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    Allan Leclaire

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  1. Diedel, As Des mentioned one license allows two computers to run. I use one license on my desktop. And the same license on my laptop when I am on a trip. It works great. I must confess however, that it wasn't working at first, even though I had only had it installed in one computer to begin with. I had to get support to release the license, then it worked after installing on my laptop.
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    frustration 3d modelling

    bbuxton. I completely agree with you. I never had object doctor mess up an object on my project. The only times I had problems with it, were when my object wasn't well formed to begin with.
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    Decals are not rendered

    Martin. We are just trying to find an alternate solution to your problem and at the same time also showing some insight. But if this is not what you want, then try contacting support directly.
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    Decals are not rendered

    I think some users get enamored with certain features from Renderzone, and want other renderers to have the same exact feature. I think the takeaway is to understand how the tool works, and what it does exactly, and get the same results from other tools. I use billboard tool all the time to get this decal effect. It works great on flat surfaces. But if your surface isn't flat, then you can simply follow Justin's steps. You can offset a very small distance, and even turn off the shadows on the object properties, so that it looks like something was painted on wall, for instance, if that's what you're after.
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    frustration 3d modelling

    From the looks of it, you're approaching modeling this thing in 2D first. Hence your difficulties. Instead of creating perfect 2D elevations, and then trying to extrude, you should try using guides to locate the edges of your geometry and center of your circles. Then sculpt this thing in 3D from the start using smooth geometry. I read you mention you want control of your circles resolutions, etc., But you can achieve that with smooth objects and get accurate results much easier. It seems you didn't like people questioning your modelling skills. But if you want help, you should accept criticism. It seems you're using formZ as it was 15 years ago; I know because I have used it for over 20 years. Also, can you post a picture of your what you're trying to accomplish. It's hard to follow the 2D shapes overlapping each other.
  6. I believe what is happening is that you have not selected "sky" or other image map for your reflection and or refraction on your vray environment settings. This causes any reflective material to reflect your background. I think it's actually the refraction what affects glass materials to reflect the image. So try this selecting sky or other image under your refraction options and make sure you set the number to about 60+ so you can see the result.
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    form•Z 9 beta

    I am very satisfied with v9. It is the most stable version I have ever used. To me, stability is key. I am not too concerned with the graphic glitches. I am most concerned with a crash and disappearing components. Thankfully, these major problems have been fixed to 95% of my satisfaction.
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    Why form•z is not popular any more:

    Skybound13, I somewhat agree with you. However, there are some objects that are huge time-savers because they are parametric. I'm an architect, but part of my job entails rendering interiors, complete with furniture. Some of the furniture would be a nightmare to model without the use of parametric objects, such as subdivision objects. Nurbs are parametric and are great for modelling topography and tensile fabrics. Nevertheless, I do agree with you, that letting the computer do complete parametric models, such as stairs, is risky. I typically start with a parametric stair, but exploded afterwards. Then I refine it.
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    Projector lights

    Cobrien, I have tested this before. It works just fine. Works fine with .jpg file format.
  10. I did some test renders on a larger file. It crashed after a few tests. This maybe due to the fact that I was on a different computer with different paths for the resource textures and vray files.
  11. I am not using it on my everyday workflow. I don't want to take that risk. I have been testing it after work on a separate machine.
  12. I agree. It seems stable. I will test with some old files I have rendered before and report. It seems the lightmix parameter shows after the image is completed. It seems it wasn't showing up before. I will check further though.
  13. Sweeeet! I have my hopes up for this!
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    Measure Distance Curve

    Simpler yet: Once you have your curved segment selected, simply look at or open your inspector palette. Under the info tab, look at Length.
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    [Q] Scenes palette weirdness

    Does not occur on my PC. Do you have your latest video drivers installed?