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  1. FZnoob

    fz 9.2?

    Insert "crickets" here.........šŸ˜
  2. I sent this issue to FZ Support, and judging from the response they weren't even aware of it. I hope V9.2 (or whatever they call it) isn't as buggy and temperamental as the current offering.
  3. I'm having the same issue. I have to do lots of revisions to the same image. It's handy to be able to set it to render the same view at say 8" x 10" @200ppi That way I can replace my existing link in Adobe Illustrator in the exact same place. They way it is now I have to make an extra step to open it in Photoshop and resample it or else it comes in huge. Maybe that's not a big deal until you are doing 10 of them in rapid fire succession. I never had this problem with any version of FZ until V9
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    Tutorials??

    I can steal from the best of them!šŸ˜‰
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    Tutorials??

    I see lots of examples of people's, work but not too many actual "tutorials".
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    Version 9.1

    I think V8.6.5 was FZ's "finest hour" to date.
  7. If I remember correctly $3,500 was for the full blown "studio" version. I had the base package and it was about $900. from what I remember. Did everything I needed and more. It's still my favorite sub-d program. But now C4D has apparently done away with actually "owning" the software. It's available now as a monthly or yearly subscription.
  8. I just DL the update and it still has the issue that if I resize the modeling window, my toolbar mushrooms off the page. This has been a problem since the V9 beta
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    off topic

    Exactly
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    off topic

    Millions of dudes would still ask it out.
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    Crashed file

    you might try emailing them at: support@formz.com probably get a faster response
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    Textures

    If you don't want the map on one face to move, while you are adjusting one on another, make sure you have the map type set to "flat"
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    New update 9.0.6

    I stand by my assertion. This still feels like a beta version. I advised my company not to upgrade to V9 for a while and let the dust settle, but they didn't listen. Now I think they wish they had as many if us are still using V8.6.5
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    New update 9.0.6

    "Thanks so much to all you guys who are effectively beta testers" ...and who effectively paid for the privilege.
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    New update 9.0.6

    I don't see FZ as ever being more than a niche company. They just don't have the developmental or marketing dollars to compete with the big boys, and I don't think they have anything special a larger company might consider buying out. My employer dictates that I use it, and I am ok with that. It's a decent software and for the most part I can do my work. However, If I had my choice I would not be using it. I'm not being harsh it's just my honest opinion. Since I started using FZ with V7 it seems to follow the same pattern that it takes a while for them to get it sorted out. With that being said everyone stay safe and happy holidays.
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    New update 9.0.6

    When they get to V9.5 let me know. That seems to be when things are sorted. Until then I will stay with 8.5.6
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    V9 update

    I don't use V9 unless I get a model someone has created it in. It's just easier to leave it as it rather than back-save it. I do have the" select all" issue noted above, and if I resize the project window the modeling toolbar mushrooms off the page. The only is to fix it is restart the app.
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    NEW FZ VIDEO'S - STRAW POLL

    I still use it for my day to day. It's fast and I end up doing lots of revisions, so it works well for that.
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    FormZ Free failing to install

    I would suggest contact them via email: support@formz.com
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    optimising PC performance

    I've used a variety of 3D packages over the years. The majority of what I do is concept work. and I primarily use sub-d for product modeling. For me, C4D is the best at this. It's fast, clean, and has a lot of options that FZ lacks. But with that being said, I do find work-arounds for most of FZ's shortcomings, and I can get some pretty decent results.
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    Match view question

    I guess this explains why I never seem to be able to get this to work. All I ever get are cell phone pics of store interiors. I have had better luck just eyeballing it. What I am doing is pretty simple to what you all are though.
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    Rounding Question

    I have had problems with rounding and crashing going all the way back to the original V7. Even something as simple as rounding a cube, or controlled rounding of a single edge. This has been across several new iMacs and flavors of the Mac OS. I will say that in my case it usually doesn't crash several times in a row. Usually only once. The one thing I have learned is always "save" before attempting any type of rounding.
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    FormZ 9.0.4.2

    When I resize the modeling window the toolbar mushrooms in size and runs off the page. Restarting the app fixes it. Annoying as hell when you are busy.
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    Polygon cages for smoothing

    Anywhere you don't have a continuous "loop" you are going to get triangles. Like on the arm of your chair.
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    Polygon cages for smoothing

    Yes a quad mesh is preferable. I actually had this discussion with a FZ Mod at one point. One of their tuts shows an area divided into triangles. That's always a no-no in my book because triangles can't be further subdivided. You essentially paint yourself into a corner.
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