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  1. Martin Malinski

    obj import issues

    Yes it is ... Glad it helped. Martin
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    obj import issues

    If I understand the issue correctly there is an easy fix. On the import dialogue the last checkbox under obj options is 'Invert Transparency' ....check that when required. Martin
  3. Martin Malinski

    obj import issues

    If I understand the issue correctly there is an easy fix. On the import dialogue the last checkbox under obj options is 'Invert Transparency' ....check that when required. Martin
  4. Martin Malinski

    Old debate, new deal? Nivida's graphic cards

    ''On the other hand, the CPU issue is now different. for example an AMD ThreadRipper 1950 X (CPU Mark 22076) at 680 € against a Core i7 8700K (CPU Mark 16009) at 319 € costs only 361 € more ... But is it useful?'' Not really an equal comparison. ....Either is an overkill for formZ modelling. ....the i5 range and AMD (Ryzen 5-7) range are more than adequate for formZ. However; if you are doing heavy Vray rendering and you want to utilise the machine whilst rendering? You cannot beat (price) ThreadRipper 1950 X . Simply because Vray can utilise all the cores available. So for rendering, forget the relative CPU speed advantage of the i7 8700k .... the more cores the better is king! i7 8700k = 6 cores .......Max 64gb RAM ThreadRipper 1950 X = 16 cores .......Max 128gb RAM I run an i5 x6 core with 1080ti x48gb RAM (which can handle anything I can throw at it) ....If I were to upgrade; I'd be looking at a new motherboard & Threadripper.... with threadripper you can handle a much greater amount of RAM and RAM speeds....allows you to render with little impact whilst carrying out other simultaneous tasks.... The machine would not require to be dedicated only too rendering, you could carry on modelling, using photoshop, illustrator et al with negligible slow down to your rendering speeds. My system wishlist. .....Threadripper 1950x .....minimum of 32gb RAM ..@ 3200mhz, .....Motherboard ...x399 ....(min' of 2x m2 slots). ..cheapest avail' is fine ..the performance is no different....just add on's on more expensive models up the price.(number of m2 slots, wi-fi, flashing rgb ....) .....GTX 1080ti is more than adequate (or a nice priced titanx if you can find one?).....if your machine is running heavy, 24/7, then you should look at Quadro. .... Run system off m2 memory slot (samsung 970 evo 250GB) .....Storage ..SSD for work and frequently used libraries .....Storage ...Large SATA's for archives. .... Of course there are intel's x & Extreme ranges.... but the equiv' prices are more than double AMD's.... A valuable resource to help determine your system and available parts & prices in your country is https://pcpartpicker.com/ Tried to keep this non technical ....although based on pc ....with a little thought the logic can be applied to mac systems. Martin
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    Always got this problem

    I should say I also messaged support and they offered to have an online/screen assist session but it was resolved before we had chance to investigate.. So 1st port of call, should be to message support (if you can carryout a screenshare meet). My solution was simple (but I have no idea why it resolved my issue) 1) When you start FormZ ....a hints/help pop up screen boots by default before FormZ fully loads. The option box to switch off is a selection box in the bottom left of that screen (message... 'always show on startup'..) un select that option. ....re-start FormZ ....now it boots straight into the application with no pop up start/hints screen. ...This resolved the freeze issue for me. .... 2) If you have Vray installed and you cannot even start-up due to an immediate freeze .... Goto C>Program Files>formZ 8>Plugins ...re name the contained folder ...'V-Ray for formZ' to 'V-Ray for formZ_old' This will disable Vray and you should now be able to start formZ without a freeze. Now follow the route in 1) to disable the start /hints pop-up window Close formZ... try formZ a couple of times ....no Freeze? 3) follow 2) to find folder 'V-Ray for formZ_old' again but delete the suffix _old ....leaving original folder name of V-Ray for formZ 4) re start formZ .... should now start with Vray loaded and no more freezes This worked for me ....(been using for about a month with no freezes) Try it... if not working get in touch with support. (They offered me an online meet for the following morning) Good luck Martin
  6. Martin Malinski

    Always got this problem

    I had exactly the same problem ....I have used a couple of ways round it. I have Vray installed. ....re-named the Vray folder with suffix '_old' ....so Vray does not load ....FormZ started fine. Obviously this was not a great fix as I want to use the Vray I purchased So I updated the graphics drivers.... still a recurring freeze on start-up requiring force quit. Then I switched off the 'start-up/hints window (un-ticked the always show on start). ......No problems since; even with Vray active. Worked for me, please post if this also solves your problem. Martin.....
  7. Martin Malinski

    Extend parallel to edge?

