The ZOLOS team.

Our goal is to enlighten Designers and Media Artists, to express themselves through the use of mainstream computer graphics applications

Services

The areas where ZOLOS can help you:

 

Design Applications

3D Modeling for: Architecture and Urban Design
3D Modeling for Industrial Design, furniture, Exhibit and Displays and Sets
Lighting and Animation I and II
Blend of Colour Lighting and Animation (B1)

Workshop on demand(WOD) – half day sessions

Custom individual workshops designed to solve specific problems

Who are the trainers
All our trainers have degrees or have acquired extensive working experience in one or more of these disciplines: Architecture, Environmental Design, Industrial Design, Animators and effects professionals, video editors and cinematographers, rich media designers.

Format
Our training is divided into focused workshops, each student will be able to design their own training scope by selecting one or more workshops to achieve their goal. Our staff will help them assess and translate their needs into an efficient custom training structure.

Most of the workshops are 3 hours sessions including instruction time and hands-on. All our classes range from 1 to 6 people. Most of them are tailored to an individual or firm, and its applicability to a specific industry.

Training is offered during weekdays, or weekends.

Cost
All courses are priced per person and range from CAD $500 to CAD $1000. Discounts apply for companies training groups of two or more people. Call us to inquire.

Location
Most of the workshops can be provided on-site across Canada or US. In French or English in Quebec, in English everywhere else. In Toronto students can take the classes in our office centrally located or we can also deliver it on-site. Prices may vary in specific cases to accommodate customer’s requirements and schedules.

When are the workshops offered
These courses are tailored on demand and are offered based on request.

Some of our clients include:
Sid Lee, Daoust Lestage, Somerville Merchandising, Pearce Wellwood, MMMC Architects, Studio 163 Design (AB), Viewpoint Presentations, Richard Mulley,  Michael Wilson Architetcs, Stantec (BC), IBI Group (AB), B + H Architects.

Design your own training course.

This is how it works:

Example 1:
You are an Exhibit and Display Designer with basic computer graphic knowledge, you are comfortable using PC’s or Macs.

Choose one or more workshops:
3D Modeling for Industrial Design, furniture, Exhibit and Displays: (D2)
Blend of Colour Lighting (CL1) and Animation: (B1)

Example 2:
You are a designer, and already know 3D modeling concepts, basic colour and texturing, now you want to achieve Photo-realism.

Choose:

Blend of Colour Lighting and Animation: (B1)

Workshop on demand (WOD) – most popular

Half day sessions (CAD $400)
Individual workshops designed to help you solve industry related problems.

3D Modeling for architecture (D1)
3 half day sessions (CAD $750) Methods and techniques to create 3D architectural models. Integrating 2D drawings from other applications such as AutoCAD Extracting two dimensional information from the 3D model. Software taught: formZ
3D Modeling for Industrial Design, furniture, Exhibit and Displays: (D2)
3 half day sessions (CAD $750) Methods and techniques to create 3D models. Integrating 2D drawings from other applications such as AutoCAD Extracting two dimensional information from the 3D model. Software taught: formZ
Lighting and Animation 1 (L&A1)
2 half day sessions (CAD $500) How textures and Light behave in computer graphics Texture map design and preparation Texture layering, mixing procedural with maps, map design and preparation. Soffware taught: Adobe Photoshop + formZ RenderZone Plus
Lighting and Animation 2 (L&A2)
2 half day sessions (CAD $500) Texture preparation, multi-pass rendering techniques. Software Taught: formZ. Post-processing with Photoshop

Blend of Colour Lighting and Animation (B1)
3 half day sessions (CAD $750) A blend of some of the techniques covered in Colour and Lighting 1 and 2 (CL1 + CL2) workshops. Walkthrough and Turntable concepts.

Portfolio

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  • Viewpoint Presentations

    Viewpoint Presentations

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  • PolyPuzzle

    PolyPuzzle

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    Unleash your creativity and turn colourful laser-cut paper into fantastic works of 3D puzzle art. Choose from one of our ready-to-go 3D puzzle sets. Or select from our wide range of 3D puzzles in nature, decor or geometry themes. Let your imagination run wild — in 3D!

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  • Studio 163 Design Inc.

    Studio 163 Design Inc.

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    is a specialized furniture products design firm. Primary focus is on concept design and development for case, upholstered, and contract furnishings. Specialized in custom concept development for key distribution channels and specific retail customers, Studio 163 Design Inc. products enjoy broad distribution at retail in both residential and contract/commercial environments Over 35 years of being [...]

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  • Zolos Productions

    Zolos Productions

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    The production arm of Zolos is headed by Alain Cohen,

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  • Somerville Merchandising

    Somerville Merchandising

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    certified Canadian designer and manufacturer of custom point of purchase (POP) display, retail fixtures and signage located in Toronto, Ontario.

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  • Zolos

    Zolos

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    The production arm of Zolos is headed by Alain Cohen, who capitalizes on 20 years of experience in project management and marketing. Our production division is able to deliver high profile visualization projects on time and budget. Each project is produced by a carefully selected team of digital artists including and not limited to: 3D [...]

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Products

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BonZai 3D

A solid surface 3d Modeler with a variety of modeling personalitites, including polygonal, NURBS, parametric, metaballs, patches, and subdivisions.

Single user license for formZ or BonZai. RenderZone – adds photo-realistic rendering capabilities.

Contact

To send us a message or inquire about our services, email us at info@zolos.com. We'll get back to you asap. Unless it's a weekend.

About Zolos

ZOLOS is a Canadian company representing the award-winning formZ line of 3D modeling products from autodessys (automated design systems) of Columbus Ohio. On November 15, 1998, ZOLOS was established as the exclusive Canadian distributor of formZ products.

Our Goal: To provide the most efficient 3D design and animation solutions to computer graphic artists, while maintaining the highest standard of service and integration for our clientele.z

The ZOLOS team

Alain Cohen:
(Founder and Director) Alain Cohen brings twenty years of experience in marketing high-end CAD software to the Canadian and U.S. markets. Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Alain began his career with a bachelor degree in architecture from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. After graduating, he taught design and morphology (the study of form)at the University, until moving to Paris to work at a prestigious architectural firm for four years. In November 1998, Alain Cohen established ZOLOS as the exclusive Canadian distributor of formZ software products. He has expanded direct and channel sales of formZ, developed a network of formZ trained consultants across Canada, and provided an identity to Canadian formZ users by creating a Web site to showcase their 3D work.
Nathanael Gray:
Nathanael began working with Zolos in 1999 doing product demonstrations and product training. He has trained a wide variety of formZ users in the Toronto area in disciplines ranging from architecture to retail display fabricators. He has also provided technical assistance to formZ users including such projects as large scale public art work for the Toronto Transit Commission. Nathanael is an architect practicing in Ontario. He uses formZ in his own practice for a wide range of modelling requirements supporting his architectural work.
Hesham El-Tyeb:
Graduate Architect, Computer Visualization Wizard & 3D Artist

Eric Tremblay:
(Quebec): Eric Tremblay, is a graduate of the Université de Montreal School of Industrial Design and Architecture (1995) where he did all his studio projects in formZ. Later, Eric joined Sceno Plus, designers of theatre spaces for the world famous Cirque du Soleil. He is now Polygone Studios in Montreal, providing 3D modeling and Animation services to the Design community.