Autodesk Alias Studio – Creating Even Parting Lines



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Alias CAD Parting Lines that Maintain 0.5mm Width in All Views

I needed to build some accurate parting lines for a student. Here’s What My first Try  Looks Like

I have built parting lines on model mobile phones and remotes, down to 1mm, but somehow building good shutlines on a car body seems a lot harder to achieve. Two obvious reasons for this are

  • Surface curvature is very complex and finding the correct “geometry view” is often pretty tough
  • There are often a multitude of small surfaces to project onto and trim, especially around areas like radial wheel arches

 

Alias Automotive correct partinline technique. Widths spec. varies with each peoject. Widths can be from 3mm to 12mm on a Defender or similarFillet Flange tool on both sides and then skin the bottom to seal off the model's volume

  • Select only the surfs. that you really need to have in view and then >Hide Unselected all other surfs. so that your view is as simple as it can possibly be
  • Don’t make the p-lines any deeper than is asolutely necessary

 

This makes the tedious job of building parting lines easier

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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Fireman’s Helmet Modelled – Alias Course



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Here’s how my students first Try at Building a Helmet with 5 Surfaces Came Out

No Tweaking CV’s, Rebuilding Surfaces, Just the Raw First Model

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This is a tutorial from the Autodesk Alias Learning website Posted August 13, 2009, 1:20 am by Fridolin Beisert

http://aliasdesign.autodesk.com/learning/This model is based on a primitive (sphere) which has been transformed and trimmed berfore having transisional surfs built on to its curves on surface.

There is a fair bit of  “Proportional Modification Control” used for

  • creating the peak from a square built onto the surface of the sphere. The sphere’s surfaces were dodgy after transforming and he should have perfected them before continuing.
  • pulling down the rim to form the neck guard
  • pulling out the rolled edge on the visor

“Whilst I did learn a lot, I also struggled with certain aspects of this model”

  • Getting a really true surf. once he had transformed the orig. sphere
  • Getting the peak to look as though it is a continuous surface with the sphere (even though the Curvature Locators showed “C” on the long edge of the peak’s surf. boundary, in the rendering the surface join is obvious)
  • Lighting. It took him 2 hrs. to get the scene even reasonably lit for rendering

Well although he is pleased with the first attempt, I can see lots of areas where he needs to improve his modelling and we will be working to improve those, so that he ends up with a product model that he can feel proud of, before moving onto a more challenging tutorial

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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Fender Finished – Alias Course



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Senior Exterior Designer, Audi.AG

You can find this in video format on the Autodek Alias Design Community website: http://aliasdesign.autodesk.com/learning/tutorials/details/Video_Washout_136031/

The Main Part of the Wing/Fender Finished

Have you eaver had that feeling that you are actually getting somewhere after a long period of slaving away?

It’s been really hard for students following this fender construction, but the result although still only at 60% perfect, I am really pleased with. The body-side feature washes out imperceivably in this example, into the radial wheel arch and I love looking at it. It’s pure sculpture to me.

I worked with Satoshi Wada at Audi in 1999

modelling his new Audi A6. I was a Clay Modeller then and Satoshi was the Designer. He is now Senior Exterior Designer. Apart from designing vehicles he is a very good sculptor and it was through him that I gained the realization that a well styled automobile is actually a piece of Dynamic Sculpture.