    Good solution from Justin.... andrew.... no catch, just to illustrate that there's lots of choices with the flexibility in FormZ... Here's the solution with the method I'd suggested. Created beam profile by dragging cord lines from roof....Just dropped the beam from the roof.... picked bottom face of beam and dragged up to level required to provide gap (creating 2nd object)....deleted 1st beam object. ...viola
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    Extend parallel to edge?

    Oh, didn't realise from the sketch that the columns were different heights, (sloped roof between columns) -my bad- ....Same quick methods can be used, but push/pull from roof face rather than column. (so perpendicular to roof face) Then just trim length of beam to intersect columns..... (you could do all of this by input dimensions if you wanted) Martin
  9. Martin Malinski

    Extend parallel to edge?

    Or you could use 'reshape>offset segment' ...dragging the segments of the column on the face to make the rectangle for the beam....then use 'Derive>Derive Face' to pull the the beam to length...... Just another method Martin
  10. Martin Malinski

    ZMT files

    Hi, Yep; .zmt files are the old materials library files....They do not work with v8.5 as .zmt files are a collection of materials where the new libraries are single material definitions in the .bzm format. .....If you still have a version of FormZ prior to v7 you can load these .zmt libraries and create a project using each material applied to an object....then import the project to v7 or above and save each definition into a new library..... Newly created libraries in the .bzm format seem to be backward compatible between 8.6 down to v7. (.zmt file were not backward compatible) If you've used any of the procedural shaders, mist, grid, gradient ....et al; it's hit and miss as to whether they will be recognized in the newer versions as the settings have changed. Unfortunately there does not seem to be any way to just load .zmt files into anything above version 7...... I'd be interested to hear if anyone has a better solution as I also have many old project material libraries. Martin
  11. Martin Malinski

    form•Z 8.6 Update Released

    Hi, Yes, I gave up on the app only update; re-named my formz 8 folder with suffix old. D/l'd full install and installed.... it worked. (8.6.0.3) The only addition in my original formz 8 folder was the plug-ins folder with an expired vray trial inside..... But, on my final attempt to install with the app only I removed the plugins with vray folder. Still didn't update (even tho' it completed the process of an update....) I did check (with my limited knowledge) what files had been updated by the app only install, in the 8.6 pro folder. I could find only one item had been updated. support>launch.exe ...All other items were still dated in the file listing as mid Feb... Which was my previous update. Martin.
  12. Martin Malinski

    form•Z 8.6 Update Released

    Windows app only install? k, tried several times to update with app only install; including d/ling again, and repair install..... It does NOT update my v 8.6.0.2 to latest v 8.6.0.3! Downloaded Full install and updated .... Update worked. The digital signature on 'Install_formZ_86_Pro_64_AO.exe' is dated yesterday (19th) but I can only assume it's the wrong installer? Martin
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    form•Z 8.6 Update Released

    Hi, D/l the windows update from the update page (Install_formZ_86_Pro_64_AO.exe) ....Updated without issue....Checked the start application box and closed update window ....FormZ started fine....but info window states Pro v 8.6.0.2 (Build 10027) If I try the instal update again it goes into the Program Maintenance window...Modify, repair, or remove. Strange; that's the version I already had installed. Has it updated and the 'about box' is wrong? Martin
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    Interior design advice

    Hugo, The issue for me was simple.... we are on a software forum. I would not dream of making comment or advising on Architecture, interior design or project management without any relationship or knowledge of the project, contract or client. ''Can't really give you advice about layout as that's a personal choice with the client and consideration of their requirement.'' Tried to assist based on the use of FormZ; offer techniques that are common if you are in Arch' & Interiors.. ....I'm not about to comment or critique on concept, colors, materials, f&f, layout, change, approval, or any other design requirement or technique..... Spacer; no problem, glad you're still smiling . You missed the boat this time, but you've gained a couple of lessons for next time. .... Martin
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    Interior design advice

    One assumes if the client wanted to do anymore than space plan and decorate they would have employed an Architect, Interior Designer and/or a Project Manager to organize the Project; Consultants and Contractors ..... I happen to be Internationally experienced in all three roles plus contracting. .... (but then I'm a little old in the tooth at 60+) Spacer should be able to manage this small project just fine. It looks a good project for gaining experience on......Especially the importance of building a client relationship Good luck. Martin
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