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allanjl last won the day on November 3 2020

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About allanjl

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    Allan Leclaire

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  1. Very nice! Is it a showroom? The only thing I think I would do differently is that I would use a warmer light. After all, it's for home use. Other than that, I think it's awesome!
  2. allanjl

    v9 performance issues

    I must admit that I haven't used that tool for a long time. Ever since V. 8 came about, I find it a bit superfluous. I move my camera in shaded mode using the different tools made for that purpose, and if really need to see where the camera is in the scene, I turn on the camera, go to wireframe, and use the move tool accordingly. Nevertheless, I can see that all of the benefits of the cone of vision are not available by using shaded mode alone. Support, please fix this.
  3. Yes I am on windows 10 pro. I went through the plugin path and so forth before and I did it again. When I first installed it, it did warn me that some redistributables didn't install correctly. That's why I installed it again. At this point I have reinstalled 3 times to no avail... I will try my other windows 10 machine and will let you know.
  4. I hate to be the one guy here who is having trouble, but after installing the plugin, I do not see "Datasmith" as an export option in the form.Z export menu. I checked, and the plugin has been put in my plugin folder. However, It doesn't show up as an export option. I have rebooted, but still no dice. Any advice will be appreciated.
  5. What type of glass material did you use in Maxwell? It looks to me a bit like a Renderzone rendering. I don't mean this to sound like a derogatory remark.
  6. allanjl

    New update 9.0.6

    I've already contacted support over this. But I thought I'd bring it up in case anyone else is experiencing the same issue. 2D reference objects in previous projects do not show up on v. 9.0.6. They're simply gone. Their layers are still there, but the 2D geometry is gone.
  7. allanjl

    New update 9.0.6

    I seem to have issues deleting geometry with this version. Selecting an object and hitting de delete key, doesn't seem to work. More alarming, and definitely needing a fix: 99% of my 2D plans saved as a layer inside my model have disappeared. Yes, disappeared! PLEASE FIX THIS. I reverted to the previous version. Cannot work without my 2D cad plan layers. Windows 10.
  8. Thank you Tech! I am looking forward to speed improvements for sure.
  9. allanjl

    Importing 3rd party models

    Justin. I couldn't agree more. Somethings really need to be improved to make the frustration out of working with formZ. For instance, when you hare working on a file that have some geometry in it. Say 200 mb. Invoking commands such as the move command (I use this thousands of times in a day), the program responds excruciatingly slow. My shortcut for move is "m". I select the object, hit m, and about 2-3 seconds later the move command responds. This seems to occur after orbiting. This is unacceptably slow. It should respond as quickly as clicking on the icon!
  10. allanjl

    V-Ray update

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    V-Ray update

    Same here. We need to keep up to stay competitive.
  12. I've never heard of anyone doing an uninstall that way. So I'm not sure. You can look in your C drive, under program files, and if you see a FormZ folder manually delete it. Next time go to add or remove programs and find Z and uninstall from there. You can type in "add or remove programs" at the magnifying glass, on the bottom left of your screen to get to it. Maybe you should try this first and see if FormZ is still available for a proper uninstall.
  13. SJD, Before you reinstall, you should trash your preferences. They are in your C:\User\AppData\Roaming\Autodessys. This will make formZ behave as if brand new. Then you can tweak what you want. After you have it the way you want it, make sure you go to Workspace, workspace manager, and uncheck "save between sessions". This will make formZ remember the setting you set now, rather than the settings/palettes that get messed up as you work everyday.
  14. allanjl

    Phantom numbers

    Yes! I thought maybe it was just my video card. But I see it happens to others. Tech, you have to put yourself in our shoes. I have attended large meetings with our client and consultants, they show their models on the big screen, then we go over ours. When things like this show up, it makes everyone involved looked bad.
  15. Amazing work Pipo! I have done some animations, with Lumion too, albeit smaller projects. It's too bad the principal refuses to show them to the public. I am working on animating cars and the sun the way you have. Any tips would be appreciated 😊