form·Z pro

form•Z pro

form•Z pro is a powerful 3D design application featuring a variety of modeling personalities and tools with an easy to use interface to express and communicate your imagination. It is based on advanced 3D solid and surface modeling methods that maintain accurate representations as you progress from design to visualization, layout, animation and fabrication.

FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS

  • Available for MacOS X 10.11 or later and Windows 7/8/10.
  • Surface Modeling tools including Booleans, NURBS and Subdivision Surfaces.
  • Native support for 64 architecture on OS X allows for more content creation.
  • Imports SKP, KMZ, DWG, DXF, DAE, OBJ, SAT, STEP and STL files.
  • Exports SKP, DWG, DXF, SAT, STEP, DAE, and STL for 3D printing.
What's new in form•Z pro v9? Click Here.

SYMMETRY


Object Symmetry creates a plane of symmtrey for an object. Subsequent operations to the object maintain symmetry by updaing the opposte sids of the model to match. The symmetry functionality has special consideration for NURBs curves, NURB surfaces and Sub-D objects.

REFERENCE FILES


Reference Files are simply data from one project displayed inside another project. Reference files allow for complex static data to be mainteined in external files and supports coloboration where files can be shaered between team members as a design evolves.

SCRIPTING


Python is a easy to use yet rich scripting language. Python scripts in form•Z are an easy way to extend the functionality of form•Z to add your own utilities or craete a custom design design tools. Most of the form•Z functionality is avaiable to a form•Z python script.

CREATIVE DESIGN TOOLS


A suite of creative design tools to enhance form generation.  Create new and interesting forms especially when combined with each other.These tools suite includes: Voronoi diagram, Point Scatter, Surface Scatter, Volume Scatter, Parametric Map, Wrap tool and Delaunay Triangulation.

NURBS TOOLS


A comprenhesive suite of NURBS tools combines unprecedented ease of use and power. The NURBS analysis features aid in the evaluation and refinement of your design.

PARAMETRIC GENERATION


Fully parametric and dynamic generation of 3D forms that can be further manipulated at any time after their initial generation.

INTERACTIVE DISPLAY


The form•Z interactive display takes advantage of modern OpenGL capabilities. This is most noticeable in Shaded Full display mode with real time ambient occlusion, bump mapping, soft shadows and multi sampling features.

FORMULA TOOLS


Powerful formula tools create complex curves and surfaces based on mathematical formulas with ease. The included predefined library of shapes is a launching point for a whole new method of form creation.

SUBDIVISION TOOLS


The suite of Subdivision tools allows shaping and sculpting subdivision surfaces with simple, easy to use controls. Subdivisions are useful for tensile structures; organic surfaces ranging from exotic roofs to character meshes, these tools make form•Z a versatile modeling tool.

ROUNDING AND BLENDING


Advanced rounding and blending operations enable the creation of smooth transitions between surfaces. Advanced features like variable radius and hold line rounding make it possible to create unique solutions.

ANIMATION


form•Z projects can be fully animated in form•Z Pro. This includes animation of the camera, objects and lights. Animation tracks can be created for the individual parameters of the parametric objects which allows for craetion of dynamic designs.

LAYOUT


form•Z Draft Layout is a 2D application that is used for the preparation of drafted documents of 3D projects. This application has both world scale a paper scale working environments and includes a suite of predefined title blocks in standard pater sizes.

3D PRINTING


The internal water tight modeling representation used by form•Z means that form•Z models are ready for 3D printing. Models can be directly exported to industry standard formats for transfer to any 3D printer, CNC or milling process.

COMPONENTS


Components make it easy to reuse and share frequently used content. Components can be embedded in the form•Z project or stored externally in directory of project files. Components can be easily be created and modified in form•Z. A library of entourage components is provided.

MATERIALS


form•Z includes an extensive library of materials that are ready to use. The Materials editor allows you to create your own materials and materials groups.

DYNAMIC INTERFACE


The form•Z intelligent interface senses what you intend to do and protects you from unwanted actions. This includes automatic picking and automatic guides that assist you in drawing accurately.

RESHAPING


The Reshape and offset tools capitalizes on real time Boolean operations to offer sculpting actions that produce robust solid models from interactive actions.

DYNAMIC CLIPPING PLANES


Dynamic clipping planes Dynamic clipping planes allow for non-destructive cutting of models. This real-time dynamic interface allows for complete inspection of a design.

SUN STUDIES


The Sun Palette enables the quick evaluation of natural light in a building on any given day or time. Quickly create animation of the sun light through a day or an entire year.

VR - Augment


form•Z Includes an interface for the Augment reality app. With Augment, you can visualize your form•Z models in real world settings, at real size, in real time on OS X and Android mobile devices. Click Here for more details.

VR - Sketchfab


Sketchfab a Free platform to publish, view and find 3D models online. With the form•Z an interface for Sketchfab you can upload your textured models directly to the Sketchfab community. Click Here for more details.