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    Animations?

    Yes V-Ray for formZ supports rendering of animations!
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    Swarm

    V-Ray for formZ supports distributed rendering but not swarm. As nano indicates, swarm is a layer on top of DR that helps with the detection and management of available render nodes/servers from the client app. Currently swarm is not supported by the V-Ray AppSDK that is used by V-Ray for formZ. We hope to expect to add this in the future once it becomes available in the V-Ray AppSDK.
  3. We are excited to announce that the V-Ray for formZ plugin is available for public beta testing. Sign up here: http://www.formz.com/home/vrayLanding.html
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    Broken plugin UI

    Please see this thread: http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/6120-ui-issue-with-maxwell-formz-86/
  5. We updated the v8.6 installers to v8.6.0.2 (#10027) this morning. This build includes a correction to Smooth Modeling errors and possible crashes with certain files. Links for the installers are the same : formZ pro Complete | formZ pro App Only | formZ jr Complete
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    FMZ 10.6 No FBX Export

    We updated the v8.6 installers to v8.6.0.2 (#10027) this morning. This build includes a correction to Smooth Modeling errors and possible crashes with certain files. Links for the installers are the same : formZ pro Complete | formZ pro App Only | formZ jr Complete
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    FMZ 10.6 No FBX Export

    We updated the v8.6 installers to v8.6.0.1 (#10025) this evening. This build includes a correction for an issue that can cause missing file translator plugins (among others). Links for the installers: formZ pro Complete | formZ pro App Only | formZ jr Complete
  8. We updated the v8.6 installers to v8.6.0.1 (#10025) this evening. This build includes a correction for certain UI elements on Windows that affected Maxwell (among others). Links for the installers: formZ pro Complete | formZ pro App Only | formZ jr Complete
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    8.6 updates

    Glad you like it! ....and the materials palette has a new option in its context menu: Select Objects/Faces Assigned Material. This will select all of the objects/faces that use the material(s) (that are non-locked and visible).
  10. rmulley, There is not an obvious reason why formZ 7 should be slow on your machine, however the graphics capabilities could be a factor. Which model do you have? Does it have the Radeon Video card or just the Intel Iris Plus Graphics?
  11. We have been working with V-Ray for multiple products on the same machine during the development of V-Ray for formZ and we have not experienced this problem with any of them. What version of V-Ray for SU are you using? Are your V-Ray licenses all in the same chaosgroup.com account? Are you on OS X or Windows?
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    FormZ 8.6 email

    We had a small issue this morning with the web server. Please try the link again. Sorry for the confusion.
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    vray network rendering setup

    Markus, Yes you need to install the V-Ray license server and log into your Chaos Group account. This allows the machine to access your V-Ray license pool. Each machine that is rendering needs a render node license available to it (one per rendering process, not per CPU or GPU). This does mean that for DR to work from a client machine you will need a minimum of two Render nodes (sorry this is just how V-Ray licensing works). If you submit the rendering using the hybrid option (or use interactive), it will use all of your GPUs (and CPUs) on the server.
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    V-Ray is here!

    Nano, All pre-purchase orders were fulfilled on Tuesday. Please check for an email from sales@chaosgroup.com with the activation and download instructions for your license. If you can not find this email, please contact sales@formz.com and our sales team can track it down for you.
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    V-Ray is here!

    All, V-Ray for formZ product page is here: http://www.formz.com/products/vray_formz.html Docs link is here: http://www.formz.com/products/vray/WebHelp/V-Ray_for_formZ.htm You tube "quick start videos" are on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCihKQRCHXSQ3WiHZiavmBDw
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    vray network rendering setup

    http://www.formz.com/products/vray/WebHelp/V-Ray_for_formZ.htm Then navigate to V-Ray for formZ->Settings->Distributed Rendering
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    Network Rendering

    You do not need OS X server installed. We can schedule an on line meeting to hep you set this up. Please contact support@formz.com.
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    Creating Materials

    Currently its not possible to save a formZ generic (or car paint, emissive etc..) material to a VRMAT. We have requested this functionality from Chaos Group so hopefully they will add it to the API in the future.
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    Example Images

    Thanks to all for sharing your images keep them coming. We love to see what you have been able to create! We are working on the issues reported here. nano, can you please check you file search paths settings (in the V-Ray settings->resources->file search paths and in the Preferences->file search paths? We have noticed that through the different beta versions is possible to get duplicate entries which can cause slow performance opening files.
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    editing materials

    Justin thanks for posting! We are working on improving this. We hope that we can integrate their editor better in the future, unfortunately for now its a separate executable so it can get hidden.
  21. When you get this error, just click the "Ignore" button in the lower left corner and it should complete the installation properly!
  22. All, We have been working on an update to formZ v8 and we are pleased to announce that the form·Z 8.6 Pro WIP Download is now available. http://www.formz.com/products/formz/update/formz_work_in_progress.html Please note that you need to be a v8.5 user in order to register and use this version (it will use you 8.5 codes.) We kindly request that you submit any bug reports, observations, issues, or suggestions directly to support@formz.com so we can make formZ the best it can be! For those who are wondering....our focus is on formZ v9, but we felt that these incremental improvements were too valuable to wait for. Thanks in advance, and Happy Modeling!
  23. formZ 8.6 WIP build #10009 is now available. This includes fixes for the OS X UI item sizes, the reduce meshes and the object doctor. http://www.formz.com/products/formz/update/formz_work_in_progress.html
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    Import Scene tool

    This is a nice feature for sharing content! Glad that you like it. Can you please send the vrscene file that had the scene problems to vray@formz.com so that we can investigate?
  25. There was an issue with an earlier version of the beta installer that could leave some permissions set wrong on OS X. There is a folder in your home directory called /.ChaosGroup. Its a hidden folder (hence the dot at the beginning). This folder may now have the wrong permissions assigned to it. Here is how to fix this: First you need to be able to see hidden files in the finder. This is off by default on OS X just to keep things simple to the OS X user. • Open Terminal found in Finder > Applications > Utilities. • In Terminal, paste the following: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES • Press return. • Hold the 'Option/alt' key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and select Relaunch. To fix the permissions: - In the Finder, navigate to your home folder and you will see the .ChaosGroup folder. - Select this folder. - Select get Get Info from the File menu (or right click and select Get Info). - In the info window, click the lock icon in the lower right to unlock the interface and type your password. - Make sure that the Ownership of the folder which is the top line of permissions has your user name (indicated with “Me”) and the permissions are set to Read and Write. - Click on the gear at he bottom of the window and select "Apply To enclosed items” and select OK. - You can now try the license serve again, but you may need to re-instal it (its located in /Applications/formz 8/plugins/V-Ray for formZ/vrlservice_osx_4.4.1.bin). If you no longer wish to see hidden files. You can repeat the process above, just change the defaults line: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
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