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  1. 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.

  2. On 8/30/2019 at 5:31 PM, allanjl said:

    Please, please, have this version be stable with components! Looking forward to trying it.

    I hope they scrap the whole "component" thing and replace it with something better.

    It has been a problem for me since day 1. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. I know that RZ is a plugin, that's why it has to be registered separately.

    My point is, given that FZ is a small  company with very limited $$ for development, I hope than other improvements don't come via a plug-ins

    rather than integrated. I have requested a symmetry tool and someone else suggested a plugin. I don't want yet another license to buy and keep up with.



  7. I started using Strata in 1997. I think it was called "Strata Blitz" or something like that.

    At that time there weren't many 3D apps for the Mac.

    Since then I worked in Cimena4D, 3DS Max, and now FZ.

    Anyhow, I have worked with a few ex Strata users and they all seem to be confused by FZ.

    There isn't much out there in the way of tutorial stuff beyond the little that FZ provides, so if you are on your own it's a pain.

    I just hunkered down and through a lot of trial and error (plus what I already knew)

    I have more or less gotten good at it.

    See the attachment on selecting points, edges, and faces.

    Screen Shot 2019-01-07 at 11.32.22 AM.png

  8. Adding "sharp" edges in FZ sub-d is basically the same as in most other programs. 

    You essentially have 2 options:

    One is to use the "edge/point" sharpness tool. You have to be careful with this as too much starts to create a "pinched" effect.

    The other is to simply to add additional geometry with the "insert sequences" command.

    There is a lot that can be done with sub-d if you take the time to really learn the correct approach.

    With that being said, I don't mind adding that FZ's sub-d tool set leaves a lot to be desired when compared to 

    Cinema4D or even Strata for that matter.



    Screen Shot 2019-01-07 at 8.00.28 AM.png

  9. I take it the keyboard shortcut isn't working either?

    Are you using any sort of custom workspace? Those can be problematic at times.

    About the only thing I could suggest is a fresh install.

    Maybe someone else has another solution. Restarting the app always fixes it for me.