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.
Anyone who uses Autodesk Alias can benefit from this class – beginners through seasoned professionals.
Don Lloyd is just a guy who enjoys sculpting surfaces in Alias software. He has been a senior digital designer using Alias products at Nissan Design America for many years now. His work there ranges from early conceptual through production class-“A” surface of automotive interiors and exteriors. Lloyd teaches a series of classes on digital sculpting using Alias at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan, and has taught at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Alias software has been his tool of choice for about 20 years now. Lloyd previously worked as a digital sculptor at SLP Engineering, General Motors Company, and Chrysler Group. Before using Alias software, he used AutoCAD software professionally to create anything from electrical schematics to architectural drawings to complex 3D manufacturing drawings and assemblies starting in 1986.
Products and their user interfaces are moving closer together. Nearly every device on the market is equipped with a digital display or touchscreen, and companies are focusing on interactive product experience, gesture control, and entertainment-while products themselves enhance or completely change functionality. Learn how Autodesk's tools for modeling, user experience, and visualization can be connected in the product-development lifecycle to provide the designer, engineer, and decision maker with a more realistic and immersive way to experience the product.
This presentation will show the creation of a concept seat, from using Autodesk® Alias® Speedform for creating the design and shape, to Autodesk® Alias® software for detailing like the stitching and other complex details, and finally Autodesk® VRED™ software for creating high-end renderings.<br/><br/>The presentation will show a seamless workflow from start to finish, and will give tips and trick about the latest features of each software that is used.
Almost every original equipment manufacturer and design studio is trying to shorten the design process. And not just shorten the process-they want more and more innovative designs. More variants, shorter process. How could we make this happen? The answer is never far. It's time to let the designers get into the real 3D design world. Alias software is not just a tool for surface modeling. It is far beyond that: it is supposed to be the designers' playground. You can sketch 2D, model 3D, sketch 3D, and communicate with digital sculptors on one model, one platform. This class will explain how.
We are all familiar with cars and their designs. How you can tell a model of car by just looking at it, the familiar lines, curves and even lights. This session covers what is behind the design of these cars, and the importance of different levels of modeling to what the vehicle finally looks like. Learn why automotive design and modeling is a high demand, fulfilling career. This session features Alias AutoStudio.
In this presentation, car designer Ning Ding will show best practices in automotive design through fast concept modeling, sketching, rendering, and animation workflows. Drawing on the full power available in Alias AutoStudio, Ning will share how designers and digital sculptors can work together during this process to bring a design to life. Ning will share live demo vignettes to show how designers can sketch and even directly create concept model by Alias, Speedform and Maya, visualize and render the 3D model in VRED and even create animations and cool scenes in Maya. Ning will also share insights into the current state of the automotive design market in China, where he has both practiced as a professional designer as well as his current job as a subject matter expert working for Autodesk. This session features Alias AutoStudio and Alias Concept.
Alias has long been an industry standard modeling software used for automotive design. Autodesk is in the process of making a very significant investment into Alias, with enhancements to the user interface, new modeling paradigms, and the API. Matt Sederberg, Sr. Product Line Manager for Alias, will talk about the evolving trends in automotive design and how Alias is being enhanced to meet these demands. This session features Alias SpeedForm and Alias AutoStudio.
The purpose of this discussion is to help shape the future of visual asset management and workflows in automotive design studios. Come be one of the first to see our new solution for visual asset management. We will discuss challenges facing design studios and pain points in project management and team collaboration. This is your chance to envision the future and provide your feedback.