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Project Sugarhill: Technical Preview 6

Colin Smith
June 2, 2020

Project Sugarhill from Autodesk is a technical preview of immersive (VR) conceptual design tools. The goal of Project Sugarhill is to allow artists and designers to start their creative process directly in 3D.  Using simple curve, surfacing and sculpting tools users can explore form and shape while being fully immersed alongside their design.  3D sketches and models can be easily exported to screen-based applications such as Autodesk Alias or Maya for final realization.  Project Sugarhill is the underlying technology in Alias Create VR.  

Technical Preview 6 Release

The Sugarhill team is excited to release Sugarhill Tech Preview (TP6).  This release features a broadening of the modeling functionality to include subdivision surface modeling (sometimes referred to as SUBDs or Subdivs). 

Subdivision bodies are a type of geometry in that provide smooth continuous surfaces for creating objects and organic shapes. Project Sugarhill subdivision bodies comply with standard Catmull-Clark subdivision surfaces, which makes them like subdivision surfaces in other content creation applications, such as Autodesk Alias, Maya and 3ds Max.  

Sub-D car model in Sugarhill TP6 imported in to Alias Concept

Project Sugarhill SUBD tools include: 

  • Create patch or volume
  • Extrude faces or edges 
  • Weld vertices or faces 
  • Delete faces or edges
  • Crease edges 
  • Insert edges 
  • Disk tool
  • Bridge tool



How to Access Project Sugarhill 

Anyone with an Oculus Rift or Rift S or an HTC Vive system running on Windows can run Project Sugarhill. To register for the download simply email to be added to the Project Sugarhill testing portal!  

Happy Creating,

-The Sugarhill Team




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Colin Smith

Colin is a Sr. Product Manager on the Automotive and Conceptual Design Team at Autodesk. During his 25-year career in the CAD industry he has worked in customer support, training, consulting and as a product manager for Alias and Fusion 360. Currently, he works on SketchBook Pro and Create VR and is based in Toronto, Canada.