ariel got a reaction from palarsen in Can Full Shaded Ignore Materials by click?
re - FZ 8.6 and FZ 9
Can Full Shaded display ignore materials (not textures), and display the whole model in one tone for example ? and then by a click or a shortcut, have the materials applied again to the real time render ?
Also, Can we shortcut the option to display Textures inside Full Shaded ?
ariel reacted to Des in Water material
There are a few ways to get water looking good depending on your scene. I tend to go down the Maxwell material route to save time.
For example, this night pool scene is just a transparent and reflective material with a normal map, see attached.
The indoor daylight pools are a transparent reflective material on modelled waves (done a long time ago before Maxwell Sea was available).
BTW, excellent image John!
ariel got a reaction from Jaakko in Why isn't formz more popular?
Form Z and the team who makes it, are simply amazing !
It is hard to even start to describe how amazing Form Z is.
I have never seen a company who puts so much attention to customer support and actually address each and every issue users raise.
I have never seen a company who actually answers the phone, allows you to converse with an actual tech/sales team live member, and spend the time with persistence and dedication to assist you with anything you can think of. Paul BTW.. helped me personally with tech issues on many occasions.
I have been using FormZ since my architecture school days on 1996 and up until this day. Back then it was offered as a full semester course, thought by one of the studio instructors.
I got hooked right away and never found a better tool to portray and communicate my vision as an architect, to my clients and to the world.
I think you guys at ADS are doing an unparalleled job in providing us one of the most sustainable, capable, smart, logical and intuitive 3d tool. And for that I am grateful !!!
FormZ is an important integrated key element in my design process and thanks to its amazing openGL visual capabilities, also in our presentation proficiencies. And in many ways shaped my approach to 3d modeling. It has become part of the language we are using in the studio.
I wish there was really something we can do to help distribute this magnificent tool to the rest of the world. I am ready to assist in any way I can. I feel we owe it to ADS team.
ADS Thank you for continuing developing FormZ. I hope it will linger for many more years.
Ariel Franco – Architect
ariel got a reaction from graham_g in U unique Layer Naming issue
I am using 8.6.5 and i am trying to create a set of groups and layers for a building im designing.
I cant seem to create same name layers in different groups. why is that ? it is only natural to have same name folders and files inside different folders.
ariel got a reaction from Bo Atkinson in Nvidia Quadro K6000 question with form z
Hi there friends,
I can't seem to find a definite simple answer re what would be better in terms of casual formz modeling work, and in terms of maxwell, gpu render?
what card should i buy? Nvidia Quadro k6000 or would gtx1080 Ti would do a better job in a fragment of the price?
all website comparison charts do not answer this simple question!
and if gtx 1080 Ti really get better benchmark scores in many websites charts, then what would be the logic of spending that much money on a professional card?
ariel got a reaction from ArmandoMug in FormZ 8.5.7 Build 9929 Crashes instantly on startup
I have downloaded Maxwell plugin 4.1.1 and installed it on formz 8.5.6 and immediately after launching the program it crashes. after several attempts to uninstall and reinstall and so... I have upgraded to 8.5.7 and downloaded new Maxwell plugin 4.1.1 and installed it. I am getting the same issue. FormZ 8.5.7 Build 9929 Crashes instantly on startup after installing the new Maxwell plugin. if I delete the Maxwell folder and bring back the Maxwell 4, it works fine. no matter what I do, if Maxwell 4.1.1 is installed, form z crashes instantly on startup.
please see attached screenshot.
anyone can help ??? I am in need of working and simply can't!!