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  1. That is great to know we can tweak the UI. I will add the color back to my icons in the palettes! 😉
  2. AsOne

    Why isn't formz more popular?

    I love FormZ!!! I'm very impressed with the v9 release. Yes, less "sexy" with more under the hood improvements, but so many were so necessary. I was first taught it in the early 90's in school. I would love to help promote the program as I want to see it succeed. I haven't found another program like it. I explain it to other architects as a love child between SketchUp and Rhino. Speed of SketchUp + power of Rhino. (minus Grasshopper, which would be great to see addressed) Some ideas: Updated YouTube channel would be great. More short tutorials on how to use each tool. More tutorials on how to produce a specific thing or rendering look. Perhaps guest vlogs with real Z users illustrating how they use the software. An Instagram channel. An improved showcase on the website. Maybe a showreel video each year. All efforts should be targeted at the target users of the program. The more specifically targeted the better. I now teach architecture at the University of Colorado. Happy to help implement there if I can in some way. SketchUp, Rhino, AutoCAD (hard to believe anyone still teaches this), and REVIT dominate. I don't have any input into the software options students use, but if there is a way to get a foothold there I would do it. Perhaps if someone from Autodessys came out for a free training for students I could help facilitate that. It may be hard to convince the faculty given Z's small market share currently, but maybe they just don't know how great it is. Most of the faculty still think of it as a program from the 1990's and can't believe I still use it. sadly. This year I finally have my work in order to start producing some great renderings and animation! The more we can produce as users the more Z has to work with. Hopefully I can start pulling my weight.
  3. Your modeling speed it tied to the speed of your single CPU cores, given FormZ only uses one CPU core for modeling at a time. Rendering takes advantage of multiple CPU cores or in your case GPU cores. I would imagine that Justin is correct - Mac vs. Windows operating systems won't make too much a difference in modeling speed. It is the hardware setup that matters. I don't run PC's, but I find v8.6 models quite fast on the latest iMacs.
  4. AsOne

    form•Z 9 beta

    I have a huge deadline tomorrow...but I'm still downloading right as I get the email!!!
  5. AsOne

    Components and Symbols

    In other words - hope v9 solves components!
  6. Thanks everyone. So far those samples look great for my purposes. Much appreciated!
  7. I'm looking to outsource modeling of a shipping container. Standard size 20' long container. I know there are Requirements: FormZ 8.6 Quality geometry Vray materials that also work in Shaded Full render mode Anyone out there let me know if you can help out and what your rate would be.
  8. AsOne

    Importing Vectorworks OBJ's

    Not sure about OBJ, but 3DS export has a quality setting for curved surfaces (polygon count) and choice to export textures as jpg or png
  9. Updated to Mac OS 10.14.5. Problem still persists.
  10. Hard to say, but the delay could be due to the spinning hard drive getting up to speed.
  11. Without a doubt!!! Go SSD. Night and Day compared to most spinning hard drives. At least that has been my experience.
  12. AsOne

    Group for "Views"

    +1 for View Groups and Scene Groups
  13. At times the Tool Options palette goes blank. I close the palette and reopen - still nothing. It is always fixed on restart. Mac OS 10.12.6 FormZ 8.6.5 build 10275