the multisegment line you get different results in v6, while in v8 nothing happens wherever you click!!!
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    Trim Issues

    Hi, Sorry for the late reply....because of vacation:) I really can't get C to work. Trim tool used to work on segments in v6, but now it does not work in case of C where there is ONE open polyline!! Please make it work on segments as it used to work in v6!!! When I import 3rd party 2D infra files, there are lots of cases with single polylines and A/B-cases (see above) where you can't really distinguish if it's a A or B case at all; normally you could stitch all lines by just using the trim tool; this is not possible (read: extremely hard and/or difficult) anymore!! In above example the openings between the line segments are clearly visible; in the files I get these openings are almost NOT visible, which makes it that hard!!!
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    How to do underlays in v8.5

    Think found a better solution: With custom reference planes I can set a background image for each specific view and save these planes in the Custom Reference Planes palette. Weird thing is that once you click a saved reference plane in that palette it does not remember the set view. Saving scene states is also not able to save the chosen Custom Reference Plane. So you have to click Look At Reference Plane after selecting the Custom Reference Plane and then select the Scene State that suits working in that reference plane again. So please: find a way to save a specific underlay in a specific view and make it possible to save that in a scene state, otherwise mistakes are made far too easily!!
  13. In v6 I can make underlays in wireframe view by setting a background image in a certain view and save a scene state for that specific view with that specific background. This way I can define background images for each and any specific view. I even have a plugin that could interactively place/scale a background image. In v8 there is the Billboard tool....nice.....but it does not work with wireframe display....which without question is of utmost importance. Then there are reference plane underlays....also very nice.....but somehow saving scenes states is not supported, example: set a background for the left view and save a scene state for that view/background and set a background image for the right view and save a scene state for that view/background .....then going back to the scene state for the left view, results in the background of the right view ....so.....useless!!! So, seeing the importance of this, I must be missing something? (Still working lots and lots and lots faster in v6.7.3, but desperately want to make the switch to v8!!!)
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    Trim Issues

    Once in a while I am trying to get up to the same speed with v8.5 as I was with v6. One thing that really slows me down on working with large infrastructure projects is the trim lines tool. In v6 when using the tool as in attached image, I had all the right results. In v8.5 B en C do not work anymore. What am I doing wrong ???
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    Display Options Palettes ??

    Is there a way to switch off the (CTRL+SHIFT)/contextual help function?
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