Behind the scenes with Mike Turner: Taking vehicle design off highway

January 27, 2022

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In 2021, we went behind the scenes with Senior Designer Mike Turner to hear about some of his work with VRED.

These videos offer tips and processes for extending VRED’s value and experimenting with views and environments, the basics of data set-up and file import; artwork techniques to make your design pop; VRED environments, HDRIs and building your own custom environment; and his vision of the iconic DeLorean as a single-make race series.

If you missed them, check out these episodes below.

Series 01 Recap — Bespoke Automotive

Episode 01 – Bespoke automotive case study with UK Fifteen Eleven Design

Episode 02 – Moving data from Alias to VRED (data import for newbies)

Episode 03 – Getting started with backplates

Episode 04 – Backplates and other render approaches

Episode 05 – Retro rendering with the 1980s DeLorean

Upcoming Series 02 — Off Highway Vehicle Design

In Mike’s Series 02, we’re moving off highway to see what happens behind the scenes with larger vehicles and specialized techniques.


Episode 01: DGDesign takes on several projects with construction equipment manufacturer Liugong, using VRED’s renders, VR reviews, and digital animations to bring these concepts to life.

Episode 02: Mike shows you how to optimize large engineering data sets by shifting data between VRED and Alias to optimize the files and clean up the geometry

Episode 03: The value of Shadow Plots in testing good visibility for off-highway design

Episode 04: Building character and visual storytelling through decals, dirt, scratches and more

We’re excited to share these videos with you over the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

Yes, there will be more! Bookmark the Autodesk Design Studio blog to access these videos as they’re released. You can also subscribe to our VRED YouTube channel and follow us on Facebook.

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