formZ pro 9 is the version of formZ that, in addition to all the modeling, drafting, and animation tools found in the basic package, includes photorealistic rendering based on the Lightworks rendering engine. It offers three levels of rendering: simple, z-buffer, and raytrace. A user can start developing the image of a 3D model at the simple level and gradually turn on features and render it at the most photorealistic level.
formZ pro 9 also includes the ability to produce images based on global illumination techniques, which create renderings with the most realism, as the illumination of a scene takes into account the accurate distribution of light in the environment. In formZ pro 9 global illumination includes final gather, ambient occlusion, and Radiosity techniques, which can be applied separately or can be combined.
formZ pro 9 + V-Ray for formZ Bundle in a Nutshell
An effective design tool for all the fields that deal with the articulation of 3D forms and spaces, formZ pro 9 facilitates the development and execution of projects from conception to complete detailed structures, animated, and automatically fabricated.
Design directly in 3D or in 2D, using numeric or interactive graphic input through either line or smooth shaded drawings (OpenGL), slipping effortlessly back and forth among drafting, modeling, rendering, and animation.
Grow a model from simple lines to complex surfaces or to true solids with a few quick clicks.
Boolean solids to generate complex composite objects.
Create curved surfaces from a variety of splines, including NURBS and Bezier/Coons patches.
Dynamically sculpt and reshape objects using a variety of deformations to twist, bulge, or bend them, as you move seamlessly between 2D and 3D views.
Resize, stretch, extrude, lathe, sweep, project, unfold, deform, round objects in few simple steps
Create mechanical or organic forms using metaformz, nurbz, patches, subdivisions, displacements, or skinning.
Terrain models, Platonic solids, geodesic spheres, double line wall objects, stair cases, helixes, screws, and bolts are at your fingertips.
Add as many hierarchical layers as you need and work with floating point precision.
Refine the design with double precision CAD accuracy to full structural detail for 3D visualization, for the production of 2D construction drawings, 3D printing, rapid prototyping, and CNC milling.
Scripting and plug-in capabilities allow further customization for individual needs.
The interface is fully customizable.
formZ MovieZ support dynamic methods for transforming and morphing 3D shapes and allow the production of both animated visualizations of scenes and the capture of 3D shapes as they morph into other forms, introducing modeling methods that explore 3D forms significantly beyond traditional means.
Information management of bills of materials and spreadsheet support for construction documents.
Extensive interoperability of formZ pro 9 with other complementary applications through 20+ translators.
Support for DWG and DXF to facilitate import/export to and from AutoCAD.
formZ pro 9 + RenderZone Bundle provides the ultimate in photorealistic rendering with global illumination based on final gather, ambient occlusion, and radiosity, for advanced simulation of lighting effects and rendering techniques. Attain stunning results in a short time, with little effort to set up and easy to control. Alternatively, Sketch Rendering can be used to produce a variety of rendering styles that appear to have been manually generated.
Support & Maintenance
New user licenses of formZ pro 9 + RenderZone Bundle come with four months of free technical support over the phone or e-mail directly from AutoDesSys (4 months of Family Plan). Users have the option to subscribe to the Family Plan, an annual maintenance plan that provides unlimited technical support and updates sent to you as they are released.
formZ Free Trial Software Download
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Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly run formZ are as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i5
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO P620
Hard Drive: 500GB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Novedge, in partnership withHigh Speed Computing, can also provide the perfect hardware for your design needs,pre-installed with your software, at a very competitive price. Contact us to discuss custom-configured workstations and laptops.