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We released v8.6.4 today. This version improves support for OS X Mojave (as well as other improvements and corrections)

You can update your installation by selecting "Check for Update" from the Help menu.
 
Note that if you are using 8.5 or 8.6.0 (or if you experience issues with the software update feature because of a fire wall or other connection issue), you will need to install from HERE .
 
Here is a list of what is new in the latest version: http://www.formz.com/products/formz/update/whats_new.html
 
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Thanks

Updated fine thru' the app update from 8.6.3.1 

Unfortunately still some long standing display issues not resolved on materials and shading display.

1. Shaded often shows different icons 

2. Switch to renderzone and it shows the correct icon.

001_shaded display icons.jpg

002_renderzone display icons.jpg

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But more critical is the difference between renders.

Shaded and shaded full render the same... but renderzone renders a mirrored texture.... this is extremely trying if you want to use renderzone within your production line as Vray renders as shaded and shaded full.... On windows 10 ...1080ti

 

003_shaded render.jpg

004_Renderzone.jpg

005_vray.jpg

Edited by Martin Malinski

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Martin,

We will certainly look into this. What does it look like in V-Ray? Its possible that V-Ray and RZ my be fighting each other and confusing the shaded texture. Can you send your example model and textures to support@formz.com?  Its always better to work with real data!

 

Thanks!

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Tech,

Thanks for the response ....The bottom image is Vray (just default product render setting)  ....the image above Renderzone. 

As soon as I can get back on the machine I'll forward you the file.... But this issue is not restricted to this file. +It also happens when Vray is disabled.

Martin

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Tech

Emailed the file and textures thru...

Here is the Vray materials parameter ...(didn't previously post as it displays correctly) the issue seems to be a fight between shaded and renderzone? 

Martin

006_Vray display icons.jpg

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Hello and thanks for the update. The tool icons are fixed on my install, but now the tool options dont pop out as a row of sections for each tool category.

I can only click on the tool that is shown in the palette !?!  Argh!

 

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6 hours ago, andrew said:

Hello and thanks for the update. The tool icons are fixed on my install, but now the tool options dont pop out as a row of sections for each tool category.

I can only click on the tool that is shown in the palette !?!  Argh!

 

Andrew, try resetting your workspaces and restarting your computer, if that does not work, you'll need to reset your preferences by either throwing away the preferences folder or renaming it.  Are you on Mac or Windows?

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Thanks Justin!  That what I ended up doing. I was on a Mac with Mojave for this problem and so far so good. I have been avoiding saving a preferences file for a few years, now. I make a Template file with the newest version of the software, have preferences load that template and save the last session setting instead of an actual preferences file and set a new workspaces to default.

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Also, Justin gave me a great tip a while back: Be sure to go to your workspace manager, under the Workspace menu and deselect "save between sessions".

It improved things for me a whole lot.

 

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Justin

Thanks...You're right! 

Thanks for that, it just hadn't occurred to me ;) 

But still have the issue of some wrong (mismatching) textures displaying in Material Parameters under shaded.

I'll send an amended error report to Tech

Thanks Justin

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Every time I hide the ap to work in another program it crashes.

Was not doing this before I upgraded.

I should have know better.

8.5.3 was working well for me

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Programm is crashing nearly evertime when editing inside a group after Update

My Setup:

Windows 10, Threadripper 1950X, RTX 2080, 32GB Ram

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Programm is crashing nearly evertime when editing inside a group after Update

My Setup:

Windows 10, Threadripper 1950X, RTX 2080, 32GB Ram

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In doing some time sensitive work yesterday, I discovered the following issues on the Mac. 

-In general, there is something destabilized about image output and the OS and FZ. JPGS and Tiffs take way longer to save from a rendered screen. Maps with JPGS are doing strange unpredictable things.

-The imager has many bugs that weren't there in 8.6.4 Again, it seems to do with the OS and from what I can tell CPU usage. I'm sending details to support in an email.

-On the PC, The app tries to update after its already been updated, when booting it up.

-there is a sluggishness that seems to me an issue with OpenGL shaded viewing that I didnt have before. With sanps off, it still seems to hang and re-draws are no longer immediate when turning on and off layers.

Your mileage may vary. : )

 

 

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We did discover an issue that can happen on certain versions of OS X that can cause a problem when closing files or switching to the desktop. We have updated the 8.6 release to 8.6.4.1 to address this. Please select for "Check For Update" from the Help menu to get the latest 8.6.4. Note that the update message will still show 8.6.4 as the UI does not show the minor version numbers so it will install a new version even though it appears its trying to reinstall the same version (the startup screen will show 8.6.4.1 after the latest update). 

 

 

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Flosimo & Hugo we have been testing and we have not been able to reproduce problems with scenes or editing groups. Can you please give some more details or steps of the issue you are experiencing. Neither of these are areas that were affected by the corrections in v8.6.4 so we are quite surprised that you are encountering these issues. 

 

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andrew likewise we are not experiencing the issue that you are describing. These are areas that were not affected by the corrections made for this version. Can you give some more details of the problems as we are not reproducing them here. If you contact us through support@formz.com we can setup a screen sharing session to get a better handle on these issues.

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