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  1. rmulley

    sub D help

    Funny this came up today. I was delving into sub-d's today to and was having problems with this shape... How do you blend a soft shape like the centre bar of this bar with the hard edge parts of the ends of the wrapper ? Peanut butter wrapper.tif
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    Little Help in Vray

    The problem with having the background though is when I lay them up in a presentation sheet I have to do some cropping whereas when I have a pure white background with Renderzone I could just use the render on a Multiply layer in Photoshop. I'm happy with the early results though, I flipped that Blundstone render to the client I originally did it for and he was pretty impressed!
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    Little Help in Vray

    Andrew, Thanks again for the input. I have played around with it since I made that post and ended up just setting up a virtual studio and was pretty happy with the results so far. Here's a few examples... you seem to know a thing or 2 about things so any feedback is welcome.
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    Little Help in Vray

    So I just upgraded to FormZ 8 so I could start playing around with Vray. The videos are a bit lacking though in what I want to do. The example of the Barcelona chair is the kind of renderings style I use for retail displays I design... plain white floor and background with soft shadows underneath. I've attached a sample from Renderzone. This has been my go to setup for years and want to re-create it in Vray. Whats the best way to get this look ? Should I use an infinite ground plane ? How do I set the background to pure white ? My attempts to change the background to white don't seem to work Should I set it up as a recreation of a real work photo studio (There seems to be a lot of these demoed using 3DStudio & Vray) Any input would be greatly appreciated!
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    Maxwell vs Vray

    Andrew, yes, apologies for posting in here.... Thanks for the reply though. Very insightful! Based on the kind of work I do I think Vray is the way to go. I loved playing around with Maxwell because I was just in awe at the quality of renderings you could achieve but when it comes to real paying work the speed just isn't going to cut it. Looking forward to playing with Vray. Thanks again!
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    Maxwell vs Vray

    So I finally upgraded to FormZ 8 and was sniffing around both Vray and Maxwell. I used to have a Maxwell license when it first came out just to play around with it but I could never streamline it into my workflow because it was too slow. How is everyone's experience with either package and if you've tried both, which do you prefer ? Which one is easier to set up a scene ? Particularly interior work. Many thanks!
  7. Wow.... Mind blown! I had no idea this existed. I took some time out of design to concentrate on a side project but kept a few freelance clients ticking along. I'm stepping back in and have been browsing the forums to get myself back up to speed on all the latest FormZ developments. This one was a revelation! Thank you
  8. System Info Says Radeon Pro 450 2GB, Intel HD Graphics 530 1536MB
  9. So I'm still using FormZ 7, hoping to upgrade soon though. However, I just moved from a 2014 MacBook Pro to a 2016 with Touch Bar running High Sierra.... FormZ is running like a total dog. Everything is slow as molasses. Is there anything I can adjust to get it zipping along ? I upgraded because I thought, naturally, things would be faster... but no
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    FormZ 7 - moving objects very slightly

    So here's the thing... if I turn Guide Snap on I can move an object along those axis freely. However if I turn it off I can then only move in increments set by the project scale. Seems a little odd to me.
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    FormZ 7 - moving objects very slightly

    Hhhmmm, now this wasn't the case in FormZ 6.7 I assume ? Would be nice to have "free movement" if you just want to place something slightly apart but smaller than 1/16" without having to go in and change the project settings. Seems a bit odd to me. I typically work somewhere between a building and a lamp but use the 1/16" tolerance.... however, from time to time when modelling a detail in a bigger scene I work a bit smaller.... like making a model of say a phone (not super accurate) and placing it into a display.... going between 2 scales like this in one file shouldn't be an issue! A lot of my work is purely speculative so I don't spend hours getting everything super accurate, I do a lot of eyeballing.... when I can't line 2 things up quickly with a small gap between them it's really slowing me down
  12. I've recently transitioned into FormZ 7 and have got my head around the differences enough to use it for work. One problem I am having is if I go in close to move something very slightly it seems to jump around on an imaginary grid and angle snap.... both of which I have turned off. It steps around in 1/16" increments, but I want to move it much less than that. What am I'm doing wrong ? It's driving me nuts!
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    Area Light - FormZ 6.7 (Old Skool)

    As an update to this... I grabbed a image of a glowing blue box and used that as a texture map. I then just did a regular old point light inside the box to cast the light. Was good enough for what I needed.
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    Area Light - FormZ 6.7 (Old Skool)

    Ok, no worries, I figured you guys were busy.
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    Area Light - FormZ 6.7 (Old Skool)

    Feeling ignored by Tech today You guys not support us 6.7 Users anymore ? If I promise I will start using 7 and 8 as soon as I'm done this big project
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