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  1. FZnoob

    formZ stops Undo

    +1 for the undo bug-a-boo. Happens every once in a while. I don't see any particular pattern to the behavior. Restarting the app solves it for me. Overall 8.5 is much more stable for me than previous versions.
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    edit a bezier spline

    This might seem like a simple question, but I can't seem to find the answer in the manual. If I draw a bezier spline, I am presented with a set of control points. But if I click off the object the points disappear, and I can't seem to find out how to get them back.
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    edit a bezier spline

    I was not searching for "controls". I used "edit shape" and "edite spline" "edit path" as that is what I was trying to do. All things appear simple after you know the answer.
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    edit a bezier spline

    Thank you. As I said I couldn't find it in the manual. I usually draw my shapes in Illustator.
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    Sub D shape and map

    See attached: 1. We have a simple subdivided cube with a color applied to the 4 poly faces 2. If you invoke the “grow face” command on one of the faces, all of the colors disappear. 3. Even if you apply “grow face” to a face without color (such as one of the sides), the ones with color will still disappear. 4. In fact, if you apply any sub d command (here offset edges) the colors disappear. Is this expected behavior?
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    Insert sequence

    What I was referring to is a way to numerically insert a sequence or "cut". In C4D, there is a way to shift click in a given area, then you can type in a distance before committing to the action. Unless I am missing something "offset segment" won't work on a sub-d object without "swapping". Even then would you not have to do it 4 times for each of the faces?
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    Insert sequence

    Is there a way to accurately insert a sequence, other than just where you click? It doesn't seem very exacting.
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    Sub D shape and map

    Neura, I am not talking about any drastic change to the geometry. Upon further investigation, I have found that even moving a single control point results is loss of all maps. I never experienced this in any of the other polygon modeling programs I have used. So what this means, is if I have a completed and mapped model, and to need so make even a small adjustment, I will have to re-map the entire model? Wow.
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    Sub D shape and map

    Hello? Still waiting on some clarification.
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    Texture map entire object at once

    Is this what you are trying to do? Here is a 10" cube with mapping set to "cubic" and "best match per face"
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    how to draw carpet

    If you don't have acces to the proper software, then your best bet would be to do a hi res rendering of the room without the bed, and a proxy for the carpet. Then a rendering of the bed by itself. Make a layered file of the 2 images, and photoshop in the carpet. Wouldn't be all that difficult.
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    8.5 View menu

    There were tons more crash logs I didn't bother to send because they didn't seem to be of any real benefit to either of us. Like I said, the problem comes and goes. I can create a file, follow the exact same process, it can be just fine or not. It can just crash doing something as simple as moving a control point, or it will let me do a reasonably complex model with no issues. So if no one else is experiencing this behaviour, then it must be my computer. As I have alreasdy stated, I don't have issues with any software on my machine except FZ. Nothing more I can say.
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    8.5 View menu

    I just downloaded the 8.5 beta and noticed the "view" menu seems to be missing a few things. See screenshot. Have these been moved somewhere else?
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    8.5 View menu

    I am not talking about the bridge tool issue. I am talking about crashes when using the modeling tools. I have sent you numerous crash reports, and exchanged emails with Paul. The only suggestions I got were the standard "reset the preferences". Which I tried (on more than 1 ocassion). This did not solve the problem. As I said, I thought that the OS update had cured it, but that was not the case. I just reset the 8.5 prefs and it did fix the "view menu" issue I started this thread with. So at least that is something positive.
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    8.5 View menu

    I will try your suggestions later today when I get time. BTW: The subd tool crashes as back. Apparently my celebration was short lived. When I first updated to Yosemite a couple days ago it seemed much more stable, and I was cautiously optimistic. However yesterday, after installing 8.5, the issues returned. This is beyond frustrating. I am really trying to give this program a fair shake. There ARE things I do like about it. To be completey honest, I have had more issues with FZ during the past couple of years than I have with any of the other softwares I use on a day to day basis. That is not a knock on FZ. It is just a fact.
  16. I agree with many of the points above. Especially the "floating pallets" point. I find that bothersome to no end.
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    8.5 View menu

    Its 9521
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    bridge tool crash

    I was playing around with the subd tools on a simple structure. When I try to bridge the 2 selected faces, it causes an immediate crash. Any idea why? I have already tried resetting the prefs. Didn't make any difference.
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    bridge tool crash

    just emailed you the file. I am sure it will work ok for you. As I mentioned several times before, the subd tools are unstable on my machine. I have no idea why. Plenty of RAM. Good video card.
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    Augment app

    Thanks for responding. I will have to check on that. Like I said they specifically mentioned collada .dae. I will try the obj format and let you know. It is a pretty slick little app if you haven't checked it out
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    Augment app

    Just wondering if anyone here has any experience with "Augment"? The "reality" app I am having problems getting my dae file to come in with the mapping. I used the instructions for "Sketchup" as FormZ is not included in their app list, but the instructions are to export as "dae" so it should work. When I exported the dae file from FZ, I had "textures" selected, and it created the maps as expected. I put them all in a folder along with the dae file and made a zip file as instructed by the Augment tutorial. However they are not showing up on the model in Augment. I tried both jpg and tga but neither one worked. Thoughts?
  22. Something that might be worth mentioning. If you have FZ set up such as I do, it does not create a new document upon launch. When I go to the "help" menu, the "update" does not appear. However as soon as I create a new document it does. See screenshot for clarification.
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    FZ8 & stability using sub-d tools

    I will see about the updates. All those are delivered through the app store now and our IT has that blocked. I will have to put in a ticket on it and see how it goes. Thx
  24. So I am finally getting around to exploring the sub-d tool set. I am a long time polygon modeler going all the way back to 1998. I have used Strata, 3DSMax ,and Cinema 4D. So I am glad to see sub-d modeling offered in FZ Today I was exploring the tools and following along with some of the tuts. FZ crashed no fewer than 7 times in maybe a 3 hour timespan. I wasn't doing anything other than just basic sub d stuff. On 1 occasion it did not crash but stopped responding so I had to force quit. I think I sent 3-4 of the crash logs, but I didn't bother sending them all. Is anyone else experiencing this level of instability? I am on a year old iMac with 8g of ram, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1024 MB card, running OSX 10.9.4 and FZ8.0.1 build 9355 I am not experiencing problems with any other software including FZ7. Advice appreciated.
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