It was Satoshi Wada who introduced me to Alias.If you don’t find this an object of great beauty, then perhaps Alias is not for you!Here-s an email comment I got from a student engaged in modelling this component:”It’s really hard, but I am undestanding Alias a little more each day. Although I still have days when I want to descend from the 27th floor without the aid of the lift!”Well to be honest we all feel like that when we get stuck on an aspect of a model. The trick is to take a break, talk to another modeller an come back with a fresh view. Sometimes I take a break from a difficult surf. blending problem and think up a new strategy, on returning I’ll delete thye whole area and build a new patch layout. Everybody has to ask for help sometimes!The surface reflects light in a beautiful way. I have used the (2010) Surface/Fillet-Flange tool to create the door opening fillet flange, although I haven’t reworked the detail where the fillet flange runs past the body side feat._____________________________________________About the author:I achieved success because I was totally committed and because I had people who were prepared to help me. I believe in giving back and I do so to people who can demonstrate their total commitment to becoming competent Alias Studio modellers.________________________________________________________________
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For student’s who have the objective of finding a CAD job in the near future, I still teach One to One students and all of these students get Automotive Modeling or Design/Modeling jobs, so it’s a great investment to make. The hourly rate is very high and there are vacancies in UK. France, Germany, Sweden, Spain, USA, Brazil etc. I can only take a maximum of 5-7 students at any one time. I teach all levels right up to Post Graduates. I have never had a Private student fail to get an Alias Automotive job (Companies include Ferrari, GM, Lotus, Opel, Audi Seat etc. ). If you wish to apply for a place, please email me with all your details.
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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Fender Patch Layout – Alias Course



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Feature Washes Out

Fender Washout Tutorial

You can find this in video format on the Autodek Alias Design Community website: http://aliasdesign.autodesk.com/learning/tutorials/details/Video_Washout_136031/It has been really tough for most of my students having to raise their game to work to the standards of  Roberto Tomarchio but I am pleased with the resulting surfaces that they have presented and would award them 6 – 8 out of 10, as I know that there are areas where the surface continuity simply isn’t up to production/industry standards, but that’s fine. I encourage my students to make their first model to the best of their ability not worrying or stopping when they can’t get something to work out 100%. I tell them to keep going and to FINISH the model. Students who drop half finished projects never make it in the very challenging Alias world. They learn a lot from the first finished model and after a critique from me the second attempt is very often MUCH better snd very importantly, they feel good about the experiece, simply because they feel that they have become better modellers.
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Practice is your Greatest Friend

We all have been through highs as well as whopping great lows, struggling to understand a tutorial of this level, but you learn a lot and can then use the Align tool to much better effect and I understand how to get good Positioning as well as Curvature Cont. at adjacent surface boundaries even if you can’t always do it. You should spend every spare minute you get practicing Alias. It’s the only way to make it.

Pulling Power

Student Comment:”Since I have been doing top level tutorials I have become more competent at pulling CV’s to greater improve my surfaces.”________________________________________________________________

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167 Euros (200 USD equivalent Nov.2011) per month. You get your .wire reviewed by me every 15 days and you will receive : feedback, instruction, tips and advice from me personally. Access to all videos including my ” Private Student Training Videos”. You will build at least 3 complete automotive exteriors. The course also includes an intensive Reverse Engineering section, which required by most employers and is often given as a practical test at interviews.

“Course #3”.

Fast Track Full Pro. “One to One” Course with weekly reviews and coaching 250 Euros (USD. 300 approx. Nov. 2011) per month. One to One Private tuition. You will receive specific geometry and meshes and modeling from me personally where required, to help you to complete your exteriors quickly to an Industry entry level standard. This means a bigger investment, but once in an Alias modeling job you will get back what you invested many times over and be able to work anywhere in the world

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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial Wash-out NURBS – Alias Course

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Alias Studio Tutorial

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This post is dedicated to my dear friend Angela and her newly born grandson Oscar

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Hi, Today I have screenshots of my model of a front wing/fender

where the tangent break running down the body side has to washout without trace when it intersects the radial wheel arch “eyebrow”.The tutorial which is absolutely First Class is commissioned by Autodesk Alias Studio and is the work of

Roberto Tomarchio

Senior Support Product Specialist

Ideally this tutorial requires Autodesk 2011/2012 software. The tutorial consists of a 30 min. video which you can access if you sign up to the Autodesk Alias Learning sitehttp://aliasdesign.autodesk.com/learning/tutorialsHave you eaver had that feeling that you are actually getting somewhere after a long period of slaving away?In the above image we can see that a lot of patches have to be created to arrive at the high finish surface that this tutorial is aimed at.If we look carefully at the fillet running along the body-side we can see that 5 surfaces have to be created for the fillet alone to achieve the washout effect.

