CAID1 for TD1

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 main CAID program used is AutoDesk Alias Autostudio. From now on called just Alias. Also VRed, KeyShot and Speedform is introduced.

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 Getting Started page 
Alias Getting Start _240px

Preliminary Schedule and required assignments:

Day 1

Welcome to the Alias Basic Course :)

Why Alias? What about Rhino, Maya, 3D-studio Max, Speed Form, ZBrush...

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How to Upload Assignments

 Cambro To English

 

 

F1 Interface Fundamentals

Tumble Center                       Smart zooming
POI_240 Alt _L_240

Take a look at these;

Assignment #1

F1.3 Organizing Parts onto Layers

Open the
F1.3Mike_Development_Car.wire

  • Object Lister
  • layers
  • Layer Symmetri
  • Multi Color Shader (Diagnostic Shade)

Put your own "touch" on the model colors!

Continue to work with;

 

 

 

 

  Download data files

Course Files _Orginal _240px 


Understand CAMBRO
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Assignment #1
F1.3 Layers 

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Day 2

F2 Geometry Fundamentals

Assignment #2

File is in;
Fundamentals_2_Creating_Geometry\
\wire\Skill_Builders\
F2f_Car_Seat.wire

F2.f CV-Sculpting a Car Seat

  • Pick CV and Pick Hull on many CVs
  • Make CVs visible or hidden
  • CV sculpting symmetrically
  • Grouping & Pivots 
  • Surface > Round tool

Continue to work with;

 

F3 NURBS Fundamentals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment #2
F2.f Car Seat 

F2f _Car Seat _240px

 

Day 3

Assignment #3

W1.1 Import YOUR
Own Sketches as Canvas Images

Use file > New.   Make it from scratch :)

W11_Canvas Images _240px 

Own sketches!
Or just  download some BluePrints.

For example from: Thomas Suurland.com

  • Preferences > Units and Tolerances
  • The BOUNDING BOX! Always real world SCALE
  • Position in space (XYZ) Y-axis through front axle
  • Grid
  • File > Save As   xxxx_TL01.wire Always a COPY

 

F4 Projecting, Intersecting, and Trimming

 

Assignment #3
W1.1 Import YOUR Sketches
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Day 4

F5 Building with Curves & Surface Tools

Assignment #4

F5.4 Swept Surface: Mono-Rail Car Hood

  • Rail surface
  • Duplicate curve
  • Keep the History between Curves and Surfs
  • Reshape by moving CV on original curve

 

 

 Continue to work with;

 

   

What about SpeedForm, Sub-D and Maya?!

Speed Form _240 Speedform info

Assignment #5

Make a conceptual 3D-sketch

Use only 3D-curves!

Hide Background Curves with a gray "Blob" (object)
Here is an example Alias wire-file

Use your own background sketches or reuse some downloaded blueprints,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment #4
F5.4 Car Hood

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Assignment #5
Make a conceptual 3D-sketch
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 Day 5

  • Introduction to 

    VRed VRED and

  • KeyShotKey Shot _240

  • How to use HDRI images.

Assignment #6

Make a Basic Rendering with VRed
Put your own "touch" on it!

Import your own model or

the Alias Aeromax.wire
Right-Click > Copy link address
VRed_Introduction The Aeromax.wire
Paste Link Into Window

VRed Tutorials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assignment #6

VRed Basics
VRed _Car _240px

Day 6

F6 Aligning & Matching Surfaces & Curves

 

 

Assignment 7

F6.2 Bi-Rail Surface and Continuity

Bi Rail Surf Cont OptionsRebuild Explicit Locators

 

Continue to work with;

 

Continue to work with;

 

Assignment #7
Bi-Rail and Continuity
F62_240p

Day 7

Fundamentals Skill Builder Project

 

 

 

Day 8

Completing the assignments :)

Workflow

If you have time :) then continue to work with;
W1 Concept Modeling

Day 9 (Thursday)

Sketches and Alias with Jonas Sandström


Jonas Sandström
Senior lecturer, industrial design

Day 10

Completing the assignments :)

Something on the "3D-Wishlist"?...

look into interesting 3D-modelling or Rendering problems.

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) source-file for each of the above exercises
    • alias *.wire or
    • speedform *.sf3d
    • keyshot *.bip only if smaller than 50mb!
    • vred *.vpb only if smaller than 50mb! 
  • Save three (3) picture-files for each of the above exercises
  • Picture size must be exactly 1280x1024 pixels. Can you do it? ;)
  • Pictures has to be in tiff or PNG -format (not compressed as 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
Alias Community _240p

Fast concept modelling with
SpeedForm
Speed Form _240

Download    free softwares
Free Download _240

Our school Server full of files :)

School Server _240

Some VRed links:

VLed Lightning :


VRed overview webinar (30min)

From James Cronin

Links

 

VRED

Nice Rendering with:
KeyShot
Key Shot _240

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HDRI backgrounds
On the Web:   Google Search
On the school server 1
   \\130.239.61.251\uid
   \CAID_files\HDRI_Material
On the school server 2:
   \\130.239.61.240\hdri

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HDRI_240

From Fridolin Beisert's
Autodesk Alias Instructional Transportation Design Video (1h 18m)

 Youtube and Autodesk:

 


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