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  1. Shibui Design

    The formz change I would most like to see.

    +1. This was much more efficient.
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    FormZ to C4D Workflows

    I will add that using .FBX export from FMZ is extremely efficient and reliable. Simply import into C4D. All materials/textures come in as they are in FMZ. I add cameras and lights, adjust bump and/or reflectivity and hit render.
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    FormZ to C4D Workflows

    Using C4D brings me joy, every time.
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    The formz change I would most like to see.

    This is the method I follow as well. One needs only make this mistake two or three times to change that habit.
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    Is Maxwell dead?

    Certainly hope not as well. Nothing beats Maxwell in quality of light and shadow. Multilight is a wonderful feature.
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    VRay and IES values

    Try adjusting camera parameters.
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    OT: ArchiCAD File Conversion

    Any FMZ users out there who use, and be willing to convert a .pln (ArchiCAD) file? Would be happy to return the favor in some way. End goal is to have the model in formZ. Thanks in advance.
  8. Shibui Design

    Picking Inside Objects

    It seems this is expected behavior based on what Des is telling us and some trials. There is a companion to the pick tool called "Area Pick" which I never use. I suppose I need to adjust my pick habits. Old habits die hard!
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    Picking Inside Objects

    There seems to be a persistent issue with picking objects that fall within other objects (think of object inside a room). See attachment for explanation.
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    the instant alternative to hidden line

    Similarly, you can place all your layers in a layer group and then be sure to select "Material" in the "Override Attributes" option. Use the white material to assign to the layer group. This method allows you to maintain the original materials while still having the option to make fake hidden line images.
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    Scattered textures fix?

    I encounter the same and I just manually copy/paste the texture to the new project texture folder, which is best practice and maintains tight control of your files. When many files need this, I simply use save as copy and have it collect all referenced texture files.
  12. Shibui Design

    Trouble Moving Billboard

    An easy way to do this is to start with grid snap OFF. Select the object with object snapping ON and select the object by snapping to the desired point, i.e. center of face, end or midpoint, etc. Think of this as where you want to pick the object up from. Then being while moving, turn grid snap ON and move/snap to the origin, which is 0,0,0. Very simple and done graphically with two mouse clicks. I have a keyboard shortcut for toggling grid snap on/off as well as object snapping on/off.
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    Scattered textures fix?

    Take a look at your preferences. There is an option to add a "File Search Path." I always add a search path pointing to my project folder. My strategy is for common maps that are used very frequently are set up on folders named by categories. These folders are in a subfolder within the FormZ application folder. Include that as a File Search Path in preferences. Then for maps specific to the project, I always have a folder titled "textures" at the same location as the project.fmz file. Rarely do I experience missing textures using this strategy. If you do, it's easy to relink the textures simply by remapping one of them, as long as the other missing texture files are at one of these locations.
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    Scattered textures fix?

    File menu> Save a Copy As. On the options menu, be sure to check save textures. This save the file and all textures reference in the file to a location of your choice.
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    Stereo Panoramas ?

    Save your shortcuts to file before trashing preferences, then it is a simple reload to get them back.