Autodesk Alias Tutorials

Concept Car 3D modeling: Poly to NURBS

Concept Car 3D modeling: Poly to NURBS

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).

Empowering the Burn to Design: A Creative Journey from 2D to 3D

Empowering the Burn to Design: A Creative Journey from 2D to 3D

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.

Autodesk Alias: Making the Discovery

Autodesk Alias: Making the Discovery

A video presentation from Autodesk University 2012 covering the ideation and design process inside Autodesk Alias. Requires free registration.

Align Tools in Autodesk Alias 2012

Align Tools in Autodesk Alias 2012

A set of five official Autodesk videos by Barry Kimball showing the Align tool capabilities in Alias 2012.

Audi S5 3D modeling in Alias

Audi S5 3D modeling in Alias – video sessions

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.

Building a sportscar exterior to Class A Surfacing Standards

Building a sportscar exterior to Class A Surfacing Standards

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).

Concept Car digital sculpting and modeling

Concept Car digital sculpting and modeling

A video tutorial released in 2008 by designer David Bentley, showing how to create a car 3D concept using Autodesk Mudbox, Alias and Showcase.

Technical Surfacing in Alias

Technical Surfacing in Alias

A detailed 114-pages pdf tutorial on technical surfacing from the official documentation of AliasStudio 2008.

Advanced Modeling and Surfacing Techniques with Autodesk AliasStudio (Part I)

Advanced Modeling and Surfacing Techniques with Autodesk AliasStudio (Part I)

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.

Autodesk Alias 2012 Fillet Tools

Autodesk Alias 2012 Fillet Tools

In this official video Kerry Kingston presents the new Fillet tools in Autodesk Alias 2012, using some automotive surfacing examples.

Lexus LFA Alias modeling tutorial

Lexus LFA Alias modeling tutorial

A six parts video tutorial on how to mode a Lexus LFA in Autodesk Alias Automotive 2011. In Russian with English subtitles.

Autodesk Alias 2012 Intersect and Trim

Autodesk Alias 2012 Intersect and Trim

Kerry Kingston explains the selection improvements with intersect and trim tools in the 2012 version of Autodesk Alias.

Autodesk Alias 2012 Transform Control Vertices

Autodesk Alias 2012 Transform Control Vertices

Kingston walks you through the updated Transform Control Vertices tool inside Autodesk Alias 2012.

Alias 2010 Blending Techniques

Alias 2010 Blending Techniques

An official video tutorial by Autodesk that shows different techniques for creating surface fillets in Alias 2010.

Car washout Alias tutorial

Car washout Alias tutorial

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.

Alias Surface Tutorial: A-Pillar blend

Alias Surface Tutorial: A-Pillar blend

This video tutorial in Russian shows how to blend the A-pillar and the side panel surfaces in Autodesk Alias Surface.

Alias Surface tutorial: Surface Fillet

Alias Surface tutorial: Surface Fillet

A 1-hour video tutorial in Russian that explains how to create a fillet surface in Autodesk Alias when modeling a car body.

Car sketch in Alias Studio

Car sketch in Alias Studio

A video that shows the workflow process for creating a car side view rendering in Alias Studio 2009.  

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