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    Nvidia GPU on Mac

    Has anyone had success using an eGPU with Nvidia cards on Mac?
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    Nvidia GPU on Mac

    Really?? The new Mac Pro with support for 2x dual-gpus should work well for 3D artist 🙂 Personally is use Maxwell and Corona on Mac - both CPU, but the latter very fast. For Maxwell I render on Rebus which means I can have high res Maxwell renders ready in as little as 10 minutes. Sure it costs, but so does Nvidia GPU's. Redshift (coming soon) and Pro Render (AMD's) both support GPU rendering on Mac, so sure Next Limit could have as well. The lack of Nvidia support on Mac is very annoying, agreed. It would open up a lot of possibilities, but it's not just on Apple... https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1052991-apple-and-nvidia-a-sad-story-for-apple-users/
  3. From Maxwell website, about version 5... INTEGRATIONS Maxwell 5 is seamlessly integrated in most of the major 3D/CAD software solutions such as Rhino, SketchUp, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max, Revit, ArchiCAD, Cinema 4D and formZ.
  4. Dont forget to drop NL a line on their forum, if you haven't already... https://forum.maxwellrender.com/viewtopic.php?f=149&t=45454 The last email from NL (October 23.) says "*Form Z development is still under revision.", so there should be a good chance, if we let them know.
  5. I would. $100+, sure. It’s way better than not having to switch the modelling and/or renderer that I prefer and have years of experience with. What is the approximate time/cost involved in updating and maintaining the plugin - does anyone know?
  6. Thank you Ben. I sure hope you will hear back from NL soon. I would be very sad not to have Maxwell support for upcoming versions of formZ. Actually, I will probably switch to C4D to be able to keep using future versions of Maxwell – so it's formZ I would be missing. Been a Z user since the early 90's 😢
  7. Maxwell support i a necessity for me too.
  8. I believe all apps are required to be 64 bit!
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    Cars for Maxwell

    Thanks Des. I was thinking i would do the same thing. Just wanted to make sure i that i havent overlooked any other car resources out there first. Thanks for the tips on the format and workflow. That will definitely save me an hour or so 🙂 best regards Anders
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    Cars for Maxwell

    I am looking for cars in .mxs format for positioning in architectural visualisations. Dosch design has some from 2008, but that's not looking very fresh. Any idea where I can find this?
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    I have had the same problem for some time.
  12. When drawing a rectangle etc. on another surface, clicking shift toggles "Insert" on/off in the Tool options palette. I use the shift key for lots of other shortcuts and therefor often does this unintentionally. Is there anyway to disable the shift key/insert toggle?
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    Fire stopped working

    Problem solves. Had both formz 8.5 and 8.6 installed. My preferences pointed to the plugins folder of both versions. This wasn't a problem until the update. I deleted 8.5 and now Fire works again. ...I least I think that was the cause. I'm just happy it works again. Don't know what I'd do without Fire.
  14. Whenever I start Fire it just says Starting... and stays like that forever. I tried re-installing the plugin, but it doesn't help. I am at FormZ Can anyone help?
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    Fire stopped working

    It happens with any project. Both with my usual template file and with the default Z one.
  16. Is there a way that I can convert placed .mxs files (lot's of furniture) into geometry? I need that in order to pass over my scene to someone else. I tried packaging and opening the complete scene .mxs in C4D, in order to export from there, but C4D doesn't import the reference objects. I tried opening my scene in Studio in order to export from there, but it doesn't seem work in any way either. Thanks Anders
  17. I have to transfer my formZ scene (with mxs reference objects) to a 3DS Max user. For that I do an FBX export, but mxs reference objects are obviously not included in the FBX file. It would be convenient to be able to pick an .mxs reference and convert it to geometry within formZ. This would make easy to include references in exports or maybe do quick adjustments to a single mxs reference in the scene (obviously it wouldn't be a reference anymore). (As a workaround I tried to open the scene mxs in C4D and Studio in order to export from there, but neither worked) I could just replace my mxs references by geometry, but with hundreds of placements, correct rotation, scale etc. that would be a not so fun task.
  18. I am having the same problem, when trying to get models from z to C4D
  19. ADS, here is a small test project. It works as is. Change the "Angle of Site North" to anything but 90° animating the sun position with time/keyframes stops working... https://we.tl/187LNOkkEP
  20. Hi Pylon I can make the Maxwell physical sun follow a formZ directional light (sun). I can also animate the formZ sun by setting a start and end time in my animation. The Maxwell sun position only updates whenever i open the dialog for the physical sky. So when exporting for rendering (Maxwell), the sun becomes static. Is this something there is a workaround for or can you possibly make the plugin update the sun position before exporting each frame? Thanks Anders
  21. Hi Pylon I just found out that if "Angle Of Site North" is set to anything other than 90° (50 in my case), then the above approach does not work. Unfortunately for a new project of mine, my object model and camera path is synced with a C4D project, so I can't just rotate my model. Is there any way you can make the "follow distant light" feature work when the distant light doesn't have a 90° north? Thanks Anders
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    Redo error

    I tried that, but it didn't solve the problem :-(
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    Redo error

    I have had the same error everytime I try to Redo, since installing High Sierra. Is there a undo/redo scratch file that can be deleted or something?
  24. This is a 4 seconds SL16 render... http://www.imagix.dk/ftp/sequence_01.mp4 It's been cropped to show a darker portion of the image that has quite a bit of flickering! There is noise too, but that's expected and can be reduced using a different lighting setup. Question is... What's causing the flickering and how do I avoid it? Maybe... - meshing the floor plane - not using grass for the carpet - avoiding specific light types - anything else Recommendations much appreciated!! Thanks Anders (PS I posted this on the Maxwell render forums as well, but decided to post here as well in case it's a formZ+Maxwell thing)