29 July 2016 | Car Design Competitions

A Road Trip in 20116 Design Contest: the winners

Allegorithmic has announced the winners of the Road Trip 2116 vehicle 3D design contest. The first three winners are Jianzhi Chen, Rico Kersten and Jonas Ronnegard.

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30 July 2016 | Alias Tutorials

Modeling a star edge/fillet in Alias

A video that shows how to create a smooth transition among several fillet surfaces.

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7 July 2016 | Automotive Design

Pininfarina “The Future of Emotions” Workshop – Part 3: ISD Rubika projects

The third part of our exclusive report from the Pininfarina Workshop “The Future of Emotions”, presenting the concepts created by...

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28 July 2016 | New Designers

Porsche 908-04 Concept: the long tail is back

Created by a team of six designers, the Porsche 908/04 Concept is an independent project of a sleek racing car that reinterprets the 1969 908 LH in a modern way.

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12 July 2016 | Automotive Design

Pininfarina “The Future of Emotions” Workshop – Part 4: UID projects

The final part of our exclusive report from the Pininfarina Workshop “The Future of Emotions”, with the concepts created by students...

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Engine Cover 3D modeling tutorial – Part 1

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An official Copic Markers tutorial by automotive designer and instructor Michele Leonello, who shows his workflow for creating a side view sketch render of a Porsche 911.
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Motivated to pass down what he's learned to the future generation of designers, Dieter Rams granted filmmaker Gary Hustwit unprecedented access to him and his archives for two weeks. Hustwit's research will culminate with Rams—the first...
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