Gain a better understanding of future technology innovations and how this can benefit Alias
Discuss gaps in the current market of automotive design
Envision future devices, tools, and workflows that could increase productivity using Alias
Influence the future of Alias software’s UI and impact the future of automotive design
The purpose of this discussion is to help shape the future design of Alias software. We will discuss the potential impact of innovations in design and technologies. You will have a chance to impact change that could increase productivity within Alias software workflows. We will detail problems in current product offerings, and discuss how new technologies and designs could help. We will also discuss how tablets and other modern devices and technologies could impact the future of making things within Alias software. Come willing to participate in this collaborative discussion. How will you and other users be involved in influencing the future interface of Alias software? This session features Alias Automotive, Alias SpeedForm, and Maya.
Misused, misunderstood, and misaligned. Alias software’s Blend Curves have many characteristics that are not understood by even some of the best Alias software users, let alone users new to the software. Learn how they really work, what the little icons at the Blend points mean, and how to use them. Are you really getting the continuity that you think you are, or is the Blend Curve actually misaligned to the surface you just attached it to? Our focus will be on single-span Blend Curves that are used to create transition surfaces. We will compare the Blend Curve tool to the new Freeform Curve Blend tool. Fully understand the capabilities and nuances of the Freeform Blend Curve tool. This class applies to all surface work, from concept through production class “A” for any design—whether it’s product development or automotive. This session features Alias AutoStudio, Alias Automotive, and Alias Surface.
Join Kerry Kingston, expert teacher for Alias industrial design software. She introduces the new Alias Learning Workbench, a flipped learning environment that provides multiple entry points for digital natives and digital immigrants alike to create their own learning paths. The key concepts have been distilled into 10 Golden Rules; more in-depth understanding can be excavated in the Theory Builders. Or you can just sit back and watch the video tutorials and soak up the concepts of freeform NURBS modeling on a City Car concept.