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    Gary got a reaction from Des in Maxwell Cloud Rendering   
    And Des, nice signage in that rendering¬†ūüėČ
     
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    Gary got a reaction from Des in Being optimistic   
    Thanks Des & Andrew, I could not agree more.
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    Gary reacted to andrew in Why isn't formz more popular?   
    Participation is the key, imho. "Tech" was very candid in this thread setting the record straight and sharing some insight. Its never easy to run a small company in today's world and get it all right all the time. I sense a renewed commitment with the release of v9 and the discussion of improving vRay to next. Do we all crave info and insight so we can make decisions about how we use these tools in many different workflows? Yes. We deserve to know as much as ADS can share about the platform.
     If we share out work, contribute on the forum, participate in the beta tests and submit bug and questions to ADS with this community will grow and keep thriving. Bigger is not always better, but quality and playing well with others always brings excellence and richness to life. I'm glad to have a robust community of dedicated users to share with and I'm thankful that formZ is still the best creative environment for scaled, detailed design and modeling work.
    Thanks for reading my thoughts. I'm really grateful for all of you.
     
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    Gary got a reaction from cearch in Group for "Views"   
    Good idea!
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    Gary got a reaction from Williamsek in New Years Wish   
    Hello Support,
     
    While it has been hoped for and wished for before, perhaps this will be the year it comes true...
     
    1. image size as part of a view (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    2. allow access to light groups in SDK so Maxwell and other plug-ins can utilize them (hoping for light group lights to translate to single Maxwell light in Maxwell Multi-light)
     
    3. option for "reveal objects" to reveal to last state, not reveal all (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    4. improved display speed of components
     
    5. Z components to translate to Maxwell reference objects
     
    Wishing a happy new year to all,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from Williamsek in New Years Wish   
    Hello Support,
     
    While it has been hoped for and wished for before, perhaps this will be the year it comes true...
     
    1. image size as part of a view (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    2. allow access to light groups in SDK so Maxwell and other plug-ins can utilize them (hoping for light group lights to translate to single Maxwell light in Maxwell Multi-light)
     
    3. option for "reveal objects" to reveal to last state, not reveal all (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    4. improved display speed of components
     
    5. Z components to translate to Maxwell reference objects
     
    Wishing a happy new year to all,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from David Lemelin in Denoiser on a network render   
    If you read the error message, the MXI files are being saved in the temp folder. If you go to the temp folder before quitting, you can manually merge the MXI files. While this does not solve the problem, it does get you a merged file.
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from Williamsek in New Years Wish   
    Hello Support,
     
    While it has been hoped for and wished for before, perhaps this will be the year it comes true...
     
    1. image size as part of a view (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    2. allow access to light groups in SDK so Maxwell and other plug-ins can utilize them (hoping for light group lights to translate to single Maxwell light in Maxwell Multi-light)
     
    3. option for "reveal objects" to reveal to last state, not reveal all (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    4. improved display speed of components
     
    5. Z components to translate to Maxwell reference objects
     
    Wishing a happy new year to all,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from Williamsek in New Years Wish   
    Hello Support,
     
    While it has been hoped for and wished for before, perhaps this will be the year it comes true...
     
    1. image size as part of a view (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    2. allow access to light groups in SDK so Maxwell and other plug-ins can utilize them (hoping for light group lights to translate to single Maxwell light in Maxwell Multi-light)
     
    3. option for "reveal objects" to reveal to last state, not reveal all (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    4. improved display speed of components
     
    5. Z components to translate to Maxwell reference objects
     
    Wishing a happy new year to all,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from qapedkat in Please allow SDK access to Light Groups for Maxwell   
    Hello Support,
     
    As requested in the past, it would be a great improvement to Maxwell users if FormZ Light Groups could be passed to Maxwell as a single light type, and show up in Maxwell Multilight as a single light type. 
     
    The benefits to users include massive memory management in Maxwell, access to IES lights and preview of lights in Shaded Full mode.
     
    Please let me know if you need any additional clarification.
     
    Thanks,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from Williamsek in New Years Wish   
    Hello Support,
     
    While it has been hoped for and wished for before, perhaps this will be the year it comes true...
     
    1. image size as part of a view (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    2. allow access to light groups in SDK so Maxwell and other plug-ins can utilize them (hoping for light group lights to translate to single Maxwell light in Maxwell Multi-light)
     
    3. option for "reveal objects" to reveal to last state, not reveal all (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    4. improved display speed of components
     
    5. Z components to translate to Maxwell reference objects
     
    Wishing a happy new year to all,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from Williamsek in New Years Wish   
    Hello Support,
     
    While it has been hoped for and wished for before, perhaps this will be the year it comes true...
     
    1. image size as part of a view (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    2. allow access to light groups in SDK so Maxwell and other plug-ins can utilize them (hoping for light group lights to translate to single Maxwell light in Maxwell Multi-light)
     
    3. option for "reveal objects" to reveal to last state, not reveal all (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    4. improved display speed of components
     
    5. Z components to translate to Maxwell reference objects
     
    Wishing a happy new year to all,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from Williamsek in New Years Wish   
    Hello Support,
     
    While it has been hoped for and wished for before, perhaps this will be the year it comes true...
     
