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Everything posted by allanjl

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    wip & recent renders

    Ohhh, no wonder... Maxwell always kicks butt.
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    key shortcuts stop working

    Yes, it has happened to me too. Annoying.
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    wip & recent renders

    Very nice! Vray right?
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    Reverting to 8.6?

    Wow. It seems V9 is much more stable than 8.6 on Windows for sure. I can work all day on it without a single crash. Have you trashed your autodessys folder? That solved initial bugs for me.
  5. I am purchasing some models and they have a note that says to make sure your renderer supports vertex color. Could some one please let me know? Thank you.
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    Can't use v9.0.1 layout

    This may just be a shot in the dark, but did any of you trash the autodessys folder prior to installing the final release of v 9.0.x? I had kept the autodessys folder from the last beta, and installed the final released of v. 9.0.x. without trashing that folder. I had many issues that seemed bizarre until I did just that. Once that folder was re-written, almost all of the problems went away. I hope this helps.
  7. Thank you Andrew! This is great.
  8. FormZ Tech, I've been trying to get both of these effects to work on my renderings to no avail. I have successfully created materials that show displacement within Vray's material editor, but I can't seem to get displacement to show on the rendering. As far as caustics goes, I have tried and failed to make this show by using ripply Vray preset water and enabling caustics under render elements. Are both of these effects simply not yet enabled on this version of Vray for FormZ just like subsurface scatter materials? Can anyone shed some light on this please? I'd appreciate it.
  9. Thank you very much for this! I suppose I could edit this plastic material and use it, for instance, on lamp shades! This is great to know!
  10. Ahhh, now wonder I couldn't find it! Thanks a million Justin! Much appreciate it.
  11. Hi Justin, I read the thread you recommended, but I can't for the life of mine find the where the displacement option is on the Vray rendering options. There are two places where caustics can be enabled under the Vray render options, but I can't seem to find anything to enable displacement. Could you please point me to it?
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    V9.0.0.1 Build A0D4 View Observations

    Not having any of these problems on Windows 10.
  13. Support, Please try this: 1. In a new file, open the components palette. 2. At library, scroll to Bath (or any 3d component) 3. Place any component in file. 4. Select component. Then, on the inspector palette, go to the Parameters tab and check Keep Proportional under the scale factor. 5. Change any X, Y, or Z field. The component will only change in the X field, regardless of anything I tried. Windows 10 Home.
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    Read the documentation for v9. In it they explain that you need to load the vVay plugin in the extension manager from v8.6. Something I did with the first beta release...
  15. Greetings all, When rendering in maxwell, I used to send my files to Studio from FormZ, make adjustments then render to maxwell. I have found that in maxwell version 4.2.x this work flow is no longer reliable (studio will crash repeatedly). So lately I have been using maxwell's plugin the way it was intended, namely sending the render job directly from formZ. One disadvantage I've found is that maxwell will render to match whatever resolution you set your image size in formZ. This is not a very good solution when you have a very big model, and you want to test render.. You have to set your screen resolution small then send it to render. Of course, since you're also modelling, then the screen resolution cannot be small... So I find myself going back and forth between large and smaller screen resolutions. I know what you're thinking: That's what fire is for!... Well, not really. If you use fire, it cannot handle complex scenes, (it's just too slow) and you cannot really see what's going on. Well, maybe you get the picture. I find myself wishing to have a place to set the render resolution without affecting my screen resolution when sending the job to render in maxwell. Maybe this is already something in the works? If so, great! If not, maybe it should be considered? Thanks, Allan
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    VRay formZ 8 Animation

    Great animation! I always have trouble getting spinning elements to work right, but you nailed it. Great job!
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    Views Group

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    Example Images

    Cool! I'll look that up.
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    Example Images

    Very nice Andrew. I suppose the image you posted is also done in the way they've asked you. Very well lit, no strong shadows. Real estate purposes. Below is my design for a custom home. Thankfully, I'm not required to light up the building the same way. I like to render with strong shadows to show the three dimensional quality of the design, and the end user is fine with it.
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    Some work in progress

    Nice modelling. Do you do your own designs, or are you only producing for someone?
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    logitech marathon m705

    Anyone else every have problem with their mice while working on formZ. Brand new mouse as per title. The middle button never worked to set view no matter what I'd do. Updated the firmware, driver, use defaults on formZ, etc. Older wired dell mouse works fine. What gives?!
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    logitech marathon m705

    I am on Windows 10 and Windows 8. Thank you all! Sorry to rant, but we have a lot of other software here, rhino, Autocad, Datacad, 3Dmax, etc. None of them had this problem. Maybe it should be something that Autodessys should also address? It makes new users get a bad impression of the software, if they had mess with settings on the mouse while other software works just fine. Last night I went and bought cheaper logitech mice (M310) and they worked fine right out of the box. Thanks again.
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    form•Z 9 beta

    Please, please, have this version be stable with components! Looking forward to trying it.
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    Example Images

    Very nice work! Are the pebbles also rendered?