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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.
  2. 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.
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    Layout - Blurred Text in PDF

    Thank you! Good to know.
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    Example Images

    One of the nicest images I've seen rendered so far. I wouldn't be able to do any better. : )
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    Lamp Shade

    Andrew, I created the image below by using the emissive option of the Vray material. Applied a texture map from photoshop and a glow factor of 2. Maybe you can use a more convincing photoshoped glowing fabric, and maybe that will do?
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    Layers AND sub layer system

    Hugo, I agree with Jsiggia. I group my layers for architectural purposes as you describe. That works great for me.
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    The formz change I would most like to see.

    Justin, that would be awesome. Almost instant renders with close to the quality of the long-dead RenderZone.
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    Useful time wasting WIP

    Very nice!
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    Image Options

    What is the scale your working with? It sounds like you're dealing with very small objects? If so, are there other objects in the scene very far away or very large? That may contribute to the problem. Why do you need the camera to be so close to the object and its shadow? I deal with architectural projects of various sizes; and very seldom are the shadows a problem like you describe. If and when they are, and I need an image of crisp shadows, I do not use full shaded display; I render in Vray. It usually takes as little as seconds to render the image.
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    Image Options

    Santa, Make sure you don't have large plane objects casting shadows, such as the ground plane. Select the object and make sure that you deselect shadow casting see below. Also, Idk where you get 11 for shadow settings.
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    Strange Artefacts with Vray

    Very strange. Never seen anything like it. Maybe you can post your file?
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    form•Z 8.6 Update Released

    I can't find the link to download formZ 8.6.5. I had created a shortcut to your download page but I lost it. Help would be appreciated.
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    Is Maxwell dead?

    I hope it still alive! Love their software.
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    Some maxwell material and grass tests

    To me this is the greatest strength of Maxwell: It makes your renderings look very real. Don't get me wrong V-ray does a very nice job, but not yet up to the level of Maxwell.
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    formZ v8.6.4 released

    I have Webroot Secure Anywhere installed on my machine. It just told me there may be a memory leak in formZ. This is version Has this been addressed on the latest release for Windows? See attached screen shot.
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    You remind me of myself when I first started experimenting with Maxwell. But you've taken it to a new level. Looks like you're enjoying it. Looks really good too.
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    Example Images

    Very nice work!
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    Example Images

    Flakie, I always wonder why when I see exhibit renderings, the lights are always cold. Is it a personal preference or do clients ask for this? Or is it a hassle trying to get lights to look right given the fact that there are no light temperature settings for Vray?
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    Example Images

    Nice work guys! I always find it challenging when I have to render clothing stores interiors because of the hanging clothes. Rmulley, yours look good!