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    opening old files

    Warning displayed after trying to open. 'this file was saved with a version of form z older than 5.0 on mac OS. Please resave the file in Form Z version 5,6, or 7 and reopen' What do I do if I have 8.5.7 version. I downloaded 6.73 from archives online at www.formz.com but then asked me for the driver from my CD drive. I don't have cd drive. Could you please send me link for the driver don't know which one - running latest mojave install 10.14.3 After installing do I use my current 8.5.7 version passwords for activation?
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    opening old files

    It's ok - I have updated to 8.6.4.1 and I am able to open my old files. Thankyou.
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    maxwell plugin 3.2.1.5

    Hi - Yes I removed all preference files and still the same thing happened. But I found the likely problem. If the maxwell Fire pallette was open the last time I quit Form Z it makes Form Z freeze or slow down the next time I launch Form Z. So untill I close and reopen Maxwell Fire in the current session Form Z will behave as expected. This is the cause.
  4. Hi, I'm having same issue but I'm using windows 10. OS build 1607 - 14393.1198 Form Z 8.5.7 - I'm using Maxwell version 3.2.1.5 It was working perfectly fine. Now it stopped working within form Z. Application maxwell works fine. I have replaced the maxwell plugin folder with a newly downloaded maxwell folder. Form Z freezes at launch and unable to click on anything.( plugin installed). Can't click on anything - used task manager to exit Form Z. Troy.
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    maxwell plugin 3.2.1.5

    I changed the value to 0 and also 200000 but no difference. Still froze. I waited around for about two minutes before quitting and a file opened miraculously but if I zoom aor anything like that it froze. I feel that it may be the GPU? I'm using Geforce GTX Titan Gigabyte brand Nvidia Driver 376.53 Active X runtime 12.0 Cuda 8.0.0 It was working fine 1 day ago. Form Z just freezes when PLugin is installed. Or is reallly slooow or just freezes. Could it be a GPU ram issue - but everything else works fine.
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    maxwell plugin 3.2.1.5

    Looked at foreground locked timeout forum threads but it is only for Windows 7 machines. Windows 10 doesn't have access to this HKEY_CURRENT_USER\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP ( run)
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    maxwell plugin 3.2.1.5

    I have installed this version but same issue. To confirm what is happening - I went into form Z prefs and turned off open new window at startup. When Form Z launches all of maxwell render plugin initialising finishes but when I open new window it freezes. Any help.
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    Panning

    Hi, Just bought this viewer and I have to say it is stunning. Cant beleive how good it is. Definitely worth the money. Is there is a pan function? It Needs one if there isn't. I'm working with floor plans. T.
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    animation

    Hi Support, I have generated a quick file from Form Z as a camera along a spline from the splines in the animation tab. For some reason I can't get the axis X,Y,Z to flip properly to stop it from flying upside down during the playback through animation timeline. I have made the colours on model so you can see it flip when you scrub the timeline through the 10 seconds manually. What am I doing wrong please tell me how to correct the spline...? The reason for this small test is to generate a animation and render through Maxwell which I have done in this test and output a quicktime through after effects - works well but I now want to render through "Rebus Renderfarm" I tried and failed. I don't think package for render farm allows the Rebus server side to pick out each frame from the animation camera view I created from camera along path. There is option for render sequence from maxwell from rebus side but these are individual mxi views I think. Anyway I have sent support ticket to Rebus about this issue. Have you had any experience with Rebus? Can I save out individual mxi's from form Z that reflect the animation sequence from a Camera view along a spline - this is the question? Kind Regards Troy test anim.fmz.zip
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    animation

    Generate animation dialog - launch application to none. Form Z generates all animation frames as .mxs and a base frame .mxs file. Correct. But do I upload to 'rebus' the original package to renderfarm .mxs that form Z creates or all the frames including the base frame .mxs that form z creates after generating animation.
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    animation

    In relation to my last post - although I'm sending you small file. I'm really talking about bigger more complex files for walkthroughs for rebus. Rendering out image sequences through rebus.
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    animation