The principal learning objectives here are

 

  • The use of transitional surfaces
  • The use of the Detach tool to obtain Crv. Cont. by shortening surface spans
  • The use of the NEW Align tool for Edge Align and Vector Align
  • Projecting Normal the surface boundary of a transitional surface and then aligning the transitional surf. to the newly formed C-O-S. The screenshot doesn’t do justice to the quality of the wing, but I think it’s looking quite good
  • But many thanks to Roberto Tomarchi
  • This model is still in progress “WIP”, but I will piblish the finished image shortly
  • Pictured below is an Audi A5 Sportback built by one of my students who is now a Digital Sculptor for GM.

    Full HD video, just click the picture below

    I am now putting some of my tutorials on YouTube, so whilst you’re there you may wish to check them out. There’s a full tutorial on how to create a Ball Corner to Class A Surfacing, Catia V5 spec.

    how to build a car

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    100 Euros (135 USD equivalent Nov.2011) per month. You get your .wire reviewed by me every 15 days and you will receive : feedback, instruction, tips and advice from me personally. Access to all website videos

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    250 Euros (USD. 339 approx. Nov. 2011) per month. One to One Private tuition with weekly reviews of your .wire. You will receive specific geometry and meshes and modeling from me personally where required, to help you to complete your exteriors quickly to an Industry entry level standard. This means a bigger investment, but once in an Alias modeling job you will get back what you invested many times over and be able to work anywhere in the world

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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Diagnostic Shading



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Time to Go On Stripe

How Good Are My Surfaces?

There comes a time when on the learning alias path you realize that a model isn’t finished until it has NO GAPS between surface boundaries and it meets the construction Prefs. assigned to the project.If the surfacing tool is telling us that a boundary has say failed to achieve Position, then quite simply its no good and must be improved or deleted. Today I am not going into details of how and why. I just want to show how a model should be progressing in its early stages. (I will explain in more detail soon.)When building a car, I start in the center YO and build out from there. Here I have built the center section across the YO axis rather than build half a surface and then rely on layer symmetry to mirror the other half. It is very difficult to get a high qual.surf. with no break on the Yo line with this method, therefore I build my surfaces across the Y axis.This type of surface is called “Apex Free” I do this for at least 4 of the main surfaces “Primary Surfs.” i.e. Hood Top, Screen, Roof RR ScreenIn the first pic. I am happy with the surfs. as show-up by the Zebra Strip Diagnostic Shading (This is a very unforgiving level of rendering). The hood top is showing nice clean even stripes and the front end surface all have a nice even flow of stripes. However the red arrow is pointing to an unacceptable surface section. It looks to have too much crown and also to be irregular. I must put this right before continuing, as my wings/fenders “Secondary Surfs.” will take the boundaries of this surface as their datums. Most probably, I will delete the surf, modify the outer curve, checking it with the Locator-Curvature tool and then I will construct a new surface and keep working on it until it is right. it’s real important that we balance the Crvs which are adjacent on Sq. surfs. (Same amount of CV’s, edit points, Same degree and exactly the same curvature.)[slickr-flickr tag=”front end 1″]Here I can see a nice Ellipse on the screen and on the hood top, so I am pleased with these surfs.The Green arrow is pointing to a Tangent Break. In this case I wanted the surfaces to have an angular break at their common boundaries and these surfaces are both correct. A polished diamond has tangent breaks at its surf. boundaries, so that each surfaces reflects a different light value. This is where sculpture, precious stones and car design all meet.In this pic. I have used the Locator-Curve.Curvature tool set to Position to show/ test if adjacent surf. boundaries meet either  “GO” or Position. If a model does not have “GO” or better at all its surf. boundaries, then the data from the model would be rejected by any other CAD application that we attempted to transfer it to down line. My model is a Styling model, which would need to be transferred to other depts. on its way to becoming a production product (Class “A” surfacing, Aero-Dynamics, Cost and Feasibility, Engineering and Milling Machines etc.etc.) Here I can see that the green “P’s” are showing me that my model is good. I arrived at these surfaces after investing time, constructing high qual curves on which too build the surfs. I deleted the curves and the surfs. many times before arriving at a set that reached this level.Here I am showing a Powertracer Direct Rendering to give some idea as to how the model would look in real life. Note how important the tangent breaks become.________________________________________________________________
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My New Website is now live!

