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  1. Justin Montoya

    New material naming

    FZnoob - We have an awesome FormZ user, Chris Lund, who wrote a nifty script called MIMI (Multi Image Map Importer) that will import your selected image files and name the new materials after the File names! Check it out - We could probably use an updated version that works better with Shaded and VRay, but this is still a huge help and Chris deserves some respect for giving us his time to create such a useful script. Hopefully when V9 comes out, we can finally get an updated SDK that Chris and others can use to help bring these sort of add-ons to FormZ.
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    Select All Challenges

    I agree, this is limited when an object is assigned 1 overall material ( as is default), and then we manually assign some of the faces other materials. Then, trying to use the "Select Object/Faces Assigned Material 1" will select faces with other materials, but only the object of the original default material. Its almost as though, once an object has faces assigned a second material, then the object's other faces should become selectable in the same way without the 'object' selection overriding as it does currently.
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    New material naming

    FormZ 6 and earlier did this... It would always rename the material from the name in the Material Library!
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    Select All Challenges

    Not entirely following you here... CMD+A or CTRL+A is Select ALL and in FormZ it has ALWAYS selected everything that wasn't Ghosted or had it's layer turned off, even if it was out of sight of your current view. Are you sure you aren't remembering this from another program? Also, if you'd like to select all objects by a specific Material, you can do this 2 ways. 1- Right Click on the object and use "Select All with Same Material" 2- Right Click on the material you'd like to find all the objects assigned to it and use "Select Object/Faces Assigned Material 1" where Material 1 is the name of said material.
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    Tool Options bug

    I feel like a broken record, and I really hope these issues get fixed with v9. It's your Preferences file again... try resetting them... Simply delete or rename the 'autodessys' folder after closing FormZ. On Windows it's located at C:/Users/(Username)/AppData/Roaming (you will have to show hidden items and folders) On Mac it's located at HOME: Library: Preferences On relaunch FormZ will rebuild your preferences and reset everything to defaults. As a word of advice, after you get your Workspace set the way you want it, and close FormZ. The next time you open FormZ, make sure you disable 'Save Between Sessions' under the Workspaces Manager. Doing this will help make sure you don't mess up your workspace again if FormZ crashes.
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    Fit All = view change

    Working fine here on Windows 10 with a triple screen setup. Ctrl+F is the Default shortcut for Fit All, and I see no reason to change it or ever touch the toolbar icon for it. If you reset your Shortcuts to default and try Ctrl+F on Windows, CMD+F on Mac, does that work better? There's a chance you've got some sort of issue by changing the shortcut to a duplicate shortcut. Another thought, because of your striped palette comment, is that your graphics driver and/or preferences file needs to be reset. Do this: Simply delete or rename the 'autodessys' folder after closing FormZ. On Windows it's located at C:/Users/(Username)/AppData/Roaming (you will have to show hidden items and folders) On Mac it's located at HOME: Library: Preferences On relaunch FormZ will rebuild your preferences and reset everything to defaults. As a word of advice, after you get your Workspace set the way you want it, and close FormZ. The next time you open FormZ, make sure you disable 'Save Between Sessions' under the Workspaces Manager. Doing this will help make sure you don't mess up your workspace again if FormZ crashes. In FormZ Preferences, also make sure you have Advanced OpenGL turned ON. Good luck.
  7. Justin Montoya

    Toon Material

    Finally had a reason to use this cool feature. Anyone have some toon material settings they'd like to share? Jaako, your's looks great, I'm not able to get mine quite as crisp.
  8. Justin Montoya

    export vrscene?

    Good to know !
  9. Justin Montoya

    export vrscene?

    Andrew, What if you delete the VRay Sun or any Lights before you export the file as a .vrscene file? Does that not keep the new .vrscene file from including a sun or lights?
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    Will a solid state drive speed up saving large files?

    We can speculate all day, but without AutoDesSys chiming in, it's unlikely we'll ever know for sure. I can say though that if you setup your defaults as I've described above, and save those as part of your Template for new projects, you'll always have fast NEW files.
  11. Justin Montoya

    Thumbnail Preview

    Really? Sounds like you just need to be better organized with your file folders and file names.
  12. Justin Montoya

    Open GL Visuals - Deleted

    Yes, we have very basic OpenGL based rendering, but it could be updated and greatly improved! For Example... Emissive materials can work with OpenGL! Line Quality could be improved. Bump mapping quality could be improved. Shading Quality improved. Shadows Improved. Lighting types could be improved.
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    Palettes not showing

    Yes, use the Manage Workspaces to export your saved custom workspaces and then use the saved file to import it on your other workstation. Note that if you are using a different resolution screen on the two computers, your new custom bars and palettes will likely not fit correctly and you'll want to customize them again on the other workstation.
  14. Justin Montoya

    Will a solid state drive speed up saving large files?

    That's a big FMZ file, but SSD will absolutely help, especially if it is a m2 pcie based SSD stick. Much faster than the SATA based SSD. One other important thing to check, FormZ IMHO has many poorly chosen default settings. Two of the worst that will greatly affect your saving speed are under the File settings where it defaults to Keep Textures and the slider toward Smaller files (aka Compression). Both of these are absurd to have as default. Unselect Keep Textures, and move the slider toward Open Fast (aka Save Fast). Let us know if your save times are improved.
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    Palettes not showing

    You probably need to reset your preferences files. Simply delete or rename the 'autodessys' folder after closing FormZ. On Windows it's located at C:/Users/(Username)/AppData/Roaming (you will have to show hidden items and folders) On Mac it's located at HOME: Library: Preferences On relaunch FormZ will rebuild your preferences and reset everything to defaults. As a word of advice, after you get your Workspace set the way you want it, and close FormZ. The next time you open FormZ, make sure you disable 'Save Between Sessions' under the Workspaces Manager. Doing this will help make sure you don't mess up your workspace again if FormZ crashes.
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