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Automotive and industrial surface evaluation

Use Alias® industrial design software to analyze complex surfaces for imperfections. With multifaceted surface analysis tools, Alias can help you refine your design in progress and reduce wasted production time and resources.

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    Surface analysis

  • Light Tunnel

    ALIAS DESIGN, ALIAS CONCEPT, ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

    Create linear reflections on a model in a cylindrical tunnel of light. Study your surfaces in a virtual lighting studio. The Light Tunnel is a visual surface evaluation tool that provides a controlled lighting and reflection model to help you understand your designs better.

  • Shading in clay

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    Shade your model with a low-specularity clay color to study the subtleties of surface shape and shadow. Temporarily change all of your shaders to a clay material with the Clay with Ambient Occlusion feature. When you're finished, your model goes back to its original form.

  • Isophotes for surface flow

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    Use isophotes—thin, sharp lines that show the path of surface flow—to find possible errors in your design. They can show the movement of sand over a desert or represent the underlying shape of snow in a mountain range. In Alias, this surface evaluation tool highlights spots of the same brightness in your design, alerting you to possible imperfections in your model.

  • Surface evaluation

    ALIAS AUTOSTUDIO, ALIAS SURFACE

    Fine-tune surfaces in Alias with instant numerical and graphical feedback on surface quality. Use dynamic evaluation tools, such as surface continuity, curvature, and draft analysis, to verify that your surface modeling meets engineering and production requirements. Create production-ready Class-A surfaces of your automotive and product designs so engineering teams don't need to re-create them.

  • VRED NURBS surface analysis

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    High-quality surface analysis uses native spline definitions for better accuracy. Evaluate data of the actual smooth NURBS surface for a deeper understanding of your surfaces. This method is more accurate and succinct than traditional surface analysis tools that show the curvature of a surface based only on a mesh approximation.