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  1. Des

    Spray point tool

    You need to email support
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    Materials not visable

    If you go to the FormZ preferences>File Search Paths>Plus (new path). Then navigate to the folder with the texture files, that should fix it if you set it to Absolute Path. By setting it to Absolute Path you'll know it won't grab textures from anywhere else.
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    Materials not visable

    Have you checked the face normals? Although if you display the face normals (Inspector>Attributes>Show face normals) on those high res people it'll slow your machine to a crawl (thousands of arrows) so I suggest moving your camera in perspective view inside one of those wire people to see if the texture shows. If it does on the inside then use the Reverse tool. I find this sometimes happens on some imported geometry. If that's not the case, go to the material parameters, select a problematic material and select shaded to see if the transparency is set to 100% or something like that. Some imports come in like that and have to be set to "None". Another thing to consider if none of the above works, is to check the image file for the texture. Some are png files and have transparency. When I have imported people for example (heavy geometry), I create lower res jpegs (Baseline Standard and not Progressive) of the supplied image textures. I use Maxwell and I'm sure there is an equivalent in Vray, but I create MXS files of the people so they are not actually in the main model file and are displayed as Boxes or dots. This helps to keep the model snappy and workable (slightly off topic). Des
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    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    I approve this message 😀
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    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    This is such an interesting post. Little titbits like this are very important to prevent speculation and makes me happy. It's nice to see ADS are hard at work. Des
  6. Des

    SpaceMouse Pro

    I got my new SpaceMouse Pro this morning (upgraded from an old SpaceMouse), so I'm trying to assign actions to the buttons. So far I've managed to get the numbered buttons (1, 2, 3, 4) set to Axo, Top, Front & Right Views but I can't seem to get the T, F, R buttons working (they all Fit to view). Does anyone have any experience setting up the device to their own preferences? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm on macOS Catalina with the latest 3dconnexion software. Fz 9.2.0.1 Cheers, Des
  7. Edit Cone of Vision is running fine on my Macs using v9.2.0.1 although I'm not running MacOS High Sierra (I'm using Big Sur & Catalina). The only issue I have is when I exit ECV the palette dock changes order. Des
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    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    Oh here we go..........
  9. The current system is working for me, but I realise circumstances are different for everyone. I have four computers in my little home office, three desktops and a laptop running two licences. I'll have to wait and see when I need to replace one to see if I have licensing problems. I still have two WIBU keys which I use to run 6.7.3. but extremely rarely. I agree with Chris that the WIBUs are cumbersome though. Dezz
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    Mandolorian now flies formZ N-1 Starfighter

    I have a vague recollection of that. Would love to see that article again..
  11. Des

    Edit Cone of Vision Crash

    Thanks for letting us know 👍🏻
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    Edit Cone of Vision Crash

    I use Edit cone of vision every day on really large files without any crashes. I use FormZ on three machines (2013 iMac, 2020 iMac, and 2017 MacbookPro), no crashes on any of them. Just wondering if you dump your prefs and try again. Also, try contacting support through email, you are more likely to get back to you. They usually respond fairly quickly.
  13. Hi all, as the title says, I'm looking for someone here who has a powerful computer (massive graphics card) running Twinmotion 2021.1.4 I have created an animation from a large project on an iMac with only 4GB video ram but it could be a lot better on a machine with a much better graphics card. It lacks good definition. I'm willing to pay for your time. DM or email me (des at objectpreviews dot com) if you think you'd be able to help. I can use the "resource collector" to make sure all the assets are there. Thanks, Des
  14. Thanks for that Brian although I haven't had any time to play with TM for a while. I think I have to try to improve my TM materials skills before going down that route so I will probably need to get a high end graphics machine just to be able to see how materials look in Ultra setting. Regards, Des
  15. I've no idea if this helps or not. FormZ only exports (in datasmith) textures from the shaded version of the materials. I use Maxwell render so all my materials are referenced mxm material files. They are represented in shaded view in FormZ by the diffuse map but not other maps such as bump, specular etc. So when I am exporting from FormZ using datasmith, I have to make sure that all the materials have the bump maps, specular maps loaded in the Shaded version of the material so they are exported correctly. Maybe this is the same with the Vray materials? Not sure if this has anything to do with your query or not. Des
  16. So good, thanks for sharing! Well done!
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    Happy Holidays!!!

    Best wishes to everyone, enjoy the holidays ! Des
  18. Don't know how I missed this until now, it's excellent... https://youtu.be/Z3Czf6csRHQ
  19. Actually, scrap my last post. It's obviously able to run on newer OS's than El Capitan (10.11) seeing that the thread is titled for a hot fix for High Sierra (10.13) 🙄
  20. Not sure, but I think El Capitan. I screen grabbed this just now on one of my older machines... I can't upgrade to any newer OS on that machine so can't be sure.
  21. It just worked for me by putting in the license info from the original registration emails. I have two licenses over three desktops and one laptop, all can run at the same time. I didn't have to contact support (if I remember correctly).
  22. I believe one license allows two computers regardless of platform. Des
  23. Des

    fz 9.2?

    I just did the update yesterday morning and working on a new project. So far everything seems to be working just fine, if anything it seems to be running snappier. Happy so far.. Des
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