Training Courses

Form Z : Introduction

Two Day Course

Overview

Form Z is a solid and surface modeller that contains a variety of powerful tools for designing, manipulating and rendering three-dimensional objects.

It is the perfect tool for architects, landscape architects, engineers, product and interior designers, illustrators and animators who want to work in both 2D and 3D space.

This course lays the foundations for working with Form Z and is designed to dramatically reduce the Form Z learning curve. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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Course Outline

  • Day One

    Introduction
    • Workspace navigation
    • The user interface
    • Project organisation
    • Understanding geometric transformations

    Drawing 2D Shapes
    • Drawing, constructing and editing in 2D
    • Absolute and relative co-ordinates
    • Object snaps

    Building 3D Objects
    • Object modifiers
    • Working with layers
    • Generating, viewing and rendering 3D objects
    • Generating 3D primitives
    • Picking and editing objects

    Modifying Objects
    • Rotating objects
    • Scaling and sizing objects
    • Deforming objects
    • Mirroring objects
    • Boolean trim and stitch operations
    • Aligning and distributing objects
  • Day Two

    Further Modelling Techniques
    • Using patches
    • Using MetaFormz
    • Working with text
    • Using symbols and instances
    • Extending segments to surfaces
    • Placing objects on other objects
    • Using attributes, layering and querying

    Rendering an Image
    • Image size and resolution
    • View Set Up
    • Lighting techniques
    • Background and environment reflections

    Exporting Your 3D View
    • Saving and printing your object
    • File management techniques

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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Our Clients


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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 9705 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed9705
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback


"Correct pace and brilliant trainer!!"

"Simo was incredibly knowledgeable and a great teacher - THANK YOU! "

"No complaints, happy with everything."

"Generally, a really terrific course. Our trainer was super well-organised, friendly and patient, and the environment was very comfortable. The whole environment was comfortable and energising."

"Friendly and informal, giving a good environment for inquisitive learning. Trainer was very helpful and addressed all the questions that were raised. I'll certainly be coming back for more. Thank you."

"Just about everything excluding the course notes, I am totally blown away."

"It is always friendly and the trainers are always expert and approachable. Can't fault it, really"

"I was one of the less knowledgable in my group (I had never even opened InDesign!) and yet I felt I learned as much as others who knew more and Matt managed to set tasks that stretched us all. I am quite amazed by how much I have learned in such a short time frame. It was a really friendly atmosphere and felt just the right balance of informal and professional. I would certainly consider other courses at the centre and would recommend to friends! "

"Very knowledgeable, insightful trainers offering practical demonstrations. I'm sure you get this a lot - but, yes, the lunches and atmosphere are also fantastic! "

"The tutor was very good at creating a relaxed environment so that everyone felt able to ask questions without fear of judgement. He was also very good at balancing tutoring the whole class with giving individual guidance. The pace of the course was perfect for my level as a complete beginner, and the final few exercises pushed me beyond what I thought I was capable of. There was a good balance of ease and familiarity, and going beyond my comfort zone. The other staff were all very friendly and put us all at ease."

"Everything-I was very impressed with the friendliness of Simo, the staff, and especially the lunch! "

"Everything was incredible, you have went an extra mile. I will be coming back for next courses."

"very friendly and knowledgeable, good food - feel comfortable and staff are approachable."

"Covering everything - very thorough and great individual support!"

"I thought everything was fantastic. This is the third course I've been on and it's the best training I've ever had!"

"I was glad to be able to get extra help on specific techniques I need I thought Lisa was so engaging and enthusiastic Would definitely use Media Training again"

"I was very impressed with the training - very comprehensive"

"Excellent service. Excellent food, great teacher!"

"Tasks were well thought out and incredibly helpful. "

"Covered lots of ground, thank you Lisa! Looking forward to putting it all in to practice. Keyboard shortcuts will change my life!"

"Good syllabus, well-rounded. Good class numbers and contact time."

"The welcome was brilliant, I was shown around by a member of the team straight away, so instantly felt at ease. Refreshments were amazing! Most importantly, Vicki was an incredible teacher with a huge amount of InDesign (and general design) knowledge and expertise. Vicki made the training both fun and manageable, and I have now come away feeling like I can tackle the design work that is relevant to my current role. Thank you!"

"Running the course despite having only 1 delegate and therefore providing me with great 1:1 support for two days. Great food and friendly staff. "

"Vicki was really supportive and happy to show us extra things that were relevant to our job roles. She was good at repeating processes and allowing you to practice and learn - the practice session at the end of the course was especially helpful as it allowed us to see how much we'd learnt and iron out any problems. Also helpful to have tips, links, and resources available after the course so we can keep on learning. The course venue itself was very stylish and the food was amazing - all in all a good few days training!"

"The training itself was top-notch -- a great introduction to InDesign that made it seem uncomplicated and easy to use. The facility was excellent too. From the lunches to the toilets, everything was exceptional."

"The Trainer Vikki was really friendly and helpful. Really interactive session and really hands on too which was great. Great to have a notebook and pen provided and the food and refreshments were amazing! Really helps to keep energy levels up. The course content was great. Really good to have a mix of files to play with and the ability to do things as a group as well as individually. The pace of the workshop was really good, and the size of the class was perfect. Was also really good to have the session on the Friday afternoon to be able to have some free time to play around and try out some of the skills we have learnt and have Vikki there to answer our questions. I really have thoroughly enjoyed the past 2 day Indesign course and am looking forward to being able to use my new found skills. Thanks very much Vikki! "

"Giving time at the end of the course to practice with the software was really helpful. It meant we could learn by doing, reinforce what we had learnt and think of any other skills or tools we wanted to learn how to use. It gave us time to think of questions that we wanted to ask. "

"Hospitality was excellent, lots of well deserved breaks!"

"Liked the course and Simon clearly had great knowledge and experience. He tailored the days well to suit the requirements of the small group he was teaching "

"building was great guys very welcoming"