Alias Class A surfacing – BMW Z4 CAD

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Class “A” Surfacing the BMW Z4 Hood Top

1

A perfect Class A Curvature Comb, Depicting G3 Curvature Cont.

You must keep going with your Move_Cv until you have perfect Combs. Anything less than perfect, is no good for Class A modelling purposes

2

BMW couldn’t have made this hood more complicated if they tried,

but nevertheless Alias Class A modellers, must be able to model ANY shape with incredible accuracyI have started by positioning 2 construction points in 3 views. I probably spent 15 min placing these 2 points, as the entire work flow is based on starting accurate ly.You may have noticed that there is a blue box around my model. This is in fact a cube scaled to fit the ground plane, top of roof and edge of wing mirrors. This ensures that all canvas planes are aligned exactly.Notice how smooth the crv is. You must spend as long as it takes getting your curves perfect, as your model is based on your crvs.

3

The other thing that students don’t seem to learn at uni. is efficient Patch_layout.

It takes years to know all the tricks.Don’t try to do too much with a Square surf.Many learners make massive sq surfs. and they have no control of the topology, so end up with horrid bulging edges etc.

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We are looking down on 16 surfs here the minimum that would accurately follow the design lines.

For Class A work I tend to use mostly sq. surfs as they are the most sophisticated and controllable

6

Patch Layout

Everybody learning wants to find out how to work out patch layouts.If you think out where you are going to have your patches, then modelling suddenly becomes a little simpler

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The lighting shows the complexity of the task

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Class A Requires that there are no gaps i.e. the model is completely closed and whilst Go,G1, are still needed within the model. Please note I use 6 parent surfaces with 2 smaller surfaces at the front of the hood + the blends, but it is possible to model this hood with 3 parent srfs.

Surface curvature continuity is required to be min G2 and mostly G3Class A models are made to tight tolerances, this model is Catia V5

9

The finished item

and I have highlighted the 2 construction points that define the location of the surface set on the model. Get them wrong and the model is heading for the digital dust (trash) bin.

To Learn Alias Automotive to Industry entry level has been made easier.

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 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.
Why not visit my website and take a look for your self?
Over 100 videos on many, many aspects of Learning Pro. Alias
I show you how to build a Complete Audi A5 Sportback (ext.) . Over 50 Videos on that alone !

Info. on Courses:

“Course #1”.

6 Months website access to all website based video tutorials, 167  GBP

“Course #2”.

167 GBP 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.

“Course #3”.

Fast Track Full Pro. “One to One” Course with weekly reviews and coaching 200 GBP 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
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Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial – Rear Apron

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NURBS  Modelling Audi A5 Rear Apron

1

Make sure that you have perfect curve combs in the Top view.

Here my students lower crv is perfect whilst the top crv has an inflection.

2

Wobble in the highlight

3

Built with the Square tool

4

She later detached the surface

5

Just deg. 3

Amazingly a 3 deg sq. surf has the flexibility to build around the sweeping curve of the apron. You can see that she needed 8 spans to get G1

6

Zebra Stripes

Remember to check every surface with the Zebra tool. Here we can see that the surface is smooth internally, but the highlights a meandering. This only partial due to the inflexion. Probably an extra crv at the corner would have helped, but this would have been  much harder to model

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This surface is fine

at the Styling stage, as it’s underneath the vehicle, but for major surfs, such a highlight problem would have to be corrected

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Finished job Impressive

Her detailing made the finished model look really impressive.

So to sum up

  • Perfect crvs to start with
  • Try to make sure that the 2 end crvs have a similar character
  • You can build it with just 1 deg 3,3,8,1 square surf
  • Consider using this as a transitional surf and then detaching it to create several smaller single span surfs. (for a lighter model)
  • Evaluate your surfs with the Zebra

Cheers,

graham

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Hi,

I am busier than ever these days, now that I have launched my ALL VIDEO tutorial site

with contract modeling, teaching one to one students from all 5 continents and now of course my brand new website has gone live and it is possible to learn Alias Automotive to a professional level for the lowest rate on the planet.

