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    cobrien, I "think" it is only Vray that actually has to have a signal in order to launch and run. Contact support perhaps for checking out VRay license. Also, main thing... sometimes I close and re-launch so fast for some reason the Vray won't load. Usually, this is not an issue, but recently I had one get by me and I started working on my file with Vray unloaded. Needless to say, I lost a little work going back to the .fzb. One time an .fzb saved my rear end. Just be careful running Z without a VRay license or make sure it's loaded before working. Standard cautious procedure, I suspect.
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    V-Ray 5 for form•Z Beta now available

    Only one oblique to add to that Rob, I noticed that during the tech webinar for Unreal 5, using Lumen for real time global illumination, they outright stated that they were not even trying to make the new real-time ray tracing available for VR. The dev said that they are just now able to ray trace one frame rate at passable speeds, 2 eyes is so far out it's not even being attempted. That's not to say AR/VR are not going to be viable down the road without real-time raytracing, but that's how far we are away from the hardware being ready. I'm not trying to do that now, so I'm going with the NVidia side, betting since it will always be less costly. Vray has a competitive product starting out meant to be a competitor to TM. I suspect we'll see this thing being a beast in a ring of other real-time choices not too far down the road. Ramble over
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    V-Ray 5 for form•Z Beta now available

    Animation looked to be rendering fine and quickly but then fan file was corrupt. I reported to support and sent in all the files.
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    V-Ray 5 for form•Z Beta now available

    Just a block on top of a block, in 9.2, cpu vs rtx 2:26 vs 1:15. bout twice as fast. trying an animation test next
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    V-Ray 5 for form•Z Beta now available

    Ok, I just benched a real render file from yesterday. formZ 9.1 with VRay cpu only (i never got hardware to help at all) 20 cores 38:58. formZ 9.2 with VRay5 and RTX 2070: 13:05. I know this isn't the same tech to compare, but it is the first comparison of what time it will save me because those times are just great. Justin, your rig must totally destroy renders now. Is my increase because I used a dome light in my scene (I changed nothing) or just because of the RTX processor? Both? Anyone know this yet?
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    V-Ray 5 for form•Z Beta now available

    Hi cobrien, thanks for saving me, of course ADS removed the temporary link for all the legal reasons, of course. I think my companies e-mail sorter modified the original e-mail links and destroyed them to protect me from evil. I got it tho.😁
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    V-Ray 5 for form•Z Beta now available

    Thanks cobrien, those download links were of course what I needed. All's well now. I had the license e-mail from chaos, so that was already solved.
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    V-Ray 5 for form•Z Beta now available

    Hey guys help, I got the chaos e-mail that says to download, I click and enter my chaos password, takes me to Vray for all sorts of apps, but not formZ, even after rooting around. I didn't get anything else regarding a 9.2 formz link to download a new formz app. How does the install work this time?
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    [Q] FormZ models to Illustrator vector art

    Yes, R2 is correct hidden line allows vector options, not shaded.
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    [Q] FormZ models to Illustrator vector art

    Not sure but try Export Image right below Export and also might need Hidden Line.
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    Measure Distance Curve

    Select the wire with the Measure Quantities tool and it gives a boundary length value.
  12. Ok, .obj is fine here, images and mapping are intact. My cat, corvette fix-it book, and Marshall amp. Like Des, cat is my supervisor.
  13. Hey Des, I just got my iphone 12 pro recently to try this too. So did .obj work for you? I was about to try this too, spurred on by Kim's post. What format did you use?
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    Version 9.1

    Another cool easy cut icon idea for the top of the screen and this is a trick that Paul taught me, would be one to select the last created object. Sometimes this is needed for using view centering on a small object (like a tiny profile you just drew) lost in your huge project. Maybe it could even select and center on that last created object, in one click. Paul showed me that you can scroll to the bottom of the object pallette to easily select the last created object. So it would be another place a pallette dock scroll dig could be wiped out.
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    Version 9.1

    I actually have been happy with 9.1. I just switched two weeks ago, and I used 8.6 all day every day. Now 9.1 all day. I am on Windows on one 42" inch 4k screen, (so no two monitors, so I can't speak on the whole shabotny that may come with that) and found it so much better to use all the time. I haven't opened 8.6 since. The two new snaps are end and midpoint. I admit to having snap issues myself, but haven't pinned them down. Since I can now toggle stuff like groups and edge picking with icons at the top I often find I've got one of these set how I don't want, so I have not nailed down a snap issue I could report, but I will probably be able to. It handles multiple projects open way better. Also 8.6 was crashing on me at least once a day accessing VRay materials, and these seems to have gone away. Inspector seems odd at first, but works great in practice. Scrolling the pallette dock is so priceless. The appearance is much cleaner, but like I said, on one big screen. I like that I can grab the edge of the formz window and pull it over, and see the desktop, or look at .pdf's. Those light intensity sliders re not working for me with VRay plane lights though. I thought of adding another handy toggle icon at the top of the screen for the one view you always want to go back to while you are working. I often find I gotta scroll to the views palette just to fish out the one view I always use. Maybe a home view icon that goes to the first view in the view list. I do use a tablet often and being able to peck a icon for everything in formz is working really well. Just my 2 cents after two weeks. It has been noticeably smoother to use. A few things here and there and this can be a good solid version, maybe 9.2 is epitome formZ.