✱ Methodcast 20: FormZ for Architecture Webinar Q&A Follow-up

✱ Methodcast 20: FormZ for Architecture Webinar Q&A Follow-up

This Methodcast is a follow-up video that covers the questions that were asked during and after the recent webinar I gave on FormZ for Architecture. Make sure you go back and watch the first video to see how I got to this point if you haven't seen it already. Additionally, I throw in a few great tips and tricks along the way so make sure you catch it all.

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✱ Methodcast 19: Organizing projects in FormZ and Bonzai3d With Views and Scenes

✱ Methodcast 19: Organizing projects in FormZ and Bonzai3d With Views and Scenes

This video tutorial builds off the last one on project organization in FormZ & Bonzai3d using the Objects and Layers palettes. This time I talk about the differences between the Views and Scenes palettes. I highlight the things you have to know when working with Scenes because it's not intuitive. Once you get this tip, you're going to love using them.

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✱ Methodcast 18: Organizing Projects in FormZ & Bonzai3d with Objects and Layers

✱ Methodcast 18: Organizing Projects in FormZ & Bonzai3d with Objects and Layers

This video shows how I organize my architectural projects in FormZ or Bonzai3d which tend to have lots and lots of objects in the scene. I talk about the differences between the Object and Layers palettes, and which one I like best. I also give out a couple of hints about isolating and selecting objects in as well that make modeling a complex scene easier. 

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✱ FormZ 7 Webinar Replay

✱ FormZ 7 Webinar Replay

Here is the hour-long screen capture video of the webinar I hosted with Novedge. The topic was architectural modeling in FormZ, and I started with a CAD floor plan and started building as fast as I could. We had a great turnout with a few minutes of live question and answers at the end from those that were watching live.

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✱ Methodcast: Behind the Scenes of Fields of Gold

✱ Methodcast: Behind the Scenes of Fields of Gold

This video tutorial shows you how easy it is to put the Maxwell Grass Preset Pack into action by taking you behind the scenes of my recently published Fields of Gold image. I was able to trick some into thinking this was a photograph when in reality it's a rendering using my presets and a very simple 3d scene in FormZ. It's pretty amazing what we can do with these tools isn't it? I'm obviously loving it.

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✱ Tutorial: How to Setup Material ID's - Part 2

One of you pointed out a glaring omission (thanks Mark) in Methodcast Quickie #11. Somehow I missed showing you how to assign a Material ID to your MXM materials. I only showed you how to assign them to materials that used the 'Translate Shaded' mode.

This tutorial should shed some light on the subject. 

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✱ Methodcast Quickie #12 - How to Add Decals and Basic Materials in formZ and bonzai3d

✱ Methodcast Quickie #12 - How to Add Decals and Basic Materials in formZ and bonzai3d

Have you struggled with what all the settings are for when applying materials in formZ and Bonzai3d? Have you figured out how to apply decals? Well I sat down and recorded this video to show you so you can get up and running very quickly. 

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✱ Methodcast Quickie #11 - Using Material IDs in bonzai3d, formZ and Maxwell Render

✱ Methodcast Quickie #11 - Using Material IDs in bonzai3d, formZ and Maxwell Render

Have you been assigning materials to your scenes, rendering, tweaking color, re-rendering, tweaking, rendering ad nauseam? I used to do this too. Well with this tutorial, it's time to stop! Learn the trick the pros use to tweak color after the rendering is already done in an image editor using a Material ID layer. I'll show you exactly how to do it in my favorite 3d tools - formZ and Maxwell Render. It works in other programs as well. 

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✱ Methodcast Quickie #10 - Setting up formZ and bonzai3d for 3d Modeling

✱ Methodcast Quickie #10 - Setting up formZ and bonzai3d for 3d Modeling

This video tutorial takes you through how I set up some helpful defaults before working in the formZ and bonzai3d modeling environment. These are things I like to do when starting fresh to make my modeling workflow more productive. Are these all of the settings I use? No, but they are a nice start. I also show why I use these settings with a few examples. I hope you find them useful too. 

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