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    Tech got a reaction from AHTOH in There is some of my current interior stuff   
    Lucky kid!
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    Tech got a reaction from Des in form•Z 8 Review in CAD Digest   
    Hello Everyone,
     
    Just a heads up -- there is a new formZ Review in CAD Digest that you can find here:
     
    http://www.caddigest.com/exclusive/AutoDesSys/032015_formz_pro8_brings_new_modeling_concepts_to_architects.htm
     
     
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    Tech got a reaction from edi in formZ Tips and Tricks page released!   
    By popular demand, we have just released a new page on our web site (under the Support menu) that consolidates all the Tips and Tricks that we have posted on our Facebook page over the last 2 years.  A direct link can be found here:
     
    http://www.formz.com/support/tips/tip1.html
     
    Clicking on the different banner images at the top will toggle the specific tip that is displayed below, as seen here for Tip 17:
     

     
    If anyone has any additional tips or tricks they would like to share, feel free to post them in this thread.
     
    Happy Modeling!
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in feature request: select by criteria - add random factor   
    Hi Markus,
     
    Interesting suggestion.  How would this be useful?
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    Tech got a reaction from 3dworks in feature request: make 'corrupted' alert more user friendly.   
    Hi Markus,
     
    Most often those objects are the result of a temporary object that was not cleaned up properly.  We will investigate if it is possible to provide more information on the bad object, and if so, we will see what we can do to display more information regarding it.  Thanks for your suggestion.
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    Tech got a reaction from Sammi in Centre edge transparency   
    Hi Sammi,
     
    Yes, in the RenderZone Attributes, uncheck Cause and Receive Ambient Occlusion...
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    Tech got a reaction from Sammi in Perfect start to my morning :)   
    Hi Sammi,
     
    You're Welcome!!  
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    Tech got a reaction from SamellaEt in formZ Tips and Tricks page released!   
    By popular demand, we have just released a new page on our web site (under the Support menu) that consolidates all the Tips and Tricks that we have posted on our Facebook page over the last 2 years.  A direct link can be found here:
     
    http://www.formz.com/support/tips/tip1.html
     
    Clicking on the different banner images at the top will toggle the specific tip that is displayed below, as seen here for Tip 17:
     

     
    If anyone has any additional tips or tricks they would like to share, feel free to post them in this thread:
     
    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/1994-formz-tips-and-tricks-page-released/?p=4202
     
    Happy Modeling!
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    Tech got a reaction from AHTOH in Bad object indication   
    Hi Anton,
     
    The name of the image file has illegal characters that is likely causing problems for the system.  Don't use / or : in file names as they are used by the system to indicate sub-directories...
     
    (I know you didn't create this, but the goofus whose file you downloaded did.  Sometimes you get less than what you pay for -- even if you got it for free...)
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    Tech got a reaction from SamellaEt in formZ Tips and Tricks page released!   
    By popular demand, we have just released a new page on our web site (under the Support menu) that consolidates all the Tips and Tricks that we have posted on our Facebook page over the last 2 years.  A direct link can be found here:
     
    http://www.formz.com/support/tips/tip1.html
     
    Clicking on the different banner images at the top will toggle the specific tip that is displayed below, as seen here for Tip 17:
     

     
    If anyone has any additional tips or tricks they would like to share, feel free to post them in this thread:
     
    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/1994-formz-tips-and-tricks-page-released/?p=4202
     
    Happy Modeling!
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    Tech got a reaction from Welchrisk in bonzai3d 3 "Hot Fix" for OS X 10.10 Yosemite   
    We are working on support for OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” for bonzai3d 3. Until we are able to release a fully qualified patch, we are releasing a “hot fix” which will fix the major problem of a crash at startup on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Please use this with caution and carefully follow the following steps to install the hot fix: 

    • Be sure that you have bonzai3d 3.2.4. This fix will only work for bonzai3d 3.2.4. If you don't have it, you can download it here:  www.formz.com/update 

     • Download libFZRT.dylib.zip. If necessary extract the zip file. You should now have a single file named “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Locate your bonzai3d 3.2.4 Application folder and locate the file “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Replace the file in your installation with the one that you downloaded. 
    • Launch bonzai3d 3.2.4! 

