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ingoerik last won the day on August 12 2020

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  1. ingoerik

    Importing 3rd party models

    To speed up imports simply switch off undo, thats what slows down import.
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    FormZ and Affinity Designer

    It works, but i cant recommend it. You get no closed objects, just lines. Better wait till they have a dwg importer.
  3. Has anyone tried to use FormZ's SVG export and use it in Affinity Designer ? Usually i only do 3D renderings but now some clients ask me to do some simple floor plans for real estate agents too.
  4. Hi there, i wanted to try out FormZ Layout the first time but it is instantly crashing, no difference if i open it from within FormZ or if i want to start it alone. Funny enough i can start the old version 8.5 when i click on it in the Finder. Any ideas what went wrong ?
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    Intel UHD 620 graphics?

    Okay, a bit late. I have an old Intel Iris graphicscard which works without problems for FormZ, but i do only modeling in FZ. When i work in Modo with the complete scene the graphicscard can sometimes be a bottleneck. Other than that i would recommend a faster card depending on the other software you use.
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    Model no responding to Reshape

    Thanks for posting this solution from the support team, happens here too often. But in most cases i got it fixed by calling the Object Doctor. In my case the problem gets visible when the insert new line tool on a shape doesn't work and the inserted line stays selected.
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    Return of Axis lock

    #me too, never understood why it went away.
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    Lamp Shade

    Why make it so complicated, just switch on translucency; here in Modo i often use a lighter version of the diffuse map for translucency color (higher gamma setting for example), don't know if that is possible in VRay for FormZ. Btw, the fabric isn't glowing, its the light inside the lamp that glows and that shines through the lamp shade material. No need for SSS shaders, they are useless for one sided polygons, and you're right, they cost render time.
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    Lamp Shade

    Okay, dont have Vray for FormZ (just for Modo), but usually you use translucency for that, i guess it should be available for Vray for FormZ.
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    form•Z 8.6 Update Released

    Thanks for the new version, BUT it seems that Lightwave Object export is broken. When i import the exported file into Modo all i got are invisible polygons, anyone else ?
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    please fix the object doctor!

    In addition to Des i also fix the dimensions by selecting them all and give them the right text size, and then explode them. The same with text that FromZ sees as notes. That speeds up screen redraw. And to Andrew, to avoid those endless 3D lines just import the dwg as 2D.
  12. Thanks to autodessys for the nice videos about Vray for FormZ so far, BUT, i'd like to see how both programs handle a normal archviz exterior scene with a few trees (3D and between 10 and 20 MBs each), instanced grass and instanced hedges/bushes. Especially i'd like to see how FormZ handles that much data and how FormZ's library handles this; my model library is full of 3D greenery stuff and also furniture (in Modo it is around 50 GB).
  13. Well, i am faster replacing a set of 20 windows then building up a component library and use that, and now that we have clones back it makes my life easier too. I usually copy elements out of an old project into a new project, so components are not needed.
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    Materials from materials library

    Okay, i use Modo as my scene building and rendering software, so its a bit different for me. But in my template file i have a default layer structure i always use and default material names (like exterior wall stucco 1, exterior wall brick 1 ...) with only material colors. In Modo i have for example exterior wall stucco 1 and there i add one of the stucco materials i need, but the name exterior wall stucco 1 stays, like it is in FormZ too. I think its good that way because then you know always what objects material you change, even if i have to change the stucco to brick later, its easier to remember then using the new materials name. Just my 2 cents of course.
  15. Since i already opened the can of worms i maybe can answer your questions, i have 8.57 and 8.6 installed, and of course named the programs with that number. In my case i use the same preferences and workspaces without problems, and recent files are exactly the same as far as i can see, never use recent files though. And i dont use libraries, so i cant answer that question. Hope this helps a bit.