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  1. FZnoob

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    It's gotta come down to developmental and promotional $$$ FZ is never going to be able to compete with the big dogs in those areas. It's like trying to compete with Adobe on the graphics front. Good luck with that too.
  2. FZnoob


    When I have the issue you are describing (when ALL the missing textures are in the same folder, and formZ finds, oh, the first 3) I find that going to the "project info" tab and then "linked files" usually works. I just had a project where FZ was finding all but 5 files, even though they were all in the same directory. When I went to "linked files" folder and relinked the first file, it found the other 4 by itself.
  3. FZnoob

    New material naming

    Ok, Thanks for your answer and for the script itself.
  4. Good for you Des. One less thing to worry with I suppose.
  5. FZnoob

    New material naming

    I had a few minutes to test this and it works. The only issue I am having is I can't see the map on the object until I render it. I tried using the "drag and drop" as well as the "paintbucket" methods of applying the map to a surface while holding down the command key See screenshot. Is there a workaround for this, or am I just doing something wrong?
  6. FZnoob

    MIMI updated :: Sort of

    I just now found my way back to this thread. I just tried it with 8.6.5 on Mac and it works fine. Thanks a lot. This will save me a good deal of time.
  7. This is exactly why I don't like the idea of having to buy additional software. You never know when it might be dropped. I used C4D for over 10 years. It came with a very good rendering engine and I never needed to buy or upgrade anything outside. Yes, there were other renders available (including Maxwell) but for my day to day needs the bundled renderer was excellent.
  8. FZnoob

    form•Z 9 beta

    It's more evolutionary than revolutionary.
  9. I've been asking for that since sub-d was added. Better late than never.
  10. FZnoob

    form•Z 9 beta

    So anybody had a chance to try it, and give some first impressions?
  11. FZnoob

    New material naming

    I have always wanted a 3D program that would be able to import the maps with the name I already assigned them in Photoshop. This would be a real time saver when I have an object with multiple maps. For example a carton with; DCD1234 Drill front, DCD1234 Drill back, DCD1234 Drill top, DCD1234 Drill bottom, DCD1234 Drill left side, DCD1234 Drill right side Right now I tend to use copy and paste but having the maps come in already named would be terrific.
  12. FZnoob

    form•Z 9 beta

    I hope they scrap the whole "component" thing and replace it with something better. It has been a problem for me since day 1.
  13. FZnoob


    Texture map update bug has been going on since V7. I generally have to close the app to get it resolved. Also, sometimes maps on an object won't show in the preview mode but render normally. I guess I have just gotten used to it.
  14. FZnoob

    undos are still broken

    Mine are not set to unlimited. 20 is what I have.
  15. FZnoob

    undos are still broken

    Yes this also happens to me from time to time. I haven't been able to isolate the cause. Just have to restart the app. There is also the bug with "show controls" in the sub-d mode. Sometimes it won't turn off and I have to restart to cure that too. The other ongoing issue I have is the immediate crash when I try to use the "rounding" tool. That's been going on since V7. Doesn't do it every time. But often enough I know to be sure to save before I click on it.
  16. FZnoob

    FormZ to C4D Workflows

    I miss using C4D. It's still my favorite of all the 3D programs I have used.
  17. FZnoob

    Love the new forum

    "Drag and Drop" Pretty much describes me when I get home everyday...
  18. FZnoob

    Modeling Tool Palette Odity

    I am also on a 27" iMac with the same OS version and this isn't happening for me or anyone else here in our office.
  19. FZnoob

    formZ v8.6.4 released

    I DL the update and it appears to have fixed my problem where it was crashing while the app was hidden. Thanks for correcting that.
  20. FZnoob

    formZ v8.6.4 released

    Every time I hide the ap to work in another program it crashes. Was not doing this before I upgraded. I should have know better. 8.5.3 was working well for me
  21. FZnoob

    Form Z error ID: 128: -35

    I am on a Mac so I can't be of any help. I have to say the current build of FZ on Mac is ok, but the earlier versions were really buggy. Not at all acceptable on a pro level software. Good luck in resolving your issue.
  22. FZnoob

    Form Z error ID: 128: -35

    Hi Michele, Sorry to hear that. If you could post more info, someone might be able to help. Some more details about when it occurs, some info about your computer and graphics card. Things like that. Does anyone else in your company have the problem, or are you working solo? I have not seen that particular error code
  23. FZnoob

    Form Z error ID: 128: -35

    Hi Michele, you might want to contact Tech directly via email. They are usually responsive. support@formz.com
  24. FZnoob

    "Show Controls" not working?

    That is a feature that highlights an object when you mouse over it. You can turn that off in the preferences.
  25. FZnoob

    Sharp edges/creases in sub-d models?

    You can turn off "show controls" and work directly with the geometry itself instead of the controls if that's what you are asking. I sort of go back and forth between the two. If you are referring to something else, then I am not following you.