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Special Winter Discount Package

Courses in order of cost:

“Course #1”.6 months Website Access

6 Months website access to all video tutorials, 167 Euros one-off payment (228 USD equivalent Nov.2011)

Courses, including reviews and coaching:

“Course #2A” Private Tuition Package

167 Euros per month (228 USD equivalent Nov.2011)
(Your work will be reviewed every 15 days and you will receive : feedback, instruction, tips and advice from me personally, modeling demonstrations from me on your .wire and I will supply Meshes to help you with difficult areas of your model).

“Course #2E” Economy Private Tuition Package

100 Euros (135 USD equivalent Nov.2011) per month. You get your .wire reviewed by me every 15 days and you will receive : feedback, instruction, tips and advice from me personally. Access to all website videos

“Course #3”.  Fast Track Full Pro. “One to One” Course

250 Euros (USD. 339 approx. Nov. 2011) per month. One to One Private tuition with weekly reviews of your .wire. You will receive specific geometry and meshes and modeling from me personally where required, to help you to complete your exteriors quickly to an Industry entry level standard. This means a bigger investment, but once in an Alias modeling job you will get back what you invested many times over and be able to work anywhere in the world

For more info,

Just register on my website and I’ll send you all the details
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USA:

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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Nice Watch, Too Many Errors



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Moving from Beginners Tutorials

and moving into the big league. When you move from Alias std. start-up tutorials, to taking on top flight production tolerance tutorials,  it is really difficult, if not impossible to build a “Perfect” model without having several attempts at it. It’s very easy to get despondent or depressed when your model doesn’t have the perfect seamless surface blends and the high qual. trimmed edges etc.Details look nice rendered,but the surface fillets are too smallWhat I did in the past was to set myself reasonable goals. I would make a model to a reasonable quality at mt first attempt. Forget about trying to hit Catia V4 or 5 tolerances. Not trying to achieve what was at that time well beyond my skills and then when I started the second or third attempt, Iwould feel very positive, because I would realise that I have actually learned a lot. What seemed really complicated and difficult to follow and do the first time around, started to become a little easier and more understandable on the second or if called for the third attempt.I have had my lower-intermediate students working really hard, way out of their comfort zones, trying to build a sports watch. I am basing this watch on an excellent tutorial written by Jopshua Maruska.I have told them that on the first build I am not expecting to see tight tolerances and have allowed them as I used to to set their cons. prefs. to user tolerances. This allows them to build a model which is correct at their level, without having to know the advanced techniques required to achieve say Catia V4.Joshua Maruska has several tutorials at:http://aliasdesign.autodesk.com/learning/tutorials/[slickr-flickr tag=”sports watch 2″]To Learn Alias Automotive to Industry Entry level has been made easier. Why not visit my website and take a look for your self?

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and if you want to accelerate your progress to Ind. Entry level, why not sign-up for one of our Pro. Modelling courses now?

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“Course #1”.

6 Months website access to all website based video tutorials, 167 Euros (200 USD equivalent Nov.2011)

“Course #2”.

167 Euros (200 USD equivalent Nov.2011) per month. You get your .wire reviewed by me every 15 days and you will receive : feedback, instruction, tips and advice from me personally. Access to all videos including my ” Private Student Training Videos”. You will build at least 3 complete automotive exteriors. The course also includes an intensive Reverse Engineering section, which required by most employers and is often given as a practical test at interviews.

“Course #3”.

