Autodesk Alias Tutorials
A short writeup that gives an overview of the conversion process from a low poly quad mesh to NURBS surfaces, using Maya 2012 and Alias Automotive. The download includes the 3D models (free registration is required).
In this lecture from Autodesk University 2012, vehicle designer Pete Blades shows his workflows for quickly creating concepts using SketchbookPro and Alias Automotive. Requires free registration.
A video presentation from Autodesk University 2012 covering the ideation and design process inside Autodesk Alias. Requires free registration.
A set of five official Autodesk videos by Barry Kimball showing the Align tool capabilities in Alias 2012.
A set of videos by Renault design chief Romain Chevalier, showcasing the surface setup for the side and fender, design for highlights and G2 surface continuity.
A pdf booklet on the techniques involved in automotive modeling with Autodesk Alias. Complemented by a set of video episodes (the first are available here).
A video tutorial released in 2008 by designer David Bentley, showing how to create a car 3D concept using Autodesk Mudbox, Alias and Showcase.
A series of 10 official video episodes that cover the basics of technical surfacing in Autodesk Alias. The set was released in 2010 and is presented by Autodesk product specialist Roberto Tomarchio.
The best resources for learning Autodesk Alias 3D software: the official documentation, free online tutorials, educational DVDs, books and online training.
A detailed 114-pages pdf tutorial on technical surfacing from the official documentation of AliasStudio 2008.
A class from Autodesk University 2007 that covers geometry representation, NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines) and looks at it from the perspective of a sculptural material. Includes slides and audio. Requires free registration.
In this official video Kerry Kingston presents the new Fillet tools in Autodesk Alias 2012, using some automotive surfacing examples.
A six parts video tutorial on how to mode a Lexus LFA in Autodesk Alias Automotive 2011. In Russian with English subtitles.
Kerry Kingston explains the selection improvements with intersect and trim tools in the 2012 version of Autodesk Alias.
Kingston walks you through the updated Transform Control Vertices tool inside Autodesk Alias 2012.
An official video tutorial by Autodesk that shows different techniques for creating surface fillets in Alias 2010.
This 30 minutes video tutorial by Autodesk shows how to create a washout – a combination of two different shapes that flow together – in Alias Automotive 2010.
This video tutorial in Russian shows how to blend the A-pillar and the side panel surfaces in Autodesk Alias Surface.