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

You can now watch ALL my Video Tutorials on a state of the art, purpose built website. I have a special offer running for the first few months and the cost of FULL-ACCESS to the website is a mere 19,50 euros pcm.


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See just how quickly you can learn Automotive Modeling, with a Pro. Alias Trainer to help you

NURBS FROM MESH VIDEO click here

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.

Check-Out my Customer Feedback,

Many of my students make it to the top and succeed in becoming pro. Alias Digital Modelers. The hourly rate is very high and there are vacancies in UK. France, Germany, USA, Brazil etc.

On my website I teach you how to build the models you need to get accepted at interview. Why not take a look?

Fees: Accsess to all my 100+ videos, including the complete Audi A5 Sportback, my Virrage concept car and many other projects

My New Website is now live!

Fees: Accsess to all my 200+ videos, including the complete Audi A5 Sportback, my Virrage concept car and many other projects

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I can only take a maximum of 5 students at any one time. I tech all levels right up to Post Graduates and Alias modelers in their first year in Industry. I have never had a private student fail to get an Alias Automotive job (Companies include GM, Lotus, Opel, Audi Seat etc. )

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Autodesk Alias Studio Building Car tutorial_Fender Top

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Taking On a Difficult Audi A5 Fender Top in Alias Studio

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Here we are looking at my students attempt at building a very tricky Audi A5 fender. It is too “bellied (too fat)” from the highlighted crv forward. This is because she has tried to do too much with 1 square surf. I decided to rebuild the surf. First I selected the surf and applied the X-sect tool set to 5-5-5.Next I selected the x-sect crv where the square starts to belly. In the Control Panel I reduced the crv from 3,72 down to deg 3 , 2.
2
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I then deleted the surface gave the highlighted crv a better, flatter x-sect. and built 2 surfs instead of the original 1

3
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All that was left to do was

1) delete the X-sects2)Insert 2 extra rows of CV’s into the edge of the front sq.surf. to allow me to get G2 with the Align tool3) Freehand model both surfs a little to achieve better highlight flows.4) Send the .wire and these pics. plus explanations to my online student.

Cheers,

graham

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To Learn Alias Automotive to Industry Entry level has been made easier.

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.
Why not visit my website and take a look for your self?
Over 100 videos on many, many aspects of Learning Pro. Alias
I show you how to build a Complete Audi A5 Sportback (ext.) . Over 50 Videos on that alone !

Info. on Courses:

“Course #1”.

6 Months website access to all website based video tutorials, 167 Euros (215 USD equivalent Sept. 2012)

“Course #2”.

167 Euros (215 USD equivalent Sept. 2012) 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.

“#3 Full Pro. “Elite” Course”.

Fast Track Full Pro. “One to One” Course with weekly reviews and coaching 200-250 Euros (USD. 260-320 approx. Sept. 2012) 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

NB: Typically students pay 50% of the cost of the “Elite” course by monthly installments settling the balance over time,  once they have an Alias Automotive contract.

For more info,

Just register on my website and I’ll send you all the details
www.learningalias.co.uk

*** Special 25% Discounts for US students (Message me on my website for details)

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Autodesk Alias Studio Building Car Tutorial Door Handle Depression



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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

You can now watch ALL my Video Tutorials on a state of the art, purpose built website.

Click Here for Videos

See just how quickly you can learn Automotive Modeling, with a Pro. Alias Trainer to help you

NURBS FROM MESH VIDEO click here

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.

Check-Out my Customer Feedback,

Many of my students make it to the top and succeed in becoming pro. Alias Digital Modelers. The hourly rate is very high and there are vacancies in UK. France, Germany, USA, Brazil etc.

