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snow last won the day on December 10 2018

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  1. snow

    Can't load textures

    the jpg needs to be saved as "standard" a "progressive" jpg will not open. you should also use RGB color space for best results
  2. I agree this could be very useful to see an Object Parameters window open all the time... it should probably be separate palette from the Tool Options. I say could because the Parameters function kinda broken in formZ. Example: Draw a cube... parameters are there and adjustable. Reshape the cube: Parameters are gone. This is the same for all generated solids. Yes, you can use the Transform/Non-Uniform Scaling to change the size, but it's not *quite* the same. formZ needs to retain these parametric properties when just reshaping an object. Maybe a version 9 fix?
  3. snow

    New project window missing.

    this statement gives me a migraine. I really hope Z9 addresses most of these silly preference issues. I think a simple application frame will do wonders as opposed to the floating palettes.
  4. because formZ is the best and it can do anything and everything, of course! but no seriously... this is a pretty silly and annoying bug. we installed formZ on a number of machines in our office and on every machine it made most file types want to open in formZ--DWG, 3DS, SKP, etc--were all affected by this. There's no workaround for this, you'll just slowly change the default application for every file type and eventually the problem will be solved.
  5. snow

    FBX export... let's discuss

    I've noticed this issue too. I wasn't sure which unit it was exporting, but when I import the FBX into C4D the model is always quite small. I have not found a proper workaround. I suspect something is broken in the export settings (i've tried all the settings with no luck) and I've tried changing the import settings on C4D without any luck. I just scale my model in the destination program.
  6. snow


    after you uninstall it you'll have to contact support and they will remove the serial number from your IP address.
  7. snow

    interface lag on MacOS

    Try turning off snaps you aren't using. Snap to Intersections does more harm than good when modeling in moderately complex files. I rarely use it.
  8. snow

    Lumion plugin

    Corona is another one that is intrigueing. I'm tempted to pick up a cheap PC in the near future to test out some of these new rendering engines.
  9. snow

    tool bar issues

    click on workspace > tool manager to open up the tool manager palette. then you can right click on the tool bar and "collapse to single row"
  10. snow

    Anyone know what a .zsr file is?

    it's a formZ temporary save file. It occurs somewhere between saving your current formZ file and formZ auto-updating the .fzb.
  11. snow

    Dark Ui

    I agree with Leed. A designated dark mode UI (with a light mode option too, obviously) would be very welcome. changing icon tint and changing various display colors is not a valid substitute for dark mode.
  12. I believe the title of this post to be true. Attached is a simple file: a product bottle with a texture applied. this object was created and mapped in sketchup. I exported this as an FBX file from SKP which I imported into FormZ and all is well. After modeling a display and making copies of this object plus many other objects like this, I exported my .FMZ file to OBJ. Open the OBJ in Keyshot and the UV is broken. I tried exporting with FBX and 3DS as well... and imported into C4D along with KeyShot. Same result with each format on both programs. If anyone can get this to work properly that would be cool, otherwise please fix this issue. Now I'm off to go re-map a dozen or so objects UV broken.fmz.zip
  13. I like the way C4D handles "decals"... you are simply able to have textures overlap each other. The "non-decal" is tiled, the "decal" doesn't tile and you can adjust it on your object accordingly. This would be a welcomed addition to formZ.
  14. snow

    objects won't boolean (union)

    allan, these objects were created just the way you explained... started with a rectangle, fillet, swept a circle. then I split the object with a line. nothing too complicated was done, which is part of the frustration and confusion as to why they wouldn't boolean. vva, thanks, i didn't think about doing that. it worked.
  15. anyone have any ideas? this was once a single object. then i sliced it into 4 sections to expand it in both directions. now it will not union... Untitled2.fmz.zip