• Group of people standing at an exhibition of technology booths.

    Hands-on, person-to-person: AIF 2023 exhibition

    The 2024 Automotive Innovation Forum in Frankfurt, Germany gave us more chances to explore Autodesk solutions, customer innovations, and partner insights. Thanks to the incredibly hard work of Danny Tierney, technical sales, marketing and product teams who contributed to the amazing expo. we had: Exhibition overview Discover Alias & Meet the Experts Alias User Experience, […]

  • AIF 2023 at a glance

    The 2023 AIF in Frankfurt, Germany was an opportunity for the automotive design and manufacturing community to come together over two full days. Attendees from around the world heard from leading OEMs, suppliers, start-ups and technology partners, and had the opportunity to network with experts in design, manufacturing and engineering. We’d like to thank everyone […]

  • Maground + Mainworks: New high-end, image-based environments for VRED

    WHAT ARE IMAGE-BASED ENVIRONMENTS FOR VRED? These new, high-end full-CG, photography-based environments have changed the game for the automotive design industry. Photography-based fullCG environments give the highest quality output, resulting in stunning levels of detail and photorealism. HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM HDR ENVIRONMENTS? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, a technique used to capture and […]

  • Learn Alias and VRED at home: Autodesk releases Alias and VRED Learning Editions

    What they are, how they work, who can access What kind of Learning Edition software is Autodesk releasing? Both Alias and VRED are releasing Learning Editions. They’re meant to increase access to our software. This provides users the time to really get to know the programs and finesse their skills. We’ve heard from a lot […]

  • Making it simple: ShotGrid 101

    One of the things we’ve learned from our customers about ShotGrid integration is that terminology matters. ShotGrid was originally founded over 17 years ago as a project management tool for visual effects and animation in television shows, movie production and video game development. Seeing how it shifted the digital management of complex creative projects, we […]

  • Autodesk Alias training material

    For those of you who follow Autodesk Alias on social media, you will probably be aware of the many YouTube videos we have on the Alias channel.  There are several Deep Dive as well as What’s New videos available. Autodesk Alias YouTube Channel What you may not be aware of, is the many training resources […]

  • Keeping it simple: ShotGrid in your studio

    You could use a system like ShotGrid, but… We recognize that there are always challenges when it comes to implementing new software and platforms. We’ve heard from a number of our Autodesk customers that they’re interested in ShotGrid – but are wary of the time and effort it might take to bring it onboard for […]

  • VRED 2023.4 Release

    The VRED 2023.4 release is now available to subscribers for download. Highlights of this release include: You can view the details of these new features and enhancements in the video below: As a recap, check out the details of the VRED 2023.2 release here

  • VRED performance and scalability with Silverdraft

    by Amy Gile – Co-Founder and CEO, Silverdraft Real-Time rendering is not a valid pain point! It has been solved for years, it has just become a workaround, and once that workaround has been removed, it is amazing what can be created, saving time and money. When I founded Silverdraft, my goal was to free […]

  • Taking Alias to the next level – a webinar

    On July 21st, the Alias team hosted a webinar to share some tips on using a few Alias tools: Working in a team environment and working with Engineering information via Reference Manager Exploring the Surface Continuity Locator improvements Reviewing enhancements to the Align Tool Check out this replay, complete with demos, below. Stay tuned for […]

  • AIF 2023: Registration is live!

    The Automotive Innovation Forum is a premier automotive industry event focused on advancing design, automation and manufacturing technology. We invite you to join us and the international community of industry leaders and share your vision on the future of design, automation, and manufacturing. Registration is now live! Visit to secure your spot at AIF […]

  • New: 3D environments via VRED library

    The VRED product team is delighted to share a collection of new 3d environments. They can be downloaded via the newly integrated VRED Library. Immersive for a more realistic experience These 3D environments are fully immersive and not limited to an image projection of a sphere or a dome. They are entirely 3D-modeled with actually […]

  • VRED 2023.3 release

    The VRED 2023.3 release is now available to subscribers for download. Highlights of this release include: You can view the details of these new features and enhancements in the video below: As a recap, check out the details of the VRED 2023.2 release here

  • Save the date: AIF 2023 announced

    We are excited to announce our 2023 Automotive Innovation Forum (AIF), taking place May 10-11 in Frankfurt, Germany. This is your opportunity to join industry leaders as they discuss the trends and forces shaping the automotive industry of tomorrow. What does that look like? AIF 2023 is also our chance to share how Autodesk and […]

  • Autodesk University 2022: Automotive and industrial design content on demand

    Over the course of two weeks, more than 10,000 attendees took in sessions at Autodesk University 2022. If you joined us, we hope you had a fantastic experience. And if you didn’t, we hope you’ll consider it for next year. We know the value of time these days, so we wanted to share AU Automotive […]