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  1. snow

    Sketchup model woes

    Have you thought about using software that is more geared towards visualization such as C4D or 3DS Max? FormZ is a great modeler, but anytime I'm rendering an entire scene I just export parts of it into C4D for ease of use. Models that render formZ useless when simply panning or rotating seems to work just fine in those other programs. I've been using C4D for over 2 years for this reason and I have yet to see it crash. It's arguably the most stable program I've ever used.
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    Sketchup model woes

    I've had some good luck with SKP files after it's been exported to FBX. The materials are a little wonky, but the model is fairly clean. Highlight all and Ungroup a few times followed by Object Doctor and it should help. Granted, I've grabbed some models from the 3D warehouse that are beyond the grasp of formZ triage. It largely depends on the SKP user.
  3. Allow the selection of multiple objects / group, select Edit Axes, and change to Center of Gravity, etc.
  4. snow

    New material naming

    I experience this DAILY (without the MIMI script).
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    FormZ & Catalina

    Yes formZ and Catalina work fine together... but Catalina is still a little buggy. I'd suggest waiting until the first or second patch arrives. It's also worth noting that Catalina drops support for all 32 bit apps.
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    logitech marathon m705

    I use a Logitech M720 and it works fine. Did you download Logitech Options? Maybe something isn't configured properly on the mouse?
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    Tool Options bug

    I found recently something really useful with InDesign: Immediately after you lunch the app press "Ctrl + Alt + Shift". A dialogue will pop up asking if you want to reset preferences. formZ ABSOLUTELY NEEDS this. resetting preferences isn't a fix... it's basically a workflow at this point and any and all workflow shortcuts are welcome
  8. Is this possible? If not can it be added? I believe rhino is currently using this functionality--you export a textured model as FBX the image files are not separately exported, but they are unpacked when imported into the next software. I ask because Windows 3D viewer needs to have the textures embedded to view files properly. If they are linked files the model only shows up as a single shade.
  9. this doesn't make sense to me... in theory if you work on a file (any file/format) for 2 days or 200 days, if the file size stays the same then read/write speeds (and if everything else on the computer is unchanged) should remain constant? right? or do you think this is specific to formZ and there's an optimization issue with saves/re-writes?
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    Grid sometimes appears/disappears

    yes use the polygon tool and changed the # of segments to 4
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    Grid sometimes appears/disappears

    Are you talking about the autogrid? You can lock the grid to the various default planes which will prevent the autogrid from appearing.
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    please improve the underlay tool!

    this is a common workflow in many other modeling and rendering applications (sketchup, rhino, c4d, 3ds). if formZ implemented this it would help immensely.
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    Slow to respond

    is there a file you can post?
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    Can't load textures

    I just tested a progressive jpg in sketchup and it loads without an issue. same with rhino.