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  1. Anwar

    High Memory Usage??

    Yes, I reported it to them. The entire Windows operating system fits on an 8GB thumb drive, so I don't think formZ should be loading that many libraries into memory with no files open... I think something is using memory it shouldn't.
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    High Memory Usage??

    Is anyone else experiencing formZ having high memory usage on Windows 11 after installing the V-Ray 5.1 update? formZ is taking as much as 7/8GB RAM with no file loaded for me...
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    Textures Vray 3 vs Vray 5

    Is the 5.1 update to V-Ray still expected this week?
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    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    FormZ is faster in emulation on Windows 11 on an SQ2 than on an Apple M1...think about it..
  5. Another update for anyone following this: FormZ and Blender's latest releases do work on the latest Windows 11 on ARM, however, Z-Brush will not at the present time. It will install successfully but it will crash when you try to launch it. So not all 3D programs work yet...
  6. Returning to the original post for a minute anyone interested in formZ on Windows 11 on ARM might also want to know that: 1) Python can be installed and scripts work 2) V-Ray 5 will also run in emulation on Windows 11 on ARM
  7. Hi Kim, When I open your formZ file it has to be converted because it was created in a previous version (I am on the latest 9.2.0.1). When I use the default OBJ settings in this version of formZ it imports to Blender just fine. So I cannot reproduce exactly what you are experiencing for two reasons: 1) I am on PC, not Mac 2) I am on the latest version of formZ You would have to ask formZ Support for help with your version and platform. Sorry I couldn't be of more assistance. -Anwar
  8. Hi Kim, I haven't had any problems with the default settings for OBJ in either program. What issues are you running into, perhaps I can see if I can reproduce them? Or maybe I can recommend a way to change the settings to address your issues. -Anwar
  9. Hi Kim, For the types of modeling formZ is good at (solid modeling) I have never found anything better. For highly organic modeling there is Z-Brush and Blender. FormZ can import and export to and from both of these programs easily via OBJ. I find most of what I want to model is architectural in nature, so I always begin in formZ. However, whereas formZ does have basic object animation, it does not have collision detection, particle systems, fluid dynamics/physics nor many such features you can find in Blender. So if I need advanced animatronics, I will have to export a formZ model to Blender. In general between these three programs, you can create pretty much any 3D visualization you want. FormZ and Z-Brush are reasonably priced, and Blender is free. This combination beats the HUGE and ongoing expense of Autodesk subscriptions in my opinion. Just what I have found in my experience, hope it helps. -Anwar
  10. For anyone else in the community interested in this like I am, formZ now runs on the Surface Pro X (ARM PCs) provided you have the latest Windows 11 updates and the OpenGL Compatibility pack installed from the Windows store. I also have Blender 3.0 running on the Pro X too. While I can tell it is slightly faster on an Intel machine, for most tasks it is quite useable even in this emulation. Will the future of PCs be all ARM??? -Anwar
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    Android Mobile VIewer

    Hi Santa, Well like anything else, you've occasionally got to come up with a new brand image to keep selling products. I'm sure that PC makers put pressure on MS to rebrand Windows so they could sell more computers.
  12. With the Windows 11 announcement that Android apps will be supported on Windows 11 via the Amazon App Store, AutoDesSys should really consider building an Android viewer like their IOS viewer.
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    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...
  14. 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?
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