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  1. Please check the Search paths for plugins (Extensions Menu -> Extensions manager -> Search Paths button). You are likely missing the path to /Applications/formZ 8/Plugins/. Wh have had reports that this path may be missing by default on Catalina. To Add the path: click on the "+" icon and in the folder selector, navigate to "Applications"->"formZ 8"->"Plugins" and choose Open. Restart formZ and this should fix the issue. If you are still having issues, please try reinstalling after upgrading to Catalina as the OS is "happier" with things that are installed after the upgrade (ie Catalina blessed the installation as opposed to something that was there first). You will need to remove the previous version as the installer will not do anything if its already there. We recommend renaming "Applications"->"formZ 8" to "formZ 8-bu". Perform the installation of formZ (and V-Ray for formZ if needed). Once everything is confirmed and registered and working, you can delete the "formZ 8-bu" folder.
  2. The Lab plugins are not compatible with Catlina at the moment. We are working on new builds of these that are compatible...
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    formZ free DAE export

    It appears there is some issue with the DAE translator on Windows OS. If it helps, STL does seem to be a valid format option while working in v.8.6.5 Free. Thank you for your examples and for bringing this to our attention!
  4. We would all like to see Maxwell for form•Z continue. As mentioned above we are in touch with Next Limit and discussing either us or a 3rd party picking up support for the plugin for future versions of Maxwell and formZ. We continue to encourage everyone to let Next Limit know how important this is to you!
  5. form•Z 8.5 and later (ie 8.5.x, 8.6.x and v9 beta) will work with Catalina (a.k.a. MacOS 10.15). Catalina only supports 64-bit apps so older versions of form•Z prior to v8.5 and all bonzai3d versions will not work. Unfortunately this is beyond our control as these are 32-bit applications which Mac OS no longer supports. We also can not rule out the possibility of compatibility issues with specific features or plugins in formZ v8.x on Catalina. Note that if you try to update a system to Catalina and you have a version of form•Z 8.0 or earlier on your system you will get a warning before the update installs that form•Z is not compatible with Catalina, even if you all have a newer compatible form•Z (v8.5 or later) installed as well.
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    Import Rhino 3dm files broken?

    What version is the Rhino file? The translator currently supports up to v5. We are currently working on updating the translator for v6 for formZ 9.
  7. Have you checked the extensions manager to see if the plugin shows in the list and is just disabled (ie no check mark in the left column?) If that does not work, check the System console utility (Application->Utility->console) during formZ startup for any messages that might yield a clue as to why the plugin does not load. You can also post to the Maxwell support forum: https://forum.maxwellrender.com/viewforum.php?f=149&sid=cc31e8e0283169817c8a3d97122be468
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    form•Z 9 beta

    If you missed the early signup you can still join the beta here: http://www.formz.com/fz9_beta_request
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    form•Z 9 beta

    The formZ v9 beta went live late last night! If you signed up you should have received an email with the download details. We had a few emails bounce and some that had previously unsubscribed from our email lists so If you did not get the email please contact support@formz.com.
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    form•Z 9 beta

    Hi all, We are working out a few last minute deployment issues that are taking longer to get fixed than we expected. We will get it out ASAP! Thanks for your enthusiasm!
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    form•Z 9 beta

    form•Z 9 beta is coming on 9-5-19! Sign up now to be one of the first to receive the v9 beta software: http://www.formz.com/fz9_beta_request Note that you must have a licensed version of form•Z pro 8.5/8.6 to participate in the beta.
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    Importing Vectorworks OBJ's

    Though Form•Z's OBJ exporter does offer the option to Compress texture files, the OBJ importer does not affect the texture maps in any way. Do your textures appear this way if you were to render your project as well or do the textures just look lo-res in your Shaded modes? The Display Options palette does have an option in both Shaded Work and Shaded Full mode to control the viewable resolution of the textures while you're working on them. Adjusting this higher will give you better integrity of your texture at the expense of having a more graphics-intensive view for your machine to process.
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    formZ to ZBrush problem

    Try the following: Plain Objects: Smooth: As Facetted (Instead of As Trimmed Surfaces) Facetted (Instead of Parametric) OBJ Options: Use Absolute Indices, turn that on
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    formZ to ZBrush problem

    Can you send a screenshot of your OBJ export settings?
  15. The Read/Write speeds of a solid-state drive are usually going to be higher than RW speeds on a hard drive. In theory, this should reduce your loading times!
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