    G'day I reset camera and it works thank you for this as I didn't check on top of path. I have attached the maxwell file .mxs it generated after I packaged for render farm. Is this the animation BASE frame your talking about? Rebus asks for image sequences though but aren't these in the file attached? If I have to generate animation locally on my machine to get these .mxs sequences whats the point if they are at such low settings or do I reopen each frame and reset size and quality then send these sequences to Rebus? Thankyou. test anim View 2 1.mxs.zip
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    sweep

    Hi Form Z - I'm trying to sweep this C section though a spiral path on both sides but it twists as it goes around. I what the c section to sweep through path as positioned perpendicular to the ground plane. I have attached the file. Please if you could tell me the process to achieve this. I am trying to use as positioned but it ends up twisted at the bottom. Has it got something to do with the path? Kind Regards sweep.fmz.zip
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    sweep

    Yes and no - tried the two path sweep. No luck. It distorts along the path. Thanks.
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    sweep

    Thankyou Des, I did actually get it to work once using centroid but I think also that the tool for sweep does need an overhaul. It isn't as intuative as it could be. I can read your response but I'll have to go through the process myself to understand what you have written. But I'm glad you were able to help. Thankyou for this . Troy:)
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    Sun Settings

    Hi Des, Yes thank you - just checked and I'm sure this is correct. Thankyou.
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    Sun Settings

    Hi Form Z, Just have a question about sun settings. Angle of Site North in the sun setting palette - what should it be in this image if North is pointing left of page as shown? Troy:)
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    AXIAL SWEEP

    Hi Form Z, Beta 6 Axial sweep doesn't work on closed path shapes, makes a mess of it? Reverse path and reverse source does not work? Does the path always need to be open?
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    AXIAL SWEEP

    Please find attached components for sweep command. Seems to me that it won't sweep properly in this way but will if I sweep when source object is rotated aat 90 degrees. And when I reverse the source object when done correctly i thought it would flip the c section inwards? SWEEP.zip
  20. Trying to stop rendering - it is hanging 2 cm from the bottom - Just want it done without losing anything. There are no major objects in the way just a flat surface. Any help here. Please.
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    Beta 2

    Hi Form Z, Few comments (Beta 2) - The Shaded work and shaded full are way slower in Beta than Form Z 8 on my windows machine. Don't know why. I have nividia titan graphis card. This seems way slower even when deleting objects and issuing new material request? Switching between wireframe and shaded modes is ultra slow. Also I was wondering if you can implement the following. When you have extruded an object is it possible to stretch the object in both directions for height variable using 2 arrows instead of one arrow? Also I'm not sure if it was implemented earlier but I'm sure you used to be able to double click a segment in wireframe mode for example a cube shown in plan. - resulting in the face being selected? After completing a command to select a endpoint sometimes it doesn't highlight properly with a green dot u actually need to zoom in a little before it says ok "you want this highlighted". Few glitches found here. Thanks. Keep up the good work.
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    Beta 2

    G'Day, I currently have Nividia update driver 353.06 When you are using dynamic height when using extrude. After u click to finish object u have 4 arrows at base of rectagular form and one arrow in z plane. I thought it would be handy to have another arrow in the oppsite direction where the other 4 arrows are. So you can push it in the other direction. Troy.
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    Resource manager

    Thanks Pylon - I'll give it a go.
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    Resource manager

    I upgraded to 3.1 Maxwell and it won't launch maxwell from form z because of error in log? I have checked all textures to make sure there are no files missing but there is still error. The line above is blank and don't know what it is after. What could it be?
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    Resource manager

    Hi - I copy and pasted the Form Z project into a new form z file - and all the textures worked and Maxwell render launched - so I'm guessing there was a problem with my original form z file? Strange. I'm just wondering , I'm using an IBL light to light the scene and using it for all other settings including illumination, Background - refraction. It is all in shadow. How do I make it so the HDR is shining on the object or house in this case. Also how do I add an additional light like sunlight within form z that maxwell recognises as it is looking like it is lit with ambient lighting. Or will it look like direct lighting when I spin the HDR around in the illumination channel. How to do this? Troy
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