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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in Move Lights in Cone of Vision with cursor   
    You could easily right click in the lock column for Objects or Layers and choose All Locked to prevent accidentally moving objects -- but of course that is one more step...
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in 4K   
    Hi Pedro,
     
    Yes, we are working on a solution for the cursor size, and expect additional options will be available with the next update.  
     
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    Tech got a reaction from Alan Cooper in Windows 10   
    Hi Alan,
     
    formZ 8.5 and Windows 10 are working fine together for us.  (Previous versions of  also appear to be working well but are not officially supported.)  
     
    Note that after you upgrade, you should also reinstall formZ 8.5 as this installation includes some Microsoft components that are required for all formZ features to work properly.
     
    Reinstalling the latest video driver is also recommended.
     
    (And of course, verify that your other software does not have any issues...)
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in FBX Beta Import / Export Translator now available!   
    NOTE -- these download links are no longer necessary because the current update now includes the FBX format:     We are pleased to announce that we now have a Beta version of our FBX Translator available for formZ 8.5.0.2 (or later), which you can use to Import and Export .FBX files.   This is an early beta of a FBX translator (import and export) for formZ 8.5. To install, drag the uncompressed “FBX” folder into the “Plugins” folder of your formZ 8: formZ 8.5... Pro Application folder and restart formZ.   Know issues:
    - Exporter currently writes smooth objects as facetted (this is work in progress).
    - Exporter may create duplicate image fils from textures used in materials.   Downloads:
    ftp://ftp.formz.com/pub/formz/formz/fz8/Forum_Files//FBX/fbx_OSX.zip
    ftp://ftp.formz.com/pub/formz/formz/fz8/Forum_Files//FBX/fbx_Win64.zip
    ftp://ftp.formz.com/pub/formz/formz/fz8/Forum_Files//FBX/fbx_Win.zip   If you encounter any issues, please report them via email to support@formz.com, and include a simple file that shows the issue that you are having, and we will do our best to get this addressed ASAP.   We hope you like this new plugin, and thanks in advance for your feedback!
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in Offset outline question   
    Hi Gentlemen,
     
    If you  ever have a case where an operation (like Offset with Insert) is not working as you would expect, please send part of the file that shows the issue and we will look
    into this ASAP.
     
    With regards to setting up Key Shortcuts, please see this Tip of the Week for more details:
     
    http://www.formz.com/support/tips/tip85.html


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    Tech got a reaction from Rudy Daverveld in Fly out options on tools in The modeling palette not showing   
    Hi Rudy,
     
    Yes, you can either reset the tool palette behavior in the Preferences, or Quit formZ and rename or delete the autodessys folder to completely reset the prefs...
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in 8.5 Layout Tools Manager / Settings   
    Neurascenic,
     
    SDKs (including Layout) are coming soon... 
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    Tech got a reaction from AHTOH in Material Editor Woes   
    Hi Doug and Jon,
     
    We are currently working on the issue with large image maps.  Look forward to seeing improvements in the next update 
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in 8.5 Layout Tools Manager / Settings   
    Hi Skip,
     
    We are currently working on implementing Tool Settings and a Tool Manager for Layout.  Expect to see these improvements in the future.
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    Tech got a reaction from setz in Vertical Text?   
    Hi Justin, 
     
    Did Andrew's suggestion work out for you?  We will see if we can get an option like this added in the future. 
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in Suggestion for Rendering Improvement   
    Hi Olive, 
     
    Assuming you are inquiring about using formZ as a modeler and RenderZone as your renderer, please view the following tips on our website:
     
    Environment Reflections - Tip #31
    http://www.formz.com/support/tips/tip31.html   Rendering with Global Illumination - Tip # 39 http://www.formz.com/support/tips/tip39.html   Rendering with Catcher Shader - Tip #53 http://www.formz.com/support/tips/tip53.html   Using Environment Lights - Tip #88 http://www.formz.com/support/tips/tip88.html
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    Tech got a reaction from Rudy Daverveld in [Q] DAE export to Unity does not work?   
    Hi Pobo, 
     
    We will be announcing some news regarding FBX soon, stay tuned! 
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    Tech got a reaction from Rudy Daverveld in [Q] DAE export to Unity does not work?   
    Hi Pobo, 
     
    We will be announcing some news regarding FBX soon, stay tuned! 
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in Mapping question: bent wood   
    Hi Andrew (et al),
     
    Another variation on the "above tutorial" can be found in our Tips of the Week:
     
    http://www.formz.com/support/tips/tip66.html
     
    Be sure to check out all of them to keep up to speed!
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    Tech got a reaction from AHTOH in Mapping question: bent wood   
    Yes, you need Parametric Mapping, so first Polygonize your path so you get equal spaced points:
     

     
    Then Convert the Curve to a NURBS Curve, and Sweep as NURBS along the path:
     

     
    Convert to Plain Nurbs, and Edit the mapping:
     

     
    Does that help?
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in Is there an infinite ground plane object available in FormZ?   
    Hi Jon,
     
    No, currently there is not an option for an infinite ground plane, but we will see if something like this can be added in the future.  Thanks for the suggestion! 
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in form•Z Suggestions Forum now open   
    Please make your suggestions for future improvements here.  For clarity sake, please make one suggestion per topic.
     
    Thanks in advance, we will consider these for the future!
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    Tech got a reaction from Surfnturf in Export to Rhino   
    Hi AC,
     
    Yes, that will happen at some point in the future, but we don't have a specific date right now.  Hopefully we can post some more specific info in the not too distant future...
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    Tech got a reaction from AHTOH in Mapping question: bent wood   
    Yes, you need Parametric Mapping, so first Polygonize your path so you get equal spaced points:
     

     
    Then Convert the Curve to a NURBS Curve, and Sweep as NURBS along the path:
     

     
    Convert to Plain Nurbs, and Edit the mapping:
     

     
    Does that help?
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in Clipping plan with hither/yon.   
    Yes, Scenes can control any or all of these (including Clipping Planes):
     

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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in many components > bad perormance   
    Hi Evan,
     
    We have recently made a lot of improvements with Components.  If you still have any specific issues, if you can email a file and steps to support@formz.com we will get that investigated ASAP...
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in many components > bad perormance   
    Hi Evan,
     
    We have recently made a lot of improvements with Components.  If you still have any specific issues, if you can email a file and steps to support@formz.com we will get that investigated ASAP...
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    Tech got a reaction from etroxel in Set Attributes (for new object creation)   
    Yes, it would be great if both Get Attributes and Set Attributes can be restored.  Copy Attributes is nice, and has a lot of similarities, but it is not the same...
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    Tech got a reaction from Alan Cooper in many components > bad perormance   
    Hi Michael,
     
    Yes, that should definitely be faster than that!  We are actually working on more Component improvements right now, including performance.  Stay tuned for more improvements coming soon...
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    Tech got a reaction from Alan Cooper in many components > bad perormance   
    Hi Michael,
     
    Yes, that should definitely be faster than that!  We are actually working on more Component improvements right now, including performance.  Stay tuned for more improvements coming soon...
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