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    barnabythebear got a reaction from ZTEK in Formz to flat layout drawings   
    Hiya,
    I use to output my designs to a laser cutter. I transformed all my components to the same plane and then turned them into 2D profiles with the 'Derive Faces' tool and then used the 'Projection' tool to 'flatten' them. I exported to DWG and imported into CorelDraw to output to my laser.

    Thanks,
    Nige.
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    barnabythebear reacted to sjj in Formz to flat layout drawings   
    Brilliant!
    Thanks Nige that is a great workflow, really appreciate it.
    Simon
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    barnabythebear got a reaction from ZTEK in Formz to flat layout drawings   
    Hiya,
    I use to output my designs to a laser cutter. I transformed all my components to the same plane and then turned them into 2D profiles with the 'Derive Faces' tool and then used the 'Projection' tool to 'flatten' them. I exported to DWG and imported into CorelDraw to output to my laser.

    Thanks,
    Nige.
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    barnabythebear reacted to Justin Montoya in Help with lighting interior   
    I found this helpful for getting started with Vray lighting.  It's for Sketchup but the Vray language is the same and the palettes are similar.
     

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    barnabythebear reacted to corey.rubadue in vray fz   
    OK, sorry for not watching this thread or reporting back to everyone for such a long time. I can confirm that at no point should you hold your breath and my plate is full as Smarttec states although I'm pretty sure the rest of the information is incorrect . My sights and David and teams sights are very much set on formz.
     
    The team has literally been working night and day. We took the leap to move to the 3.5 core of V-Ray and the latest stable version of our Application SDK. We make some changed under the hood that destabilized things a bit more than we thought it would. We have also been working to support our V-Ray material editor which will be available in the next update to our testers. In any event, next week we will get everyone updated on the latest formZ app and V-Ray version.
     
     
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    barnabythebear got a reaction from Pq1LZtrei8 in Maxwell Manual or Books?   
    Hiya,
     
    Is there a full v3.0 manual for download? I have found one for v2.5 but i'm not sure how much has changed and how up-to-date it is. Also, are there any books available for v3.0?
     
    Many thanks,
     
    Nige.
     
     
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    barnabythebear reacted to David Lemelin in News on Vray   
    I invested in FormZ and Maxwell a couple of years ago, and on the whole it's been a positive experience... I like both products and the results.
     
    However....
     
    I too must add my two cents that serious consideration MUST be given to the renderer(s) available within FormZ. I have no idea why this amazing modeller still offers the outdated RenderZone with so much fanfare... this is a basic quality rendering engine at this point. Any modeler that is serious about offering a complete offering can match RenderZone and more often than not out perform it for speed.
     
    Maxwell is a fantastic addition to the tool box, but it's like giving you the alternative between a room at the YMCA and a Suite at the Ritz... The images produced are stunning and relatively easy to set up... but the render time is not acceptable in a real world production line. I regularly get asked for tweaks to illustrations which are minor and can be done in minutes... but the illustrations take so long I can't deliver same day (and I have invested in 6 machines for use only as rendering processors).
     
    There needs to be some stronger ties between FormZ's excellent modelling tools and more industry standard renderers and plugins. Octane, V-Ray, Keyshot.... these need to be options that are available to FZ users in order for the package to gain respectability in the industries that will grow the client base.
     
    After a couple of years, I am eagerly anticipating 8.5's official release (this morning according to my e-mail) to see if the layout tool has finally become the tool I need to deliver usable drawings based on my models (the reason I chose FZ in the first place). I've been  toying with demos from the competition from ArchiCad, Vectorworks, Modo, Rhino... all looking for the nomination of ease, speed and compatibility I (and I assume others) need.
     
    Why do I keep seeing these topics over and over with little more than platitudes from Autodessys?
     
    -Either make Layout a dependable tool, or provide an industrial strength link to an other more sturdy CAD program
    -Rendering engines need updating for quality AND speed (the sketch renderer is put to shame by the likes of Sketchup)
    -UI is dated and unable to scale to increasingly larger displays. 
     
    Form Z 8.5 is out and I'm thrilled. Now that 9.0 is the next iteration, can we have some frank talk about the points that keep being raised that keep NOT being addressed in new versions?
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    barnabythebear got a reaction from Pq1LZtrei8 in Maxwell Manual or Books?   
    Hiya,
     
    Is there a full v3.0 manual for download? I have found one for v2.5 but i'm not sure how much has changed and how up-to-date it is. Also, are there any books available for v3.0?
     
    Many thanks,
     
    Nige.
     
     
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    barnabythebear got a reaction from pmpttpys12 in Maxwell scenes to download?   
    Hiya,
     
    A little OT but are there any finished Maxwell scenes (native or FormZ), available to download, particularly arch. interiors, that I can dissect to learn a little more about the sort of set ups that produce good results in terms of lighting and materials?
     
    Thanks,
     
    Nige.
     
     
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    barnabythebear got a reaction from pmpttpys12 in Maxwell scenes to download?   
    Hiya,
     
    A little OT but are there any finished Maxwell scenes (native or FormZ), available to download, particularly arch. interiors, that I can dissect to learn a little more about the sort of set ups that produce good results in terms of lighting and materials?
     
    Thanks,
     
    Nige.
     
     
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