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Everything posted by pkcn

  1. We definitively need Hidden Line rendering as we export the result as 2D drawing into Autocad. However, two main concerns about this: - Before FZ 7, we were able to export into Autocad at right scale, using the 2D drawing module (copy from 3D modeler and paste to 2D module and then export in DWG). It is nearly impossible now... - Hidden Line produce a lot of duplicate lines that we need to erase manualy in Autocad - a nightmare! Can we expect some improvement in FZ 9?
  2. Hello, On the NextLimit forum, there is a topic with this same title… And, because there is no answer from NL, what we could expect in the future for the FZ Plugin?
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    Top Ten FormZ 9 list

    Hello, #X Return of "resolution of curves" as it where in FZ6 (length of segment/number of segment/maximum angle...). Thks
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    Top Ten FormZ 9 list

    Hello, #X Return of "resolution of curves" as it where in FZ6 (length of segment/number of segment/maximum angle...). Thks
  5. It is along time that this app has been released. Can we expect some update with new functions? Is an Android app sister on the way too? We use it a lot to make some outstanding presentation to our client....
  6. Hello Pylon, We saw there is a new version of mx for 3dsmax plugin with a new translator button beetween VRay and Mx; can we expect the same button in a future FZ plugin?
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    Maxwell vs Vray

    We are using both rendering apps for architectural projects integrated on the same Fz license. We are happy with that workflow: For final results we use Maxwell because we are able to compute many different views with different lights at the same time. Even if Maxwell require a long time to compute one image, we win time for several images, without the need to be in front of the workstation. So, we launch calculations during the night and, in the morning, we have all the views that we need. With a good HDR light, we dont need a lot of test and the result is always good enough at the first time. We just carefully set the light parameters into Fire, to be sure that the project is well lit. Also, the material editor is great as you can start with preset material and change the texture or some settings easily. Vray is great for speed and early project' views. We appreciate its integration within Fz. We use it as a conceptual tool and try a lot of material arrangement. Clients are happy because they have a good feeling of what the project could be. We use the standard settings for exterior scene and it is very quick. Also, It is easy to share the files as VRay has a bigger user base than Maxwell. Our main concern is that we have to produce a copy of each material (and two copies of the same project, one named with suffix M, the other with suffix V). It is a problem when there are some changes on the model. A compatibility between materials description would be appreciate here !
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    form•Z 8.6 Update Released

    Hi, What about the VRay update announced by FZ tech in a previous post? Rgds
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    form•Z 8.6 Update Released

    Thks FZ; we appreciate your quick responsiveness!
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    FZ future

    We finally decided to use both version: FZ 8.5.7 with Maxwell plugin for clients jobs and FZ (10027) with VRay plugin for testing and less critical deadline. The first one is more stable and has the ability to launch several renderings overnight. However, we would like a bigger mxm library. The results are very nice but at time expens . The second provides a more integrated UI (even with some annoying overlap windows), good material library (with additional vismat collection) and speed but VRay has to be integrated in FZ Imager for launching several renderings. Sadly the GPU (Quadro P4000) is useless with both plugins. ​We are old FZ users (for more than 15 years now - FZ 2.5), like many other in this forum (old users only remains now?), and still happy to work with. Too many bugs in the last updates and irritated UI require more and more patient however. What is new now, Autodessys seems not very prompt to adress these problems and to answer at many threads of this forum. ​So, our question: Is FZ became a dead end choice and we should change our workflow? Or is FZ able to become again the more advanced modeler we knew and like?
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    form•Z 8.6 Update Released

    We installed the last update with V-Ray: 10027
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    8.6 updates

    Hello, To be able to work on current projects, we had to un-install FZ 8.6 + Vray and re-install FZ 8.5.7 + Maxwell... so frustrating, isn't it? We are waiting for FZ 8.6.1 that adresses the bugs listed in other threads. Thks
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    Some bugs

