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  1. snow

    at Setz finally, finally, finally, your trove

    that's part of the problem with the gallery. some of the really good stuff is buried deeper than it should. no offense to the current and previous submissions, but really the gallery should put the BEST foot forward and organize by category i.e. architecture/interior design, product design, set design, tradeshow exhibits, engineering, exploratory modeling, etc.
  2. snow

    does version 9 fix this issue?

    I figured. Thanks for confirming it is now fixed.
  3. snow

    does version 9 fix this issue?

    Thanks, ZTEK. What OS are you using? I wonder if I upgraded too far to the point where Apple deprecated the QuickTime image format and it's no longer working with an older version of formZ. I'm using 8.6 on macOS 11.6.
  4. snow

    does version 9 fix this issue?

    update: I plugged into an external monitor at the office and that alleviates the issue. But I'm still curious if anyone has experience with this. I'd look pretty ridiculous walking into a coffee shop or co-working space with my 15" MacBook and and external monitor JUST so I can run formZ properly. Oh, and I'm on macOS 11.6.
  5. I just installed 8.6.5 (build 10275) on my 15" 2013 Retina Macbook Pro because my Windows work computer is out of commission. This is a fresh install and I removed the preferences folder (after launching it a first time, and relaunched again). Some of the palettes on the right are unusable. Note I have my display scaled down in the macOS preferences, but even if I have it on "normal" the materials/objects/layers in the palette dock are still unusable. Can anyone confirm if this is fixed in v9?
  6. snow

    fz 9.2?

    good stuff. *eyeroll*
  7. snow

    fz 9.2?

    It was mentioned in the VRay forum about a 9.2 beta being tested and I'm curious if there is any 9.2 information that can be exposed to the public/non-beta testers? I don't want this post to turn into a formZ wish list or airing of grievances, but rather I'm asking for a little transparency from the developers and testers. What issues are being addressed in the new version? What new features are being implemented? Some video clips or screen captures would be great to see! No need to be super specific here, but I think a little transparency can go a long way for the users. This is why movies and games release teasers and then trailers before the final release... lets build up some buzz and excitement!
  8. I'm aware of the differences as I currently use both in my everyday workflow. But every time I justify one of formZ's quirks bugs I ask myself "I wonder if I should spend more time in C4D". I believe most of the stuff I create in formZ is able to be done in Cinema, but with a little extra time to properly figure it out. And, it's possible that some of that stuff is BETTER in C4D because of it's non-destructive modeling techniques when being called to revise concepts. This is why I'm curious if someone made that transition to formZ to C4D for all modeling, if it is worth that extra time and beginning frustrations to do all work in Cinema.
  9. Do you do all of your work in C4D or are you modeling in formZ and exporting into Cinema?
  10. snow

    Latest Mac OS for FZ 6.73

    Go on, we're listening...
  11. Thanks Shibui. I may give this a try for smaller models. I mostly work with retail displays so what I would be animating is a single group of products, up to around a dozen product (or maybe up to 30 in some cases). So this would mean a LOT of exports and FBX already duplicates EVERY texture in the file regardless if its on an invisible layer. I'd prodbaly end up with 60 versions of every single texture in the file causing a massive bloat haha. Sadly, it seems the best solution (until there is a fix) is to try spending more time modeling in C4D or Rhino for these cases. Oh, and that really sucks that FBX doesn't carry textures in v9. thanks for the heads up. My IT department would be very unhappy with me if I asked for an update just to downgrade.
  12. thanks setz! I tried that format but C4D doesn't recognize it 🤔
  13. I'm looking to do more more animation in Cinema4D while using formZ as my primary modeler BUT a huge issue before I do this is that groups do NOT export with FBX, OBJ, or 3DS. I'm using 8.6.5 on Windows. Can anyone tell me if this is the case in version 9? (draw 5 cubes, group, export FBX, import into C4D-- are all objects separate or within a null?) I've tested using Rhino and Sketchup and both programs allow me to group objects, export as FBX, import into C4D, and those objects show up within a null.
  14. snow

    3D printing

    http://www.formz.com/fzsite1219/manuals/TnT/index.htm#t=Export_to_STL_for_3D_Printing.htm&rhsearch=print&rhhlterm=printing print
  15. snow

    VRay 5 beta progress?

    "...I thought I was being punked. What a flashback...." lolol. It's sad that THAT is what the non-formZ users think of formZ.