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form•Z is like SketchUp on steroids. It’s a powerful modelling package, so we need two days to cover all it’s modelling tools. In this first day, you’ll learn how the interface work and how form•Z thinks. You’ll gain foundational skills using the toolset common to both form•Z jr and form•Z pro.
Who’s this course for? Because form•Z is a general modelling tool, this course could be for anyone, whether you’re an architect, landscape designers, set designers or product designers. form•Z can do so much more than products like SketchUp, Vectorworks, or Cinema 4D, when it comes to modelling and so it’s truly for those who want to go beyond the basics and create advanced models. This course accelerate you on that journey by teaching you the foundational skills.
At the end of the day… you’ll be confident at using all the basic tools and be able to model any basic object.
On this course, you’ll learn the essentials of modelling. This is the foundation for understanding the exploring the features of form•Z Pro in later courses. This day covers…
This course is for those who want to take form•Z to its intended fullest and develop advanced models. Whilst Modelling Essentials focuses more on polygonal models, this day focuses more on “smooth” modelling using form•Z’s more advanced features, like Nurbs objects and Subdivision Surfaces. form•Z Pro goes beyond the capabilities of apps like Vectorworks and Cinema 4D to create much more organic and accurate objects.
Pre-requisites: This course requires Modelling Essentials knowledge.
Who is this course for? If you want to fully explore what form•Z does, this course is for you. It covers the more advanced modelling tools found in form•Z Pro and explores the advanced features of what sets form•Z apart as a modelling app.
At the end of the day… you’ll have a much fuller knowledge of the modelling capabilities of form•Z, you’ll have confidence on how to progress when you hit roadblocks, and you’ll be able use the vast majority of form•Z pros modelling features. Because the app is so fully featured and advanced, you still won’t know how to do everything. There’s almost a lifetime of learning how to model, and this Modelling Advanced course will set you up to excel.
On this course we’ll cover these six areas:
Discover how to create realistic visuals in form•Z. You’ll learn how to create and edit styles and textures, light your project, move cameras, as well as render stills and animations. You can take this course using either RenderZone or Maxwell Render, depending on your preference.
|RenderZone is primarily focused on photo-realistic renders, but can also produce sketchy styles as well. RenderZone is a much faster renderer, prioritising speed while maintaining good quality.||Maxwell Render is much slower when it comes to rendering output, but produces gorgeous and realistic results. Slowness is offset by its realtime preview of results using Maxwell Fire, allowing you to keep momentum while you edit.|
Pre-requisites: This course requires Modelling Essentials and Modelling Advanced knowledge.
Who is this for? This course is for anyone using form•Z that wants to create realistic looking visuals using either RenderZone or Maxwell Render.
By the end of the day… you’ll be able to create photo-realistic renderings and you’ll be confident in the basics of animating, being able to produce walkthrough movies.
The four main areas we’ll cover are:
A form•Z essential training course in modelling, rendering, and animation. Over 3 days you will cover the content of the Modelling Essentials, Modelling Advanced, and Rendering & Animation courses.
Do you need personal training outside the scope of these courses?
Are you looking to build on the skills you already have and get to the next level?
…or do you simply not know what you need and want to talk about it?
Whether you’re a fast or slow learner, with our training you can learn at your pace. We can figure out the best tools and techniques to move you forwards. CAD School exists to help you take charge of CAD and do great work.
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*Travel and expenses are charged for all on-site training
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|3||£300 per person Total £900|
|4||£255 per person Total £1020|
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*Travel and expenses are charged for all remote training