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Hi I'm trying to create a forrest with reference objects in form z with maxwell, but this is not working.

When I select an object and then click on the create reference button, I get the option where to create the referencepoint, but then nothing happens when I click for instance "clickpoint"

I tried to create a proof of concept with a simple cube, but this is also not working.

 

Is this a known issue? Or am I doing something wrong?

 

Kind regards

 

Rudy Daverveld

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Hi Rudy,

 

Select the Create MXS Tool, then click on an object. The MXS save dialog will appear, prompting you to enter a filename and location.

 

(Post picking is also supported, where you click anywhere in the modeling workspace after selecting the objects and then the tool.)

 

If this is not working for you, please run the command "Extensions> Maxwell Render> Forum" and post the resulting text here, so we can test on a system equivalent to yours.

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Hi Rudy,

 

We are working in this area today, but as of yet have not been able to find anything that would cause the issue you are experiencing.

 

We need a bit more information about your context. Please make a new project, build a cube, and do a Maxwell render. Immediately afterward, open the plugin Log (Select Extensions> Maxwell Render> Log), click on "Save Log" and save to your Desktop or other convenient location, then post the resulting log here, or send it to pylon_support.jpg

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Hi, 

Hope this finds you all in time, 6 hours time difference....

 

Line  Severity       ID             Context         Tag            Data

         
0              Info                           Context        Instance       Exporter      
1              Info                           System         Time           Wed Sep 21 08:43:04 2016
2              Info                           System         OS             OS X Mach-O 10.11.2 Intel x86 64
3              Info                           Host           Name           form•Z®       
4              Info                           Host           Version        v 8.5.4 (Build 9837)
5              Info                           Host           Path           /Applications/formZ 8/formZ 8.5 Pro/Support/
6              Info                           Plugin         Name           Maxwell for formZ
7              Info                           Plugin         Version        3.2.1.4       
8              Info                           Plugin         Platform       OSX           
9              Info                           Plugin         Path           /Applications/formZ 8/formZ 8.5 Pro/Plugins/Maxwell/MaxwellRender.fzp
10             Info                           Maxwell        Engine Version 3.2.1.4       
11             Info                           Maxwell        SDK Version    3.2.1.4.72    
12             Info                           Maxwell        License        Suite License 
13             Info                           Maxwell        License        Perpetual License
14             Info                           Maxwell        License        Valid         
15             Info                           Maxwell        Path           /Applications/Maxwell 3
16             Info                           Extensions     Path           /Applications/Maxwell 3/extensions
17             Info                           Extensions     Grass          Loaded, Version 2
18             Info                           Extensions     Scatter        Loaded, Version 2
19             Info                           Extensions     Volumetric     Loaded, Version 1
20             Info                           Extensions     Sea            Loaded, Version 1
21             Info                           Extensions     Wireframe      Loaded, Version 1
22             Info                           Extensions     Fish Lens      Loaded, Version 1
23             Info                           Extensions     Lat-Long Lens  Loaded, Version 1
24             Info                           Project        Open Projects  2             
25             Info                           Project        Name           Untitled2     
26             Info                           Project        Path           /Users/rudydaverveld/Documents/
27             Info                           Window         Scene Windex   3             
28             Info                           Window         Tiles          No            
29             Info                           Export         Output Mode    Automatic     
30             Info                           Export         Output MXS     /Users/rudydaverveld/Documents/Untitled2 noview Maxwell/Untitled2 noview 1.mxs
31             Info                           Export         Output MXI     /Users/rudydaverveld/Documents/Untitled2 noview Maxwell/Untitled2 noview 1.mxi
32             Info                           Export         Output Image   /Users/rudydaverveld/Documents/Untitled2 noview Maxwell/Untitled2 noview 1.png
33             Info                           Fire Setting   Fire Enabled   No            
34             Info                           Fire Setting   Time Max       60            
35             Info                           Fire Setting   SL             18            
36             Info                           Fire Setting   Threads        0             
37             Info                           Fire Setting   Port Scale     Yes           
38             Info                           Fire Setting   Max Pixels     320           
39             Info                           Fire Palette   Viewport X     1047          
40             Info                           Fire Palette   Viewport Y     974           
41             Info                           Shaded Bitmaps Search Rsrcmngr Yes           
42             Info                           Shaded Bitmaps Allow Embed Export Yes           
43             Info                           Material Translator Version        3.2           
44             Notice                         Resource Mngr  Library Entry  ENB:1 LCK:1 MXM:1 IMG:1 IOR:1 HDR:1 IES:1 /Users/rudydaverveld/Documents//Resources/
45             Notice                         Translator     Create Material 'Material 11' 
46             Info                           Translator     Translate Time 0 seconds     

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After using the links to multiple sites, searching, creating a profile, clicking again, downloading, verifying, logging in, searching the link, updating, I find that nothing has changed in the creating of a mxs file.

 

My method: opening a new form z file, creating a cube, selecting the cube, clicking on create mxs, and then the window appears with selection of the entry point, I select for instance, click point, then that selection window disappears and nothing happens.