    NOTE that there may still be issues running under Yosemite with bonzai3d. If you do encounter any issues, please send details to support@bonzai3d.com so we can address them as best as possible.
     
    libFZRT_dylib.zip
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    Tech got a reaction from ¢hris £und in How to Export my FZ file to FBX ?   
    Hi R2,
     
    Here are the currently available 3d file formats:
     

     
    And the 2d formats:
     

     
    Therefore, if you need FBX, you will need to export a different format such as OBJ, Import that into another program, and export FBX from there.
     
    We realize that FBX is a useful format, and we are investigating this for the future.
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    Tech got a reaction from Alan Cooper in Ghosted dimensions   
    Hi Alan,
     
    Yes, thanks for your report, we will get this corrected.
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    Tech got a reaction from Des in RenderZone Tips and Tricks Webinar Replay video released!   
    Our latest Webinar video is now available on demand!  Please see the link below:
     

     
     
     
    RenderZone is a plugin for form•Z which extends the visualization and rendering capabilities of form•Z with a full arsenal of additional tools to assist you with anything from simple scene development to your most demanding rendering needs. Join us as we review a compilation of “How do I…” questions and answers asked by our users over the years giving you the skills necessary to create stunning images similar to those produced by our users. In this webinar we’ll demonstrate numerous tips and tricks allowing you to tap into the full potential of rendering with RenderZone. These techniques can be implemented into any scene from architectural interiors, exteriors, product design, graphic visualizations, and more. Everyone from novice to advanced users will walk away with useful tips ready for any scene. 
      You will experience how to:  • Setup a quick Global Illumination light set up that can be a standard for any scene.  • Easily add HDRI lighting in your scene.  • Create soffit lighting.  • Gain absolute control over shadows.  • Simulate complex surfaces with Materials.  • Control reflective surfaces.  • And many other “How do I…” techniques.
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    Tech got a reaction from Deroykeve in formZ 7 "Hot Fix" for OS X 10.10 Yosemite   
    formZ v8.0 fully supports OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” but if you are still using form•Z 7, we are releasing a “hot fix” which should generally make this compatible with OS X 10.10.  Please follow these steps (or upgrade to the current version):
     
    • Be sure that you have form•Z 7.3.4. This fix will only work for form•Z 7.3.4. If you don't have it, you can download it here:  www.formz.com/update 
    • Download libFZRT.dylib.zip. If necessary extract the zip file. You should now have a single file named “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Locate your formZ 7.3.4 Application folder and locate the file “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Replace the file in your installation with the one that you downloaded. 
    • Launch form•Z 7.3.4! 
     
    libFZRT_dylib.zip
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    Tech got a reaction from VitezDiny in form•Z 8.0.2 Update Now Available   
    form•Z v8.0.2 has been released. Updates are available for form•Z pro, form•Z jr, form•Z free and the form•Z Student Edition. You can update your software by selecting Check for Updates in the Help Menu in form•Z and following the prompts for downloading and patching. Details on what is new in this version can be found here:
     
    formZ 8.0.2 release notes.pdf
     
    If you are unable to update with this method, please refer to the original email you received with the product download details to download and insall this latest version directly from the release page.  (If you have any questions regarding features or installation, please contact support@formz.com or call us at 614-488-8838 between 9am - 6pm EST.)
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    Tech got a reaction from Rudy Daverveld in 360 3d movie for google cardboard   
    Hi Gentlemen,
     
    Sorry for the delay in responding here.  Yes, these things are all on our radar and we hope to be able to make many of them available in the future.  
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    Tech got a reaction from Deroykeve in formZ 7 "Hot Fix" for OS X 10.10 Yosemite   
    formZ v8.0 fully supports OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” but if you are still using form•Z 7, we are releasing a “hot fix” which should generally make this compatible with OS X 10.10.  Please follow these steps (or upgrade to the current version):
     
