The Grass Preset Pro Pack is on sale!

Until the end of 2016, my grass presets are on sale for $79. Make your renderings look better and save yourself time doing it. Upgrade your tool kit and make yourself more valuable!

The presets are for either SketchUp + Maxwell Render or FormZ + Maxwell Render. You can learn much more about them and see some sample images here.

Video: Subdivision Modeling and 3D Printing in FormZ 8

 

This is a great webinar by the folks at AutoDesSys showing the new capabilities of the subdivision surface tools in version 8 and how they can get you to organic 3d-printable objects pretty easily. 

AutoDesSys:

In this webinar we’ll show the power of form•Z’s subdivision modeling and 3D printing capabilities by walking you through a series of actual 3D printed projects modeled exclusively with subdivision tools and features.

In this session you’ll experience:

  • Powerful subdivision modeling and how it can be used in your project workflow.
  • Seamless conversion of subdivision models to NURBS or Quad Meshes.
  • How the inherent quad mesh personality of subdivision objects lends itself perfectly to 3D Printing.
  • How converting your subdivision models to NURBS adds an additional layer of flexibility to your design capabilities.
  • The advantage of minimal time involved with analyzing and prepping the model for 3D printing due to the subdivision personality.

 

✱ Methodcast 21: Put Yourself & Your Clients Into Your Projects with Spherical Panoramas and iPano

✱ Methodcast 21: Put Yourself & Your Clients Into Your Projects with Spherical Panoramas and iPano

Have you ever wanted to let your boss, friends, clients or anyone for that matter get inside one of your designs before it's built? Of course you have! This tutorial will take you through the steps to produce a rendering that will let you do just that. 

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✱ Form•Z Version 8 Unboxing Video

✱ Form•Z Version 8 Unboxing Video

You've probably seen an unboxing video or two on YouTube where nerds geek out when opening the latest gadget. I wanted to do that with a new piece of software. So here's a video that shows FormZ version 8 and some of the great new features it has to offer, which is currently in open beta testing, being run for the first time. 

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✱ 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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