I’ve built a beautiful door and it seems a shame to cut into it,

but that’s the nature of car design mostly this would be detailed enough to be sent off an milled out in clay for further Styling shows and further development and in fact often even the shut lines are not required, as if any changes are required to the body side or hood top, the first thing the clay modellers will do is fill in the shut lines. However if  you’re modelling for a later stage of  the design process, details like door handles may be required

Today I am going to show you one method for  modelling  a depression into the door,

as part of the door handle set up. If you are building a complete exterior the chances are that details like door handle depressions would be added for aesthetics and exact dimensions wouldn’t be required. The accurate modelling would be done at a later stage on a panel by panel basis. So our task is to get the periphery right and not worry about tight dimensions beyond that. Usually it would be the clay dept. who put the fillets around our depression, but today I’ll show you a way of doing that job too.
2

Select  just the surfs. that you need and make everything else invisible (hide unselected)

2A

Get right up close

3

Place a circle in the middle of the depression

and using Non-Prop scaling and then Move Cv match your curve to the outline on the canvas plane
5-2-crvs

Attach 2 deg 5 curves across the axes

6-pull-helper-crvs

Helper Curves

In the Top view pull out the first curve to meet the Stylists dimensions approx. Then improve the accuracy with the Move CV tool.Now do the same on the second crv. in the back view
7-trim-hole

Using your circular curve trim discard and create the hole

8-rebld-crv-and-detach

Place a rebuild crv. on the trim edge (set  to reduce spans)

I’m pushing my luck a bit here using only 15 or so CV’s. You could use 20 to be safe>Object Edit>Detach the rebuild crv in four corners to create 4 curves for the operation of the Square Surf. tool

9-bld-sq-5-3

Build a square surf.

11A

I’ve made mine 5,5,3,3 to keep it flexible enough to allow me to do some serious pulling on the internal CV’s

12-insert-extra-cvs

>Object Edit>Insert and insert an extra 2 rows of Cv’s as close to the  boundaries as possible

This is to ensure that we don’t loose GO once we start radically yanking at the internal CV’s
13-chg-deg-5-6

In the Control Panel I have added an extra Cv in one direction,

as I want to pull from the center of the depressionYou may want to use less spans, that’s OK but you need to end up with a central CV
14-prop-mod-pull-out

You can see how I have set up the Proportional Modification Control to best deform the surface into a soap dish depression

My graphic shows Move Mode as XYZ, but actually I used NUV as we are in local geo.This tools requires an ocean of practise if you want to be able to use it quickly and efficiently
15-pulling-out-Back

In the Back view pull out the central Cv until the surf at that point meets the helper crv.

15-pulling-out-TOP

Top View: Adjust your amount of  in/out pull

to the left and right it’s obvious that the dish is not the same profile as the helper crvs, so pull the CV’s  Move CV with the appropriate axes restrained until you get a good fit. This is really hard at first, but with prctice you get good at it
16-note-helpers

Red lines are pointing to the helper crvs.

17-GO-maint

It’s absolutely vital to maintain GO (position at the surf. boundaries)

If you don’t have GO then try to recover with the Align tool, but you may have to delete the surf. and start again
18-pull-cvs-imp-intersectio

OK here I’m pulling the last 3 rows of CV’s so that they appear underneath the locators.

I’m doing this because if I don’t I wont havea good angle of intersection for building a fillet
19-should-look-like-thisThis is what we’ve achieved so far and this is good enough to go to be milled in clay or polyester

Tubular Flange Control

11C
20-tub-offset-contI’ve run a tubular surf all the way around, but  where my trim edge is fragmented I am going to show you how to repair the C-O-S, because you need to know how to tweak them. It’s a big part of Alias Studio Modelling.

In real life I don’t have time to do this extra work,

so I would un-trim the aperture and recover the unbroken C-O-S that we started out with. I would then run the Tubular Flangeraround that and then Intersect it with both the depression and the door skin and then trim and delete the center surf. again
21-repair-cos

I repaired my C-O-S as follows:

Detach tool to get rid of the broken bitsJoin up the ends with deg. 5 crvs>Object Edit>Align Tool to align the 8 deg 5 crvs with the C-O-SProject normal set to 0.001Delete the 8 deg 5 crvs_______________________

OK: back to the standard work flow!

