Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial -Wheel – 2

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Alias Wheel Tutorial – Part – 2

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Alias Wheel Tutorial – part – 2Author: graham

Objectives of part – 2

  • Create revolve surf. 36 deg segment for rim

  • Create Hub Curves

  • Build center milled rebate for wheel center Cap

1dIn the Perspective view go to >palette>surface>revolve tool and and set it up as shown.Select the rim crv. and make a 36 deg. revolved surf. from the Z axis (Important set the tool to revolve on the “Y” axis)Make a new layer, call it Rim and assign your surface.

Hub Curves

1eIn the front view lay down 3 key lines Palette>curves>keypoint curve toolbox
1gTypically the hub would be either flush with the rim in the plan view or slightly inboard of the outer rim flangeBuild your curves up from the Y axis.>palette>curve edit> curve fillet tool and create fillets on the top outer and top inner corner of the hub crvs. (If you create history whilst you are using this tool, it wont work, so just select the offending crv. and delete its history >delete>delete construction hist.)Revolve your hub crvs. 36 deg, exactly as you did your rim.
1hCreate a new layer and name it Hub. Assign your surf.In the Left view snap a circle to the origin LHM+Alt.Scale circle to the size that you want your center cap to be, then copy and paste the circle (In this tutorial copy and paste is always Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V)The copied crv. is now active, so scale it down 5mm in its radius to represent the milled hole which will run through the center of the cast wheel.

Creating the Offset Milled Land For The Cap Aperture

1jIn the Left view project your 2 circles onto the hub’s front and back surfs.Trim divide to create a “C” shaped surf, which will be the milled land to allow the center cap to be driven home. Delete the 2 small triangular surfs.
1kIn the Perspective view, move the “C” shaped surf. inwards along the Y axis 5mm
1lUsing the Skin tool. create a surf. from the hole in the hub to the edge of the “C” surf. and another one to create the surf. of the hole which will be milled right through the casting.________________________________________________________________

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The whole point of this tutorial is to show you how to make a Simple wheel, which has VERY light geometry.

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Alias Wheel Tutorial – Part-1

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Alias Wheel Tutorial – part – 1Author: graham bullock B.Ed. Design and Tech.

Objectives of part – 1

  • Create a New Project

  • Organise workflow assigning to layers

  • Build revolve curves for Rim, Tyre Carcass and Tread Surface

  • Revolve Tyre and Tread Surfs. 360 deg. in Left View

These simple curves are all I have used to create my wheels for my Porsche style car which I have developed with you on this website. All designers need to have very basic wheels right from the begining of the project (Just the rim and tyre size is important at the early stages of the exterior design process. Wheels are usually exaggerate being much wider and with tyres lower in profile than the road vehicle will have. This helps to win Design Shows and gain the budget necessary to further the progress of the design .)
1aA more realistic rim section would start to look like this, but it is not really needed for a simple styling wheel.
1a-2So here are my simple revolve curves.Open a new stage.Create the curves in the front view on the +Y side. Set them the distances above YO that I have shown in the pic. Make sure that you select Transform>pivot and move the pivot down to the orign. Really zoom in close and double check that the pivots for your revolve crvs. are absolutely at the origin of the world space.Click save and navigate to your Projects. >C:/>Alias>Projects. At the top right of the Save Wire windows select New Project from the drop down. Open the wire folder and save your new curves stage. Navigate up 1 level and rename your “New Project” as, “my-wheel-1″Revolve your tyre carcass curve. The tyre carcass  surf. has been create with >Surf>revolve tool (8 spans, 360 deg. global axis Y.)Assign the curves to a new layer and name it CurvesAssign your tyre revolve surf. to a new layer and name it Tyre CarcassTurn on the layer symetry to create the complete width of the tyre. (If the symetrical half does not appear where you want it, select the Tyre layer>layer>symetry>set plane and set the plane up correctly)
1cGo to the perspective view and place the 1st point of a new curve [ New Curve( CV’s)]on the outside, upper edge of the tyre carcass revolve curve.
1c1In the front view build the rest of the curve by adding 3 more cV’s. This curve will be the revolve curve for the tread surface. The 1st CV is the bottom edge of the tread, vertically above it (front view) are Cv’s 2 and 3 on top of each over and the 4th CV is horizontal to them on the Y0.(When you form your revolve surf. and turn on layer sym. you  will have tangency “G0” . NB: I mirrored my crv. accross and checked it with a curvature comb. I recommend that you use curvature combs at all times. Working without them always leads to disaster sooner or later.
1c2The Tyre Tread surf. has been create with >Surf>revolve tool (8 spans, 360 deg. global axis Y.)
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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Rear Lamp Assembly – 2

Alias Studio Rear Lamp Assy.

If anybody ever asks you to build a complete rear lamp assembly. Throw your appointment book out the window, because you have just been lumbered with a really difficult task.