    • Be sure that you have form•Z 7.3.4. This fix will only work for form•Z 7.3.4. If you don't have it, you can download it here:  www.formz.com/update 
    • Download libFZRT.dylib.zip. If necessary extract the zip file. You should now have a single file named “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Locate your formZ 7.3.4 Application folder and locate the file “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Replace the file in your installation with the one that you downloaded. 
    • Launch form•Z 7.3.4! 
     
    libFZRT_dylib.zip
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    Tech got a reaction from Des in RenderZone Tips and Tricks Webinar Replay video released!   
    Please see this posting in our Tutorials by Users section for full details:
     
    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/2062-renderzone-tips-and-tricks-webinar-replay-video-released/
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    Tech got a reaction from VitezDiny in form•Z 8.0.2 Update Now Available   
    form•Z v8.0.2 has been released. Updates are available for form•Z pro, form•Z jr, form•Z free and the form•Z Student Edition. You can update your software by selecting Check for Updates in the Help Menu in form•Z and following the prompts for downloading and patching. Details on what is new in this version can be found here:
     
    formZ 8.0.2 release notes.pdf
     
    If you are unable to update with this method, please refer to the original email you received with the product download details to download and insall this latest version directly from the release page.  (If you have any questions regarding features or installation, please contact support@formz.com or call us at 614-488-8838 between 9am - 6pm EST.)
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    Tech got a reaction from Welchrisk in bonzai3d 3 "Hot Fix" for OS X 10.10 Yosemite   
    We are working on support for OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” for bonzai3d 3. Until we are able to release a fully qualified patch, we are releasing a “hot fix” which will fix the major problem of a crash at startup on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Please use this with caution and carefully follow the following steps to install the hot fix: 

    • Be sure that you have bonzai3d 3.2.4. This fix will only work for bonzai3d 3.2.4. If you don't have it, you can download it here:  www.formz.com/update 

     • Download libFZRT.dylib.zip. If necessary extract the zip file. You should now have a single file named “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Locate your bonzai3d 3.2.4 Application folder and locate the file “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Replace the file in your installation with the one that you downloaded. 
    • Launch bonzai3d 3.2.4! 

    NOTE that there may still be issues running under Yosemite with bonzai3d. If you do encounter any issues, please send details to support@bonzai3d.com so we can address them as best as possible.
     
    libFZRT_dylib.zip
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    Tech got a reaction from Welchrisk in bonzai3d 3 "Hot Fix" for OS X 10.10 Yosemite   
    We are working on support for OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” for bonzai3d 3. Until we are able to release a fully qualified patch, we are releasing a “hot fix” which will fix the major problem of a crash at startup on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Please use this with caution and carefully follow the following steps to install the hot fix: 

    • Be sure that you have bonzai3d 3.2.4. This fix will only work for bonzai3d 3.2.4. If you don't have it, you can download it here:  www.formz.com/update 

     • Download libFZRT.dylib.zip. If necessary extract the zip file. You should now have a single file named “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Locate your bonzai3d 3.2.4 Application folder and locate the file “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Replace the file in your installation with the one that you downloaded. 
    • Launch bonzai3d 3.2.4! 

    NOTE that there may still be issues running under Yosemite with bonzai3d. If you do encounter any issues, please send details to support@bonzai3d.com so we can address them as best as possible.
     
    libFZRT_dylib.zip
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    Tech got a reaction from Deroykeve in formZ 7 "Hot Fix" for OS X 10.10 Yosemite   
    formZ v8.0 fully supports OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” but if you are still using form•Z 7, we are releasing a “hot fix” which should generally make this compatible with OS X 10.10.  Please follow these steps (or upgrade to the current version):
     
    • Be sure that you have form•Z 7.3.4. This fix will only work for form•Z 7.3.4. If you don't have it, you can download it here:  www.formz.com/update 
    • Download libFZRT.dylib.zip. If necessary extract the zip file. You should now have a single file named “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Locate your formZ 7.3.4 Application folder and locate the file “libFZRT.dylib”. 
    • Replace the file in your installation with the one that you downloaded. 
    • Launch form•Z 7.3.4! 
     
    libFZRT_dylib.zip
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    Tech got a reaction from Deroykeve in formZ v7 / 8 Migration Guide (Interface Improvements from formZ 6)   
    This tech note is intended for users of formZ 7 and later who are familiar with previous versions. The information below summarizes the major changes so you can get up to speed quickly: 
    ----------------- 

    FormZ version 7 (and now v8) is a major improvement over previous versions that has been in the works for a few years. It contains a redesigned interface that typically takes a day or two for most users to become familiar. If you spend this time judiciously studying the changes, you should be able to quickly get back to speed -- and soon thereafter most users are reporting that not only is modeling more fun, but that they can be twice as productive.  

