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  1. When I select the update search function from the menu dropdown, a dialog appears that is a bit unclear to me. Do you want to tell me that an update is available? If "yes" where or how? Anyway, nothing happens when I press OK. Besides I have a suggestion for an additional button at the input fields. See screenshot:
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    V9.0.0.1 (Build A0D4) - Different Rendering Windows

    Hi Tech I have uploaded the corresponding FormZ document into my Google-Drive. It has 365 Mb. This is the link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MOqbdCPvCmAD_wAc15dHqTBSxXP3T-pS Thank you for the hint with the Independent Window, but unfortunately this does not help in this case. Because every time a control element is pressed, the large main window in the background moves forward again. For example, the saved views cannot be recalled. Which is much nastier than that: If the Vray Render wants to be activated, the view of the large main window is rendered accordingly and not the small independent one. I made a screen movie that illustrates this. This is the link to my Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1lc20YDZbeBzvJp1_oHuHBGHKNQpUj7pO If the links above do not work, here is a new link for the whole folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/126qIZ3B5_WWlJkoAUX23-AoW8sAIJpia?usp=sharing
  3. Unfortunately I'm still a bit unhappy about the redesign of the V9 user interface. This refers mainly to the use of color and the 3d-effects in certain elements of the user interface. Other icons are simply «unreadable» or difficult to interpret. Of course this is all a matter of taste… But the absolutely fantastic part is that even under V9 it is possible to customize the icons to your own taste. I wish very much that this will remain so after the future updates! Thanks! You can see an example below:
  4. Now that version 9.0.0.1 has been officially released and I still have some problems that I would like to share, I wonder: In which forum should the problems related to V9 be posted? In this forum here, with the general discussions? Or in the other forum, explicitly about the topics around the V9 beta? Thanks for clarifying this.
  5. After I already participated in the beta test phase, I have now bought and installed the update to V9. Among other problems (e.g. V9 crashes after opening a document created in V8, I have the following basic question: Under the new UI, there is only one program-window with the palettes attached to it in the docks. How is it intended that different render-windows can be set up under these circumstances? In other words: Up to now, I've been able to manage it in such a way that my working window was as large as the entire computer screen. To create images, I set up several other windows in the same project. This windows had different proportions, namely also in portrait format and also different resolutions. Depending on the subject to be created. It was even better under V6: There it was possible to assign a certain scale to a window. So I was able to render a view or a top view of an object in the scale 1:1 with 300 dpi without having to rework in Photoshop or the like. Thank you very much for your experience reports.
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    Why isn't formz more popular?

    Yeah, I ask myself that question a lot, too. I myself have been using this software since 1995. I got to know it during my studies. And that's probably where the problem lies: In the early years, they offered discounted license sales. We students were able to purchase the software relatively easily and affordably - and thus remained loyal to it. Later this offer was stopped (at least in Switzerland). The younger generation switched over to Rhino. Other reasons in my opinion: The UI catastrophe that came with version 7. Unfortunately, the UI will not take itself to the next level with v9 either. Also the communication / PR is unfortunately very neglected. Hardly any news about upcoming updates, no tutorial channels on Youtube...
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    Auto Save / 2d DXF Export / Color Pick

    For me it's really sad to read (or get confirmed) that many features that used to work fine under the old MacOS systems are now causing problems. The more I am forced to update my hardware and soft, the more I get left behind... Working with a PowerPC, Leopard and Form.Z 6 10 years ago was almost as comfortable as working with a brand new iMac 2019 and Mojave and Form.Z 8 today
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    Auto Save / 2d DXF Export / Color Pick

    OK, I have set the setting to "Fast" as suggested by you, but this does not help. It's not really about the fact that the saving process takes too long for me. It's more the way the save process feels. I expect a program to first display a clearly visible message that the project is being cached. Unless this process does not seem to complete in the background can gift. Now it looks like Form.Z crashed because nothing works anymore. After that it looks for a moment like it really is, because the rotating beachball appears (for me not an indication for a "normal" saving process) and only then a progress bar appears at the top left of the screen, which brings the salvation that everything is normal after all.
  9. I work with MacOS 10.14.6 Mojave and Form.Z 8.6.5. The following annoying little things should finally be fixed: 1st Auto Save If this function is switched on and a backup is to be made every 10 minutes, for example, it always feels as if the computer / program has crashed. First everything is blocked (no mouse movement, no changing of the view), then the beachball comes and only then a progress bar appears in the upper right corner (sometimes). 2nd DXF Export 2d If you want to export a 2d DXF from a hiddenline view in order to edit this drawing in another program, this drawing will be exported in any scale. Not twice as large, or 10 times as large, but any absolutely strange. Without a reference measure and a following manual scaling a pure tinkering. 3rd. Materials Color Pick If you use the Gray Scale Slider while editing the materials, it will fall back into RGB mode every time you move it. The same when using CMYK.
  10. Sorry: Wrong thread. Can not delete post.
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    Fire Crashes at Activation of Render

    Meanwhile I have found it out for my self: In the Fire Preferences I have to check: Engine = CPU Draft / not Engine = GPU Now it works. Radeon Pro 580X 8 GB
  12. After I have moved to a new iMac, the Maxwell Fire Plugin lets FormZ crashes immediately after activating the plugin window. The export to Maxwell standalone Studio and Multilight works properly. Thanks for any ideas. Maxwell for formZ 4.2.0.3 (OSX) | form•Z® Pro v 8.6.5 (Build 10275) | OS X Mach-O 10.14.6 Intel x86 64
  13. Dear Forum Members I have now made several attempts to understand the Vray engine within FormZ resp. to be able to use it correctly. Unfortunately without success: Either the renderings are overexposed or too dark again. If the exposure is okay, there is still no mood/atmosphere in the image. Even the materials don't react as desired. After I didn't find any help on Youtube and Autodessys, I'm now going to make the following suggestion to the community here:I have a FormZ interior design project with 4 simpler scenes. A few screenshots in the attachment. I would like to submit this entire FormZ document to one of you so that you can make the necessary light, material, and camera settings in this document. I hope that with this way I can learn how to do it. Of course I would pay a fee for this service. How high this fee will be, we can then agree bilaterally. Thank you very much for your support. Theo, Switzerland
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    Request for V-Ray Tutorial or Example Scene

    Dear Andrew Thank you for your comprehensive step-by-step instructions. Your explanations are really a good starting point At the next opportunity I will try to incorporate these inputs. I would still like to see autodessys produce an explanatory movie... Theo
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    Modeling Tool Palette Odity

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