CAID1 for APD1

Advanced level step 1, 3 credits, 5ID117

For Master students this course could be continued with CAID 2 as a part of "Advanced Computer Aided Modelling and Visualization"

The CAID program used is AutoDesk Alias Automotive. From now on called just Alias.

 

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Form of tuition

Tuition is in the form of lectures and practical training under the supervision of tutor. In the computer lab, exercises will be carried out under the guidance of an authorized teacher. All sections in the course are obligatory. The Lessons (and PDF:s) could be found at our server (S5) see link below.
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Form of tuition

Tuition is in the form of lectures and practical training under the supervision of tutor. In the computer lab, exercises will be carried out under the guidance of an authorized teacher. All sections in the course are obligatory. The Lessons could be found at:

Autodesk Alias Products Knowledge Network and Getting Started page 2017
Product Design Tutorials 2014
(More towards Transportation Design here: Alias Foundation Tutorials 2017)

Preliminary Schedule and required assignments:

 Day 1

Interface Fundamentals

(1/2 day)

Assignment #1

Desk Lamp an introduction to 3D

 and get familiar with Cambro

 

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CAMBROloginENG

 

Day 2

Geometry Fundamentals

NURBS Fundamentals

  • Curves, CVs or edit point
  • Skin, revolve, extrud and planar surface from curves
  • Hardware Shade, Ambient occlusion, Anti-aliasing, tolerance
  • Direct modeling, moving CVs

 

Assignment #2

Model a Joystick

 

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Day 3   (1/2 day)

Projecting, Intersecting, and Trimming

Assignment #3

Model a Vacuum Cleaner

 

 

 

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Day 4

Building with Curves & Surface Tools

Assignment #4

Model an MP3 Player

Assignment #5

Model a Shower Gel Bottle

 

 

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Day 5

Assignment #6
Shaders, Label on a Bottle

 

 

KeyShot
How to use HDRI

Assignment #7

KeyShot, HDRI-editor

 

 

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Day 6

Assignment #8

KeyShot, Exploded View Animated

1 KeyShot file  (if not to big) and at least
1 video. With or without sound
(VRed can also be used.)
Think about:
  • Tesselation
  • Anti-Aliasing
  • Ambient Occlusion
  • Shadows (they are needed)
  • Lightning
  • Tele or wide angle lens
  • Movement type. Linear or Ease in and out
  • Aspect ratio 16:9 or 4:3
  • Sound
  • Titel or maybe make a "looping" video

 

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Day 7

Introduction to SpeedForm

SpeedForm Basics.

Alias Speedform and Maximise Designers Workflow Webinar

T-spline!


Make a simple Bottle

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Day 8,9,10

Completing the assignments :)

Pick something from the "wish list"

Good work!
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Examination form and marks

Examination is in the form of individual practical test and presentation of results of the given exercises at school.

In order to obtain credit for the course, all sections and assignments must be successfully completed. Students receive a mark of either Pass or Fail for each assignment and section. For those students who do not receive a mark of pass, another opportunity is provided to pass the assignment or examination after a period of time. Presentation must be done in person at the school premises.

To pass;

  • Save one (1) wire-file for each of the above Alias-exercises
  • Save three (3) picture-files for each of the above exercises
  • Picture size must be exactly 1280x1024 pixels
  • Pictures has to be in tiff or PNG -format (not compressed like jpg)
  • Save all files through the Cambro student portal:
    HERE1
    CAMBROloginENG
  • Show the lecturer all the nice   Pictures
    (within the school and not through a remote desktop)

Place:

Top PC Lab
Located in the top floor of the administration building at the left.

Time:

Student computer lab time
Monday to Friday   09.00 to 16.00
Wednesday 09.00 to 12.00

Tutor computer lab time
Monday       09.00 to 14.00
Tuesday      09.00 to 14.00
Wednesday  09.00 to 12.00
Thursday     09.00 to 12.00
Friday         09.00 to 14.00

Resources:

Alias Community;
General Discussion
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Fast concept modelling with
SpeedForm
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Download        free softwares
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Our school Server full of files :)

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Nice Rendering with:
VRed help and quickstart
VRed overview webinar
VRed Tire Mapping
VRed Motion Blur (wheels/bkg)
VRED

Nice Rendering with:
KeyShot
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KeyShot Quick Tip: Depth Pass
Adjust Depth of Field (DOF) in Photoshop

Webinar 57: How to Use the KeyShot Material Graph

KeyShot Material Study: Rusty Metal
Esben Oxholm

QuickTip: Working with Glass Materials
Solid Glass vs glass material

KeyShot Webinar 43: Transparent Materials

 

KeyShot Webinar 50: Optimizing KeyShot for Speed and Quality

 

KeyShot 6 Overview: 9 - Render Settings and Output

KeyShot Manual

KeyShot Quick Tip: Material Animations

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HDRI backgrounds
On the Web:   Google Search
On the school server 1
   \\130.239.61.251\...
   ...CAID-folder \HDRI_Material
On the school server 2:
   \\130.239.61.240\hdri

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Alias Character Line video

Alias Tricky two sided surface video

Alias Make a Pocket video

Alias "Rough out" a car video

 


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