formZ | Installation

Compatibility

 

The Maxwell for formZ product contains the standalone Maxwell Render application for rendering, the Material Editor application, and a full-featured Maxwell plugin that integrates Maxwell rendering into formZ.

 

Version Compatiblity

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Maxwell 4 for formZ supports these configurations:

  • Windows:
    • formZ 7, 64-bit (version 7.3.4 or greater)
    • formZ 8 Pro, 64 bit (version 8.0.2 or greater)
    • formZ 8 JR, 64 bit (version 8.0.2 or greater)
  • OS X
    • formZ 8 Pro (version 8.0.2 or greater)
    • formZ 8 JR (version 8.0.2 or greater)
    • formZ 8 Free (version 8.0.2 or greater)

 

Installation: Windows

  1. If you are an existing customer, download the Maxwell for formZ installer from the Next Limit Customer Gateway. If not, you may download the free demo version.
  2. If open, quit formZ and/or Maxwell Render.
  3. Delete any previous Maxwell plugin folder within the formZ plugins folder manually, or run the previous Maxwell for formZ uninstaller.
  4. Launch the Maxwell for formZ installer and follow the prompts. It is important to select the correct plugins folder within your formZ directory. This location will typically be \Program Files\<formZ application folder>\Plugins\. Only 64-bit versions of formZ are supported. The installer will also install the Maxwell application suite in your Programs directory.

Installation: macOS

  1. If you are an existing customer, download the Maxwell for formZ disk image (.dmg) from the Next Limit Customer Gateway. If not, you may download the free demo version.
  2. If open, quit formZ and/or Maxwell Render.
  3. Double-click on the disk image to mount it and access the content.
  4. Drag the Maxwell folder inside the disk image to the Plugins folder within your formZ directory. If the Finder presents the option, choose to Replace any existing Maxwell plugin folder. For formZ Pro and JR, this will typically be in /Applications/<formZ application folder>/Plugins/. For formZ Free, use ~/Documents/formZ Free Folder/formZ Free 8 Plugins/
  5. Double-click on the disk image within to mount and install the Maxwell application in your Applications folder. If the Finder presents the option, choose to Replace any existing Maxwell application folder.

Maxwell Key Shortcuts

To get the most out of Maxwell, assign custom key shortcuts to Maxwell Render and Maxwell Render Options. To do so, select Edit > Key Shortcuts... from the form•Z menubar. In the resulting key shortcut manager, click on Display in the Category list. CMD-M (Mac)/ CTRL-M (Windows) works nicely for activating Maxwell. Option-M (Mac)/ ALT-M (Windows) is a good combination for accessing the render options.

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