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Thanks for visiting Method. I'm Evan Troxel and it's my goal to make architectural designers worth more. I am passionate about great architecture and design and I know the world needs more of it. 

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FormZ Fundamentals Reviewed

A student in my FormZ Fundamentals course, Tom Piper, has been kind enough to review the content and provide his feedback to this community. He sent me his review over the summer and I thought it had a balanced perspective that shows the value of the course. Here it is, complete and unaltered. Thanks Tom!

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I got an email regarding troubleshooting emitter lights in SketchUp using Maxwell Render over the weekend, and I thought I'd post my answers here because it could be useful for you. Lots of people struggle with emitter lights when they're first starting out using Maxwell Render and think that the software just doesn't work when in fact you're probably just used to the brute-force techniques required by other rendering programs. I know this because that's what happened to me when I first tried using emitters in Maxwell. 


Make yourself worth more with these:

Easy-to-use presets for photo-real 3d grass and plants for SketchUp, FormZ & Bonzai3d with Maxwell Render.

Easy-to-use presets for photo-real 3d grass and plants for SketchUp, FormZ & Bonzai3d with Maxwell Render.

Take your architectural renderings to the next level with these Artlantis video tutorials for exterior and interior imagery. 

Take your architectural renderings to the next level with these Artlantis video tutorials for exterior and interior imagery.