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  1. setz

    what's new webinar

    I've been considering making videos for FZ for a long time now. I love FZ and I have a lot of tips and tricks I could share. The things holding me back are that I have zero experience in video production, and poor voice and camera presence lol. (That's not me in the avatar.) For now, as an alternative to videos there is a great resource on FZ's website for Tips and Tricks: http://www.formz.com/fzsite1219/manuals/TnT/index.htm#t=Add_and_fill_out_Title_Block_templates_to_Layout_documents.htm
  2. Search for: There is a neat app called TreeSketch3 for iPad. It was a university project and was really intuitive to use with a simple but comprehensive interface that exports tree models with great results. The problem is that is very hard to find a copy online to download nowadays. There are Shareware tree creation programs like: Treeit , Arbaro, ngPlant, Powerplant Here is a great site for detailed tree (and many other types of) models: https://archive3d.net/?tag=Tree These may require some work, eg. separating into separate meshes, making solids from open meshes, converting polys to solids, etc. I use FZ for these tasks to process models and then import them into 3D Coat (sculpting software) for cleaning up, merging, simplifying and prepping for printing. I finish by re-importing back into FZ for scaling and quality checking before exporting out .stl to print. Do you have a photo of the level of detail/shape of foliage you are trying to achieve? Maybe I can help out, it's a slow weekend. If you choose a model from archive3d.net maybe I can convert it to a growable stl.
  3. I can't find this tool anymore and I don't remember the real name for it. Was it a script, or a plug in? Where can scripts be downloaded from ADS currently?
  4. setz

    Circle tangent to three lines

    Random Transform is also helpful if you don't already have it as well: random_trans.zip
  5. setz

    Circle tangent to three lines

    Found it on my back-up hard drive. Here it is for anyone else who may need it. Tested and working in V8.6 and 9. arc_tlines.zip
  6. setz

    fZ + Python + CO2

    I’m envious. Looks like a lot of fun to be had!
  7. I use the scale tool in a side view to achieve this. It should also be possible to show controls and then adjust the height of the wire helix Or to enter an exact height in the data field. I don’t have access to check at the moment.
  8. I think what you are suggesting would be a cool feature! There is an image tab in the hatch options palette but I haven’t been able to figure out how to get it to load an image. One nice thing about the hatch feature is that the .pat hatching is converted to vector lines in HL.
  9. Select the object or objects you would like to have hatches show in the clipping plane. In Tool Options Palette choose the Cross Section Tab. Open the Hatch Palette and drag the desired Hatch from it into the Selected Hatch Option box. It should show a plus-sign cursor and assign that hatch. Note in the attached images that while an object is selected, the hatch in the cross section does not show up. Hope this is what you were describing and that this helps. Oh, and be sure that Show Hatches is checked in the Display Options for each of the display modes you want it to show with; Wireframe, Shaded Work, Shaded Full, and Hidden Line.
  10. I use this often, and I usually create a "Master layer" which has all the other layers contained within so that all the layers in the project get the override with only one box to click. A key sct for that would be useful, but tricky to implement due to multiple layers. Perhaps a key sct would trigger all layers' Material Overrides at the same time? An alternative solution would be to have Material Override Attribute show up in the Contextual menu when you right click on a specific layer the way that Select All Objects On Layer is specific to the layer clicked on.
  11. Just starting. I don't know what I'm doing at all. Using a Mac 10.11.6 so Python should be installed right? (how can I find out which version of Python is installed?) I ran "cube.py" utility from the Extensions menu and I got this error msg: I thought there may be a permissions error so I moved the script to the desktop and got the same error message implying that it was trying to open the same file, not the one on the desktop so I renamed the one on the desktop to cube2.py retried and then got this msg: ...and no .pyc file was created. What is going wrong here?
  12. setz

    Beginning Hiccups

    Ta Da! Excellent! Thx ¢hris!
  13. setz

    Beginning Hiccups

    I ran "python ––version" in Terminal and it returned this: and then I downloaded Python 2.7.18, ran the installer. It created a Python folder with this in my Applications folder: So it looks like I have 2.7 in /Library/Frameworks but the No module named cube2 is still displayed when I run the cube2py script. Is the 2.7 enough 2.7.? or do I need to get the 2.7.18 installed and how?
  14. setz

    Independent window

    I use scenes for this. And I have those scenes saved in my template file so they are available in every project I work on. Typically: Full Screen, 2K x 4K, 4K x 8K, 4Ksq, 8Ksq and 2:2.35 feature film format as well. If you create a new window and then click on one of these, your window will be good to go.
  15. Justin +1 I prefer the previous implementation.
  16. setz

    Palette Dock scroll bar

    It's going to take some getting used to the Tool options palette shifting all the other palettes up and down as it expands and contracts to fit the options of the chosen tool, but with my growing collection of dinosaur-unreliable-mini-failing-trackball apple mice, scrolling works lovely as long as I haven't stacked too many pallets on the side dock.
  17. setz

    Dynamic Extend

    ADS is getting close and teasing us...Segments first, than possibly faces next? Woohooo! From the 9.4.0 notes:
  18. setz

    Dynamic Extend

    Envision Extending the bottom of a cone dynamically vs Reshaping it. Reshaping makes it no longer a cone.
  19. And a Maxwell Renderer Image of the Form Z model:
  20. This card allows me to "Export Images" using Shaded Full Display in sizes greater than 8192x8192. Probably 95% of my work is presented using Shaded Full Display currently. Sample attached but jpeg quality is reduced because of file upload size maximums in posting to forum. Hey! I Posted an 8K image but it saves as tiny! Here is the full image: Victorian House.jpg.zip
  21. Nvidia GTX 980TI 6GB. Should be fast enough. Mine is not bumpy like ariel's but there is a few millisecond delay at the beginning of the rotation. It's barely noticeable but it does delay. The identical file opened in 8.6 has zero noticeable delay on my machine. I think it may be a delay on the FZ side of things sending info to the card. ...and yes my much loved machine is a dinosaur.
  22. Actually I have the same issue in new files with just a couple of cubes.
  23. Can confirm with your file when I move the mouse very suddenly. Not happening when same file is opened in 8.6. Thx for the file. None of my suggestions were successful.