FormZ Fundamentals

Learn the best 3d modeling program for architecture and design.

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In 6 hours of video training, this course will give you a solid understanding of most tools available in FormZ so you can grow your potential and create your most stunning work yet. Whether it'll be your first time opening the program, or your 300th, you’ll learn techniques that will ensure your success in building and visualizing the best 3d models you've ever made. Using the powerful tools FormZ puts at your fingertips, you'll be inspired and ready to make more great designs with your newfound skills and tools.

I’m excited to teach you how to use FormZ! I think it's the absolute best 3d modeling program for architecture and design, and I’ve used most of them over the last 20 years. FormZ keeps me coming back because of it’s ease-of-use and capabilities. It’s great for beginners and power users alike, and continues to be fun to use on a daily basis. Since you're going to be spending most of your time making 3d models, why do it in a program you'll constantly be fighting with? Use FormZ—a program you'll enjoy using!

Here are some authentic testimonials—comments viewers have recently made about my training:

"This set of training videos, FormZ Fundamentals, is a massive task, extremely well produced. The course shows off the wonderful modeling application with all its flair, glory and ease of use. Evan Troxel has produced a beautiful companion to FormZ that will be useful to the beginner and last through the years as a source of guidance and reminder to the advanced amateur and professional."
—Tom Piper, Senior Lecturer (retired), The School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, Wales

“Evan: As usual your training is AWESOME!! Even as a fairly advanced user, you mentioned tools I never knew about and now have become tools I can’t do without!!”
—Carter Lee, Studio Lime
“[I’ve] got to say:
  • your time length choice of 2-5min video is perfect. (Also Content index arrangement, great)
  • I had forgotten how much depth there is in form•Z - meaning that a lot is taken for granted!!!
  • voice tone perfect (non umm or ahh - non-excited manner ) - easy to listen to and absorb.
I brought your series with a belief in FormZ, to validate why I have enjoyed/(persisted since draft changed) all these years, to find if there was any small pieces I had missed. This CAD application resonates very strongly with me, it is a pleasure to use.
Thank you Evan for your belief & efforts. Well done sir. Looking forward to next series.”
—Graham Griffin, Fabric Structure Systems Ltd

Your Instructor

Evan Troxel
Evan Troxel

Evan Troxel is an architect who has been using and teaching FormZ for over 20 years. He is the founder of Method Digital Training, is passionate about design, and desires to make an impact by teaching others so they can become more valuable to their clients, their colleagues, and their profession.

Hi! I’m Evan Troxel and I’ve been using FormZ since 1994. It’s come a long way over the last 20+ years and proven to be a workhorse for my design practice. In my opinion, it's the absolute best 3d modeling program for architecture and design, and I’ve tried (and heavily used) all of them. I keep coming back to FormZ for it’s ease-of-use and power. It’s great for beginners and power users, and continues to be fun to use on a daily basis. Some might say that having fun doesn’t matter when you’re working, but who wouldn’t want to do their job accurately, quickly, and have fun doing it?

FormZ is a general purpose parametric design tool that works with solids and surfaces, organic shapes like NURBS and subdivision surfaces, does animation, has 3rd party rendering support, and so much more. It’s my go-to tool for all things 3d design, and I want to share it with you and help take your designs to the next level. It makes a tool like SketchUp seem like a toy, and a tool like Rhino feel unintuitive, cumbersome and slow.

If you want to reduce your time and effort designing great things, look no further than FormZ Fundamentals.

This course is for you if:

  • you’re a SketchUp user looking to move on to a more powerful 3d modeling and rendering toolset, or a Rhino user looking for a faster, less complicated workflow.
  • you’re new to 3d and want an all-in-one program.
  • you want a 3d program that can play well with all the other 3d programs.
  • you want parametric tools to create your designs, which makes it easier to change your designs later.
  • you’re tired of endlessly searching for extensions to try (and buy!) for every little thing that isn't built into SketchUp.
  • you’re looking for a one-stop solution for all of your modeling needs.
  • you want tools that allow for more creative freedom to realize your design ideas.
  • you want to make more precise, higher quality 3d models.
  • you’re intimidated by the Rhino interface and don’t want to remember all those commands.
  • you want your models to be ready for 3d printing without extra work.
  • you want to be more valuable to you clients, colleagues, and firm.

But don’t just take my word for it. You can see my passion for this program in action on where I’ve posted many free tutorials on different workflows I’ve developed for FormZ over the years. There you'll see my teaching style, video quality, and more.

In fact, there are many videos all over the internet showcasing the various tools found in FormZ. But you don’t have time to scour the web and put all the pieces together. You’ve got deadlines. Take this comprehensive course instead. It will give you everything you need, in just over 6 hours, to be up and running in FormZ and making models that will blow away your previous work.

And last but not least, I've made several segments of this course available as free previews so you can get a taste for what it's like. Check out the curriculum below!

Course Curriculum

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  Module 7 - Geometry Edges & Shaded Attributes
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  Module 14 - Exporting 2d Drawings
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  Module 15 - Importing 3d Geometry
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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