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  1. Anwar

    Too many files...

    Hi Santa, No they were some kind of geometry file format, I can't remember what it is now. I'd have to try exporting again to see what it is doing...
  2. I tried playing around with this plugin, and Twin Motion. I exported a scene typical of what I would normally work on, and I found that when I tired to delete the folder I exported the data to, that it took almost half an hour because the exporter had created over 15,000 small files. This is kind of silly I think.
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    VRay 5 beta progress?

    Any news on when we will see a beta for V-Ray 5?
  4. I completely agree. The older drafting module was superior in many ways...
  5. I have the greatest respect for AutoDesSys and formZ. I want it to succeed. But they are not a juggernaut of the industry like Autodesk and I don't see how having to maintain software on more than one platform is helping the pace of innovation. As for Apple, well all I have to say is go to YouTube and watch some Louis Rossmann videos.
  6. Microsoft released the Surface Pro X over a year ago - long before the M1. It's already in its second generation. Is formZ running on Windows on ARM yet? No. But they are sure in a hurry to support M1 Macbooks. Why is priority given to a platform that doesn't have hardware accelerated rendering?
  7. Still don't believe me about Apple giving up on formZ? Read this: Apple will no longer produce the iMac Pro as the company reportedly works on innovative new tech, like foldable iPhones and virtual reality gear (msn.com) Apple is more concerned about phones and cars than computers.
  8. I believe tech support admitted most of the platform dependent code is related to the UI. If you've been reading the forums lately you can see how much criticism of the UI there is. As I said, "jack of all trades, master of none." I do happen to be somewhat knowledgeable about these sort of issues.
  9. I happen to have a master's degree in software engineering, and while I admit I don't have specific experience with CAD programming, I have designed and implemented several non trivial software systems in my time. I just don't understand why anyone should invest any time at all in supporting a platform that does not support the state of the art hardware capabilities for rendering. At this point, it's not formZ that would give up on the Mac, it's the Mac that gave up on formZ... When it comes to multi platform development, there is an old saying "jack of all trades, master of none."
  10. In terms of AutoDesSys' products what keeps formZ competitive in the rendering arena is their V-Ray plug-in. Interestingly what makes V-Ray powerful is it's support for NVIDIA - CUDA and RTX, and neither of these technologies is available on the Mac. PC's are 90% of the market, Macs are 10%. As long as AutoDesSys continues to support the Mac it means every time they write code they have to write it twice, and test it twice, and ensure cross platform compatibility of the file formats. So, it stands to reason that formZ could innovate twice as fast if their software engineering effort was cut by 50%. Considering advanced rendering technologies are only available on Windows it is clearly the platform that must survive. As I said, you won't like to hear this, but the truth is that if you want formZ to innovate faster then dropping support for the Mac would go a long way to accomplishing this goal.
  11. Anwar

    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    Speaking of UI Improvements, formZ really needs to work at 1920x1080 on Windows. Currently some of the menus are too large to display without scrolling which is annoying at this resolution at 100% scaling.
  12. Anwar

    Apple's new M1 chip

    Windows users are also interested to see formZ running on Windows on ARM on the SQ1 and SQ2...
  13. Anwar

    Crashed file

    You can try to open the file with selecting the option "add to project" which should add the contents of the corrupted file to a new project. Not sure if this will work, but it could be worth a try...
  14. Anwar

    V-Ray update

    New month, eagerly waiting news about V-Ray 5...
  15. -Apple will release ARM machines this year, and fully convert to ARM in 2 years -NVIDIA bought ARM -Microsoft Surface Pro X refresh with SQ2 chip, and upcoming x64 emulation all beg the question... When will formZ support Windows 10 on ARM (WOA)? It won't run in x64 emulation when it becomes available because WOA doesn't support OpenGL, and formZ doesn't currently support DirectX. And obviously CUDA won't be available for rendering - although with NVIDIA now owning ARM, I wonder if that will ever change...
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