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  1. Are you surprised formZ 8 is 7 year old technology - MacOSX 10.13 is 4 years old technology - formZ 9.1 is for now even Big Sur 11.x 'nothing stands still'!
  2. Yes you will need to upgrade to v9.1 to run on Big Sur
  3. You mean that Epic Games buys Autodessys ? - now that's an intersting idea?
  4. What is the MacOSX you are running? I'd suggest Mac OSX 10.14 Mohave no later at this stage on that machine and what graphics card. What was the configuration of Xeon's & RAM There have been substantial changes in the formZ requirements since that era.
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    FormZ License

    Yes, we advised that is possible and it available to all users for 2 installs if use not concurrently.
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    Is FormZ working on M1 Macs?

    I did that and performance wise the experience as a program user is much faster BUT I have found the user, just getting used to the workflow difference experience to be a nightmare. In the end as I am not just using the 3D application I think I made a mistake. If you just want formZ to go faster get a new PC with Windows 10. But don't expect Windows 10 to NOT change they are already speculating about new updated Windows with a radical new interface???
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    what's new webinar

    Yes but Chris and Alexandra have been gone for a long time. The current management does not discuss their future and it's been a while since there has been any real news other than partial updates. Does anyone know more?
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    V-Ray for FZ update?

    Oh and UnReal Engine 4
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    V-Ray for FZ update?

    Simple answer is get huge gifts from people like 'Epic Games' that also owns TwinMotion They gave them $2M
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    + Light

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    + Light

    There is a course here on the Maxwell site you can with - it's on Maxwell 5 STUDIO That should cover what you need to be an expert and fill in a bit of time. Maxwell is also offering a good discount on new or upgraded versions this week. Rob
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    VRay Youtube Tutorial by Matthew Holewinski (request)

    He now works in a completely different industry and happy doing that in an unrelated to 3D CAD business and is not using formZ and has not kept up with the latest upgrades - so I don't think he's interested. There must be newer resources?
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    fz 9 download

    Your eligible for it if you bought formZ v8.6 in the 90 days before it was released in January. They should have let you know if you qualify - otherwise it is chargeable for anyone else from any other version cheapest from v 8.5/8.6 and then increases the older the version you run. There is a 12 mth subscription option as well.
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    Suface solid (two sides)

    The issue of using 3D models in 3D Printing that come in .stl format from the Thingverse (or similar) or from 3D scanners (or similar) is not a simple problem and if it was someone would have solved it easily they would make a fortune. The trouble is that 3D Printers need complete solid water tight meshes and formZ doctor can usually do a good job of fixing wayward patches, surfaces and holes in those .stl models. It's no good for modifying the model. The meshes that .stl models ( i.e. from catalogs and scanners) are massive sized meshes and the formZ graphics viewport is not designed to move around millions of polygons or modify these models. There is a program called "meshmixer" that can handle large mesh models but doesn't do a lot more. The Einscan Pro 2X scanner can come with Geomagic software at a $4K premium ( it is more on it's own ) that takes a mesh model and fits splines to the mesh surfaces, they can be modified to change the model and then back to solid 3D print meshes. It a complex/expensive solution so far.
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    What's New In form•Z v9 Video

    On reviewing that response I guess I'm in total agreement, except all 'Discussion should be related to v9 ( the current version and the future of formZ ) and any that relates to past versions should be in a past versions folder - maybe separated by versions?
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    What's New In form•Z v9 Video

    I disagree I believe v9 is the current version and all post should relate to this version and other version comments and posts should be kept in a past versions files.
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    form•Z Tips and Tricks updated

    Yes it was Matthew Holewinski who did most of these.
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    Incremental Update Log Location?

    I have attempted to update a little but there is still no history and as said a lot of the text is hopelessly out of date and needs editing, which is up to anyone who knows the facts and that autodessys can check or add too!
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    Incremental Update Log Location?

    There is a hopelessly out of date listing on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form-Z that if someone has the knowledge to update and edit from the history a version using Wikitable could be set up with dates and versions and is a good idea. This could be group effort and should be checked by autodessys. It is a good idea
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    What's New In form•Z v9 Video

    In fairness they had to produce everything from their home and remotely under these unusual circumstances
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    What's New In form•Z v9 Video

    Me too - not sure what was missing -methinks they had an audio problem.
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    Example Images

    Yes you can one has 'depth of field' turned on - OH! I'm assuming the one taken with the camera is using an lower aperture an hence displays the foreground is not as clear. Rob
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    form•Z Viewer first flight

    Doe the .vrscene file help?