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Everything posted by FZnoob

  1. Hutchy, You might need some more geometry in that area. I did this in less than 5 minutes
  2. I believe the technique shown here would work as well. http://www.formz.com/support/tips/tip73.html
  3. FZnoob

    3D scanners and FZ

    Many thanks to you all.
  4. FZnoob

    Saddle chair

    You got it Jaakko kac: Yes I use that method all the time, but at times it is indeed cumbersome. Another nice feature found in C4D is the ability to select points or faces and hide them. That way they can't accidentally be selected. It really comes in handy when working on a complicated mesh.
  5. FZnoob

    3D scanners and FZ

    Chris, This will be used to approximate product sizes for displays or packaging. We run into issues where remote offices (sometimes overseas) are working on design projects, and often there isn't time to ship a sample to them for sizing. Other times we are working from a prototype and only 1 is available. So we are looking at 3D scanners as a way to relay the sizing information in a more accurate way. We are talking about smaller consumer products. Everything from drills to cosmetics.
  6. FZnoob

    Form Z to 3D PDF

    Hi Clarissa, I was on the Adobe website a while back and someone had asked about converting files to "U3D" format. Someone suggested a free app "meshlab". It looks to be Windows only so it didn't help me. Here is the link if you care to investigate it. http://www.meshlab.net/
  7. FZnoob

    Saddle chair

    Nice work Pipo! You got the hang of it for sure. On the seat, what I would do is start with a rectangle. Inset the bottom face, and push it up to form the hollow. Then start manipulating the geometry with the standard techniques. This took me about 20 minutes or so just "eyeballing" it. It's not perfect but is on the right track.
  8. FZnoob

    Saddle chair

    Jaakko, If you can't get it let me know, and I will try to help you out with a few screenshots. The only thing that makes it a little difficult is the hollowed portion on the bottom of the seat. If that were solid it would be a bit easier.
  9. FZnoob

    Saddle chair

    I just remembered something. I think in the "subdivision" modeling tutorials, there is one about doing a bicycle seat. From what I remember, it's not exactly the same as this but it might help you get started with sub-d modeling.
  10. FZnoob

    Saddle chair

    What Des said about modeling. If FZ had a symmetry tool you would only need to model half of it. Mapping it in FZ would be another story. The underneath with the staples would be a pain in the seat....
  11. FZnoob

    Saving project settings

    +1 to Justin's suggestion When I first started using FZ I found all this very confusing. This is one of the first things I have to deal with when trying to get a new user up and running.
  12. FZnoob

    FZ and Keyshot

    Thanks for the responses.
  13. FZnoob

    FZ and Keyshot

    Anyone here ever used FZ in conjunction with the rendering program "Keyshot"?
  14. I have the same problem/solution.
  15. FZnoob

    Anybody some suggestions?

    You could do it as a sub-d mesh, then manipulate the control points to create whatever irregular shapes you desire.
  16. That "save between sessions" burned me a couple of times before I even realized it was the problem. I thought it was something to do with the preferences setting.
  17. Do you have "keep edges" selected in the "tool options" pallet?
  18. FZnoob

    one of those things!

    While there is more than 1 way to skin a cat, please note that no cats were actually harmed during either of these suggestions.
  19. FZnoob

    one of those things!

    He is a very quick way to do it. Study the vids on subdivision if you don't know how to use the tools. Once you understand the technique you can get much more precise than I did here.
  20. As I mentioned, I did the update to Sierra 10.12.3, and so far it seems to have fixed the issue.
  21. FZnoob

    Form Z 8.0 match view help

    you have to have the "renderzone" tab selected
  22. I had the WIP on my machine when I was running Yosemite but it was unstable, so I went back to my original FZ and had no problems. I just DL an update to Sierra "10.12.3" so we will see how it goes. Thx
  23. Followup: I have isolated the problem. It appears to happen when I use the "move" tool in "multi copy" mode. If I make on a single copy is works ok.
  24. I installed Sierra yesterday and now I am constantly getting this error message. See attached. I am running FZ 8.5.6 build 9897
  25. FZnoob

    In memory of Paul Helm

    Sorry to hear of this. I didn't even know he was ill.