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  1. allanjl

    Example Images

    Wonderful rendering! I suppose this is Vray? Great photoshop work too! Projects like these are great. Money doesn't seem to be an issue with them. 😉
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    Example Images

    Very nice! Love how the salads and produce look so fresh.😊
  3. SJJ, I have to say that v 9.2.1 has been virtually rock solid for me. I can sympathize with you having problems, but form has been steadily improving in stability. Today is rare that I have any issues with Booleans, unless there's something wrong with the geometry. I would recommend that after running object doctor, you try remodeling any object that has geometry problems. I would also suggest that you use derivatives of your original geometry, that way the geometries match exactly, avoiding any problems at the time you boolean. Now that I think about it, I have run into the disappearing act when performing booleans. Workaround: Try boolean split, not difference. That may do the trick.
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    Phantom numbers

    I've noticed this happening after using formZ during a long session. Either I need to quit and restart formZ or need to reboot the machine. After that it, the problem will not resurface for hours.
  5. Of course Autodessys needs to fix this. However, I stopped using the edit cone of vision years ago. Instead I use the "walkthrough" tool after I get my camera roughly located. At it's options I select "look straight ahead" and get my perspectives nice and straight. If I'm not satisfied with the vertical location, I either pan up or down, or I enter the exact vertical height on the the walkthrough palette. I don't even miss the edit cone of vision now.
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    Reflection Trouble

    You may want to click on the chrome object with the face reverse tool. It may have its face normals reversed.
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    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    I totally agree with Justin. I used to work on a mac for years, then, because of all other collaborating professionals were on PC, I made the switch. I never regretted doing this, in fact I am glad I did. The problem lies in the OS, not in FormZ.
  8. Looks great! It must be fun to create these animations. Congratulations.
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    Tangent fillets between 2d shapes?

    As an architect, I run into having to create tangents between 2D shapes seldom. However, when I do, I simply use fillet tool, set my object modifier to point, and click at the points at want to fillet. Of course, I need to keep in mind that radii must actually fit in between the shapes. Below is graphically how I would do fillets on a shape like yours. I unioned the desired shapes first and click on the points to fillet.
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    Happy Holidays!!!

    Nice! Happy Holidays too all. I hope someday I will have the time to model and render a nice Christmas image to share.
  11. You can load my shortcuts by going to Edit, key shortcuts, load...
  12. I have had issues with this before too. What solved it for me is to use my key shortcuts. I am attaching them here. You can of course change other shortcuts as you like after you get this working. formZ Short Cuts.sct
  13. 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.
  18. 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.
  20. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Sweeeet! I have my hopes up for this!