✱ 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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✱ 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 Quickie #14 - Maxwell Materials in SketchUp

✱ Methodcast Quickie #14 - Maxwell Materials in SketchUp

Here's a little excerpt of a much longer tutorial (that is a bonus for my Maxwell Grass Preset Pro Pack) that will teach you how to get Maxwell Materials into SketchUp. If you're new to using Maxwell Render, you'll find this step-by-step guide a huge time saver for getting ultra-realistic Maxwell materials into SketchUp.

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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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✱ Methodcast Quickie #13 - Getting 3d trees into FormZ from TreeSketch3 iPad App

✱ Methodcast Quickie #13 - Getting 3d trees into FormZ from TreeSketch3 iPad App

This is a fun one. There's a free app on Apple's App Store for iPad that's an amazing piece of code called TreeSketch3. It allows you to design your own 3d trees with an unbelievable amount of control. You then get to design the look of the tree even further by selecting your favorite bark and leaves and whether it has fruit or not, among other things. You have to play with it to believe it.

I wanted to figure out how to get those files into my architectural models inside my favorite 3d modeling program, formZ. I show you how to get them in the right way, and then I show you a couple of things you should do once they're in to make them display and render correctly in your scenes.

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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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