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  1. AHDD Designer

    Is there a shadow catcher in VRay?

    This is really very helpful!
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    VRay 5 beta progress?

  3. Hello Tech Will there actually be another statement from you on this topic at some point? I mean by that: What is the future of Form.Z? What are the strategies? I would still be very interested in this!
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    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    Hello Tech Will there actually be another statement from you on this topic at some point? I mean by that: What is the future of Form.Z? What are the strategies? I would still be very interested in this!
  5. AHDD Designer

    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    Would you also like to share this opinion with us ... ?
  6. AHDD Designer

    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    Interesting idea. I have already posted something similar here in this forum. However, I suggested a collaboration with the company Ashlar. From my point of view, the challenges there are similar:
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    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    My contributions on the subject of UI have nothing at all to do with «product bashing». On the contrary: I have a deep commitment to Form.Z – and a deep concern. Have a look: I got to know this software in 1995 during my industrial design studies. I have been using it since then and it helps me earn my daily bread at my workplace. I am dependent on this software. That worries me a lot because I always fear that one day it will no longer exist. It is even more likely that I won't be able to buy a new iMac because it will only run the latest software versions And v9 is simply not yet suitable for daily work from my point of view. For example: As a long-time user, it is simply problematic for me if I don't trust myself to place palettes differently Because I never know whether they can still be found later. Can you imagine what that's like for someone who is evaluating the product? And then paired with a look that gives the feeling of having installed an old version... Besides, it is not only the question of the «aesthetic design» of the UI that makes a well-maintained software today. Take a look at how others do it: There you can see perspectives as movies with the upcoming implementations. There are regular tutorials on YouTube and in their own forums. There is a download section that explains exactly which build is up to date and which issues have been fixed and which are still in the pipeline. Personally, I am sad that «my» programme, in particular, cannot offer me a home, subjectively speaking.
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    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    I have tried the export to TwinMotion/Unreal and actually find this option very interesting. But for me, the development of this plugin is first and foremost a sign of life from Form.Z - for that I am very grateful. But... and if you would please also pay attention to my contribution just above: I am a creator, a designer - and I work on average 8 hours a day at the computer and with your software. When I create something beautiful and functional, I also want my tools to be beautiful and functional, or to reflect these attributes. That is the alpha and omega of why design exists.
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    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    Hi Tech So you are saying: «We can find no communication with our sales or support teams from you so you have no basis for your comment that we are not responsive.» I have been using FormZ since 1995 . Since version 7, the user interface and its stability has been a tragedy. For years I have tried to draw your attention to this with constructive contributions by E-Mail or here in the Form. Here are a few examples:
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    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    Oh, that would be really great. I would encourage you to go over there and offer your assistance. If I wasn't at home in Europe, I might even do that...
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    Form Z version 9.1.0 (Build A396)

    Yes exactly, I absolutely agree! For years I have been struck by the fact that the update processes at Form.Z are so unclear. Most of the time I only find out about an update by chance and moreover it is not clear to me which version and build# exactly is ready for download. I would also like to have a list of which bugs have been fixed and which bugs have not yet been fixed but are in the pipeline. This is also the way it is with other programmes...
  12. I also tried the option to export to Twinmotion. It worked well and it's a cool thing. However, for my workflow (for now) it is more of a gimmick that explores the possibilities of what is technically possible. I would be much more served by the release of a simple and stable version of Vray. It would be likewise useful for me to get a seamless connection to Keyshot. But still: I take this plugin as a sign of life for FormZ. If it is now possible to finally bring the UI up to the level of Blender, I can finally work happily again. Thank you and many greetings from sunny Switzerland!
  13. AHDD Designer

    V-Ray update

  14. AHDD Designer

    V-Ray update

    Any NEWS ?
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    V-Ray update

    Good news!
  16. Is it possible that you might occasionally ask Matthew Holewinski to create a tutorial? Something like he did here:
  17. AHDD Designer

    3D Connexion Space Mouse... controls?

    Try to add FormZ manually by choosing «Add Application» if you hav not done it already.
  18. AHDD Designer

    V-Ray for FZ update?

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    I am interested in the changes, improvements and corrections between my currently installed version 9.0.4 (Build A12A) and the latest downloadable version I would simply like to be able to make sure whether an installation is worth doing, or whether I'm getting new inconveniences.
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    Yes, please.
  21. AHDD Designer

    Texture mapping

    Since I do not want to start a new thread, I post my observation here: It may happen that for certain materials in the «Preview» of FormZ the orientation of the texture does not match the render result of Vray. A screenshot is attached for explanation.
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    formZ v9.0.3 Now available

    Hey Tech It struck me that you guys keep defending yourselves and giving us (me) customers any mistakes! I feel the same way as the other forum members: Very often I have written very detailed bug reports and also uploaded the corresponding documents to a file server so that you can check them. Unfortunately without any answer. When I have made suggestions, you ask me for the «why» and when I explain it, you don't answer…
  23. AHDD Designer

    Reverting to 8.6?

    For my «real work» I have not yet switched to version 9, but still use version 8.6. There are just too many things that have not been cleaned up enough for me and the added value is not yet absolutely obvious to me.
  24. AHDD Designer

    Exciting times

    Keep on going like this 👍
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    Can't use v9.0.1 layout

    Aha! That is what really makes it! Sorry, but since version 9 now separates between «Layout» and «Draft» I didn't realize that I can/must switch. Nevertheless: The problem with the correct saving of the templates / preferences remains. It is now even intensified, because if I save a template with «Layout» in the foreground, then at the next program start only «Draft» is active again.