Next I ran the Free Form Fillet control around. If you have good clean continuous C-O-S then choose the Single Surface optionBecause I did all this repair work on my C-O-S, I used Multiple SurfacesI could explain all the ins and outs to you, but the best way to learn how these Alias Tools function, is by trying both workflows
22--freeform-fillet

Once I’d built the fillets I manually trimmed. I think it’s looking good. I hope you agree

23--rendered

This is the bit that all Alias Studio Modellers love the most, crank the Rendering Controls up to Max and

then sit back and enjoy your own work

24-whole-door-finished

Hmmmm! Needs a lick of paint

30-showroom

Here it is with Shader Anti Alias on High and Showroom Diagnostics turned up high

It’s what we live for!

Enjoy

graham

_____________________________________________________________

To Learn Alias Automotive to Industry Entry level has been made easier.

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.
Why not visit my website and take a look for your self?
Over 100 videos on many, many aspects of Learning Pro. Alias
I show you how to build a Complete Audi A5 Sportback (ext.) . Over 50 Videos on that alone !

Info. on Courses:

“Course #1”.

6 Months website access to all website based video tutorials, 167 Euros (215 USD equivalent Sept. 2012)

“Course #2”.

167 Euros (215 USD equivalent Sept. 2012) 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.

“#3 Full Pro. “Elite” Course”.

Fast Track Full Pro. “One to One” Course with weekly reviews and coaching 200-250 Euros (USD. 260-320 approx. Sept. 2012) 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

NB: Typically students pay 50% of the cost of the “Elite” course by monthly installments settling the balance over time,  once they have an Alias Automotive contract.

For more info,

Just register on my website and I’ll send you all the details
www.learningalias.co.uk

*** Special 25% Discounts for US students (Message me on my website for 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.

Go to Learning Alias


Autodesk Alias Studio Parting Lines

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Parting Lines

a5_tut_122c

First project a COS at the center of the intended parting line. Do the door in the Right view and then in the Top view make and position a projection curve which matches the end of the previous projected curve.

TIP: Mark the top end of the center COS at the top of the door (Right view) with a Construction Point and then make sure that your next COS in the tpop view marries up with it.

Tip: If after projecting the second curve, it fails to connect exactly with your first curve, just move the CV’s of your projection crv. and the  COS will update using dirrect history. This is one of the miricals of Alias.

a5_tut_122d

Tubulat Offset Control. Use this tool to create COS (R= 3) as soon as you have produced the tube surf you can delete it, as all we require are the 2 outboard COS that this process creates. The center COS you can now also delete

a5_tut_122e

OK things should look like this!

a5_tut_122f

Tube Flange Control set to create fillets R= 1.5 mm. and flange depth = 5 mm.

Tubular Flange Control. Click the first outboard COS and wait for the tool to build the Filet and Flange. This is the shoulder of my Audi A5, so I have checked the Z Vector option, as I require my Flange to build downwards.

Once you have built both sides of your Parting Line you will need to trim out the part of the original surf. which is covering your new creation.

a5_tut_122b

Here we can see all the surfs. that comprise the Parting line i.e. Skin surf at the bottom to close the model and then on the left and right a fillet and a flange

a5_tut_122a

Should look a lot like this!

a5_tut_122

Everything looking as it should, in Autodesk Alias Studio 2010

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

You can now watch ALL my Video Tutorials on a state of the art, purpose built website.

Click Here for Videos

See just how quickly you can learn Automotive Modeling, with a Pro. Alias Trainer to help you

NURBS FROM MESH VIDEO click here

Come an learn Alias or Boost your current Alias skills to FULL Pro. Automotive entry level

www.learningalias.co.uk


I am busier than ever these days

with contract modeling, teaching one to one students from all 5 continents and now of course my brand new website has gone live and it is possible to learn Alias Automotive to a professional level for the lowest rate on the planet.

