Tag: Conceptual Design


  • Design What’s in Your Head: Christian Grajewski on Alias as Career Software

    Design What’s in Your Head: Christian Grajewski on Alias as Career Software

    It’s easy, these days, to be drawn to the latest software programs, the newer and more simplified versions of some of the programs you cut your design teeth on. Not for Christian Grajewski. This Alias veteran, from Hannover, Germany, has an intriguing career that reinforces both a “creativity first” and a “know the right tools” […]


  • The Autodesk Aviera GD Project

    The Autodesk Aviera GD Project

    At Autodesk, we believe in developing the best solutions for our customers.  Part of that process involves an understanding of customer challenges and supporting them through overcoming these challenges. With that in mind, we worked with our partner, Genesis Design, to create a next-generation mobility concept vehicle, leveraging the full breadth of our solutions, workflows, […]


  • Finding the Red Thread: Christian Grajewski, Freelance Designer and Full-time Creative

    Finding the Red Thread: Christian Grajewski, Freelance Designer and Full-time Creative

    Putting passion first. This German designer has built an intriguing career that reinforces a “creativity first” mindset. With an education in product and conceptual design, experience with Alias, and an internship (September 2007-February 2008) at the Volkswagen Group Future Center Europe GmbH, Christian believed he was set for the life of a permanent interior designer. […]


  • A Car in 15 Minutes

    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 […]


  • Creation of the ETRAXX – Part 3

    Creation of the ETRAXX – Part 3

    This is Part 3 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. In Part 2, we went deeper into […]


  • Alias and Create VR 2022.2 releases

    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 […]


  • ALIAS Create VR – Creating a Concept (Video 1)

    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

    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 […]


  • Sub D Modeling in Alias

    Sub D Modeling in Alias

    When we introduced Subdivision modeling in Alias 2020, we knew it would change how designers and design teams work. And over the last couple of years, we have added to this functionality, providing more tools for SubD modeling, and expanding what it can do for design and modeling. If you don’t know what SubD modeling […]


  • Alias 2021.2 Update Release

    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 […]


  • Secrets of Automotive Designer Elites: Vince Galante

    Secrets of Automotive Designer Elites: Vince Galante

    Vince Galante, Head of User Experience, FCA Vince Galante is Head of User Experience at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), where he has worked for 14 years. Previously, Galante was a senior manager in the Jeep Exterior Design Studio. He graduated from the College for Creative Services (CCS) in 2005 with a degree in transportation design, […]


  • A Creative Digital Pipeline with Alias, VRED & Shotgun

    A Creative Digital Pipeline with Alias, VRED & Shotgun

    On Wednesday July 22, Phil Botley, Lukas Fäth and I (Brandon Tasker) hosted another Car Design News webinar, where we shared our vision of a digital pipeline using Autodesk tools. The three of us often talk about our tools independently—we know, and like to share, the individual strengths of Alias, VRED & Shotgun. But this […]


  • Solving Common Design Challenges with Shotgun

    Solving Common Design Challenges with Shotgun

    Autodesk’s Technical Specialist Daniel Wright, also known on YouTube as “Alias Guy,” created an overview video about how Shotgun can be used in automotive design, and how it can help solve common challenges for users in the studio. Key Focus This video covers the solutions to common problems key personas, modelling teams (CAS, Class-A & […]


  • Project Sugarhill: Technical Preview 6

    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 […]


  • Tobias France: Automotive Sketch to Render in SketchBook

    Tobias France: Automotive Sketch to Render in SketchBook

    Tobias France of Bias Design is back again with a time lapse of his sketch-to-render journey.  In this video, Tobias demonstrates his process of turning a fun doodle into an elaborate rendering inspired by the GT40 Shelby Daytona Coupe. From cleaning up his sketch, to laying on base colours, adjusting structure, and adding highlights, Tobias […]