How Do You Start?

Like most things in Automotive modelling, you don’t even have one datum surface to kick-off modelling from, so how do you start?Go into the back view and build a set of curves in the True View, which define the outline of your lamp cluster. There are only 2 views which you need to think about this is the most important. The second view is the left/side view, where the unit wraps around the rear corner of the car.

Projecting onto the body of the vehicle

When you do this you’ll definitely get the profile that you desire from the rear view, but what your lamp is going to look like in the right view is going to depend upon the surface shape of the rear corner of the car. It might be great, but normally it will be pretty horrid, so you may have to make a separate set of curves to project in the right view. Don’t worry if the 2 sets of curves don’t marry up, just modify your left view curves until the c-o-s updates with history and you have both sets of curves meeting as you require. USE CURVE COMBS AT ALL TIMES!!!!

Can I Section c-o-s?

Yes you can just like you do with any other intersecting curves.Which is the hardest part of making a lamp assy?

The lenses are by far the trickiest part.

Getting GO at the edges is really hard and if you don’t have GO then you can’t fillet them. This is very important if you are making a pre-production model, but if it’s going to be milled into a hard model  or modelled in clay, it’s better to put the fillets on at that stage.

Transparent Acrylic Shaders

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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Automotive Rear Lamps

 

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Alias Studio Rear Lamp Assembly

I have been working all day learning how to make a complete rear lamp assy. complete with reflectors, tri-coloured acrylics and obscuration textures.The top curve is no good, so today’s work flow goes down to a tough practise session in which a lot was learned.

Transparent Shaders

These are tricky to set-up and I had to do a lot of renderings to get even something near to what I needed.Here’s the rear end with the lamp cluster mounted:(I will soon be adding some renderings of the expanded metal grilles for this model)The whole model starts from a projection onto the sheet metal body. Once I had the C-O-S, I built the lamp from there.Alias Studio Rear Lamp Asssembly. Buiit just like a real lamp it has a tripple reflector with a chrome shader, then the acrylic lenses. Behind each lens is  another lamina, with a perforated metal shader. About 20 to 24 hours work for this styling model.________________________________________________________________

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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Automotive Rear End – 2

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Alias Studio Automotive Rear End Cont’d,

Low, wide and sleek Porsche style rear end
Integral Soiler Prior to intersecting the tube section and trimming out the apertureAperture cut through integral spoiler to lighten the design feelToday I cut a large slot through the rear spoiler to give a lighter feel to the model I did this by building a rectangular curve set, duplicating it. Moving the top set forward and the lower set rearward. I then skinned a surface between the 2 sets and intersected it with the integral spoiler.

Radius tool for integral spoiler

Once I had trimmed away the protruding parts of the skin surface I trimmed out the top and bottom apertures in the spoiler.

Save out before trimming

To prevent loosing valuable work flow whilst trimming. I always save out my work before trimming anything that’s tricky. I do the trimming,but don’t save the trimmed work flow until the trim process has been successful. This has saved me countless heart aches.

When Building A Complex Alias Model

I save anything up to 100 different versions of the work flow. I make sure to date each file as I save it. This makes it easy to find the version you are looking for when something has to be binned or you need to import a part of your model which has been deleted erroneously. This often happens whilst trimming.

Alias Studio Expanded Metal Shader

Where I have used expanded metal shaders, I have duplicated the surface moving one surface back 5mm to create a backing surface, which I shade mat black. The front surface gets the metal shader. If I don’t use this work flow I can see the inside of the car through the grilles.________________________________________________________________

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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial -Porsche Carrera Turbo Style Rear End

Does This Car Have A Rear End?

For weeks I have been showing you the front side and top of my Model, but I got an e-mail asking to see the rear end, so I thought I better spend today building one. Basically I built a lovely full volume center surface with good highlights and then I went Berserk and after projecting a curved rectangle onto the rear surface in the top view, I built a rectangle piggy backed onto it, pulled out the CV’s to create the big reverse louvre (Air Scoop) you see.

Massive rear intergral spoiler

I had four surfaces making up the center part of my rear volume I combined 3 of these, added some more< rows of CV’s at the LHS and RHS boundaries to protect them whilst I was pulling CV’s in a very radical way.ç

Proportional Modification Control

By spending about an hour setting this tool up to work the way I needed, I was able to pull a massive spoiler out of my combined volume. This is not the way it would be done in the Automotive Industry, as it is not an accurate way to work and leaves you with forms that are very difficult to modify, but I really wanted to see just what this tool would produce.