    If you are on a tight deadline, continue using what you know, but when you have a moment, study up on formZ 7 and you will soon enjoy its benefits. Don't jump straight into a project and trying to figure it out as you go. Dedicating some time first will not only be "much more rewarding" -- you will most likely be able to complete the training AND finish your first project in less time than if you went straight to work on the project without understanding the changes.  

    The formZ 7 Migration Guide contains a brief summary of the major changes between formZ 6 and 7. To get up to speed as quickly as possible, you should start by reading through this document quickly. This document contains lots of valuable information, so you should probably read through it more than once. (And thanks to Bernd, we also have this available in German…):
     
    formZ 7 Migration Guide2.zip
     
    FormZ7_Migration_Guide_DEUTSCH-98023.zip
     
    We even have a video version with tips to quickly get up to speed with formZ 7. This covers some similar information to what is included in the above PDF file, but it is not identical, so for best results, we would recommend reviewing both. You can find a link to this 30 minute video here: 

    http://www.formz.com/webinars/webinars_html/formZ_Fast_6_to_7.html 

    You can find the Tutorial Videos from formZ's Help Menu, or from the link below: 

    http://www.formz.com/Video/formZ/formz7_ENU/formZ7Videos.html 

    While you are watching the videos or going through the Migration Guide, if you pause -- and do what you just saw (or read) in the program, that can ensure that you understand what you read -- and make it easier to remember in the future when you need this information. The link above also includes Webinar Replays, which are ~30 minute presentations that can help with a more process oriented approach to getting up to speed with formZ 7. 

    In formZ 7 you can right click on any tool and choose Manual, Video, or Set Keyboard Shortcut to have direct access to the tools, their documentation, and easily make shortcuts to work faster. Holding the Shift key while selecting any menu will open the manual, or Ctrl-Alt (Win) or Cmd-Opt (Mac) will bring up the key shortcuts. 

    There is also a heads up display that you can access by tapping the space bar -- and once this is visible, if you press the first letter of any tool, all the tools with that name will appear. Clicking on the desired tool will not only make it active, but it will also highlight the tool in the modeling tool bar, in case you are having trouble locating a tool as you get started. 
     
    We have also released a Tips and Tricks page that contains lots of useful information that you can find here:
     
    http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/1993-formz-tips-and-tricks-page-released/

    Once you have spent some time reviewing this information, please let us know if you have any further questions. Feel free to email directly to support@formz.com, we would be glad to help.
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    Tech got a reaction from RobertoUnok in SKP Import for formZ 8 Pro and Jr for OS X users   
    SKP Import for formZ 8 Pro and Jr is now available via this pre-release plugin for OS X users:
     
    ftp://ftp.formz.com/pub/formz/formz/fz8/SKP_preview/SKP.zip
     
    Download and Unzip this ZIP archive, and copy the contents of the SKP folder into your formZ Application Folder: Plugins: FFMT folder.  
    (Note that these files Must be directly in the Plugins: FFMT folder.)
     
    Relaunch formZ 8 Pro or formZ 8 Jr, and SKP Import (up to v2015) should be available via the File Menu: Import command.
     
    Please note that this is using a new SKP Translator that has recently been released by Trimble.  If you encounter any issues, please notify us via EMAIL to support@formz.com and either include a link to the SKP file, or attach it to the email directly.
     
    Enjoy!
     
    ps.  If you have formZ Pro v8.0.0, please update from here first:  http://forums.formz.com/index.php?/topic/67-form%E2%80%A2z-801-update-now-available/
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