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form*Z COMPLETE — easygoing workshop style

Relax, pour a cup of coffee, and pull up a chair, because you've just discovered the most enjoyable way to acquire professional skills with form*Z 4.0. Organized just like the authors workshop courses taught for over 8 years at the University of California at Berkeley, form*Z 4.0 brings Lachmi Khemlani's expert instruction in the world's most popular 3D modeling program right to your desktop.

Work through Khemlani's interesting exercises and assignments at your own pace. Before you know it, you've explored and mastered the full range of form*Z 4.0's capabilities! This hands-on approach — evolved over many years of instructing architecture, engineering, and design professionals and students, and based on their feedback — lets you jump right into creating with form*Z. It's a method that's tailor-made to teach you tools and techniques in the order you want to use them, not the arbitrary sequence of program manuals.

Both the book and the convenient CD lead you through an easy-to-follow workshop, showing you how to:

* Create any 2D or 3D objects you can imagine, transform objects into desired configurations, and derive 3D objects from 2D shapes in a number of ways

* Conceptualize dimension and scale, work at multiple topological levels, and create custom textures, reference planes, views, and symbol libraries

* Model free-form shapes with Nurbz, patches, metaballs, and controlled meshes

* Create sketch renderings as well as realistic lighting and rendering effects with multiple light types, radiosity-based rendering, texture mapping, and decals

* Generate walkthroughs, QuickTime VR movies, and animations for interactive presentations of design concepts

form*Z made e-z

Synopsis:

* A hands-on guide to form.Z--the most popular 3D software on the market--specifically geared towards architects and designers

* Workshop approach focuses on the concepts, skills, and technologies needed to master form.Z

* CD-ROM contains step-by-step tutorials

Synopsis:

Organized just like the author's workshop courses taught for over eight years at the University of California at Berkeley, "FormZ 4.0" brings Khemlani's expert instruction in the world's most popular 3D modeling program right to the desktop.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Getting Acquainted

WORKSHOP 1: LETTING YOURSELF GO

1: Beginning with 2D: A Complete Session

2: Direct 3D

3: Some Basic Functions

4: Combining Objects in Various Ways: The Booleans

Assignment: A Simple Pavilion

WORKSHOP 2: BRINGING A SENSE OF SCALE

1: Sizing Up Your World

2: Restraining the Cursor

3: Transcending Objects: Working at Multiple Levels

4: Executing Transformations and Making Copies

5: Editing Elements

6: Insertions: A Convenient Alternative to Booleans

Assignment: An Architectural Block Model

WORKSHOP 3: PERSONALIZING YOUR ENVIRONMENT

1: Your Own Colors and Styles

2: Controlling the Displays

3: Working With Layers

4: Using Your Own Reference Planes

5: Having Different Views

6: Specifying Your Preferences

Assignment: An Item of Furniture

WORKSHOP 4: ENHANCING YOUR MODELING CAPABILITIES

1: Going Round and Up and Down

2: Sweeping Your Way Through

3: Skinning and Lofting Your Forms

4: Cutting Your Sections

5: Moving Over Rugged Terrains

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071425162
Author:
Khemlani, Lachmi
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Author:
Khemlani Lachmi
Location:
New York
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
CAD-CAM - General
Subject:
Design & Drafting
Subject:
Computer simulation
Subject:
formõ¨Z
Subject:
Graphics-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series Volume:
v. 49
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
446
Dimensions:
24 cm +

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Product details 446 pages McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing - English 9780071425162 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , * A hands-on guide to form.Z--the most popular 3D software on the market--specifically geared towards architects and designers

* Workshop approach focuses on the concepts, skills, and technologies needed to master form.Z

* CD-ROM contains step-by-step tutorials

"Synopsis" by , Organized just like the author's workshop courses taught for over eight years at the University of California at Berkeley, "FormZ 4.0" brings Khemlani's expert instruction in the world's most popular 3D modeling program right to the desktop.

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