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    Materials not visable

    Hello, I'm having a bit of trouble with materials since moving to a new PC. I'm assuming it's something to do with the file search paths but it's got me stumped. When opening files created on my old PC some materials don't show up in Shaded view. They render fine in the VFB so it's finding the files?? If I select a different file in the Material Parameters then change back to origional file it shows up (like the counter below). Its no bother for the model below but pretty annoying for one with dozens of materials. If I re-link all materials, some that show fine in Shaded view won't show up in Edit Cone of Vision. This doesen't really matter but I thought I'd mention it. Some objects no matter what I do I cant get to render in shaded view, like the people below. Old & new systems have the same FZ 9.2.0.1 & v-ray 3 Any ideas? Thanks.
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    Materials not visable

    Thanks Des & Justin. I think the main problem is everything was saved on C drive on my old PC & my new one has the OS/programs on C & data on D drive. For some reason FZ will find the correct file path for Shaded view, D:\Work Files\... but for V-ray it will search C:\Work Files\... or vice versa! Justin, I'll give your Save a Copy As... suggestion a go, thanks.
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    Materials not visable

    Thanks Des. You were right about the people models, the shaded transparency was set to 100%. I'm not sure how this happens it's opening fine on my old system. This model is doing the opposite, it's finding the right files for the Shaded view but using the wrong files for the v-ray render. The files it's using have the same name but are pulled from random folders.
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    Imager - v-ray settings

    Hello, Does anyone know if the latest fz/v-ray beta fixes the v-ray settings in Imager problem? Also can you generate 360 objects with v-ray yet? Thanks.
  5. I've been wondering why my file sizes are so big with v9.1 & have realised it's saving the image textures with the model. As an example, I have a file with 6 people models in it (that I copy & paste into other models) that's 155mb. If I colour them all white & delete the image texture materials it's 40mb. If I back save to v6.5 the same file with or without the image textures is 33mb. I assume my older version draws on the same image no matter which model that object is in. Is there a way to make v9.1 do the same?
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    Projector lights

    Hello, I need to show a logo projected across a few objects in a model I'm working on & can't work out how to do it with v-ray. In renderzone there is the 'projector' light type, is there a similar option in v-ray I'm missing? Cheers.
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    Projector lights

    Thanks Justin & Allan. Adding the logo file as the texture works perfectly, I don't know how I was messing it up the other day!
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    Projector lights

    Thanks Justin, I did try that but without any luck. I'll have another play with it. I'm trying to simulate a gobo light projecting over an exhibition stand
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    Offline

    Hello, is it correct that FZ & V-ray need to contact the mothership everytime they are opened? I'm about to spend a couple of days working from a clients office & don't really want to connect to their network.
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    Offline

    Thanks John & Justin. The offline licensing option is good to know, that will come in handy in the future.
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    Graphics Cards

    Hello, I think my graphics card has packed it in. What should I be looking for when searching for a new one, will a card advertised as suitable for gaming be suitable for FZ & V-Ray? Cheers.
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    Mesh lights

    Hello, Does anyone know if you can get rid of the little boxes that accompany v-ray mesh lights? Or at least have them centered to the mesh light? I'm forever grabbing them when selecting other things & accidently moving lights around. You also zoom to them rather than the light when you zoom to selected object.
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    Mesh lights

    Thanks Justin, I haven't had much of a play with emitter lights yet but I will. Other than the little box I've been enjoying mesh lights, it's one of the few things that doesn't take me longer to do than v6!
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    Mesh lights

    Hi Justin, I do sometimes hide them but I like to keep them visible so they move with the objects they are associated with. I've just been working on a model that has a counter with a led strip light around the base (mesh light). I like to keep the light visible so when I move the counter it goes with it. For some reason when I created the mesh light it put the little box with x in it 9m in front of the light & 3m higher. If you select the mesh light & zoom to selection it zoom's to the little box rather than the light.
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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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    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?
  23. 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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    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.
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