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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?
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    export vrscene?

    Thanks for the reminder! This is good to keep in mind.
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    Will a solid state drive speed up saving large files?

    Actually the reason why it takes a while prior to the progress bar is because it's preparing to save. Putting everything together prior to saving. The bigger the file, the worse it is. Also, I've noticed that if the file has been worked on for many days, the slower it is to save. If you actually copied everything to a fresh empty file, the first few times it saves it will be leaps and bounds faster.
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    Example Images

    Thanks! Some trees are. Most of the shrubs are billboard images touched up in photoshop.
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    Example Images

    Nice rendering Jaakko! Here are a couple of views of custom homes I helped design. Now that I look at these again, I see design improvements needed 😂
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    Group for "Views"

  14. I think I may have read something related to this before. In essence, the Vray Sun is not linked to the Sun Position palette. It would be great if it somehow it could be. I am doing several renderings that show how the building shading design works over different times and dates, and I am having to manually change the Vray sun to match the sun position for every rendering. Very tedious.
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    Vray Sun does not get animated

    Omg! I can't believe I didn't see that, that would have saved me a ton of work. Thank you!
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    New material naming

    Agree, having it carry the material name carry to the material palette would be very handy.
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    formZ 9

    Common ADS don't disappoint us. We need to keep up with the big boys of modeling and rendering.
  18. Count me in for Maxwell and Vray.
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    Slow to respond

    Turn off the intersection snap?
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    Lamp Shade

    I agree. Unless you're zoomed in, and you see the light bulb and the shade inside, I don't see the need to have the shade be translucent. You can fake the effect of the light going through it in V-ray for formZ. Even in Maxwell, where is very easy to make the SSS material, have the light inside, and have the light go through the shade, I still fake it. Why? Because the difference in making it as it would be in reality vs. the result of faking are so similar that is not worth the render time.
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    Lamp Shade

    I have not tried SSS in V-ray yet, but I suspect it will slow down the rendering quite a bit. V-ray does come with SSS materials, but unless you're going to see the inside and outside of the lamp shade in detail, I don't see why one would need to use this. Again, if it's a glowing material, like glowing fabric you're after, my post above will give you that.
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    Piano WIP

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    Slow to respond

    Yes... I believe this happens because it's looking for intersections in 3D space. I use that snap very seldom, and when I do, I make sure I have very little geometry turned on. Otherwise, you're in for a lot of frustration.
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    Piano WIP

    Awesome job! There's no beating Maxwell when it comes to quality and realism.