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  1. cobrien

    Walkthrough

    Thanks John. I didn't realise there was an Animation Manual, I couldn't find it on the formz website but have now found the link within FZ!
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    Walkthrough

    Hello, Can anyone point me in the right direction to find info on making animated walkthroughs in v9? I guess im after a step by step sort of thing, I'm not having much luck with the manual. Thanks.
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    Point lights

    Thanks for taking the time John. I haven't had much of a play around with plane lights but I'll give them a go. What do you mean by 'using the translation tools (not the light controls)'? You render looks really great!
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    Point lights

    Hello, Support got back to me re Point lights & the intensity needs to be greatly increased, to 1000 or more! It then shows up as normal. Seems a bit weird to me that the intensity slider goes from 0-100 but you need to type in 1000 or more to have any effect. The Cone light slider I find annoying the opposite way, it goes from 0-100 but you need to make adjustments in 0.1 increments or your whole scene gets blown out. Mine is typically set between 0.8 & 1.5.
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    Reflections

    Thanks Justin, works a treat. I thought I'd tried that but I mustn't have been increasing it enough. I'm in Australia & it's for one of the few shows that are going ahead at this stage. We're doing well with Covid but our premiers have a habit of shutting the state borders with little notice, which means no one wants to plan ahead to far.
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    Reflections

    Hello, I'm hoping someone can help with reflections in v-ray? In the first image below I've been trying to get the wall graphics & furniture to reflect off the floor. The Material Parameters palette open to the right is for the floor material & I have the reflections slider set to max. The 3 small circles are downlights reflecting & the larger circle is a sphere light reflecting, but not the walls or furniture. The bottom image is v6.5 & shows the type of reflection I'm after. Any ideas?
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    Point lights

    Thanks again Andrew. There have been a few things I've spent ages trying to get to work only to find out they don't work! It makes it hard to know when to give up on something. I'll give mesh lights a try, thanks. Have you had any luck rendering vray images in Imager? I can render vray images but I can't access vray settings in Imager & even with Link Image Options & Link Display Options selected when adding views it doesn't bring them in. For example, if I have Render Elements enabled in FZ (& rendering fine in the Frame Buffer) then I try rendering the same file through imager it won't enable Render Elements. Is this just me?
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    Point lights

    Hello, I can't get point lights to work with vray, all the other light options are fine but not point lights. I've attached a file to show what I mean. Any ideas? light test.fmz
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    Hidden lines / Draft layouts

    Thanks Andrew. Am I correct in thinking you have to save views in Modeling & import each view individually in Draft Layout? I've been looking for tutorials, are there more about than in formz.com/support/tutorials? The only v9 videos they list are What's New & Python Scripting, they are the only ones I can find on youtube also.
  10. Hello, I'm sure I'm missing something really obvious here but how do you get hidden line images into a Draft layout? I used to (v6.5) view as a hidden line, select, copy, open a new draft (you used to be able to do that from within FZ), file/paste from modeling. I would then either do rough dimensioning in Draft or export out to another program. In v9.1 (build A399) when I view as a hidden line no objects or tools are selectable. I've tried using file/export image to save it as an EPS but I just get an empty EPS file. Any ideas?
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    Reflections

    Incase someone else is having the same problem It's the Saturation slider in the Global Illumination section of V-Ray Settings. It's set to 1 by default
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    Reflections

    Hello, Can anyone tell me how to stop the green from the grass floor reflecting of the ceiling in the image below? The material parameters on the right are for the ceiling. I have reflection turned off. Thanks.
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    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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