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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"

  8. 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.
  12. 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.