Tag: automotive design


  • 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 […]


  • The future is design: A conversation with Car Design News, part 1

    Ananda Arasu and I spent some time with James McLachlan, Editor for Car Design News. We talked through a wide range of pressing issues, including sustainability, customer demand, the CDN Review Book and more. Listen here for Part 1 of our conversation, scroll down for more detail and images, and stay tuned for Part 2. […]


  • 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 […]


  • 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 autodesk.com/aif to secure your spot at AIF […]


  • 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 […]


  • Canada’s automotive future: APMA reveals Project Arrow prototype at CES 2023

    We’ve been following the Canadian automotive design competition, Project Arrow, since early 2020—covering the winning design from the Carleton University team, as well as the Autodesk Technology Centers and the automotive product team that supported them in refining that design. With the support of the Autodesk Alias product team, students were able to realize their […]


  • Building an industry ecosystem: The Domeble-Symetri Student Awards

    The DSSAs are highlighting the creativity of recent graduates studying 3D design, CGI and VR.


  • Hands-on Introduction to SubD Modeling, Part 2: Hybrid Modelling in Alias

    What This Is             This series covers Alias ESSENTIAL SKILLS in a 2-part video series: In this series, our own John Hartigan introduces you to SubD Modeling by walking through the creation of a simple model – our Monster – to present the tools in a clear and accessible way. Who It’s For            Beginners in Alias, […]


  • 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 […]


  • Behind the scenes with Mike Turner, S03 E04: Exterior imaging — adding motion

    In episode 03 of his third VRED series, Mike Turner goes deeper into raytraced rendering and covers the basics as well as an overview of VRED options and how hardware/software is evolving. In episode 04, Mike shows you how to add basic motion within an environment to convey a sense of dynamism and speed – […]


  • 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 […]


  • Behind the scenes with Mike Turner, series 03, episode 04: Exterior imaging – adding motion in VRED

    In episode 03 of his third VRED series, Mike Turner goes deeper into raytraced rendering and covers the basics as well as an overview of VRED options and how hardware/software is evolving. In episode 04, Mike shows you how to add basic motion within an environment to convey a sense of dynamism and speed – […]


  • Learn from the experts: Real-time visualization (OpenGL) in VRED

    This 4-part YouTube tutorial series focuses on real-time visualization (OpenGL) in VRED. Automotive designer Christian Woefel shares tips and tricks for setting up and optimizing your VRED scenes for better performance. The videos explain the necessary trade-offs to get the best possible render quality while maintaining smooth, real-time interaction with the scene in VRED. Watch […]


  • 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 […]