Category: STORIES & INSPIRATION


  • Automotive Design in Shotgun

    Automotive Design in Shotgun

    After many years of Shotgun being the trusted production management platform for Animation, VFX and Games, an increasing number of automotive & product design studios have begun adopting Shotgun for the problems it helps solve. At Autodesk, we hear from our customers the pain they experience every day. Design files are stored on disk, often […]


  • Next-Level Immersive Design Experience with VRED

    Next-Level Immersive Design Experience with VRED

    User-centered interface design increasingly gains importance in modern mobility- and product designs to provide sophisticated experiences for the end customer. Looking at advanced display technologies and the growing possibilities for human-machine interaction, Autodesk wants to ensure that users are able to create a fully interactive product experience. Therefore, it is more important than ever to […]


  • How Modern Automobiles Are Driving Engineering Innovation

    How Modern Automobiles Are Driving Engineering Innovation

    Researchers from Mercedes-Benz R&D center. Image Source The automobile industry has been a driving force in many areas of industrial innovation for the past 100 years. Modern car manufacturers are continually innovating and designing, so what innovative engineering solutions have been the result of modern automobile manufacturing? Transportation vehicles are at the core of our […]


  • Simulation And The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

    Simulation And The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

    Self-driving cars are going to change many things about our daily lives, and simulation technologies are right at the center of that innovation. When you think “self-driving car,” you probably envision a car mounted with tons of sensors and computers that drives itself down the road. While that is certainly the external picture of the […]


  • How Cloud Computing Will Impact Automotive Safety

    How Cloud Computing Will Impact Automotive Safety

    The cloud isn’t just for backing up your phone’s photos or storing work documents, it might soon be used to make driving safer. Modern cars aren’t made like they used to be, they’re connected and they’re filled with technology. The average new vehicle has a state of the art infotainment system with navigation, satellite radio […]


  • From F1 to Regular Cars: What’s Next for the Automotive Industry

    From F1 to Regular Cars: What’s Next for the Automotive Industry

    In the automotive industry, new technology seems to flow from the top down. Groundbreaking concepts for new engines, steering wheels, braking efficiency, much of the new technology we see in our new cars had its root in racing. F1, in particular, is known to be a proving ground for automotive tech, which allows us to […]


  • How 3D Printing will Change the Automotive Manufacturing Industry

    How 3D Printing will Change the Automotive Manufacturing Industry

    Featured Image Source: Wikimedia The automotive industry is one of the most primed areas to experience the technological benefits of additive manufacturing. Advances in the overall capability of 3D printing and the additive industry over the last decade have transformed the ways in which cars are designed, developed, and manufactured. The automotive 3D printing market […]


  • SketchBook: Design Inspiration with Tobias France

    SketchBook: Design Inspiration with Tobias France

    Tobias France graduated from Cleveland Institute of Art and began his career in Dearborn Michigan with Ford Motor Company, contributing to exterior design projects, including Ford Focus and Ford Fusion. Tobias followed his passion to Japan where he spent six years as a key creative designer on Mazda’s design teams responsible for developing the “Nagare” […]


  • How XR Technologies will Reshape the Design Process

    How XR Technologies will Reshape the Design Process

    The way that we design is changing, and even more so, the way we interact with software to design is changing too. Augmented reality and virtual reality tech (AR/VR), or XR when joined together, is revolutionizing the way that we look at our creative process. Specifically, XR interfaces give us an easier bridge to cross […]


  • Graphic Recording with Autodesk SketchBook

    Graphic Recording with Autodesk SketchBook

      What is Graphic Recording?   Tracey Levasseur lives in Canada and is a Senior Business Analyst with DecisionWorks, Inc. She has a passion for doodling and has incorporated it into her work as an analyst to assist her clients with turning their vision into action through visualization. Learn more about Tracey: Twitter: @TraceyLevasseur LinkedIn: […]


  • A 3D Visualization Tool for All Designers

    A 3D Visualization Tool for All Designers

    Visualizing your design accurately and functionally is one of the biggest challenges that we as engineers face on a daily basis. Bringing concept into reality is no easy task, at least, without the right tools. Often a design doesn’t become real, even to the designers, until it is brought into reality in some light. CAD […]


  • Industrial Design: From Sketch to Concept Model

    Industrial Design: From Sketch to Concept Model

    Saharudin Busri is Head of Industrial Design at MIMOS Berhad in Kuala Lumpur, a company under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia.  He graduated with his MA in Automotive Design with distinction from Coventry University UK.  He has worked as an automotive designer at Proton Malaysia and has received numerous Red Dot Design […]


  • Welcome to the Design Studio blog

    Welcome to the Design Studio blog

    Autodesk makes software for people who make things. And with this blog, we would like to directly communicate with you, our customers and users in the Design Studios. This blog will serve to be your hub for hearing from our product team, learning about product updates, new features and releases, discuss technology trends and of […]