    1. image size as part of a view (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    2. allow access to light groups in SDK so Maxwell and other plug-ins can utilize them (hoping for light group lights to translate to single Maxwell light in Maxwell Multi-light)
     
    3. option for "reveal objects" to reveal to last state, not reveal all (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    4. improved display speed of components
     
    5. Z components to translate to Maxwell reference objects
     
    Wishing a happy new year to all,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from Williamsek in New Years Wish   
    Hello Support,
     
    While it has been hoped for and wished for before, perhaps this will be the year it comes true...
     
    1. image size as part of a view (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    2. allow access to light groups in SDK so Maxwell and other plug-ins can utilize them (hoping for light group lights to translate to single Maxwell light in Maxwell Multi-light)
     
    3. option for "reveal objects" to reveal to last state, not reveal all (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    4. improved display speed of components
     
    5. Z components to translate to Maxwell reference objects
     
    Wishing a happy new year to all,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from Williamsek in New Years Wish   
    Hello Support,
     
    While it has been hoped for and wished for before, perhaps this will be the year it comes true...
     
    1. image size as part of a view (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    2. allow access to light groups in SDK so Maxwell and other plug-ins can utilize them (hoping for light group lights to translate to single Maxwell light in Maxwell Multi-light)
     
    3. option for "reveal objects" to reveal to last state, not reveal all (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    4. improved display speed of components
     
    5. Z components to translate to Maxwell reference objects
     
    Wishing a happy new year to all,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from Williamsek in New Years Wish   
    Hello Support,
     
    While it has been hoped for and wished for before, perhaps this will be the year it comes true...
     
    1. image size as part of a view (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    2. allow access to light groups in SDK so Maxwell and other plug-ins can utilize them (hoping for light group lights to translate to single Maxwell light in Maxwell Multi-light)
     
    3. option for "reveal objects" to reveal to last state, not reveal all (old version functionality we lost along the way)
     
    4. improved display speed of components
     
    5. Z components to translate to Maxwell reference objects
     
    Wishing a happy new year to all,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from Richard Rush in Chris Yessios Retirement announcement   
    Hello Chris & Alexandra,
     
    Thanks for all your hard work and creative efforts over the years. Having started with Z at v2 or 3 (so many years ago!) it has been a great journey. I can think of few other products or brands that I have stayed with over such a long period of time. It is testament to your vision, commitment to quality and excellent customer support.
     
    Enjoy the future!
     
    Warm regards,
     
    Gary Helfand
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    Gary got a reaction from diedel in Material Editor Woes   
    Hello Support,
     
    Will this also address issues relating to slowness with the color picker (which I am also experiencing)? Or is more troubleshooting required to identify the problem?
     
    Thanks,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from ¬Ęhris ¬£und in Lost and Found: Show Face Normals   
    +1 for reviving shortcut key for show normal.
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    Gary got a reaction from RudyItapsut in Form Z modeler wanted / Sub-contract work   
    Hello Fellow FormZ Users,
      I am looking for someone to subcontract some work to. Following is a general description of the skills and requirements I am looking for.   1. Experience with modeling architecture and interiors.   2. Excellent FormZ file organization.   3. Accurate modeller.   4. Maxwell Render experience a plus.   5. Experience with sub-d modeling and UV texturing a plus (outside of FormZ).   6. Experience with creating custom textures.   7. Experience with texture mapping inside FormZ.   8. Availability for phone and Skype conference calling during some daytime hours of PST time zone.   9. Reliable broadband internet connection.   10. Ability to meet scheduled deliverable dates.   11. Pleasant to work with and good design sense a plus!   The work is for US based retailers and involves store architecture (interior and exterior) and fixture development. Work could be ongoing and fairly steady. If you are interested, please send some sample images, a description of your background and your desired hourly rate to gary@helfanddesign.com.   Thanks,
    Gary Helfand    
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    Gary got a reaction from ¬Ęhris ¬£und in Layer Pallet: Groups and indentation   
    +1 and in conjunction with attached.
     
    Gary
     
     

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    Gary got a reaction from Ekbergzem in Ghosted layer state not hidden in wireframe   
    Support,
     
    When in Wireframe display, if "Hide Ghosted" is selected under "Display Options", objects are hidden if they are ghosted in the Objects Palette, but not if they are visible in the Objects Palette and their Layer is ghosted.
     
    Both Shaded Work and Shaded Full do not show objects when they are visible in the Objects Palette but their layer is ghosted.
     
    Consistency seems preferred and the current behavior of Shaded Work and Shaded Full seems best in my opinion.
     
    Thanks,
     
    Gary
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    Gary got a reaction from Ekbergzem in Pasting groups Duplicates Objects   
    Support,
     
    Not sure what exact conditions create this bug. Sometimes when I paste groups with nested groups the chosen geometry pastes with grouping structure intact, and, also paste a duplicate of all objects ungrouped. This bug has persisted since v7. Please let me know if you need more information. I believe you guys have seen this before.
     
    Thanks,
     
    Gary
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