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  1. cobrien

    Textures

    Thanks for that Andrew. It does seem a bit convoluted. Maybe decal is what I mean, I've always thought of textures & decals as the same thing. I just want to place a logo (jpeg) on one side of an object & not have it repeat. In v6.5 I did everything in the Decal palette, select whole object or face(s), which surface styles on which faces, position, repeat image etc. It looks like one of the Legacy tools, Texture Map Controls does similar but it's difficult to work on individual faces, mirror doesn't work, the preview doesn't really work & there is no repeat option.
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    Textures

    I have a couple of texture questions I'm hoping someone can help with. - I have an object with 2 textures on it (one on each side of a wall), how do I adjust the size & position of one texture & not the other? I can't seem to select one face at a time. I've attached an example. - How do you stop textures/decals repeating in V-Ray? You can set if you want them to repeat or not in Color Map Options in the Material Parameters for RenderZone but I can't find that option in the V-Ray Material Parameters. I'm using FZ v9.1.0 Thanks. wall.zip
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    v9 performance issues

    Thanks for the replies. v9.1.0 has sped up opening the program & more than halved the time to open Edit Cone of Vision for me. Still glitchy & slow but not nearly as bad.
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    v9 performance issues

    Hello again, I'm having speed issues with FZ9 & I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas. It takes 15+ seconds for me to open FZ9. There is a lag when selecting any tool, for example it takes a couple of seconds to open Material properties. The worst I've come across so far is Edit Cone of Vision, I've attached a vid of how long that takes. This is on my laptop but it's almost the same on my desktop. Laptop Win 10 i7 - 2.7ghz 16gb ram Nvidia Quadro M3000M Desktop Win 10 i7 3.5ghz 16gb ram GeForce GTX 650 Any ideas? fz9.mp4
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    New v9 user questions

    Hi Justin, That almost works for me, textures don't show up in Shaded but do in RenderZone. If I change view & use RenderZone again everything turns black? Textures never show up in V-Ray
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    New v9 user questions

    Hi Justin, That almost works for me, textures don't show up in Shaded but do in RenderZone. If I change view & use RenderZone again everything turns black? Textures never show up in V-Ray
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    New v9 user questions

    Thanks for taking the time everyone, a lot to work through. That's my Christmas taken care of.
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    New v9 user questions

    Hello, I've just jumped from FZ v6.5 to v9 & I have a bunch of questions I'm hoping people can help me with. While v9 opens my v6.5 files all of the texture mapping has been lost. All the textures are in the materials palette but not mapped to anything anymore. Is there any way to open these files & retain the mapping? A large part of my work involves updated previous jobs & this is a bit of a nightmare. How do I go about mapping multiple images/textures to different sides of an object? I've been playing around with the 'Map Texture Classic' tool but I can't get it to work. I can't even get it to maintain the aspect ratio of the image I want to use, it just repeats the image around the whole object. Am I using the wrong tool? I now have V-Ray (was using Renderzone) & while I've just started playing around with it a couple of things have jumped out at me. - How do you set up a bunch of views to render? In v6.5 I would have just gone File/New Imager Set & selected the file(s) & views I wanted to render. So I could render a few different jobs overnight, is there a similar way to do it in v9 with V-Ray? - Can you render with a transparent background in V-Ray? - Does anyone have any tips on reducing render times? For example, in Renderzone I often dropped the shadow resolution in the light parameters down from 1 to 0.5 to speed things up but I can't find that option in v-ray. Any help greatly appreciated.
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    FormZ License

    Thanks AsOne, I'm waiting on a callback from the Australian distributor.
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    FormZ License

    Probably would be going for the 12 month subscription option also, if it makes a difference.
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    FormZ License

    Hello, If I purchase the current FZ with V-Ray am I able to load it on both my desktop & laptop? I would only be using one or the other at a time. I'm in Australia if that makes any difference. Thanks.
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    Panoramic renders

    Hello, I'm having a bit of trouble with an older version or FormZ I'm hoping someone can help with. I'm trying to render panoramic images in FZ v6.5 to import into 3D Vista & no mater how I play with the settings (up the resolution etc) the images are blurry & often have blocks of decals missing. I've circled some of the areas I'm talking about below. Any ideas?
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    New Laptop

    Hello again, I've been looking at the cpu comparison chart you linked to & was wondering why Quadro's are included in 'workstation' class machines when they fall behind the gtx 960/70/80's that are marketed to gamers? Do they offer advantages to CAD/graphic users that aren't a part of those benchmarks?
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    New Laptop

    Thanks!
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    New Laptop

    Hello, I'm after a new laptop & need a bit of advice. I just purchased a Dell 7510 & have been a bit disappointed with the performance. As I'm returning it (for other reasons) I thought I'd get some advice before purchasing another one. The 7510 gives me around 25/30% quicker rendering times & I guess I expected a bit more compared to my 6yo laptop. These are the specs of both: Old Laptop: Dell XPS Win 7 Pro i7 2720QM 8 GB Ram Nvidia GeForce GT 555m HHD New Laptop: Dell Precision 7510 Win 10 Pro Xeon E3-1505M V5 32 GB Ram Nvidia Quadro M1000M SSD What else should I be looking for?
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