    Hello, After some working sessions with Vray plugin installed with FZ 8.6, we faced sometimes the following bugs: - when exit, the program crashes (see attached capture) - when GPU selected, the program crashes as soon as we launch a rendering (in both interactive or progressive modes) - material and light' windows take a lot of time to open after a double click (and sometimes, we have to click on "edit" to open the window) - quickly moving around the scene with interactive rendering causes crashes (Seen on HP Z2 64G ram workstation, Windows 10, nVidia quadro P4000, programs installed on SSD drive, 4K display).
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    Broken plugin UI

    We have the same problem: see our post in other tread. We tried to re-install 8.5.7 but a message informs us that we have allready a newer version of FZ (8.6) and cancels the installation...
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    install issue

    Hello, To be clear: We first installed FZ 8.6, then MXW plugin; some buttons in dialog boxes dont work. We then desinstalled MXW and installed VRay plugin; no more problem with buttons. We are not able to re-install FZ 8.5.7; a message informs us that we allready have a newer version yet installed. So we are unable to work anymore with MXW, which is a problem because our workflow is based on it (and we are very happy with) We will be happy to have the both plugins (+ Renderzone), depending of the time we have to make the job.
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    install issue

    Hello, We installed Maxwell with FZ 8.6, but with no VRay plugin; we still have the same problems of frozen display and/or unoperationnal dialog boxes (ie: choosing a HDR file in the light dialog boxe is impossible). It seems to be a compatbility problem with FZ 8.6 and not wit V-Ray.
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    V-Ray is here!

    Thanks for all! We have uninstall all the files regarding VRay for FZ and the VRay license (using Windows desinstaller application and manually the remained VRay drawer like the previous beta files). We have reinstalled directly from FormZ-Vray site and everything work fine. Now, let's go to work!
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    install issue

    Hello Pylon, We have installed FZ8.6 with V-Ray plugin, expecting to have the both worlds... Anyway, the display freeze and we were not able to work with. Do you know if there are some issues with FZ 8.6? How can we re-install FZ 8.5.6? Do we need to desinstall FZ 8.6? Best regards
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    V-Ray is here!

    Hello, I were happy to install FZ + Vray...but We followed the three steps proces and everything seems to be fine. When we open FZ help, the version is registered. We started with a simple volume and launched a rendering (either interactive or production) and received the warning message (see attached): ​"could not obtain a vray license" ​When we go the license server, everything seems ok (license is engaged). So, we need help! By the way, we tried to install the maxwell pluggin to have the both worlds, but the display freezed... so, we removed the MXW pluggin; maybe a compatibilty problem with FZ 8.6? Could we go back to FZ 8.5.6? Thanks for prompt reply
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    Underlay File

    Hello Alan, The underlay is usefull as a support to set up your scene. My workflow: I calculate the image with an alpha channel (door open) and superpose it with the underlay image in photoshop.
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    editing materials

    Hello, We start using V-Ray plugin for integrating in our work process. We have allready order the full program when it will be release and are very happy to have a new render within FZ. We are unable to edit V-Ray materials and receive this message (see attached) as soon as we click on "edit" tab. Thank you for your business
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    editing materials

    Thanks Justin; it is now perfectly working! We have just one issue with the material editor window that disappears behind the main fz window.
  23. Hi Pylon, I had also the same problem than Ariel. Since Mx 4 update, FormZ run very slowly or freeze and it was impossible to work with. Then, I tried this procedure: I closed the Fire palette and saved the file; then I relaunched the file. Fz run as expected (with no fire palette open). I then opened the fire palette and it was ok. I saved the file, closed Fz and opened the file again ( so the fire palette was open at start). Everything was ok. Does it help you?
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    New version issues

    Hello Pylon, I have just installed the new version MXW 4.1 with the FZ plugin. I have opened a project i'm working on. The FZ window is freezed and i can do nothing more. The project run perfectly before the new MXW FZ plugin installation... Need help!