Real Life

you’d be modelling away and you’d get at least one visit a day from the stylist, asking for changes to your model, so you’d need a fee standing spoiler, that could be easily changed of substituted .
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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Rear Spoiler

Both the vent and the BIG spoiler are done with thw Alias Poroportional Modification Tool

I have been away on other projects, so my Porsche Carrera Turbo Special Body Kit type exterior has been on the back boiler

Rear Spoiler Appears

As you can see I’ve gone mad and created a rear spoiler. I personally made the clay model for the Audi TT rear spoiler back in 1999. Rear spoilers are tricky beasts. There are no datum surfaces to measure from, but us Alias modellers live in that crazy world.

How to start

Make an ellipses in the top view and project it onto the body where you want your spoiler uprights to stem from.

Make a smaller ellipse and move it vertically up and back a bit from the base c-o-s. Run a skin surface between these 2 ellipses to surface your supports.

Build 3 cross section curves for your  spoiler wing . That’s 1 on the LHS, 1 on Y0 and mirroe the LHS over to form no. 3 on the RHS. Now skin the 3 curve sets hold down shift for the 3rd one.

Close the open ends of the wing off with a planar surface or a surface which is appropriate for your model.

Top view, project an trim divide to form the movable aileron and allocate a different shader to it. I have a 3mm parting line , but you can’t see it in the little jpeg.

However complicated the surface intersection of say a spoiler or mirror maybe, I always start by projecting curves onto the parent surface to for c-o-s to build from.

NB: I’m still on the most basic wheels possible. Just like designing a car exterior in the automotive industry, where the only import thing about the wheels for the first few years of a project is the dimensions. The wheels ate the icing on the cake and come last.
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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial -Wheel and Tyre

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As a general comment to anybody learning Alias Automotive modelling, I wouldn’t recommend that you spend too much time on wheels in the early stages of learrning to build a virtual car. It’s far more important to learn to set up your Stage with Image Planes or Canvases and to set up your grid with the correct dimensions and then learn to produce perfect curves upon which the quality of your surfaces will depend.Also I strongly recommend that you do all the Alias Studio Tutorial Modelling Tutorials, starting with the chair and then going on to do the shower gel bottle and then the teapot and the mouse etc. These tutorials are where you learn the solid basics of working in and understanding Alias.Getting started with an automotive model in Alias. Canvas planes are much more helpful to work from than image planesIMHO every tutorial you do will teach you some new and deeper level of Alias.Sorry my images are not displaying. I’ll get it fixed real soon!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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“Course #1”.6 months Website Access

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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Automotive Grille Modelling



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Making a Front Grille in Alias Studio

I built some projection curves and projected them onto the front surface to get curves on surface. I trimmed out the aperture using trim divide and moved the piece I had cut out backwards to form the back surface of the grille box. I made the grille box by running the Tubular Flange tool around the aperture < Single Surface, so you build the grill box fillets and draught surfaces all in one go. I set the Tubular Flange tool to < Radius 5mm < Flange depth 200mm. I then selected the tubular surface and assigned it a chrome shader.

Making Louvres in Alias Studio

I took a Duplicate Curve from the top outside edge of the tubular surf. and moved it down Z to where I wanted my first louvre to be built. Then I created a nice louvre cross section with a single curve and extruded it. Having done that I duplicated 4 extra louvres with < edit < duplicate < object.

Making the Verticle Vanes in Alias Studio

I dropped a planar surface at the origin in the left view and then mass produced the other 9 vanes using the Duplicate Tool. By plying around with the Transformation settings and + and- values it doesn’t take long to get a set of duplicates accurately set out. Once I had the 10 vanes, all I needed to do was slide them back on the X axis to suit the curve of the grille in the plan view.[slickr-flickr tag=”alias Duplicate Objects Option” type=”]0-car-2e________________________________________________________________

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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Automotive 3mm Wide Parting Line

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Parting Lines Are Really Tricky in Automotive Modelling

Most students have a lot to learn about parting lines. Around the door he went for a 10mm wide parting line. That’s the total width including the surface fillets. This is too wide if truth be told, so as the whole front of my car lifts and hinges forward like the Jag.E-Type. Here he has used a 3mm wide shut line. This is too narrow and after rendering and reducing for the web. you can hardly see it.

Lets Get Real

In real life manufacturers use a variety of widths and shut lines on Commercials, 4 by 4’s and budget priced cars can be 10 -15mm wide. Expensive quality cars will typically have very controlled Parting line widths of 5 -8mm.

Parting Lines Must be Closed Off

the volume of your model must be closed, so that other down-line software will accept the data originating from Alias. Parting lines must have a bottom surface, either generated by the parting line tool or direct modelled using Sq, Rail or  Skin surfs.

CNC Milling Machines

Demand that parting lines are closed off, without any gaps, so you should use the Check Model tool to see where any problems lay and then fix all the problems before you model is exported, as a Shell, IGES, STEP file etc.
Alias Automotive correct partinline technique. Widths spec. varies with each peoject. Widths can be from 3mm to 12mm on a Defender or similar

Fillet Flange tool on both sides and then skin the bottom to seal off the model's volume

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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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