Fast Track Full Pro. “One to One” Course with weekly reviews and coaching 250 Euros (USD. 300 approx. Nov. 2011) per month. One to One Private tuition. You will receive specific geometry and meshes and modeling from me personally where required, to help you to complete your exteriors quickly to an Industry entry level standard. This means a bigger investment, but once in an Alias modeling job you will get back what you invested many times over and be able to work anywhere in the world

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Alias Studio Progress with the Retractable Knife project



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Patched Surfaces Must Meet and Flow Correctly

I have now taken the retractable knife model a stage further and built the surfaces, as you can see I have turned on the edge locators to see if I have Position, Tangecy and Curvature Continuity where it is required.(I have Locator Persistence turned on, on the >Evaluate>Surface Continuity tool.)At this stage of the build, if there is a failure at one or more of the surface boundaries to get “P”, “T” of “C” the adjacent surfaces must be tweaked until the problem is put right. If the problem is beyond tweaking, then I have to delete the offending surfs. and re-construct them taking care that adjacent boundaries have matching degree levels (A degree three surf. boundary adjoins another of the same deg. 3 construction) and ensuring that surfaces have the same number of spans and consequently, surface isoparms. Usually I go back and re-check that curves meet with G0 or G2 etc as required.I find that only by taking great care to match the characteristics of adjoining surfs. can I move towards having a good model , which does not end up in the recycle bin.This model has a number of surface continuity problems and when I have finished the model  I will build another, learning from my mistakes.[slickr-flickr tag=”craft knife 3″]________________________________________________________________
To Learn Alias Automotive to Industry entry level has been made easier. Why not visit my website and take a look for your self?

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To Learn Alias Automotive to Industry Entry level has been made easier. Why not visit my website and take a look for your self?

www.learningalias.co.uk

My New Website is now live!

and if you want to accelerate your progress to Ind. Entry level, why not sign-up for one of our Pro. Modelling courses now?

Click here to visit the LearningAlias website   www.learningalias.co.uk

Info. about LearningAlias course:

“Course #1”.

6 Months website access to all website based video tutorials, 167 Euros (200 USD equivalent Nov.2011)

“Course #2”.

167 Euros (200 USD equivalent Nov.2011) per month. You get your .wire reviewed by me every 15 days and you will receive : feedback, instruction, tips and advice from me personally. Access to all videos including my ” Private Student Training Videos”. You will build at least 3 complete automotive exteriors. The course also includes an intensive Reverse Engineering section, which required by most employers and is often given as a practical test at interviews.

“Course #3”.

Fast Track Full Pro. “One to One” Course with weekly reviews and coaching 250 Euros (USD. 300 approx. Nov. 2011) per month. One to One Private tuition. You will receive specific geometry and meshes and modeling from me personally where required, to help you to complete your exteriors quickly to an Industry entry level standard. This means a bigger investment, but once in an Alias modeling job you will get back what you invested many times over and be able to work anywhere in the world

For more info,

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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Pulling CV’s

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Pulling CV’s Freehand Modelling

I have been working hard a little out of my comfort zone, building a sports watch. I am basing my watch on an excellent tutorial written by Joshua Maruska.Joshua Maruska has several tutorials at:http://aliasdesign.autodesk.com/learning/tutorials/With this tutorial my students are learning about some tools which are completely new to them, plus I also have learned learned more about the tools I already know.I am happy with my first attempt, but you can see that the surfaces don't flow smoothlyThis tutorial is TOP Industrial Product Design level and it’s very hard, as you have to do a lot of freehand modelling. I have simplified the model for my student’s first attempts, but I have already told them that after they have finished this model, which is a work in progress, I will eventually get them to go back and do the full on Model.I'm happy with the way the detailing is going, but I need to work hard to improve my parting linesThere’s no point in pushing your self to build models that are to advanced for you. IMHO. it’s a lot better to take on projects that stretch you a little, but aren’t so difficult that they send you into a deep depression.When you get depressed making an Alias model and it happens to us all. Take a break and do something in the real world. Come back to your project when you feel repaired. When I worked in Automotive design doing really intensive work against a tight deadline, I had to stop for 10 min. every 2 hours and take a coffee. This is a good way of avoiding migraines and you actually get more work done in the long run, but don’t mention this strategy at a job interview!________________________________________________________________
To Learn Alias Automotive to Industry entry level has been made easier. Why not visit my website and take a look for your self?

