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    ingoerik reacted to malcineurope in Model no responding to Reshape   
    Last night I had a problem with part of a model that would not respond to the Reshape tool. I tried Object and Project Doctor but could not find anything wrong with it. So I sent it to Tech Support.
    I had an almost immediate reply with this work around...........
    "What I've done is selected all of the faces on the object and used the Derive Faces tool on it. It basically split it up into ~20 objects, which I then used the Join tool to stitch back together. At this point it was essentially the exact same shape, but I still used the Object Doctor to fix any strange geometry."
    Great response from tech Support and this worked ok.. However, I also found I could cure the problem by exporting it as a STEP model and then reimporting it into FormZ.  I suspect the problem may be that the model ended up being composed of faces rather than solids, although the Attribute menu stated it was a solid. Exporting it as a STEP rebuilt it into a solid.
    Useful work arounds for anyone with similar problems.
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    ingoerik reacted to AsOne in Return of Axis lock   
    I would love to see the return of Axis lock.  The ability to be restricted to only drawing in the X,Y (or whatever plane you are on) direction.
    When there are a lot of objects I often have to pan out into space to find the axis and hold Shift to lock onto an axis.  
    Plus there are times when I want to do a lot of operations with axis lock on.  Having to lock onto the axis by holding shift every time is not ideal.  
    This should be a basic feature by default that one can turn on/off.  
    Holding down shift to lock the axis works well and is a great feature - I would not want to get rid of that functionality.  Why can't we have both?
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    ingoerik got a reaction from David Lemelin in V-Ray for form•Z Beta now available!   
    Thanks for the info, Justin. Well the companies i work with all use extra tabletts/smartphones or laptops for their internet stuff, but their work computers are decoupled from the interwebs, they have just an internal network. So all data exchange works with usb-sticks, no big problem, i just need it for importing the dwgs or sending out pictures.
     
    Hmm, that makes Vray pretty useless for me, thats why i have to agree with Alan when he said : I get the impression V-Ray are more concerned about protecting themselves than they are about us getting our work done. 
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    ingoerik got a reaction from Jaakko in V-Ray for form•Z Beta now available!   
    Well it would be nice if AutoDesSys or ChaosGroup can make a video showing the complete workflow with Vray for FormZ. Starting with lighting a scene (environment, Vray sky and sun, HDRI Lighting), working with materials, working with instances for trees and grass, or fur for grass, rendering (interactive and final rendering).  
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    ingoerik got a reaction from Briazjoigo in Importing objects with textures doesn't work   
    I got a textured 3D modell from a client in lwo format, so when i try to import it i get the open dialog window, there i select the file and than i got another open dialog, my wild gues is for textures but i am not sure since i only see the open file dialog window. When i cancel this all i get is an untextured object.
     
    Sounds like a bug to me ?!
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    ingoerik got a reaction from Jaakko in V-Ray for form•Z Beta now available!   
    Well it would be nice if AutoDesSys or ChaosGroup can make a video showing the complete workflow with Vray for FormZ. Starting with lighting a scene (environment, Vray sky and sun, HDRI Lighting), working with materials, working with instances for trees and grass, or fur for grass, rendering (interactive and final rendering).  
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    ingoerik got a reaction from Alan Cooper in Feature request: Select clones   
    Funny, i waited for the first one speaking of Attack Of The Clones 
     
    Anyway, i modelled a building that has three floors that are exactly the same, so i cloned the first floor two times. So far so good, just that now the second and the third floor are on the same layer like the first floor, exterior walls 2 and 3 is on layer exterior walls 1, windows 2 and 3 is on layer windows 1, and so on. Would be nice if i can change the layer of the cloned elements, is that possible, does it make sense ??? Its just nice that i can independently open windows on any floor without FZ opening the other windows on the other cloned floors too.
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    ingoerik got a reaction from DeanAmbiree in Maxwell FormZ PlugIn or Maxwell Studio   
    Just curious, what is the difference between using them, if there is any ? I have an old (exactly a very old) Maxwell license and want to upgrade it ... and even use it 
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    ingoerik got a reaction from DeanAmbiree in Maxwell FormZ PlugIn or Maxwell Studio   
    Just curious, what is the difference between using them, if there is any ? I have an old (exactly a very old) Maxwell license and want to upgrade it ... and even use it 
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    ingoerik got a reaction from DeanAmbiree in Maxwell FormZ PlugIn or Maxwell Studio   
    Just curious, what is the difference between using them, if there is any ? I have an old (exactly a very old) Maxwell license and want to upgrade it ... and even use it 
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    ingoerik got a reaction from DeanAmbiree in Maxwell FormZ PlugIn or Maxwell Studio   
    Just curious, what is the difference between using them, if there is any ? I have an old (exactly a very old) Maxwell license and want to upgrade it ... and even use it 
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    ingoerik got a reaction from DeanAmbiree in Maxwell FormZ PlugIn or Maxwell Studio   
    Just curious, what is the difference between using them, if there is any ? I have an old (exactly a very old) Maxwell license and want to upgrade it ... and even use it 
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    ingoerik got a reaction from DeanAmbiree in Maxwell FormZ PlugIn or Maxwell Studio   
    Just curious, what is the difference between using them, if there is any ? I have an old (exactly a very old) Maxwell license and want to upgrade it ... and even use it 
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    ingoerik got a reaction from Jaakko in vray fz   
    We're still staying desperatly tuned  , how soon is this "very soon" ? Would like to hear some updated info on where VRay for FormZ is at the moment, and a timeline would be nice too.
     
