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  1. Try using the Object Doctor on the objects before the boolean operation. If that doesn't work, please submit the file to support@formz.com for further analysis.
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    Rotation Failure

    Can you send a screenshot of the Tool Options palette to support@formz.com to see if there's anything enabled that may be causing complications?
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    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    This is simply not true. We are as committed to macOS as we have ever been. Unfortunately the recent macOS 12.3 update disturbed apps that use Python 2 (macOS 12.2 and lower do not have an issue). While form•Z is not dependent on Python (it is a “weak” dependency) macOS 12.3 responds that Python 2 is available to the app, even when it is not installed. This was an unexpected issue Apple introduced with this update and why installing the latest version of Python 2.7 fixes the issue. form•Z 10 already uses Python 3. We are currently testing a migration of Python 3 back to v9 so that we can improve compatibility with macOS 12.3 sooner. We are actively working on native support for Apple Silicon (M1) for form•Z 10. While a lot of this work has ben completed, some third party components do not yet support Apple Silicon which limits our ability to release a native M1 version. This should all come together the coming months!
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    Textures Vray 3 vs Vray 5

    The change in material editing was not our choice. The Standalone Material Editor (SME) used in v3 is no longer supported by Chaos. We have invested a lot of time building the material editing capabilities into V-Ray 5 for formZ. Each material method now offers access to many additional parameters and textures that can be layered. Our goal is to offer all of the methods and parameters that you have access to similar V-Ray implementations (SketchUp, Rhino etc). Internal editing also resolves a number of issues caused may the external nature of the old SME. We expect to release v5.1 next week which offers access to some additional shader parameters, more layering and improved import of VRMAT files.
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    9.2.01 Doesn't work on Monterey 12.3

    12.3 has dropped support for Python v.2, which is the cause for the crash. If you manually download and install Python it should get you back up and running. Here is the link to the Python installer: https://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.18/python-2.7.18-macosx10.9.pkg
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    Where to report issues and bugs?

    Thank you for your feedback. Rest assured that work on modern PowerCADD is full swing and we are excited about its future. We have chosen not to reveal more details until it is a more complete product (remember you only get one chance to make a good impression). For those of you not familiar with PowerCADD, it is a wonderful drawing tool that has been around as long as form•Z with an equally passionate user base. Unfortunately, the current PowerCADD 9 product is not compatible with the newer operating systems. We are in the process of modernizing the product and adding some import new features. When complete we will have a dedicated 2D drawing tool that will exceed the capabilities of layout.
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    Twinmotion export problem

    We have had no other reports of this and cannot reproduce this ourselves. Please contact support@formz.com for further assistance.
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    Twinmotion export problem

    The Twinmotion translator seems to be working as expected. Try backing up using the 'S' key to see if perhaps the object is just out of sight.
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    Mac OS Monterey & FZ 9

    Could you send an example of an object having this issue to support@formz.com?
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    Mac OS Monterey & FZ 9

    What tool are you using to prompt this message?
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    Happy Holidays!!!

    Image by Brandon Barber using form·Z 9 and V-Ray 5 for form·Z.
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    Decals are not rendered

    Can you try again, but this time just click the Clean button, then render?
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    Decals are not rendered

    Please try the following: -Disable Decals -Click the Clean button in the VRay Settings palette -Render (just enough to get it to start, you don't need to finish the rendering) -Enable Decals -Render
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    fz 9.2?

    Both are released; V-Ray 5 will not work on any version earlier than 9.2 due to interface changes. We will continue developing point releases to address issues, but overall the feedback has been good! If you need any further information, please contact us at support@formz.com.
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    fz 9.2?

    We are still working through the bugs that you've reported, some of which we have been unable to reproduce. We will be sending an email shortly to address these.
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