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I agree. It seems stable. I will test with some old files I have rendered before and report.

It seems the lightmix parameter shows after the image is completed. It seems it wasn't showing up before. I will check further though.

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Are people using this in their workflow now.... is it that stable ?

I'm always a bit wary of beta releases, I can't be doing with the hassle of any issues

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I am not using it on my everyday workflow. I don't want to take that risk. I have been testing it after work on a separate machine.

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I did some test renders on a larger file. It crashed after a few tests. This maybe due to the fact that I was on a different computer with different paths for the resource textures and vray files.

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Hello - I am probably being daft here.  I have signed up for the beta and when I access my Chaos portal I can see Vray 5 listed in my products, I then click download and I am taken to the page which displays all of the products available (3ds, Sketchup etc etc), but I cannot see FormZ listed at all.  Where can I find the download?

Thanks

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4 hours ago, pointer said:

Hello - I am probably being daft here.  I have signed up for the beta and when I access my Chaos portal I can see Vray 5 listed in my products, I then click download and I am taken to the page which displays all of the products available (3ds, Sketchup etc etc), but I cannot see FormZ listed at all.  Where can I find the download?

Thanks

Hello,

The V-Ray for form•Z v.5 Beta is not stored on the ChaosGroup site. The link in the email you received will take you to a page on formz.com where you will download form•Z v.9.2 (step 1), the ChaosGroup license server (step 2 if necessary, be sure you're on v.5.5.4), and the V-Ray for form•Z Beta (step 3).

If you have any further issues, please contact us at support@formz.com!

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On 8/27/2021 at 2:51 PM, Tech said:

Hello,

The V-Ray for form•Z v.5 Beta is not stored on the ChaosGroup site. The link in the email you received will take you to a page on formz.com where you will download form•Z v.9.2 (step 1), the ChaosGroup license server (step 2 if necessary, be sure you're on v.5.5.4), and the V-Ray for form•Z Beta (step 3).

If you have any further issues, please contact us at support@formz.com!

Hi Support,

I have emailed you directly as the only email I have received is from Chaos and the link takes me to my portal.  Thanks

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Hi!

I have beta version 9.2.0b1 build A42D. It's working pretty well. Is there a newer build available though? ☺️

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On 7/14/2021 at 4:36 AM, Justin Montoya said:

VRay GPU is unlikely to be ported over to Apple's Metal because there are relatively, VERY FEW 3D rendering professionals using Apple hardware these days.  Chaos will continue to spend their development money on the larger user bases that is more profitable. 

This is not strictly true either... I've been using Houdini just fine with VRAY5 on a Mac and lots of others I know and online are doing that too for fairly 'serious' projects. You can easily hook up your VRAY on Mac with a couple of slave linux or windows machines using other cards and easily just distribute render to them. And then there is the chaos cloud for when you want more grunt.

Just catching up with FORMZ and VRAY again after some time working with other software based projects. Looking forward to seeing how it's running now... Still got the old v8.6 installed and 'just' working although with a dodgy and cranky interface on the current system and about to update finally. I still feel a great deal of sentimental connection. 

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I'm sorry, but you are confused and It is true that VRay GPU is unlikely to be ported to Apple Metal.  The VRAY GPU engine is unique from the other VRAY engines and requires CUDA which is no longer available on the ApplecrapOS.  Plain ole original VRAY CPU will work on Apple hardware, as was already described.

Setting up distributed rendering with Windows or Linux machines using GPUs will also work, but your ability to fast 'preview' your GPU scene will be missing on an Apple computer without the built in CUDA CPU, as you'd be requested the slave machines do this very basic task.  This is because the Apple cannot create the preview of the VRAY GPU engine itself without CUDA.  Which is just plain dumb, and Apple's fault for not supporting the industry standard CUDA rendering.  If they would make this simple change, they might have a chance at some professional 3D Rendering market share, but without it, there will only be a handful of wishful users attempting it as a workaround.  Windows machines make better 3D workstations.  

I wish I could say that Chaos Cloud was an option, but unfortunately, our version of FormZ VRAY 5 does not include access to the seamless Chaos Cloud rendering service at this time.

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2 hours ago, Justin Montoya said:

I'm sorry, but you are confused

Nope not confused. I do what I do just fine and know lots of industry people who do the same as me very successfully with the same or similar equipment and software. I'm not using the current FormZ 9 and VRAY 5 so can't comment on that. It seems this forum has become an agessive echo chamber... so I'll go back to ignoring it and doing my own work.

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