    cheers
     
    Erik
     
    MerkenMerken
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    ingoerik got a reaction from Kiaraorage in change text, how ?   
    Just another simple thing (FormZ 8.02 here): i imported a dwg file and selected all the text to change it to a different more readable font, but there seems to be no way to do it. Nothing in the text change palette and nothing in the attributes. Any ideas ?
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    ingoerik got a reaction from Kiaraorage in change text, how ?   
    Just another simple thing (FormZ 8.02 here): i imported a dwg file and selected all the text to change it to a different more readable font, but there seems to be no way to do it. Nothing in the text change palette and nothing in the attributes. Any ideas ?
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    ingoerik got a reaction from vva in 3d rotation tool ?   
    Hi, still with 8.02 here. Soooo, does FormZ have a 3D rotation tool ?
     
    I found the transform tool which is similar, but i have to do an edit axis first. Would be nice if you set with this tool the center of rotation with the first click, the axis with the second click and then have the option to rotate either in the horizontal plane or in the vertical plane.
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    ingoerik got a reaction from vva in 3d rotation tool ?   
    Hi, still with 8.02 here. Soooo, does FormZ have a 3D rotation tool ?
     
    I found the transform tool which is similar, but i have to do an edit axis first. Would be nice if you set with this tool the center of rotation with the first click, the axis with the second click and then have the option to rotate either in the horizontal plane or in the vertical plane.
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    ingoerik got a reaction from Kiaraorage in change text, how ?   
    Just another simple thing (FormZ 8.02 here): i imported a dwg file and selected all the text to change it to a different more readable font, but there seems to be no way to do it. Nothing in the text change palette and nothing in the attributes. Any ideas ?
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    ingoerik got a reaction from ZacheryEnunk in axis lock ?   
    Just curious, how can i activate axis lock in FormZ (8.02) and how can i put this on a keycommand ?
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    ingoerik got a reaction from jonmoore in Your favorite mouse for fmz usage on a Mac   
    Yup, same here, never touched a mouse the last 15 years, a mouse is something for cats to play with .
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    ingoerik got a reaction from 3dworks in Form•Z preferences wish list   
    Although i like Form•Zs interface overall there is one thing that gives me headaches : All those preferences and settings are all over the interface, but i like to have them in ONE place for easier access. The general preferences, project prefs, display options, keyboard shortcuts and many more, and of course the ability to simply save and reload them from that place.
     
    It often happens that some things are not saved, for example i forgot to switch on "highlight picked" in the layer palette, or the display options are wrong in each new imported file. Thats why i like to have an easy access for all the prefs and settings available in Form•Z in one place, one window maybe with a tabbed interface or something like that. How about it ?
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    ingoerik got a reaction from Ekbergzem in Fz8 - snapping problems   
    1. Sometimes when i want to move an object or start to draw an element snapping doesn't work. I have to click to start the command and then hit the esc-key and its back. Anyone else had that problem ?
     
    2. Another problem is that snapping doesn't work on ghosted layers here, or is there a setting to disable that in the prefs ?
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    ingoerik reacted to 3dworks in vray for FZ - any updates?   
    is a vray plugin still in the works for FZ? and if so, what features would it support?
     
    any hints would be really appreciated.
     
    cheers
     
    markus
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    ingoerik got a reaction from 3dworks in Parametric windows and doors   
    I agree with Markus, a look at the LWCAD videos will show how future parametric objects in FZ could work.
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