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  1. santa

    VRay Licensing

    I am considering VRay, but must admit that the licensing is putting me off. Is an internet connection really required for the entire time the software is in use? I understand that the licence can be "borrowed" for offline use, but how does this work? Would someone with experience please clarify the process? It almost seems like more trouble than its worth to me!
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    Edit Groups versus Unlock Groups?

    Solved! It appears that the problem file was created in a legacy version of Form.Z. Although the old group hierarchy is preserved in that file, the new Edit Group/Component command does not see it that way. Drilling down the hierarchy works, but coming up again doesn't. Regrouping all objects is the fix, although a tedious one due to the complexity. Perhaps support can look into this? There must be many legacy files out there that are not yet ready for the scrapheap!
  3. I'm interested to learn how others work when it comes to editing objects within groups. In my experience, sub-groups (two or even deeper), are deadly with the Edit Groups/Components command. They simply do not work! What's the point of having this option? Do others have a similar experience? Is unlocking the preferred, and only way to go?
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    Windows 10 on ARM Support

    Anwar, I agree with your comment regarding cpu relevance for modelling. I didn't mean to infer otherwise. Have you seen the chip being developed by Cerebral Systems in California? It takes up an entire wafer of silicon (22cm X 22cm), has 400,000 cores and contains 1.2 trillion transistors! Obviously, it is not intended for mere mortals, like us.
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    Windows 10 on ARM Support

    I should add that in my case, the role of a "faster and better" cpu has become almost irrelevant, simply because I rely mostly on gpu acceleration, either CUDA or RTX. Hopefully, Autodessys feels the same and steers Form.Z in the same direction. Gotta go now!
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    Windows 10 on ARM Support

    Adobe must know something that the rest of the world doesn't.
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    Windows 10 on ARM Support

    Yeah, I believe that ARM will certainly dent Intel's stranglehold when it comes to devices requiring low power consumption, such as laptops, but I can't see it going much further than that. Look at AMD and it's current Threadripper range. Despite achieving synthetic scores that put top end Xeons to shame, the hoped for uptake is not there. Organisations are not rushing to switch from Intel, simply because it is "the devil that you know", and therefore trust, despite the cost.
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    Windows 10 on ARM Support

    In my opinion, only when or if ARM overtakes Intel as the predominant cpu architecture, and that will not happen any time soon. I read somewhere that ARM has trouble executing certain 64-bit x86 tasks so I wouldn't hold my breath. Can anyone really see four different versions of Form.Z under development (for ARM + Intel on both PC and Mac)? I certainly can't! Personally, I can't wait for Quantum Computing to come along. That will be a game changer!
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  10. While we are in this jovial mood, I heard two lame (but don't tell them that) jokes from the kids: 1. "Q: What did one wall say to the other? A: I'll meet you at the corner." 2. "Q: What did one cannibal say to the other when he saw a tourist bus? A: Not tinned food again!" Boom, boom......
  11. It must have a virus! Why don't you isolate it for two weeks?
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    I believe it is to 32 decimal places. Can support either confirm or correct this?
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    Love it!
  14. Support has recommended to report any issues to them directly via email. Your request will probably get missed otherwise. There is too much "noise" here!
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    OT. Chris your user name bugs me! Is the lower case spelling of your surname (a) intentional (b) a mistake (c) trendy or (d) none of the above?