• A car in 15 minutes

    Over the last few years, several technologies which massively speed up concept modeling have been added to Alias. These technologies include subdivision surfaces, Dynamo and Create VR. Inspired by this, some colleagues and I wanted to challenge ourselves: How detailed a car design could we create, when limited to a 15-minute time frame? We went […]

  • Alias and Create VR 2022.2 releases

    The 2022.2 release of Alias is now available for download to all subscribers. In this point release, we introduced several new enhancements to Alias. These improvements include: A new Dynamo Toolbox and scripts History Visualizer improvements Enhancements to Locators Reference manager updates SubD workflow enhancements and Several other modeling tool updates You can see details […]

  • Creation of the ETRAXX – Part 2

    This is Part 2 of our podcast with Florian Coenen, Technical Marketing Manager. In Part 1 of our podcast, we introduced you to the ETRAXX. We talked through the process behind the design, what design elements inspired it, initial sketching, and moving those sketches into a CAD environment. That’s where we’re picking up for Part […]

  • AIF 2021: Alias keynote

    What’s the future of automotive design? We dove into it at our 2021 Automotive Innovation Forum.   Alias PM Phil Botley highlights some of the game changing features in the latest releases of Alias, including the Feature Library tool. Connecting the various components has meant that Alias is at the center of the Design Studio as […]

  • AIF 2021: Agile Design Studio keynote

    What’s the future of automotive design? We dove into it at our 2021 Automotive Innovation Forum.   Marek Trawny takes a look at how digitization has been changing the design studio process, offering more flexibility and broader, deeper collaboration for design teams. How can you be as efficient as possible, maximizing your available time and resources […]

  • Car Design Dialogues: EMEA virtual event

    On the heels of the incredibly successful Car Design News Car Design Dialogues event held for North America in December, CDN is hosting another virtual event for its customers in Europe March 17th and 18. Car Design News has been well known for their Designer Night Events around the major auto shows. Held around the […]

  • Sketching in Create VR for Alias

    Over the last few months, we’ve shared what Autodesk Create VR for Alias offers designers and 3D modelers: an immersive virtual environment that can speed the transformation from 2D concept to 3D model. Colin Smith’s posts and videos demonstrate some of what’s possible with this technology. I’d like to share what this technology means for […]

  • ALIAS Create VR: Creating a concept (video 1)

    We introduced you to our new modeling workflow, Alias Create VR, with a short overview. Now we get to go deeper. We start with Video 1, Creating a Concept. Here, you’ll learn how to get started and then dive into how to create a new layer for the curve network or a wheel design with […]

  • ALIAS Create VR: New modeling workflow

    An exciting feature of both Alias 2020 and 2021 is a new modeling workflow, Alias Create VR. In this 5-video series, we’ll cover some of the fundamentals of this modeling toolset so that you can begin getting the most of it now. Here’s a short overview of Create VR. In the coming weeks, we’ll be […]

  • Alias 2021.2 update release

    Celebrating its 35th birthday, Alias 2021 was one of our most important releases. It introduced the History Visualizer, Assemblies and a Subdivision Retopology tool. You can check out details and videos here. With Alias, we are always working towards continuous enhancements and investment in the tools we have. One of our goals is continued stability […]

  • Project Sugarhill: Technical preview 6

    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 […]

  • Virtual product event: What’s new for the Agile Design Studio?  Streaming times added

    Now that the Alias 2021 and VRED 2021 product updates are available, we will host a virtual product event on April 21 and 22, 2020. To hear the latest about Alias, VRED and ShotGrid in the Design Studio, join our online event including live interaction with our product team. Starting April 28, we will begin […]