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  1. DennisA

    Wanted: Form.Z Renderzone 5 or 6

    I can sell you this... I also have licenses for the latest version you want them also . I can speak to AutoDeSys about transfer... I am on a Mac & think licenses are for both? I also have all the manuals & installer disks.
  2. Did you send this into tech support. The only solution I came up with is to use Metal Accurate or Generic as Reflection with Simple Transparency. Made all lights Hard in case you wanted to cast shadows.Not a great solution but may work for you.
  3. javascript:void('Bold')Post your fmz file that is not working?
  4. Tried to get existing project into mobile viewer using both iCloud & iTunes (see screen captures "For Formz"). Both did not show up as a choice in app. I uploaded a folder containing fmz project & textures... user components were in project (they were embedded). Did I do something wrong? I also noticed on iCloud drive file extension was not shown. Are there any size restrictions?
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    Error writing JPEG file "logo.jpg" ?

    Do not know error code but if you are on a Mac generally if the Folder or file do not have permissions to write may be problem. Get info on jpg file or folder unlock then give permissions.,
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    macOS Mojave

    Started an install in Mojave in my 2010 Mac Pro & discovered I need to replace my ATI Radeon HD5870 Video card with one that does metal on Apples suggested list (many have been discontinued & hard to find). Any members have any suggestions on card replacements? Considering Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580,
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    Component problems

    Jeff +1... I assume you are using user component libraries... I only use these & do all my editing out of the project in the User Component Folder. Yes links are lost to embedded components (they are suppose to be same link to user components... they are not). Need to even replace same named embedded component with external user component... most of the time you can not select the component in user folder until it is replaced in embedded... spoke to tech support for years about this... but am living with the component disconnect.
  8. DennisA

    menu palettes inactive

    Typo fmz to defaults
  9. DennisA

    menu palettes inactive

    1st in preferences set fez to defaults. If that does not work, Close fmz Go into user library, in preferences put com.formZ.formZ.plist in desktop. If that doesn't work you can also try putting autodessys folder on desktop.
  10. DennisA

    interior design by Form z

    Really nice renderings
  11. DennisA

    renaming components, better not!

    VERY SIMPLE. Components are an individual fmz file. I keep them in a folder always naming folder "project name" components in project file In folder I keep needed texture maps. This is much like the old symbols except symbols packaged individual fmz files. Main complaint I always had is that in Symbols you were able to edit material attributes for all globally. Components you cannot. I always have edited component files outside of project because user & embedded components links are never consistent... if you updated one the other should be updated... I find they are not the same. Reported this many times & wish fmz developers would fix this.
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    renaming components, better not!

    That is why I ONLY make user components. Names can be changed in user component folder. You would have to replace the embedded components with the user component. I have never trusted embedded components since symbols were changed in 6.5 & not sure why they were not the programmed same in newer fmz versions.
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    Recovering old formZ models

    First try to save to fmz 6.5
  14. DennisA

    Components issues

    I have had continual issues (has been reported to support) where the User Components have lost their links to the embedded components. If you want to keep using user components the embedded components have to be replaced with the user component.
  15. DennisA

    trouble selecting faces

    allan... did you try to do what you want to the he faces using the decal tool?
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    Component NOT update

    dubir there have been many times that a user component (external) needed to replace the embedded does not sync with the embedded versions. I have found that I needed to replace the embedded components that are active in project with user components to reestablish links... it is a disconnect that has been going on for years.
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    In memory of Paul Helm

    I will truly miss Paul, I consider him one of the fmz tech masters on the team... thought the years coming thru with many fmz solutions & workarounds. The very best regards & condolences to his family & friends.
  18. DennisA

    Old MacPro Video

    Bo... one thing to consider on a Mac Pro is how many processors to use? In 5.1 eight processors may work better then 12 or 24-you should do a test on your computer. I have the same ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB on my Mac Pro. I render most of my renderings in render zone without a problem. I haven't used fmz 5.8 for years.
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    How do I adjust dimensions of geometry?

    Once you reshape a extruded object it loses the ability to use Tool Options/ Parameters tool to enter numerics. Same goes for a cube.
  20. You should be able to bring in a layered psd file into fmz. The transparent areas will act as an alpha channel in transparent mapping. Make sure to click on match color shader & use alpha channel. Also note there should be no alpha channel in psd document for this to work.
  21. Turn Guide Snap on in snap tools palette. Holding shift should also work.
  22. Although insert segment is not working as expected as tech said there are may ways to accomplish what you want. You can trim/split & stitch with line, slice, or boolean to get what you want.
  23. Imprint tool did not insert the offset segment for me? It did grey the segment but did not insert? Did it work for you? Yes I know there are many other ways to do this?
  24. What tool are you using to inset as a separate step?
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