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To Learn Alias Automotive to Industry Entry level has been made easier. Why not visit my website and take a look for your self?

www.learningalias.co.uk

My New Website is now live!

and if you want to accelerate your progress to Ind. Entry level, why not sign-up for one of our Pro. Modelling courses now?

Click here to visit the LearningAlias website   www.learningalias.co.uk

Info. about LearningAlias course:

“Course #1”.

6 Months website access to all website based video tutorials, 167 Euros (200 USD equivalent Nov.2011)

“Course #2”.

167 Euros (200 USD equivalent Nov.2011) per month. You get your .wire reviewed by me every 15 days and you will receive : feedback, instruction, tips and advice from me personally. Access to all videos including my ” Private Student Training Videos”. You will build at least 3 complete automotive exteriors. The course also includes an intensive Reverse Engineering section, which required by most employers and is often given as a practical test at interviews.

“Course #3”.

Fast Track Full Pro. “One to One” Course with weekly reviews and coaching 250 Euros (USD. 300 approx. Nov. 2011) per month. One to One Private tuition. You will receive specific geometry and meshes and modeling from me personally where required, to help you to complete your exteriors quickly to an Industry entry level standard. This means a bigger investment, but once in an Alias modeling job you will get back what you invested many times over and be able to work anywhere in the world

For more info,

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USA:

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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Slave, Stub Surface



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To All Alias Modellers This is a Beautiful Sight

A perfect Draft/Slave/Stub surface which has G2 curve-cont. with a set of Blend and Edit curves built perpendicular to it with G1 tangency and who can resist turning all the CV’s on from time to time to admire their creation. To me it’s like the Blackpool illuminations being turned on in your own PC.[slickr-flickr tag=”craft knife 2″]Without getting to this stage where all the curves are set up to achieve their appropriate condition, there is no point in continuing with the model. If I can’t get :

  • G0  = position (no gaps)
  • G1 = Tangency
  • G2 = Curvature Continuity at the meeting of 2 curves Then I go back as far as I have to in the build process, scrapping curves and even the Draft surfs. if I can’t get them to align accurately, until I establish a sound foundation on which I can start building a good accurate model on once again. Fortunately this drastic action is not called for often as by a comination of chnging crv. geo. in the control Panel, carefully moving Cv’s with the Move CV tool and Panarizing recalcitrent crvs. it is normally possible to correct your curve set, so that you have the necessary G1 or G2 as you require.
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    To Learn Alias Automotive to Industry Entry level has been made easier. Why not visit my website and take a look for your self?

    www.learningalias.co.uk

    My New Website is now live!

    and if you want to accelerate your progress to Ind. Entry level, why not sign-up for one of our Pro. Modelling courses now?

    Click here to visit the LearningAlias website   www.learningalias.co.uk

    Info. about LearningAlias course:

    “Course #1”.

    6 Months website access to all website based video tutorials, 167 Euros (200 USD equivalent Nov.2011)

    “Course #2”.

    167 Euros (200 USD equivalent Nov.2011) per month. You get your .wire reviewed by me every 15 days and you will receive : feedback, instruction, tips and advice from me personally. Access to all videos including my ” Private Student Training Videos”. You will build at least 3 complete automotive exteriors. The course also includes an intensive Reverse Engineering section, which required by most employers and is often given as a practical test at interviews.

    “Course #3”.

    Fast Track Full Pro. “One to One” Course with weekly reviews and coaching 250 Euros (USD. 300 approx. Nov. 2011) per month. One to One Private tuition. You will receive specific geometry and meshes and modeling from me personally where required, to help you to complete your exteriors quickly to an Industry entry level standard. This means a bigger investment, but once in an Alias modeling job you will get back what you invested many times over and be able to work anywhere in the world

    For more info,

    Just register on my website and I’ll send you all the details

    USA:

    If you are in the USA, just register and login, then go to Profile and you can pay your subscription with your US credit card. Absolutely no extra charges for currency conversion.

    Regards

    Graham Bullock B.Ed.(CNAA)Des.Tech.