I posted the Log file again.

 

Line  Severity       ID             Context         Tag            Data

         
0              Info                           Context        Instance       Exporter      
1              Info                           System         Time           Mon Sep 26 13:49:28 2016
2              Info                           System         OS             OS X Mach-O 10.11.2 Intel x86 64
3              Info                           Host           Name           form•Z®       
4              Info                           Host           Version        v 8.5.5 (Build 9885)
5              Info                           Host           Path           /Applications/formZ 8/formZ 8.5 Pro/Support/
6              Info                           Plugin         Name           Maxwell for formZ
7              Info                           Plugin         Version        3.2.1.6       
8              Info                           Plugin         Platform       OSX           
9              Info                           Plugin         Path           /Applications/formZ 8/formZ 8.5 Pro/Plugins/Maxwell/MaxwellRender.fzp
10             Info                           Maxwell        Engine Version 3.2.1.5       
11             Info                           Maxwell        SDK Version    3.2.1.5.72    
12             Info                           Maxwell        License        Suite License 
13             Info                           Maxwell        License        Perpetual License
14             Info                           Maxwell        License        Valid         
15             Info                           Maxwell        Path           /Applications/Maxwell 3
16             Info                           Extensions     Path           /Applications/Maxwell 3/extensions
17             Info                           Extensions     Grass          Loaded, Version 2
18             Info                           Extensions     Scatter        Loaded, Version 2
19             Info                           Extensions     Volumetric     Loaded, Version 1
20             Info                           Extensions     Sea            Loaded, Version 1
21             Info                           Extensions     Wireframe      Loaded, Version 1
22             Info                           Extensions     Fish Lens      Loaded, Version 1
23             Info                           Extensions     Lat-Long Lens  Loaded, Version 1
24             Info                           Project        Open Projects  2             
25             Info                           Project        Name           Untitled1     
26             Info                           Project        Path           /Users/rudydaverveld/Documents/
27             Info                           Window         Scene Windex   3             
28             Info                           Window         Tiles          No            
29             Info                           Export         Output Mode    Automatic     
30             Info                           Export         Output MXS     /Users/rudydaverveld/Documents/Untitled1 noview Maxwell/Untitled1 noview 4.mxs
31             Info                           Export         Output MXI     /Users/rudydaverveld/Documents/Untitled1 noview Maxwell/Untitled1 noview 4.mxi
32             Info                           Export         Output Image   /Users/rudydaverveld/Documents/Untitled1 noview Maxwell/Untitled1 noview 4.png
33             Info                           Fire Setting   Fire Enabled   No            
34             Info                           Fire Setting   Time Max       60            
35             Info                           Fire Setting   SL             18            
36             Info                           Fire Setting   Threads        0             
37             Info                           Fire Setting   Port Scale     Yes           
38             Info                           Fire Setting   Max Pixels     320           
39             Info                           Fire Palette   Viewport X     1047          
40             Info                           Fire Palette   Viewport Y     974           
41             Info                           Shaded Bitmaps Search Rsrcmngr Yes           
42             Info                           Shaded Bitmaps Allow Embed Export Yes           
43             Info                           Material Translator Version        3.2           
44             Notice                         Resource Mngr  Library Entry  ENB:1 LCK:1 MXM:1 IMG:1 IOR:1 HDR:1 IES:1 /Users/rudydaverveld/Documents//Resources/
45             Notice                         Translator     Create Material 'Material 1'  
46             Info                           Translator     Translate Time 0 seconds     

Kind Regards

Rudy Daverveld

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and then the window appears with selection of the entry point, I select for instance, click point, then that selection window disappears and nothing happens.

 

When you say "window appears with selection" do you mean the "Tool Options Palette?" If you have the "Return to Pick Tool" option enabled in Preferences>Modeling, please disable it and see if that helps.

 

Please take a screen capture video of your whole process and email it to pylon_support.jpg.

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Hi Rudy,

 

Thanks for sending the video, we see the issue now.

 

Apparently, the custom tools behave differently (invoking a modal dialog, then not acting on the subsequent click) when you use a custom workspace where you drag them into the "Tool Dock" area. (We have asked ADS for clarification as to why this might be.)

 

To fix this, you can do one of two things:

A) Reset your workspace. (Workspace > Reset Workspace.) This will put the tools back in the "Extensions" palette in the "Modeling Tools" area, where they appear by default. This tool palette will behave like any other.

or

B ) If you do not wish to reset your workspace, go to Workspace>Tool Manager. First, delete your previous icons from the "Tool Dock" area at the top of the screen. Then, click the "New Tool Dock" button, name it, then select "Extensions" from the list and drag all the Maxwell Tools into the newly created modeling palette. I do not think that this custom palette can be docked, but you can make it appear at any time by selecting it from the "Palettes" menu (formZ main menubar).

 

After this, the options will appear in the "Tool Options" palette in the normal fashion, and the tool will work as expected.

 

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