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

Click Here for Videos

To see just how quickly you can learn Automotive Modeling, with a Pro. Alias Trainer to help you

 

NURBS FROM MESH VIDEO click here

 

To Learn Alias Automotive to Industry entry level has been made easier.

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 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.
Why not visit my website and take a look for your self?
Over 100 videos on many, many aspects of Learning Pro. Alias
I show you how to build a Complete Audi A5 Sportback (ext.) . Over 50 Videos on that alone !

Info. on Courses:

“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.

“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
www.learningalias.co.uk

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.

Go to Learning Alias

Autodesk Alias Studio Tutorial Building Side Glass Furniture

Hi, Today I’m going to show you an easy way to quickly model in your side glass Trim using C_O_S projected onto the glass.

Often my students get into a mess trying to do this, but if you organize your workflow, put the glass  and the trim on their own separate layers and then hide everything else away it suddenly gets a lot easier. The real secret though is to use your side glass surf and project all your trim crvs. onto it.

My New Website is now live!

I am a top flight Alias Trainer/Modeler, specializing in taking students who are either currently studying or who have left college/university and want to learn the skills they need to reach Alias Automotive Entry Level. I offer the best Alias training deal on the Planet!

Fees: Accsess to all my 200+ videos, including the complete Audi A5 Sportback, my Virrage concept car and many other projects

228$ /167 Euros per month (599$ /440 € 3 months/ 1899$ /1400 € anual)

Fees include regular feedback on your work with comments, tips and advice from me
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or you can apply for a place with me as a One on One student,

which means a bigger investment of 339$ / 250 Euros pcm. 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

I can only take a maximum of 5 students at any one time. I tech all levels right up to Post Graduates and Alias modelers in their first year in Industry. I have never had a private student fail to get an Alias Automotive job (Companies include GM, Lotus, Opel, Audi Seat etc. )

If you wish to apply for a place, please email me with all your details.

Kind Regards

graham bullock B.Ed. Des & Tech.Pro. Modeler & Alias Trainer


Professional Alias Trainer Graham Bullock

a5_tut_121aOh! in case you arre wondering what the inner most C_O_S is. It’s for a trim divide to create the obscuration zone

Work out all your dimensions for the Side Glass Trim

Create your projection curves in the Left view.Don’t forget once you have one profile curve you can quickly make the sister crv with the Offset tool. Also works for C_O_S.
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Bring out surfaces from the side screen along the Y axis using the Flange tool

set to Y and Depth 5mm or whatever your model demands. I have use 10mm here to make things easier to see.
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Pick all your side glass trim and assign it to a layer.

Assign your glass to a separate layer and after making them both invisible use >Object Display >”hide unselected”  to hide everything else from the scene”
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Build skin surfs. to complete the basic screen furniture.

At the tight corner I had to trim divide the draft surfs. so that I could build 1 small vertical skin surf without it going out of control on me. It’s the lilac hockey stick shaped surf. Above then I built the white Sq. using 2 deg crvs. and the same for the 2 radial sq. surfs. (green and purple)

Important Note:

Skin and Draft surfs. and a lot of weight to your file, as they create so many spans. At a more Pro. level if you have time, you use Sqauare and Bi-Rail surfs. set to Explicit Control to keep the surfs as light as you can
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Here they are the 3 Sq surfs.

Important all surf. boundaries must have “G0”, if not you won’t be able to create the vital fillets. The fillets used here are R=2.5 mm
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Usually I am not required to build side glass trim, but sometimes a designer wants all the detail on the model for presentation

to the decision makers within the company.

The method I have shown you is a quick way of Alias Studio modelling Side Glass furniture.

It’s a great method when the project is in its early syling stages and showing the e3xact production cross section is not demanded

When required to model to production spec.

I have to create accurate generation crvs and make each run of the trim individually and then it’s a far more demanding task, but this system is great for those of you learning Alias Studio Automotive Modelling and it’s also great when a Stylist wants to see the side glass trim in quickly to get the overall view of how the trim is helping to describe the 3D form of the vehicle.

Cheers

graham

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